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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forescout

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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

[Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold)] is good for what it is. An inexpensive but accurate monitor for alerting on systems and services. However, it is time consuming to configure, The GUI leaves a lot to be desired and the formatting for txt alerts stinks (I just use it now as an alert to check my email to view the actual alert.)
Matthew Garufi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Forescout

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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
Jamie Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Forescout

  • 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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

  • Navigating the new WhatsUp Gold 2018 is a bit complicated and not user-friendly. The best part about using a software is the user's ability to use it with ease.
  • You cannot click sites being monitored from Map Dashboard View. This feature was previously possible in the older version.
Victor Adebayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Forescout

Forescout 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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

Progress WhatsUp Gold 4.3
Based on 4 answers
We have never had an issue with support. It has always been quick and understandable
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Forescout

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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold) is more network focused than some of the other products we looked at, which had basic capabilities but were not as strong on the reporting or programmatic resolution of issues. Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold) is cost effective compared to some of the other upmarket solutions.
Joshua Van Camp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Forescout

  • 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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

  • Alerts IT team members when things go down after regular business hours. IT team is able to fix the issue before users arrive the next day.
  • Saves on system downtime and lost productivity
  • Remote monitoring means less staff hours spent checking for potential problems.
Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Forescout

General

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

Progress WhatsUp Gold

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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