Aruba ClearPass vs. Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Prisma SD-WAN (formerly known as CloudGenix but now as Prisma from Palo Alto Networks since being acquired in April 2020) offers an Autonomous SD-WAN solution, designed to provide app-policies aligned to business intent, along with direct access to multi-cloud and dev-ops frameworks to deliver unparalleled productivity gains, and cost-savings compared to first generation SD-WAN alternatives.N/A
Pricing
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Aruba ClearPassPalo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Aruba ClearPassPalo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(8 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aruba ClearPassPalo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Palo Alto Networks
CloudGenix would be suited for any company that has an internet connection if you have multiple sites you could use this to help with network traffic and what should take precedence over other applications. If you didn't have various sites, you could go with another type of internet connection.CloudGenix may not be suited for that scenario.
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Pros
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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Circuit Monitoring
  • QOS of network traffic
  • High Availability
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Cons
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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Some warning messages are hard to pinpoint the actual issue.
  • Support was faster at first, seems to not be as quick as in the beginning.
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Usability
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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Palo Alto Networks
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Support Rating
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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Palo Alto Networks
The support was super fast in the beginning. Sometimes it seems now that the support does not get back to you as quickly. When we do get in contact with the support, they are usually knowledgeable and can help find the problem. The support has also been easy to work with.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Palo Alto Networks
We evaluated Silverpeaks and Cisco. We found that CloudGenics' had a pricing model that met our needs. The sales team we worked with went over our existing environment thoroughly to provide the right size solution without compromising or limiting our technology needs. While the overall solutions form each vendor would have worked, we simply believed CloudGenic was the right fit for our company based on price, sales, support, and functionality.
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Return on Investment
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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Palo Alto Networks
  • Reduced Down time
  • Improved throughput due to their intelligent data analytics
  • Full utilization of all data circuits
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