Portnox CORE Overview

Portnox CORE is the #6 ranked solution of our top Network Access Control tools. It is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, and is most often compared to Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine): Portnox CORE vs Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine)

What is Portnox CORE?

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.

Portnox CORE is also known as Access Layers portnox.

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Portnox CORE Customers

EL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Portnox CORE pricing:
  • "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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ChiefSystemEngineer9
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 30, 2019
Provides us a good view of what's happening on the network and enables us to take action proactively

What is our primary use case?

For our use case we can check on syndication issues while using it for NAC (Network Access Control). It helps us to allow users access to the network according to the policy that the organization provides.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources."
  • "It might be beneficial to improve the ease of integrating the product with firewalls."

What other advice do I have?

We really like the solution and it does what we need it to, so in rating it let's say we give it a nine out of ten. It's just hard for me to give anything a ten because that means it is perfect. But truly, I have nothing bad to say about the product. It's a good product and it helped us tremendously in the years in locating all kinds of issues that we had on the network. It does that very quickly and reliably and I recommend it. The product is something we use on a daily basis. It's something that's always working away in the background. We get reports, we get alerts, we assess what the alerts…
Joseph James
Systems & Support Engineer at CWG Plc
Real User
Top 20
Oct 19, 2020
Great dashboards, easy to set up, and very scalable

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for network access control, or for the wireless and the wired LAN. Basically, we use it for network access control and profiling of endpoints on the network. Occasionally, we also manage guests and consultants on the network as well.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's so easy to set up, you don't need outside assistance."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

We're integrators. We don't have an official partnership with Portnox. We typically stick to on-premises deployment models due to national regulations. I'd advise other organizations considering the solution to switch when you can. If you compare it to other solutions, other solutions are kind of tied to vendor-specific equipment. They have APIs to connect to other vendors. For Portnox, it's the usual communication interfaces that are already actually implemented within most hardware and most solutions. It is very easy to work with this solution if you have an environment that has a number of…
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Principcon67
Consulting Principal at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Aug 8, 2019
Easy to use with a convenient interface and helps us to quickly identify network issues

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for network access control in an on-premises deployment. It handles our authentication, allowing users to access a network only according to the policy that the organization provides. The network is not open to everyone. Rather, it's only open to those who actually work for the network.

Pros and Cons

  • "The minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

This is a simple solution and it does pretty much what it's supposed to do. We haven't had any problems with it for the past six years. This product is always running in the background. We get reports and alerts, and we deal with them accordingly. This product has helped us tremendously during the years in locating all kind of issues that we had on the network, very quickly, and I recommend it. Overall, it is a very good product and we are very happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
reviewer989748
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 24, 2020
Identifies location of a device on a switch to verify if a user's challenge is network or device related

What is our primary use case?

The primary use of Portnox was for Network Access Control (NAC) and management. It was used to control and manage access to the network in my client's network. Unauthorised devices were locked out until approved and granted by the NAC manager. It showed information including the IP address, MAC address, hostname of device, username, switch location, and port number of where a device is connected to. It covers both wired and wireless. Portnox CORE helped in securing my client's threat landscape from attackers and hackers.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."
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