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Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiNAC and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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"The visibility is the main benefit. We now know how many devices are connected, what the use for each device is and what kind of devices we have in our environment."
"Emergency response, risk assessment information to get a view of the of the vulnerability."
"The most valuable features are remote access and administration scripts."
"The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices."
"The user interface is quite simple."
"It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site."
"We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything."
"We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network."
"When it works, it's great. It keeps things off the network which are supposed to be off the network."
"The solution is good at giving a deep dive into each product. It tells you, for example, what is connected to the network. It gives us good reporting tools."
"The initial setup was easy and straightforward."
"The interface is good and simple to use."
"The most valuable features of the solution are the user-friendliness, the graphical interface, and the technical support. The interface is very nice and the customization is good."
"Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc."
"Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft."
"This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly."
"They should improve features related to IT security. ForeScout should analyze behavior to see if the behavior is malicious behavior and block this device. They should develop the ability to analyze the behavior of the device in my environment."
"Search - needs boolean functionality (or pseudo operand now working)."
"We experienced some detection issues when checking compliance for the Sophos agent."
"The ability to block external devices in Mac is lacking and needs to be added."
"The solution does have a bit of complexity, and there's some complexity in the deployment. Users need to be trained before undertaking an initial setup."
"The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust."
"The biggest disadvantage is the pricing."
"It's scalable, but not without a big investment. It doesn't do so well at the branch. At the home office, it does okay and not so well at the branch."
"The technical support is bad. We've had to escalate to Tier 2 and Tier 3. My customer relationship manager on the other side of this has stopped returning phone calls and emails, because there has been such a constant back and forth."
"I think the network devices need to give more information."
"The dashboard needs to improve."
"The course content could be improved, it's not that simple to work through."
"For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive."
"The implementation process needs improvement. Right now, it's somewhat complicated. They could create some templates to facilitate implementation. Right now everything is done manually, and it just takes a really long time at the initial setup."
"Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server."
"The reporting capability needs to be improved."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Devices with multiple IP's count multiple times against your license count."
"The fact that we were allowed to spin up as many servers as we had need of to support our geographic requirements while paying for licensing as an enterprise truly set Forescout apart from the crowd and improved the way we could design our access."
"We went with the virtual appliance option. The biggest cost to running these types of appliances would be to either have multiple virtual appliances at every data center or running Remote SPAN hardware to provide you the real-time network visibility."
"The ROI is priceless."
"It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for."
"Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money."
"The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."
"Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced."
"It's a subscription-based license, which is based on the usage and number of concurrent users."
"The licensing fees are a little bit high."
"The pricing is similar to that of other solutions."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would… more »
Top Answer: I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
Top Answer: I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will… more »
Top Answer: I've done quite a lot of work with ClearPass, and not a lot with FortiNAC/Bradford. ClearPass incorporates a number of different functions including ClearPass Guest for creating complex wireless… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use.
Top Answer: The pricing is similar to that of other solutions.
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Also Known As
|Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT||FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family|
ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.
The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has made it necessary for organizations to improve their visibility into what is attached to their networks. They need to know every device and every user accessing their networks. IoT devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility, and optimization. However, they are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritize low-cost over security. FortiNAC provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses.
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|NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust||Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University|
Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm29%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider20%
Forescout Platform is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 18 reviews while Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control with 11 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "Identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiNAC writes "Enhances the Security Fabric with visibility, control, and automated response for everything that connects to the network & protection against IoT threats extending control to third-party devices". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Armis, CyberX and Portnox CORE, whereas Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Portnox CORE, Fortinet FortiClient and Sophos Network Access Control. See our Forescout Platform vs. Fortinet FortiNAC report.
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