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"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 most valuable features are usability and security.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use."

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"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 installation is very straightforward.""The pricing is very reasonable and you can negotiate on the price."

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"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 response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved.""This solution could be more agile."

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"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.""The interface on the cloud could be a bit better - just to give more performance on it.""In order to provide better management, it would be ideal with they offered better plugins for their firewall."

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"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: Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.
Top Answer: I believe there are three types of licenses based on three uses: visibility, control, and response — if I remember correctly.
Top Answer: Overall, it's a great product. The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products. It could be more user-friendly.
Top Answer: The licensing is modular. That means, you typically buy a base license and then add on what you need to increase its functionality. If you want to, for example, install a main gateway, or if you want… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is very reasonable and you can negotiate on the price.
Top Answer: The solution requires us to pay an annual license fee. I'm happy with the pricing. Basically, we negotiate the pricing and they provide for our needs.
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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.

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 University
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm29%
Educational Organization14%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company21%
Manufacturing Company5%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise29%
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise54%
Small Business78%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise11%
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Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 9 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 8 reviews. Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.2, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. 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 Sophos Network Access Control writes "Great security with a user-friendly interface and excellent stability". Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Portnox CORE and Verizon Software Defined Perimeter, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ExtremeControl, Ruckus Cloudpath and Forescout Platform. See our Fortinet FortiNAC vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.

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