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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."

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"This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources.""The minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away.""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."

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Cons
"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."

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"It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls.""The licensing is based on a per-port price, even when you are not using all of the ports, and this is something that could be improved.""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
"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."

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"Pricing is not cheap. It is based on licenses per port. After licensing is purchased, you only pay for support.""We pay for port licensing and support on a yearly basis, and it's not cheap.""The vendor price is fair.""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."

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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: There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device.
Top Answer: Areas that Portnox CORE can improve include: * Support for unmanaged switches (or hubs) and other brands of network devices. These kinds of devices are still in use in organisations, especially SMEs… more »
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Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACTAccess 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, MeritrustEL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Government17%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise82%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Portnox CORE and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Forescout Platform is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control with 18 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 4 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.8, while Portnox CORE is rated 9.6. 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 Portnox CORE writes "Provides us a good view of what's happening on the network and enables us to take action proactively". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Armis, Fortinet FortiNAC and Tenable SC, 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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