Sophos Network Access Control Competitors and Alternatives

The top Sophos Network Access Control competitors are
  • Aruba ClearPass
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
Read reviews of Sophos Network Access Control competitors and alternatives
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Aruba Networks
Michael Velasco
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Aruba ClearPass?

Primary Use Case: ClearPass is the best Network Access Control "Swiss army knife" out there right now. It can do 802.1x (WPA2-Enterprise) for WiFi and LAN. It also has one of the slickest guest captive portal experiences and workflows out there, along with an easy, drop-in BYOD application. I have not had too much experience with OnGuard, the endpoint integrity feature, but it does that too. With all of the ClearPass integrations and RADIUS Change of Authorization (CoA), it is possible to login wired or wireless endpoints based on a variety of identity stores, then create and associate security policies, e.g., DACLs, based on a device.  Dynamically provision VLAN assignments, i.e., no more "color-coded ports", write Palo Alto Networks (PAN) NGFW policies that are associated with a...
Real User
Senior Network Engineer/Mobility Specialist at CCSI - Contemporary Computer Services, Inc.
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Cisco ISE now competes with any other product in the space because of its centralized and unified highly secure access control with ISE. ISE... more»

What needs improvement?

The learning curve is steep and the initial setup is complex.

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

There are three levels of pricing: basic, plus, and apex. Basic satisfied our needs.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. I am a consultant, so I have used many competing products over the years.

What other advice do I have?

Not all features are available with base license, plus license allows for profiling and provisioning

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