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Pros
"You can quickly filter your view of devices and zero in on the ones you want using a variety of tools, such as what subnet it is on or what it has been classified as.""The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices.""We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.""It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site.""The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up.""We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.""I have noticed that in the last year the license model has changed from licensing the whole appliance to licensing the number of devices. It's more simple for a large installation, or a user to have CounterACT as their peripheral site in the company. It's a good choice to have changed the license policy.""Its feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very granular. You can configure granular controls just as you want those policies to be implemented. It gives you that flexibility to go granular in how you want your controls to be implemented. That's something I like about it."

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"There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device.""For the information security team, the security level was improved because it helped to manage and prevent rogue devices from connecting to the corporate network. The reporting was granular, and reports we scheduled for delivery on Portnox were useful during investigations and audits, especially in cases where the IP address changed.""It's so easy to set up, you don't need outside assistance.""Technical support was very helpful when we needed them."

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Cons
"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.""Better integration with third-party vendors is needed because as it is now, the list of third-party solutions that we can integrate and automate is quite limited.""I should be able to integrate my Forescout with any other third party security technology, to build that connected security strategy.""The licensing costs are quite high. With the amount of hardware we have, we need too many licenses to make the product effective and it's ultimately just too costly.""The reporting feature needs improvement.""For the user, the policy that they have implemented sometimes needs adjustments. Sometimes the features that the customer asks for aren't involved in the main installation, and I need to bolt an add-on in. However, I never know if this policy is the right one when I do this.""When adding what is in scope to a policy, it would be nice if you could select multiple policies instead of one policy at a time to add what is in the scope for network segmentation. I have found that during the install and configuration of the policies that if you want to modify multiple policies or enable multiple policies that you need to define what is in the scope (IP range or segments) one rule at a time. This caused some slow downs when implementing policies.""They need to handle their Tier 1 cases differently. The biggest negative regarding Forescout is their support. Not having the ability to get instantly transferred to a support engineer for Tier 1 cases is pretty ridiculous."

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"The solution did have some stability issues, however, all I had to do was restart it.""Portnox CORE can improve on support for unmanaged switches (or hubs) and other brands of network devices. These kinds of devices are still in use in organisations, especially SMEs who cannot afford to buy a managed switch.""Now, the way security is viewed, maybe including something like AI, to automate some of the things that are required to be done would be great."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side.""They base the license on the number of devices, which is quite misleading.""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.""It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for.""We might have paid in the ballpark of $20,000 yearly for our licenses. I do not recall there being other fees over and above the standard licensing fee.""Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support.""The ROI is priceless."

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"The licensing module should be reviewed to count the number of devices instead of port numbers of total switches. There is a case for this where not all ports for a switch are used by devices. Unused ports are calculated in the license, then the customer pays for license for those unused ports.""The vendor price is fair."

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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: Technical support was very helpful when we needed them.
Top Answer: We have just some list prices, just so we can evaluate the product. That said, from what I have seen, the prices are okay. They're not cheap and they're not very expensive. They are okay in terms of… more »
Top Answer: It would be ideal if the configuration aspect of the product was easier. It's possible that the documentation could be better and could help with simplifying configuration steps. The solution did have… more »
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15
Average Words per Review
536
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8.8
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3
Average Words per Review
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9.3
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Also Known As
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
Access Layers portnox
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Overview

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.

Portnox CORE provides 100% actionable visibility and control of all devices that are connected to the enterprise network. As a software-based Network Access Management (NAM) platform, Portnox CORE’s patented solution allows for efficient management of the security and compliance challenges that organizations face in a smart and simple way.

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Sample Customers
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
EL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Government16%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise57%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Portnox CORE and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forescout Platform is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 17 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 3 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.8, while Portnox CORE is rated 9.4. 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 Portnox CORE writes "Great dashboards, easy to set up, and very scalable". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Armis and CyberX, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiNAC, Aruba ClearPass, Portnox Clear and Sophos Network Access Control. See our Forescout Platform vs. Portnox CORE report.

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