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Acronis Files Connect

4 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

ForeScout CounterACT

3 Ratings
Score 9.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Files Connect

If you have enough Mac clients working off a server, and they need search, or have been causing issues with Office docs, then this is definitely for you. Even if it's just a few users, the price of a small license is quite reasonable. If you don't have these issues, I wouldn't bother. The Mac does SMB "relatively" well.
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ForeScout CounterACT

ForeScout CounterACT is well suited for a company looking to strengthen their network security. It has allowed us to be confident that there is not a rogue device connecting directly into our network to gain access to company information. It may not be suitable to a company with a small IT department as it does require time up front to initially configure and on an on-going basis to manage.
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Pros

  • Spotlight Search
  • Mac Connectivity
  • Fixing bad behavior of Mac Office, Adobe Apps, etc.
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  • Network Access Control does a great job of identifying unmanaged devices on the network and "quarantining" them.
  • The inventory feature of CounterAct is a handy place to see what version of applications are running on which machines on our network.
  • Policies can be very intricate.
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Cons

  • Would love some type of remote administration (web interface, Mac app, whatever)
  • Some logging level between "OH GOD, TOO MUCH" and the "mediocre" default
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  • Policies ability to be very intricate also adds complexity to the building of the policy.
  • Initial configuration is complex
  • Uses SMB1 which is a vulnerable version - needs to be updated asap.
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CounterACT was the product that was able to do exactly what we were looking to accomplish and that was to block non-company owned devices from connecting to our network based on our criteria. It will allow us to decide if a blocked device should be allowed on our network temporarily
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Return on Investment

  • Been a great ROI. We wouldn't be able to function without it, given how many Mac users we have.
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  • It has proven very effective at blocking rogue, non-company owned devices from gaining access to our network.
  • It has provided security to a deeper level.
  • Auditors have acknowledged very tight security with the addition of CounterACT.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Files Connect

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ForeScout CounterACT

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details