Compare FortiNAC vs. Sophos Network Access Control

FortiNAC is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 5 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 2 reviews. FortiNAC is rated 6.6, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of FortiNAC writes "The stability is relatively poor, as it has taken us roughly 12 months to get the network access control to be functional". 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". FortiNAC is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and ForeScout CounterACT.
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Pros
The interface is good and simple to use.The initial setup was easy and straightforward.Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc.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.When it works, it's great. It keeps things off the network which are supposed to be off the network.

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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
The course content could be improved, it's not that simple to work through.The dashboard needs to improve.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.I think the network devices need to give more information.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.

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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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It's a subscription-based license, which is based on the usage and number of concurrent users.

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Also Known As
Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
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Overview

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.

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
Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley UniversityRushmoor Borough Council
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
University14%
Software R&D Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
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