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Find out what your peers are saying about Portnox CORE vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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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."
"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."
"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."
"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
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device.
Top Answer: The vendor price is fair.
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
|Access Layers portnox|
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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Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control with 4 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control with 6 reviews. Portnox CORE is rated 9.6, 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), Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform and Aruba ClearPass, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, ExtremeControl, Fortinet FortiNAC and Forescout Platform. See our Portnox CORE vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.
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