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"Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use.""Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.""The most valuable features are usability and security.""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.""This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly."

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"Integration with other vendors is possible."

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"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.""The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products.""The reporting capability needs to be improved.""For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.""Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server.""This solution could be more agile.""The response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved."

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"The documentation needs to be improved. There are a lot of details that are missed which makes it confusing."

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"The pricing is similar to that of other solutions.""The licensing fees are a little bit high."

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Top Answer: Cisco ISE uses AI endpoint analytics to identify new devices based on their behavior. It will also notify you if someone plugs in with a device that is not allowed and will block it. The user… more »
Top Answer: My preference would be HPE/Aruba's Clearpass product over either of these 2 products, although Clearpass really shines when using the Wireless Guest and OnBoarding functions.  The authentication… more »
Top Answer: Integration with other vendors is possible.
Top Answer: The initial setup is a bit complex. The documentation needs to be improved. There are a lot of details that are missed which makes it confusing. The ability to handle SAML integration for… more »
Top Answer: I'm largely just overseeing and supervising the implementation phase. As an implementor, I don't work directly with the solution myself.
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Also Known As
FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
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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.

Pulse Policy Secure (PPS) is a next-gen NAC that enables organizations to gain complete visibility, understand their security posture, and enforce roles-based access and endpoint security policy for network user, guest and IoT devices. Leveraging core network, mobile and security infrastructure integrations, Pulse NAC solution can streamline endpoint compliance and remediation, BYOD onboarding and IoT security, as well as automate threat response to mitigate malware, rogue device, unauthorized access and data leakage risks.

Pulse Policy Secure is a full featured NAC that has been designed for easy deployment, convenient scalability and rapid time-to-value. Through configuration and policy creation wizards, PPS empowers administrators to simply define, implement and enforce policy with the flexibility to enable endpoint discovery, monitoring or alerting or invoke strong enforcement. Organizations gain Zero Trust access capabilities using contextual data such as user, role, device, security posture, location and behavior. Enterprises can expand coverage employing PPS extensive management, robust interoperability, high-performance appliance capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm29%
Educational Organization14%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company5%
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise29%
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise53%
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Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 7 reviews while Pulse Policy Secure is ranked 12th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 1 review. Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.4, while Pulse Policy Secure is rated 7.0. 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 Pulse Policy Secure writes "Has documentation available and can integrate with other vendors, however it's not a straightforward setup". Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Portnox CORE and Sophos Network Access Control, whereas Pulse Policy Secure is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Genian NAC and Ruckus Cloudpath.

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