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"There is an add-on feature for application control to kill unwanted applications when launched on a user's device.""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.""Technical support was very helpful when we needed them."

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"The pricing is very reasonable and you can negotiate on the price.""The user interface makes it easy to configure and use.""There is really good visibility for the appliance.""The solution offers very good visibility.""The installation is very straightforward.""The wifi control is fantastic and makes it very easy to administer."

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"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.""The solution did have some stability issues, however, all I had to do was restart it.""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."

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"I would like to see mobile administration capabilities in the next release so that we can administer the device from a mobile device.""The interface on the cloud could be a bit better - just to give more performance on it.""I would like to be able to fully customize the reports.""The difficult thing was finding the metrics.""The solution could offer more useful documentation.""In order to provide better management, it would be ideal with they offered better plugins for their firewall."

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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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    Technical support was very helpful when we needed them.
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    We have just some list prices, just so we can evaluate the product. That said, from what I have seen, the prices are okay. They're not cheap and they're not very expensive. They are okay in terms of… more »
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    It would be ideal if the configuration aspect of the product was easier. It's possible that the documentation could be better and could help with simplifying configuration steps. The solution did have… more »
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    The licensing is modular. That means, you typically buy a base license and then add on what you need to increase its functionality. If you want to, for example, install a main gateway, or if you want… more »
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    The pricing is very reasonable and you can negotiate on the price.
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    The solution requires us to pay an annual license fee. I'm happy with the pricing. Basically, we negotiate the pricing and they provide for our needs.
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    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.

    Sophos NAC Provides comprehensive, easy-to-deploy network access control that protects enterprise networks from the threats posed by non-compliant, compromised, or misconfigured endpoint computers. The software solution is vendor-neutral and works with existing network infrastructure and security applications. Computers are permitted or denied access to the network, based on a centrally defined, policy-driven assessment - and isolated, quarantined for remediation, automatically remediated, or sent alerts. Administrators can define and manage policies uniquely for managed and guest computers, including checking their security status and ensuring that no unwanted applications are run.
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    Sample Customers
    EL AL Israeli Airlines, Channel 10 News, Wales Millennium Centre, The College of Management Academic Studies
    Rushmoor Borough Council
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Company Size
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise57%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Portnox CORE vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Portnox CORE is ranked 6th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 3 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 6 reviews. Portnox CORE is rated 9.4, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Portnox CORE writes "Great dashboards, easy to set up, and very scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Network Access Control writes "Great security with a user-friendly interface and excellent stability". Portnox CORE is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Fortinet FortiNAC, Forescout Platform and Aruba ClearPass, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Aruba ClearPass, Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ExtremeControl and Ruckus Cloudpath. See our Portnox CORE vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.

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