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We performed a comparison between Forescout Platform and Ruckus Cloudpath based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Access Control (NAC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Forescout Platform vs. Ruckus Cloudpath Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The initial setup is easy, taking no more than two or three weeks.""Forescout is easy to integrate with a lot of end systems.""This is clearly the best product for the NAC use cases in this field for Forescout.""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.""The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good.""Provides a good overview of all devices on a network.""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.""Forescout Platform provides multiple features. They have a very effective device fingerprinting in their cloud. You do not need to add any devices manually, such as in Mac devices. Other solutions you have to add IoT devices and OT devices manually. This is one of the major areas that Forescout Platform is excelling in."

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"Ruckus technical support is very good and helpful whenever we need them.""The solution is easy to use, well designed, robust, and has good traffic capacity.""I find the solution to be very rich in features."

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Cons
"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.""Can be expensive if it's only being used for one feature.""Custom integrations need to be better.""Forescout Platform could improve the vulnerability management as well as the control on the endpoint, which needs to be connected to my network.""Other solutions have TACACS+, but Forescout does not. In the next release, I would like to see Forescout have accounting.""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.""This solution is not that easy to scale but this depends on a company's needs.""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."

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"I believe the solution is missing some great features which are present in other solutions like Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE.""The solution could improve by adding more detailed information that customers have available on the dashboards.""The hardest part we've had to deal with is trying to find some physical product recently as everything is going like hotcakes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I would rate Forescout Platform's pricing as four out of five."
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  • "The licensing of the solution is user-based and the price is good."
  • "The cost was somewhere around $700 for the access points, however, there was a discount."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:I find the solution to be very rich in features.
    Top Answer:The licensing of the solution is user-based and the price is good.
    Top Answer:I believe the solution is missing some great features which are present in other solutions like Aruba, UiPath, and Cisco ISE. One example of an improvement could be regarding mobile device… more »
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    Also Known As
    Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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    Overview

    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."

    Cloudpath Enrollment System is a software/SaaS platform that delivers secure wired and wireless network access for BYOD, guest users and IT-owned devices. It streamlines getting devices on the network and secures every connection with powerful encryption. Cloudpath software gives you granular policy control over what network resources users can access. It lets you deliver a great end-user experience and virtually eliminates helpdesk tickets related to network access. Choose from cloud-based or virtualized on-premises deployment. Cloudpath software supports any user, any device, and any network infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Government14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Forescout Platform vs. Ruckus Cloudpath
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Forescout Platform vs. Ruckus Cloudpath and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Forescout Platform is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 23 reviews while Ruckus Cloudpath is ranked 8th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 3 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.2, while Ruckus Cloudpath is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "We can go granular on each endpoint, quarantine non-compliant machines, and target vulnerabilities through scripting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Cloudpath writes "Does what's needed with good technical support and good coverage". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Armis and Tenable.sc, whereas Ruckus Cloudpath is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiNAC, Sophos Network Access Control and Portnox CORE. See our Forescout Platform vs. Ruckus Cloudpath report.

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