Appgate SDP vs. Aruba ClearPass

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appgate SDP
Score 9.2 out of 10
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AppGate SDP (software-defined perimeter) from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison is a zero trust network security product.N/A
Aruba ClearPass
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Aruba ClearPass is network access control (NAC) technology from HPE company Aruba Networks. Aruba acquired Avenda and its eTips NAC in 2011.N/A
Pricing
Appgate SDPAruba ClearPass
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Appgate SDPAruba ClearPass
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
Appgate SDPAruba ClearPass
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Appgate SDPAruba ClearPass
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.6
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Appgate SDPAruba ClearPass
Likelihood to Recommend
Appgate
It is best suited for larger companies with lots of remote workers that need complex access management. We've barely scratched the surface on what Appgate can do via its API.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have quite a few visitors to our campus and we don't want to have a set PSK for the wireless so we have configured a guest network where visitors can create an account and gain access to the internet and we don't have to "manage" it since the accounts will expire after a certain time. We have RF scanners in our warehouses and we want them to be allowed on the network and be put into its own VLAN. ClearPass can do this flawlessly by keying off of the MAC address when it comes online and putting it into the correct VLAN. This makes it so we don't have to add each device individually to the system. The only time ClearPass would not be appropriate is in a small deployment where the cost to value wouldn't make sense.
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Pros
Appgate
  • Software-Defined perimeter
  • Hide resources to non-authorized/authenticated users.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • wide range of compatible devices
  • have an easy-to-understand and hierarchical rule-writing structure
  • easy-to-use interface and extensive documentation
  • seamless MS AD integration
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Cons
Appgate
  • Live logging in the client. Currently you have to "download" the logs into a zip file and then open that zipfile to look at the logs. There's no logfile to tail or watch.
  • Load balancing between controllers could be better. Currently relies on round robin DNS and sometimes a browser will pick a different IP than previous and you'll get a big "LOST CONNECTION TO CONTROLLER" message.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The user interface is outdated
  • Support is not as responsive as it used to be
  • I'd like to be able to build dashboards
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Usability
Appgate
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Aruba Clearpass is straight forward in terms of day to day use for monitoring and basic user connectivity issues. The system is very robust on the back end, therefore some larger configuration changes may not be the most intuitive. System upgrades and license management are not the most intuitive either.
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Support Rating
Appgate
The company has been supportive overall of our needs and desired features. I have not personally called the support services, but I've heard no direct complaints either.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We had some issues with ClearPass integration with AirGroup on Aruba Controller Clusters. Basically, it was tough to get coordinated between the controller support and the ClearPass support.
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Alternatives Considered
Appgate
The existing system was FortiGate. The management of the system was a hassle. Because IT personnel had to manually create VPN accounts, user passwords were known to who created them and the end user did not have a way to change them. This created a security issue in the event an IT engineer left the company.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
From my experience, ClearPass has been the best NAC server of all I've seen. Even though configuration is somewhat hard and it's hard to get training, once you learn how to configure it it works very well. The policies are very granular and scalable and the interface is a well-done web GUI that does not need any extra plugins installed, as some of Cisco's product require. There are many more options than with FortiNAC, and many more integration options. Also, troubleshooting and logging is good.
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Return on Investment
Appgate
  • We are achieving our goals with this tool by hiding resources behind it.
  • It is a new model that requires a different thought process for many in network operations.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • It has simplified our SSID management
  • It has made it very easy for us to segment our network based on security groups
  • It was relatively easy to implement with the support of a VAR
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