Fortinet FortiNAC Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2016

What is most valuable?

It’s a unified place where we can manage campus onboarding/BYOD NAC security.

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided port/wireless security to all devices trying to connect to our campus network.

What needs improvement?

Interaction with other vendors switches & APs should be more thoroughly tested as integration between Networks Sentry and other networking equipment needs to be seamless for this product to work.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing & Licensing are fair as far as we can tell.

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

This is the first NAC appliance we ever used on-campus.

What other advice do I have?

I would make sure this product integrates well with the customer’s network before deployment. We had to move away from this product recently on the Wireless side of the network as the Sentry would not… more»
Service Support Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 18 2016

What do you think of Fortinet FortiNAC?

Valuable Features

Auto Switch port Tagging – Allows for easy management without using consoles.

Improvements to My Organization

Currently this product manages access to our Wi-Fi network, it also us used to prevent rouge devices from gaining access to our LAN.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one and a half years.

Deployment Issues

It deployed just fine for us.

Stability Issues

Issues with polling switches, hosts not being updated with accurate host names affected its stability.

Scalability Issues

It scaled well enough for us.

Customer Service and Technical Support

As there is currently not any UK based support – Poor.

Initial Setup

Personally did not set up the product but rather complex overhearing conversations.

Other Advice

This is a very complex…
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Network Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 13 2016

What is most valuable?

Out of 6500 wireless devices we see issues with less than 0.5% of clients. Though the product has many features we only utilize a fraction of them. We use the product for registration and management… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to using the product we had a fully open wireless network. This means anyone could come in off the street and connect to our wifi. We would not have knowledge of who they are if the did… more»

What needs improvement?

We have had issues with certain Windows 10 devices not being able to register which requires manual intervention to fix. I think they are working on this issue. As Windows 10 devices grow this issue… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is expensive but cheaper than some other solutions out there. Licensing is based on number of concurrent devices and a number of other factors depending on implementation type. Yearly… more»

What other advice do I have?

Explain you network set-up in full detail with diagrams. VLANs, SSIDs, switch vendors, wireless vendors, subnets. What methods do you use today for wireless authentication (802.1x/WPA2-PSK/Open). Show… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions other than on a cost basis.

What is Fortinet 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
FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
Fortinet FortiNAC customers

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

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