Compare Portnox CORE vs. Sophos Network Access Control

Portnox CORE is ranked 4th in Network Access Control with 3 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 2 reviews. Portnox CORE is rated 8.4, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. 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". 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". Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), The ForeScout Platform and FortiNAC, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and The ForeScout Platform.
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Pros
The minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away.This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources.Previous to the deployment we didn't have complete visibility of all the endpoints, all the devices that are connected to the network. But with the deployment of portnox, we could see all the devices and where they're connecting. We can equally segregate and apply different rules, policies to each location that we didn't monitor specifically.It's agentless, and it's scalable.

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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 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.It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
We pay for port licensing and support on a yearly basis, and it's not cheap.Pricing is not cheap. It is based on licenses per port. After licensing is purchased, you only pay for support.

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Overview

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.

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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