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What is the biggest difference between Aruba ClearPass and FortiNAC?

I have experience working as a systems and network engineer for a pharmaceuticals company. 

I am evaluating Aruba ClearPass and FortiNAC. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

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We've deployed both over the years and we find ClearPass to be more flexible, much easier to configure and far better at Radius. Overall, we believe ClearPass is a more rounded product.

If you haven't engaged anyone to help in your configuration, we have someone working for us that's been configuring ClearPass since before it was called ClearPass (Avenda previously) and would be more than happy to assist.

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We are using Aruba ClearPass in CCHE.

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We use a Cisco-based solution.

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I am not familiar with FortiNAC. We don’t use it. We use Aruba ClearPass and have been very satisfied with its functionality, simplicity, and security. We are also evaluating Cisco ISE but it is very expensive and works with a limited set of new Cisco switches only. My recommendation is to pick a hardware vendor-agnostic NAC solution like Aruba.

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