Forescout Platform vs Nozomi Networks comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

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)
Nozomi Networks
Ranking in IoT Security
2nd
Average Rating
9.4
Number of Reviews
3
Ranking in other categories
Operational Technology (OT) Security (1st)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the IoT Security category, the mindshare of Forescout Platform is 10.1%, down from 17.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Nozomi Networks is 32.4%, up from 25.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
IoT Security
Unique Categories:
Network Access Control (NAC)
12.6%
Endpoint Compliance
4.3%
Operational Technology (OT) Security
31.8%
 

Featured Reviews

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.
MA. REGINA GALANG - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 5, 2024
Has good security features and can be used for OT visibility
We use Nozomi Networks for OT visibility The most valuable feature of Nozomi Networks is its security features. The solution should include an integration library. I have been using Nozomi Networks for four years. Nozomi Networks is a scalable solution. Our clients for Nozomi Networks are big…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Within three or four days, we 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."
"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."
"The best parts of Forescout Platform are its orchestration features, discovery capabilities, classification buckets, and flexibility in creating policies."
"Forescout Platform is stable, it is great."
"The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up."
"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 threat prevention feature provides complete visibility."
"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."
"Provides security for our operational technology environment for OT and IoT."
"The feature I like best is its stability."
"The most valuable feature of Nozomi Networks is its security features."
 

Cons

"We have found that the agent-based authentication, available within this solution could be improved."
"Forescout Platform could improve the vulnerability management as well as the control on the endpoint, which needs to be connected to my network."
"Search - needs boolean functionality (or pseudo operand now working)."
"Forescout Platform's technical support is slow to respond and could be more knowledgeable."
"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."
"The fact that Forescout Platform doesn't have a presence in the South African region is a weakness because of which you can't ask for help from them if you have any problems."
"Forescout Platform could improve the integration or compatibility with other solutions, such as Chinese-made solutions. They do not have any integration with S33 which is a switch. They do not have good integration with new solutions in the market. They do integrate well with Rocket, Cisco, Juniper, and quite a few more but they could expand the integration."
"I'd like to see improvements in the reporting aspect of Forescout Platform. While the dashboards are good, the reports are lacking and need enhancement, especially in terms of standardization and customization options. Apart from that, all the features and functionalities are working well without any issues."
"The solution should include an integration library."
"It should support more programmable logic controllers (PLCs)."
"Proof of concept could be improved. It could be more tangible to the customer and the end users to have a video presentation or something like that."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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 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."
"You can have a flexible license depending on your environment."
"For one license, we pay around 3,000 Indian rupees."
"Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support."
"Forescout Platform is on the expensive side."
"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."
"Forescout's pricing is noted for its attractiveness, with potential discounts depending on partnership levels."
"I have not seen any competition in terms of pricing, and it is quite reasonable."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
29%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
8%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
Government
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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Questions from the Community

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...
What do you like most about Nozomi Networks?
The most valuable feature of Nozomi Networks is its security features.
What needs improvement with Nozomi Networks?
The solution should include an integration library.
 

Also Known As

Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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Sample Customers

NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
Enel, FireEye, GlaxoSmithKline, VEC, TAGSEC Group
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