Aruba ClearPass

Aruba ClearPass

Score 8.9 out of 10
Aruba ClearPass

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What is Aruba ClearPass?

Aruba ClearPass is network access control (NAC) technology from HPE company Aruba Networks. Aruba acquired Avenda and its eTips NAC in 2011.
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Aruba Clearpass

10 out of 10
September 08, 2020
This is the network access control system used for the organization. This system allows several different types of devices to easily …
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What is Aruba ClearPass?

Aruba ClearPass is network access control (NAC) technology from HPE company Aruba Networks. Aruba acquired Avenda and its eTips NAC in 2011.

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What is Aruba ClearPass?

Aruba ClearPass is network access control (NAC) technology from HPE company Aruba Networks. Aruba acquired Avenda and its eTips NAC in 2011.

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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.

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The most common users of Aruba ClearPass are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It works very well with Aruba wireless controllers and, according to the demos, with Aruba switches for wired NAC. Works well for guest portals with self-registration. Posture checking - Onguard - is limited on Macs, but extensive on Windows. Onboarding with EAP-TLS on android phones requires an app. However, wired NAC is very hard with non-Aruba switches. Policies can be very granular.
Mehmet Fatih Onal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Regardless of large or small businesses, if a secure access such as client authorization, authentication and activity monitoring is desired on the wired or wireless network side, it can be preferred as the easiest to use and more performance product than its competitors.
September 08, 2020

Aruba Clearpass

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Aruba Clearpass is well suited for organizations that require diverse network segmentation. This system provides the ability to lock down user access to only the resources one needs. The initial setup of a system like this is resource-intensive and may require outside consulting, but once in place, day to day system management is minimal and network visibility is increased.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
ClearPass is well suited for 802.1X (PEAP or EAP-TLS) in wired and wireless scenarios. It can also do MAC authentication using its endpoint database. The fingerprinting is robust, as it can verify that a device is reported as the actual brand or model, instead of relying solely on MAC OUI. This is achieved by capturing DHCP request information that has been forwarded to the appliance. Using this information, extensive role mapping can be utilized in enforcement policies. For instance, you can apply one policy to a device that is considered a VoIP phone, but if you only want to target Polycom phones, that can be specified in the role mapping, which then can be enforced as a specific VLAN pushed to the switch port or a specific QoS policy. Downloadable user roles are another impressive feature of ClearPass which can be fully integrated with Aruba switches. Instead of deploying ACLs to switches, you can simply have the switch download the ACL from ClearPass. This helps with issues of management and scalability where extensive L3 segmentation is utilized across a network. Similarly, QoS and other options can also be included in download user roles. There are too many options to list all in this review. I liken the experience to a AAA Swiss Army Knife.

Don Ringelestein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Aruba ClearPass is ideal in an HP/Aruba environment, and it works well with Active Directory as well. We use it in a busy enterprise environment with an average of 18000-20000 devices connecting daily. Our main applications are streaming video and audio, with other less taxing web environments in use, but most with significant animation.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Aruba ClearPass is perfect for implementing 802.1x access. Having the ability to configure the system to drop users into the proper network ad-hoc is invaluable when you have a large organization; the old method of manually configuring interfaces as employees move around is gone. If you are looking for something that has robust and easy to access logs, you will have to look at an external tool; the built-in options with ClearPass are not that great.
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