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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiNAC vs. Portnox CORE and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Fortinet FortiNAC is both scalable and stable.""Provides containment and security and and carries out file analysis for cyber theft.""Compliance checks are a good feature. Compliance check is for windows updates and for antivirus updates, etc.""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.""The most valuable features are the ease of deployment and ease of use.""This solution is very easy to implement and use. The interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are usability and security."

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"There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device.""Technical support was very helpful when we needed them.""It's so easy to set up, you don't need outside assistance.""For the information security team, the security level was improved because it helped to manage and prevent rogue devices from connecting to the corporate network. The reporting was granular, and reports we scheduled for delivery on Portnox were useful during investigations and audits, especially in cases where the IP address changed."

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"Admin UI could be better matched and easier to use; it cannot work as a RADIUS server.""The GUI is a little bit strange — different than other Fortinet products.""For our organization and our clients, the price is the main concern. They should work to make it more competitive.""The response and resolution time for technical support issues need to be improved.""The reporting capability needs to be improved.""This solution could be more agile.""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."

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"Now, the way security is viewed, maybe including something like AI, to automate some of the things that are required to be done would be great.""The solution did have some stability issues, however, all I had to do was restart it.""Portnox CORE can improve on support for unmanaged switches (or hubs) and other brands of network devices. These kinds of devices are still in use in organisations, especially SMEs who cannot afford to buy a managed switch."

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  • "The licensing fees are a little bit high."
  • "The pricing is similar to that of other solutions."
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  • "The vendor price is fair."
  • "The licensing module should be reviewed to count the number of devices instead of port numbers of total switches. There is a case for this where not all ports for a switch are used by devices. Unused ports are calculated in the license, then the customer pays for license for those unused ports."
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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.

    Portnox CORE provides 100% actionable visibility and control of all devices that are connected to the enterprise network. As a software-based Network Access Management (NAM) platform, Portnox CORE’s patented solution allows for efficient management of the security and compliance challenges that organizations face in a smart and simple way.

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    Sample Customers
    Isavia, Pepperdine University, Medical University of South Carolina, Columbia University Medical Center, Utah Valley University
    EL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Educational Organization14%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise57%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Fortinet FortiNAC is ranked 4th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 7 reviews while Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 3 reviews. Fortinet FortiNAC is rated 8.4, while Portnox CORE is rated 9.4. 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 Portnox CORE writes "Great dashboards, easy to set up, and very scalable". Fortinet FortiNAC is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiClient and macmon Network Access Control, whereas Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Aruba ClearPass, Portnox Clear and Sophos Network Access Control. See our Fortinet FortiNAC vs. Portnox CORE report.

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