Armis vs Forescout Platform comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Armis
Ranking in IoT Security
3rd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
4
Ranking in other categories
Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) (3rd), Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (13th), Cyber-Physical Systems Protection (1st)
Forescout Platform
Ranking in IoT Security
1st
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
73
Ranking in other categories
Network Access Control (NAC) (4th), Endpoint Compliance (4th), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) (14th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the IoT Security category, the mindshare of Armis is 20.3%, up from 15.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Forescout Platform is 10.1%, down from 17.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
IoT Security
Unique Categories:
Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM)
27.6%
Risk-Based Vulnerability Management
0.3%
Network Access Control (NAC)
12.6%
Endpoint Compliance
4.3%
 

Featured Reviews

Satish Navi - PeerSpot reviewer
May 16, 2024
Improves device visibility and adapts according to an organization’s security demands
The solution provides lateral movement detection The technology is good. The solution improves device visibility. We face difficulties in integrating the product with ticketing tools like ServiceNow. I have been using the solution for one year. I rate the tool’s stability an eight out of ten.…
MG
Nov 9, 2022
We can go granular on each endpoint, quarantine non-compliant machines, and target vulnerabilities through scripting
Logging would be one area for improvement. When we're troubleshooting, there are not a lot of clear things on Google that we can look up for ourselves. When we have an issue with it, we have to call the company to get the vendors involved. The logging of Forescout is horrible compared to other things that we've used. We don't use ISE, but based on what we heard from the users we've reached out to who do use ISE, the logging capabilities of ISE are better, and troubleshooting is so much easier with ISE than it is with Forescout. It doesn't have a lot of end-user support after the purchase of the license. There is no training either for Forescout. That's something that it's lacking. We need refresher training. The vendors came out and trained us whenever we first set up Forescout, but we have people coming and going all the time. There are some things that we wish that it would do. We use ACAS, which is a reporting tool that scans our network and then lets us know what kind of vulnerabilities are on the network. It would be nice if there was a way to connect Forescout. I know ISE connects with our configuration management tools to push patches and things like that out to a large array of machines. With Forescout, we can push some patches out, but it can't handle anything on a large scale. So, we wish that Forescout would be able to handle more and connect to some of the other tools that we use. We have 15 different tools that do pretty much the same thing but in a different way to get a good picture of our network. It would be nice if we can condense that down or have something that is a central hub-type tool that can reach out to some of our other tools, compile the data better, and have that data in one place.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The tool is user-friendly and helps to detect vulnerabilities."
"The technology is good."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is asset tracking."
"Armis is a straightforward and user-friendly solution."
"The most valuable feature is the blocking of USB devices."
"The stability is amazing for the Forescout Platform. We have been using Forescout for four years, and no one complained about the stability."
"The user management has been very easy for the most part."
"Ease of deployment There's a great support team that becomes actively engaged whenever we encounter issues. Their technical support is amazing. Good documentation is available. The product is stable. The solution is highly scalable. I recommend using the solution because it gives verified control over the environment. It has a great visibility feature."
"Vulnerability remediation is valuable. We can narrow down a system and its properties. We can go granular on the properties of each endpoint, such as which operating system you're using."
"It has helped with improving our security posture in terms of controlling the access of rogue devices into our network through identification. We have been able to prevent rogue device activities on the network, check the health of the system, and ensure remediation."
"Being able to sort on device types or devices with open ports is helpful when narrowing down assets of possible misconfigured devices that may be vulnerable on the network. We can take action on those devices based off of corporate policy."
"The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good."
 

Cons

"The solution's vulnerability testing could be improved."
"We face difficulties in integrating the product with ticketing tools like ServiceNow."
"We have faced issues with the tool's stability."
"Armis doesn't have a back intel feature."
"Forescout Platform would benefit from using AI. Everything has to be set up manually, but AI can learn and suggest rules over time. It also lacks visualization, and some interface configurations need improvement. The visualization seems a couple of years behind compared to other products."
"Can be expensive if it's only being used for one feature."
"Forescout Platform could improve the vulnerability management as well as the control on the endpoint, which needs to be connected to my network."
"The solution's customer support is bad and should be improved."
"The ability to block external devices in Mac is lacking and needs to be added."
"We experienced some detection issues when checking compliance for the Sophos agent."
"More detailed analysis during the authentication process, especially for troubleshooting access issues. We have found that troubleshooting RADIUS controls is quite arduous, as it is today. A trace function could easily resolve this by providing a means by which access issues from a certificate to passwords or accounts could easily be identified and remediated."
"Multitenancy should be included in the next version so it could be used as a managed service provider."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

Information not available
"The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."
"The pricing structure should be enhanced."
"It's about $160,000, but I'm not sure how long that is for or what it includes. Because we were a test base, we were provided with servers, but now, Forescout wants us to buy servers because those servers are now end-of-life or end-of-service. For our lifecycle management program, in order to get a refresh on those servers, we would have to buy servers or use our own network resources to house Forescout. Forescout takes up about 13 or 14 virtual CPUs."
"The product's pricing is reasonable."
"The price of Forescout is reasonable when compared to Cisco ISE."
"The price of the Forescout Platform is expensive. I purchased it for approximately 94 lakhs."
"Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced."
"The tool's pricing is expensive but reasonable."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Government
14%
Computer Software Company
10%
Manufacturing Company
10%
Healthcare Company
8%
Educational Organization
29%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
8%
Financial Services Firm
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Armis?
Armis is a straightforward and user-friendly solution.
What needs improvement with Armis?
We face difficulties in integrating the product with ticketing tools like ServiceNow.
What is your primary use case for Armis?
The solution provides lateral movement detection.
What advice do you have for others considering Forescout Platform?
Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would...
What advice do you have for others considering Forescout Platform?
I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
What advice do you have for others considering Forescout Platform?
I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will...
 

Also Known As

No data available
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Samsung Research America, IDT Corporation, Gett
NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
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