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Real User
IT and Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Mar 25 2019

What is most valuable?

When it works, doing what it's supposed to.

How has it helped my organization?

When it works, it's great. It keeps things off the network which are supposed to be off the network.

What needs improvement?

Not using a Java front-end would be fantastic. It takes forever to load the system up and get in there to configure everything. It is too slow to do anything at all.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't have something prior. We had someone do a security audit on us, and they made some recommendations of things that we were missing. We contacted a managed service provider to recommend things to fix these issues, and this was one… more»

What other advice do I have?

Look into the complexity of using tools. Anything that is difficult to manage will probably be painful to maintain. We have a very aggressive roadmap with a fairly mature security posture.
Real User
Senior Cybersecurity Solution Architect at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2019

What is most valuable?

We are only consultants, so we implement FortiNAC for our customers. The good part about FortiNAC is that it works seamlessly across either public cloud, private cloud, a hybrid one or on premises. So, depending on the client's requirements, I usually suggest that they go for public cloud where they have remote locations, and that they go for an application where they have a large deployment… more»

What needs improvement?

Something that the developers of FortiNAC might look at to improve, is more integration with third-party products. The dashboard also needs to improve.

What other advice do I have?

The good thing about FortiNAC is that it's more vendor agnostic. And then we have the deployed FortiNAC activate solution, which are different kinds of firewalls, which works perfectly fine. On a scale from one to 10, my rating for this program will be a nine. Additional features that I would like to see included in the next release of this solution is more integration with third-party products… more»
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Real User
System Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 04 2019

What is most valuable?

Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc. Security is also good. No guest can enter without credentials, such as usernames and passwords. You have full visibility, which is very good.

What needs improvement?

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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I'd give to others, I'd say the most important thing to worry about is organizing the network, like active directory groups and groups of users, etc. Organize the groups with VLAN IDs that are not too specific and the VLANs should be on all… more»
Real User
Senior Information Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 22 2019

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

I think the network devices need to give more information. In the next release, we'd like to see more information on controlling, for example, adding more policies etc. We should get more information about IoT devices, and have more… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first product we have used.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution at a seven or eight out of 10. If they improved their network devices and their IoT product I would rate them higher. The solution is pretty inexpensive. That's why we are using it. I am satisfied with the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated so many other products but we found the features of this solution to be the most valuable.
Ahmed-Fawzy
Reseller
Sr. Network Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 24 2019

What do you think of FortiNAC?

What is our primary use case?

I'm a senior network architect and our company is a reseller of FortiNAC. This is a new product for me and we'll be starting implementation shortly. We've been testing the product and I'm just finishing the course. I'll be implementing for our client which is a medium-size company.

What is most valuable?

The interface is good and simple to use. Some of the ideas presented on the online course could be clearer, like policy creation. But the interface and other features are very good. 

What needs improvement?

I think that the course content could be improved, it's not that simple to work through. I'm an expert on Cisco ISE. And also I have CCIE on Cisco. I made a comparison between Cisco ISE and FortiNAC. Cisco ISE has full integration but FortiNAC…

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What is FortiNAC?

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.

Also known as
Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
FortiNAC customers

Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University

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