Compare Forescout Platform vs. Sophos Network Access Control

Forescout Platform is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control with 11 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 4 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.6, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "Has a valuable Bring Your Own Device feature and good usability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Network Access Control writes "Integrates endpoints and firewall: Endpoints missing a patch will be disconnected from the network". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass and Armis, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass and Forescout Platform. See our Forescout Platform vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.
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Pros
We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site.The user interface is quite simple.The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices.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.The most valuable features are remote access and administration scripts.Emergency response, risk assessment information to get a view of the of the vulnerability.

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There is really good visibility for the appliance.The solution offers very good visibility.What Sophos has done is integrate almost the entire OSI layer infrastructure. It gives me visibility across my infrastructure. It gives me visibility into all the mobile devices that are on my network and into the security I have on those mobile devices.The scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features.

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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.The biggest disadvantage is the pricing.The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust.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 ability to block external devices in Mac is lacking and needs to be added.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.We experienced some detection issues when checking compliance for the Sophos agent.Search - needs boolean functionality (or pseudo operand now working).

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The difficult thing was finding the metrics.The solution could offer more useful documentation.What needs to be improved on is the fact that Sophos consumes a lot of processor resources and, once it starts scanning, the RAM utilization is very high.The solution could increase the integration with other platforms or other systems. This would be very useful.

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Also Known As
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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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.

Sophos NAC Provides comprehensive, easy-to-deploy network access control that protects enterprise networks from the threats posed by non-compliant, compromised, or misconfigured endpoint computers. The software solution is vendor-neutral and works with existing network infrastructure and security applications. Computers are permitted or denied access to the network, based on a centrally defined, policy-driven assessment - and isolated, quarantined for remediation, automatically remediated, or sent alerts. Administrators can define and manage policies uniquely for managed and guest computers, including checking their security status and ensuring that no unwanted applications are run.
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Sample Customers
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, MeritrustRushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
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Government20%
Financial Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Non Profit7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise79%
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