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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba ClearPass

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

If you have a big environment with a lot of edge switch needs and department groups, then Extreme's fabric connect can save a lot of management time. If your environment is small then you may want to stick with the traditional model since fabric connect costs more. Also if you make lots of configuration changes all the time then fabric connect will be helpful. Otherwise, making an occasional change you don't need fabric connect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba ClearPass

  • Heavily extensible logic that can solve a myriad of authentication and authorization scenarios.
  • Extensive logging for troubleshooting services and device connections
  • Standards based and compatible with nearly any device capable of 802.1X.
  • Good user base for support and solutions.
Ryan Brunkhorst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Cloud management
  • SFP+ uplinks
  • Stacking capability
  • Robust CLI
Geoff Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba ClearPass

  • More intuitive upgrade process.
  • Add in-service software upgrades.
  • Use common syntax across the various systems within Clearpass. For instance, monitoring view and guest view use different syntax's.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Improved Extreme Management Console UI.
  • More robust CLI auditing/logging.
  • Easier log harvesting for adverse events.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Aruba ClearPass

Aruba ClearPass 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Aruba ClearPass

Aruba ClearPass 8.5
Based on 7 answers
Our HP/Aruba team has been stellar. Always there to support us proactively, worked hard to build relationships with the staff, really top-notch.
Don Ringelestein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Extreme Ethernet Switches 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There hasn't been a single problem with the code or hardware that hasn't been resolved in a timely fashion. You get technicians who know the product and who will work with you to get things fixed. That being said, I never ran into a problem with Cisco tech support either. I love that both groups were willing to teach me as they fixed things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba ClearPass

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

Foundry, HP, Cisco, Brocade. Extreme performance is equivalent or better without the price tag added just for their name
Darren Tingey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba ClearPass

  • Time saved when employees move desks using 802.1x.
  • Saved money using the same tool for authenticating network devices for administration and end-users alike.
  • Checking logs for failed authentication makes troubleshooting easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Extreme Ethernet Switches

  • Extreme [Ethernet Switches] have a long-life. You can easily get 7 years in main production life depending on when you buy in the product life-cycle.
  • Extreme [Ethernet Switches] are expensive, no doubt, but we also don't have "weird" network problems or other issues with the network randomly going down.
  • If you use fabric connect switches then the ease of managing many switches is of no concern.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba ClearPass

General

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

Extreme Ethernet Switches

General

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

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