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ExtremeControl vs. Forescout Platform
July 2022
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"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.""The solution is easy to use."

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"The actions that the agentless visibility, allow us to perform on the endpoint, are really amazing, especially in the way that it is done.""Forescout Platform's most valuable features are that it is very granular. We are able to cull out a lot of information about our particular device or endpoint. The configuration and the visibility are very seamless. Overall the solution is very easy to handle and it's very comprehensive.""I can integrate Forescout with products from multiple vendors in my environment, and also, the integration is searchable. It can be used with 802.1X and non-802.1X to integrate with my existing network. I don't need to upgrade any existing networks in my system, and I don't need to replace existing devices to integrate with Forescout. I find value in not having to spend money upgrading existing devices and networks.""The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up.""This solution can be used to organize guest portals, integrate switches, and create policies. Some of its standard use cases also include completing key process upgrades and anti-virus of Windows OS.""The best parts of Forescout Platform are its orchestration features, discovery capabilities, classification buckets, and flexibility in creating policies.""It's one of the tools that has given the federal government visibility into network devices and everything.""You can quickly filter your view of devices and zero in on the ones you want using a variety of tools, such as what subnet it is on or what it has been classified as."

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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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"Other solutions have TACACS+, but Forescout does not. In the next release, I would like to see Forescout have accounting.""The installation is not secure because it takes high admin privileges.""As a user, if I am using a laptop that is Wi-Fi connected, Forescout identifies my port connectivity as one user license, and if I take that same laptop with the same username to a wired network, which is also the same network that is used for the Wi-Fi connection, Forescout detects it as a separate license.""When we automate an email to send to a user, sometimes it gets blocked, but that has nothing to do with Forescout. It depends on the mail gateway that we use or integrate with.""Initially, the implementation of the Forescout Platform took some time to figure out. The reason is we are a manufacturing unit and we have certain silos that are insulated areas where certain systems will not connect to the internet or to the LAN. Since there are many parts of it, we have to have an inclusive view of all those systems. It took a while for us to initially implement, but after a few months, everything worked well.""Forescout Platform sometimes returns false positives, so there's some fine-tuning to be done there.""Forescout Platform could improve the costs of integrations.""I believe that the overall user experience has not always been preferable."

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  • "Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support."
  • "We might have paid in the ballpark of $20,000 yearly for our licenses. I do not recall there being other fees over and above the standard licensing fee."
  • "They base the license on the number of devices, which is quite misleading."
  • "The cost of the solution depends on the customer's requirement because the customer is asking for different integration with a different product. Forescout Platform's price would start to get a bit higher. However, overall the price is a little expensive. It's can fit within the customer budget."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable. We have paid for the license for five years. We have integration with Symantec AV for orchestration, and we have an additional license."
  • "Forescout is more expensive than Cisco because Cisco gives high discounts."
  • "We have a very clear licensing model for business. I don't have to have a Ph.D. to be able to understand the licensing model as you might need for other solutions. If I know exactly what we want, it can tell you which license you need. The solution is easy for purchasing, ordering, and ease of deployment as well."
  • "There are no additional costs that I am aware of."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    Also Known As
    Extreme Access Control, Enterasys NAC
    Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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    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.

    ForeScout Platform provides today’s busy enterprise organizations with policy and protocol management, workflow coordination, streamlining, and complete device and infrastructure visibility to improve overall network security. The solution also provides concise real-time intelligence of all devices and users on the network. Policy and protocols are delineated using gathered intelligence to facilitate the appropriate levels of remediation, compliance, network access, and all service operations. Forescout Platform is very flexible, integrates well with most of today’s leading network security products, and is a very cost-effective solution.

    ForeScout Platform Features

    • Real-time complete visibility: With ForeScout eyeSight, each and every device is classified when any attempt to access your network has been made. This includes - but is not limited to - desktops, laptops, android devices, virtual machines, switches, VoIP phones, USB memory sticks, webcams, IoT devices, and more.

    • Policy-based and manual controls: In today’s busy robust environment, networks are continually changing; there are different types and amounts of devices connected, various software applications, network compliance requirements, and the constant potential for risk make managing an IT network a very daunting challenge. The ForeScout Console is used to simplify the administration and management of important alerts, remediation, and access controls to keep the network secure.

    • Intuitive real-time dashboards: ForeScout Dashboards, a component of ForeScout WebClient, is a comprehensive web-based intelligence center that gives full visibility and real-time insight of the complete network using both out-of-the-box and user-created widgets. The dashboards are very intuitive and deliver robust, easy-to-understand information about device visibility, compliance, health monitoring, and more.

    • Advanced reporting capabilities: The ForeScout Reports Plugin will generate numerous valuable reports indicating real-time and overall status information about endpoint compliance, device details, networks guests, protocols, and more. The reports help to ensure IT administrators, executives, security teams, and other important shareholders stay well-informed about all network activity at all times.

    • Comprehensive third-party overview: ForeScout eyeExtend facilitates seamless information sharing with third-party vendors, networks, and IT management solutions supporting improved automated workflows, productivity, cost-effectiveness, and overall security.

    Real User Reviews

    An important main feature of ForeScout is the visibility the solution offers.

    One reviewer who is a Consultant at a tech services company, says, "Within three or four days, you can have complete visibility of your infrastructure on the network. Compared to other solutions, the deployment of the solution is easier and we can close the project quickly."

    Users also appreciate that the user interface is clear and easy to understand.

    An Instructor at a tech services company, shares, "The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good."

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    Sample Customers
    Street Crane, Robert Bosch, Molex Chengdu, Weir Valves & Controls UK, Renault, AESSEAL, Ducati, Alexander Dennis, UK Ministry of Defence, Manz
    NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Educational Organization5%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    ExtremeControl vs. Forescout Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ExtremeControl vs. Forescout Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ExtremeControl is ranked 11th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 2 reviews while Forescout Platform is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 20 reviews. ExtremeControl is rated 8.0, while Forescout Platform is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ExtremeControl writes "It costs less than comparable solutions, and it's highly stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "A straightforward setup with good technical support and good stability". ExtremeControl is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Sophos Network Access Control and Fortinet FortiNAC, whereas Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Armis and Portnox CORE. See our ExtremeControl vs. Forescout Platform report.

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