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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

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.
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

Forescout CounterACT

  • Ensure authorized devices only connect to our network
  • Guest registration
  • Endpoint visibility
Mitchell Greenfield | 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

Forescout CounterACT

  • Grow the Forescout community to help in addressing concern for a larger audience via channels
  • More training and demos for latest FS versions released
  • GUI can be made more interactive and aesthetic in appearance
Harmesh Trivedi | 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

Forescout CounterACT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Aruba ClearPass

Aruba ClearPass 8.4
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

Forescout CounterACT

Forescout CounterACT 8.0
Based on 1 answer
They are prompt in their response with a complete resolution once they have identified the problem. Other OEM's generally give stop-gap arrangements and then later come with new upgrade versions. This gives downtime tasks to customers often, which isn't appreciated. Given the criticality of this software, their support is prompt.
Harmesh Trivedi | 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

Forescout CounterACT

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
Anonymous | 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

Forescout CounterACT

  • ForeScout has automated the detection of rogue devices
  • ForeScout has enabled us to get a get a better understanding of endpoint compliance
Mitchell Greenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba ClearPass

General

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

Forescout CounterACT

General

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

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