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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core provides a good solution for IoT services required for IoT application development and for IoT startup companies. AWS IoT platform provides special packages for IoT startups, helps them in lowering costs, and caters to all their educational and training needs. AWS IoT platform is integrated with powerful AI and ML analytics so IoT startups can focus more on device development and less on backend solutions. I don't see any scenario where the IoT Core would be less appropriate.
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

Feature Rating Comparison

Internet of Things

AWS IoT Core
8.5
Forescout CounterACT
IoT Device Management
AWS IoT Core
8.5
Forescout CounterACT
Device Security
AWS IoT Core
9.0
Forescout CounterACT
IoT Data Management
AWS IoT Core
8.0
Forescout CounterACT
IoT Analytics
AWS IoT Core
8.8
Forescout CounterACT
IoT Integration
AWS IoT Core
8.0
Forescout CounterACT

Pros

AWS IoT Core

  • Makes it easy to use other Amazon services like Lambda and S3
  • Regular updates bring new features to the platform
  • It is exceptionally well documented
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forescout CounterACT

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

Cons

AWS IoT Core

  • At very early stages it might be difficult to understand the AWS IoT console.
  • It takes time to understand the concepts.
Jay Momaya | 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

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use. That's the main goal and this nails it. From the user perspective, this is as intuitive as you would expect from an Amazon product. Easily connect and host without a bunch of training and hand-holding. Change management is always part of the process but this was about as smooth as I have seen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forescout CounterACT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Of course it saves our company resources and time and to the tedious job of sending our device data to Cloud server. Lots of devices communicate with Cloud using the single tool AWS IoT.
prabhakar srivastava | 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

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core is faster, easier, cheaper, and enjoyed by our employees more than Microsoft Azure. We selected AWS IoT because we saw an advertisement for it and have used it ever since. We will continue to use it as long as it is around or until we find one that is better.
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

AWS IoT Core

  • AWS IoT Core has lowered the cost of device development and data management.
  • Data analytics have become easy with power AI and ML algorithms.
  • Overall, the platform is highly secure so data security is not an issue now.
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

AWS IoT Core

General

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

AWS IoT Core Editions & Modules

Edition
Connectivity$0.081
Messaging$1.002
Rules Engine$0.153
  1. Per Million Minutes
  2. Per Million Messages
  3. Per Million Actions
Additional Pricing Details

Forescout CounterACT

General

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

Forescout CounterACT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS IoT Core
8.5
Forescout CounterACT
9.0

Usability

AWS IoT Core
9.0
Forescout CounterACT

Support Rating

AWS IoT Core
8.2
Forescout CounterACT
8.0

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