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Researched Fortinet FortiNAC but chose Sophos Network Access Control: Very user-friendly, with good useability, but needs to offer better documentation
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiNAC vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The scalability of the system and the performance of the system and the solution's most valuable features."
"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 solution offers very good visibility."
"There is really good visibility for the appliance."
"The user interface makes it easy to configure and use."
"The wifi control is fantastic and makes it very easy to administer."
"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."
"The solution could increase the integration with other platforms or other systems. This would be very useful."
"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 offer more useful documentation."
"The difficult thing was finding the metrics."
"I would like to be able to fully customize the reports."
"I would like to see mobile administration capabilities in the next release so that we can administer the device from a mobile device."
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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Questions from the Community
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 »
Question: What do you like most about FortiNAC?
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: The user interface makes it easy to configure and use.
Top Answer: The pricing is okay, but the cost of scaling can be expensive if a company must buy more devices.
Top Answer: This solution needs to including machine learning and AI functionality to assist with intrusion prevention. In Indonesia, there are a lot of false positives. For example, many websites from our… more »
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Also Known As
|FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family|
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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Computer Software Company24%
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Computer Software Company21%
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