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Pros
"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."

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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
"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."

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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
"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."

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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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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.
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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FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry FamilyAccess Layers portnox
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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.

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
Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley UniversityEL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Government14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
University14%
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Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Media Company5%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise29%
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Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control with 11 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 7.6, while Portnox CORE is rated 9.6. 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". 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". Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiClient and Sophos Network Access Control, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Aruba ClearPass, Portnox Clear and Sophos Network Access Control. See our Fortinet FortiNAC vs. Portnox CORE report.

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