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"This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features of the solution are the user-friendliness, the graphical interface, and the technical support. The interface is very nice and the customization is good.""Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc.""Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.""The most valuable features are usability and security.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use.""Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft.""Fortinet FortiNAC has good user account customization."

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"The API is a great way to get information from other tools."

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"For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.""Integration is hard in Fortinet FortiNAC, but they are evolving and getting better. For example, with Cisco, Aruba, Huawei, and Extreme devices, Fortinet FortiNAC is working properly, but some other devices have problems.""The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products.""The response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved.""The implementation process needs improvement. Right now, it's somewhat complicated. They could create some templates to facilitate implementation. Right now everything is done manually, and it just takes a really long time at the initial setup.""The reporting capability needs to be improved.""This solution could be more agile.""Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server."

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"The service macmon offers is already great."

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  • "The licensing fees are a little bit high."
  • "The pricing is similar to that of other solutions."
  • "The price of the license required is based on how many users are going to be using the solution. If you want more users you can upgrade your license."
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    Cisco ISE uses AI endpoint analytics to identify new devices based on their behavior. It will also notify you if someone plugs in with a device that is not allowed and will block it. The user… more »
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    Hi, The NAC can operate without the 802.1x mechanism on the switch side. Also, I think you are making a very wrong comparison on the basis of the class it belongs to(FortiNac vs FortiAuthenticator).… more »
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    My preference would be HPE/Aruba's Clearpass product over either of these 2 products, although Clearpass really shines when using the Wireless Guest and OnBoarding functions.  The authentication… more »
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    The API is a great way to get information from other tools.
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    The best way to come to a decision is a proof of concept. Try the solution and have a look at how you can work with it. The pricing is important, however, you should also think about saving time in… more »
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    The service macmon offers is already great. The support is really good, and, if you need some new features, you can always discuss this with the development team. If the feature is something the world… more »
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    Also Known As
    FortiNAC, Bradford Networks, Bradford Networks Sentry, Network Sentry Family
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    The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has made it necessary for organizations to improve their visibility into what is attached to their networks. They need to know every device and every user accessing their networks. IoT devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility, and optimization. However, they are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritize low-cost over security. FortiNAC provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control those devices and users, including dynamic, automated responses.

    With macmon Network Access Control you always know which devices are connected to your network and where. It provides profound protection for your corporate network and is a centralized security authority that protects your network against intrusion from unauthorized devices, and ensures the complete overview of all your devices.

    UFOs (unknown frightening objects) are a thing of the past, as all your devices such as PCs, printers, laptops, medical and technical devices are identified at any time, efficiently monitored and protected against unauthorized access. Guest and employee devices (BYOD) can be easily and securely authorized via the macmon guest service using dynamic management of network segmentation. 

    To protect your network against unauthorized access, macmon provides two efficient product bundles as well as additional Add-Ons.

    Find out more:
    - macmon NAC Bundles
    - macmon NAC features

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    Sample Customers
    Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
    More than 1,500 installations in all over Europe in all industries: Stepchange, Volkswagen, Vivantes Healthcare, MBDA Weapons, APS engineering, Alfred Ritter GmbH (Ritter Sport), Haßberg-Kliniken, 1. FSV Mainz 05 eV., Siempelkamp, AEB etc.
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Educational Organization14%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Company Size
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 8 reviews while macmon Network Access Control is ranked 7th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 1 review. Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.4, while macmon Network Access Control is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiNAC writes "Enhances the Security Fabric with visibility, control, and automated response for everything that connects to the network & protection against IoT threats extending control to third-party devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of macmon Network Access Control writes "Communicates well with third-party products, offers good security, and has helpful technical support". Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Portnox CORE and Ruckus Cloudpath, whereas macmon Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Forescout Platform.

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