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Aruba ClearPass vs. ExtremeControl
July 2022
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Pros
"A lot of the issues in Forescout are mitigated in Aruba ClearPass, it supports all the expected protocols.""Aruba is a highly scalable product. It just works. We have no issues with scalability.""Aruba ClearPass's most valuable features are simple accessing, operating, and management. Additionally, the dashboard and performance work well.""What I like most about Aruba ClearPass is its access tracker that serves as its monitoring feature. The access tracker is really helpful when you want to troubleshoot authentication failures.""Aruba ClearPass is a simple solution for customers to see what is happening on their network.""The aspect of Aruba ClearPass that I like most is that it has a lot of options, it is very versatile.""The most valuable features of Aruba ClearPass are the GUI and its ease-to-do configuration. Additionally, we can troubleshoot many things in one window.""We are mainly using Aruba ClearPass for our clients for securing access to their on-premise assets. As per customer expectations, we are trying our best to track the complete user activity in the network. This is the main and the core feature we require."

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"The solution is easy to use.""The company also uses Cisco ISE in other places. I have been told that ExtremeControl is easier to use than ISE. The other reason we prefer ExtremeControl is stability. That's why they chose it for this big hospital in Oslo."

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Cons
"Like most security products, ClearPass is difficult to deploy. You need to use the CLI to implement security products from any vendor, so configuring the authentication is complicated.""TLS authentication onboarding in Aruba ClearPass needs to be improved. The biggest problem we've seen in our environment is Huawei not being able to get onto Google Play. No Huawei device can be onboarded via Aruba ClearPass easily.""In the next version, I would like to see some enhancement or extension on the tracking side. For example, when any user enters the network, it should be more visible in the graphical form.""The implementation can improve because it is challenging to explain some of the concepts to the client.""Lacks the ability to handle more than one certificate for both the management process and the Captive Portal.""Aruba ClearPass has fewer deployment scenarios and flexibility than Forescout.""ClearPass' interface could be more user-friendly.""The initial setup was quite complex, it is not that easy."

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"The installation is easy, it can take between five minutes to four hours depending on the complexity of the environment. The speed of the installation could improve for more complex environments."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is not bad and everything is included."
  • "It is affordable. In Lebanon, companies are small, and they do not have a big budget. They cannot invest a lot of money, and Aruba ClearPass is quite affordable for them."
  • "The licensing model is very straightforward. There are two types of licensing for Aruba ClearPass, a perpetual license, and a subscription. Both of them are straightforward. We don't need to read an ordering guide, it's very clear."
  • "Aruba is a little more expensive than other products in the market here."
  • "The price of Aruba ClearPass is expensive. When you want to build redundant systems it can be seen as necessary, so the enterprise will manage all of those costs."
  • "The starting price of Aruba ClearPass is 200k Hong Kong dollars. The licensing is based on the endpoints. For example, 100 - 500 end points."
  • "Aruba ClearPass has permanent licenses. You purchase it one time and this license is yours. You don't need to refresh it for five years, et cetera. They have a couple of licenses for enabled features with not only one license."
  • "I can't give the exact cost of Aruba ClearPass because that's handled by the purchasing team, but it's on the cheaper side, and on a scale of one to five, I'm rating the cost a four. Initially, the pricing for the solution is expensive in terms of deployment, but in the long term, for example, after more than five to ten years, the operational cost incurred by the company is quite affordable because you don't have to renew the license. It's a one-time purchase. My company only uses the standard license for Aruba ClearPass."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: Aruba ClearPass is a Network Access Control tool that gives secure network access to multiple device types. You can adapt the policies to VPN access, wired, or wireless access. You can… more »
    Top Answer:I've done quite a lot of work with ClearPass, and not a lot with FortiNAC/Bradford. ClearPass incorporates a number of different functions including ClearPass Guest for creating complex wireless… more »
    Top Answer:Aruba ClearPass is a simple solution for customers to see what is happening on their network.
    Top Answer:The company also uses Cisco ISE in other places. I have been told that ExtremeControl is easier to use than ISE. The other reason we prefer ExtremeControl is stability. That's why they chose it for… more »
    Top Answer:The product could be improved by allowing us to control all users in the network, overall layers, end to end. I'd like to have access to more information on the traffic passing through. The product… more »
    Top Answer:ExtremeControl is deployed in an extensive network, and it is used to manage logins from computers and users. We have about 70,000 users at all levels.
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    Overview

    ClearPass Policy Manager provides secure network access in a world made up of mobile and IoT devices. It features ultra-scalable AAA with RADIUS and uses contextual data based on every user and device to enforce adaptive policies for wireless, wired or VPN access. 

    ExtremeControl lets you manage secure and automated access for both, BYOD and IoT devices from one convenient dashboard. It makes it easy to roll out granular policies across your wired and wireless networks to meet industry and company compliance obligations. Identity based network access control keeps unauthorized people and devices from accessing your network.
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    Sample Customers
    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    Street Crane, Robert Bosch, Molex Chengdu, Weir Valves & Controls UK, Renault, AESSEAL, Ducati, Alexander Dennis, UK Ministry of Defence, Manz
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government12%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Aruba ClearPass vs. ExtremeControl
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba ClearPass vs. ExtremeControl and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Aruba ClearPass is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 19 reviews while ExtremeControl is ranked 11th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 2 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.4, while ExtremeControl is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aruba ClearPass writes "Has an access tracker that's helpful when you want to troubleshoot authentication failures". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeControl writes "It costs less than comparable solutions, and it's highly stable". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform, Microsoft Intune and F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM), whereas ExtremeControl is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Sophos Network Access Control, Fortinet FortiNAC and Forescout Platform. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. ExtremeControl report.

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