2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Portnox CORE?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Portnox CORE.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Felix Adikaibe - PeerSpot reviewer
IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND NETWORK ADMIN at Investment One Finance
Real User
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2022-05-26T13:48:00Z
May 26, 2022

Portnox has actually moved to the cloud. We do not utilize the cloud environment much where I work, however, moving there is the plan. We are trying to work on that. It may end up being faster. One of the things for the on-premise is that sometimes you click on it and it takes a while for it to respond. It doesn't respond immediately. The response time for the application is slow. While it works very well, it would be ideal if it responded more readily.

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NenadMijatovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Sales at S4E Serbia
Reseller
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2022-04-30T18:41:00Z
Apr 30, 2022

The integration between Portnox CORE and Portnox CLEAR can be better. These are two different systems, and there is no unique console for both devices. Portnox CORE is agentless, whereas Portnox CLEAR is not agentless. Its license policy can be a bit improved. There is no perpetual license.

Bojan Lepenik - PeerSpot reviewer
Vodja projektov sistemskih rešitev at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-26T14:31:01Z
Aug 26, 2021

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 some stability issues, however, all I had to do was restart it.

Joseph James - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems & Support Engineer at CWG Plc
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-19T09:33:40Z
Oct 19, 2020

I don't have any negative feedback in regard to the product as a whole. It's worked well for us and has very good features. If the solution stayed as is, I'd be very happy with it. However, if there was a change to the solution, it would be interesting if the Portnox team could include aspects of End-user behavior analytics (EUBA), with an aspect of AI to the already great profiling. But I already think quite highly of it.

JF
Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-04-21T00:59:00Z
Apr 21, 2020

Areas that Portnox CORE can improve include: * 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 licensing module. This 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.

IS
Consulting Principal at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
Jul 31, 2019

This solution reports a certain number of false positives, but it generally has to do with the configuration. The licensing is based on a per-port price, even when you are not using all of the ports, and this is something that could be improved. Better integration with our firewall, so that we can create policies that would block ports that are in a state of attack, would be a helpful inclusion for the next release of this solution.

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DM
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
Jul 29, 2019

In our case, the product does what it's meant to do. I don't see any real need for improvement here, at least not for our needs. The interface is very convenient and provides very good security for exactly what we need the product for. It's a simple solution and we haven't had any problems with it for the past six or seven years. I don't know that we really have any pain points with the product or I'd be aware of them. There are a certain number of false positives on occasion where we get an alert and really nothing is wrong, but generally, those issues have to do with computer configuration. It isn't really the fault of the product. I don't have anything bad to say about the product. We are very happy with it. I guess one of the problems with the tool is our own fault. We could use a lot more of its features than we do now. But we have been using the parts of the product that we need for years now. If we had problems with it and it didn't do what we needed it to anymore, we wouldn't continue buying the support for it and we'd look for another solution. I guess the only thing that might really make a difference is a change in the pricing structure. They charge us by the number of ports that we have on our switches. The more ports we have on the switch, the more we have to pay — even if we're not using all of the ports. From the point of view of licensing, there could be some kind of improvement. I think it would be better if we were paying for actual usage. If there were additional features to add, I might suggest better options for integration with the firewall. I know that the product has this feature already, but it's something we haven't explored more deeply because it isn't the reason we use the solution. If there were better integration with our firewall, we might be able to do additional things like creating policies that would block ports that are under attack or other things like that which could be beneficial. Portnox has the integration capability, but as far as I know, it's not something that's really built into the solution. It involves some scripting. I think that if they made that easier to deploy, we would definitely use it.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
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How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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DM
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We use this solution for network access control in an on-premises deployment. It handles our authentication, allowing users to access a network only according to the policy that the organization provides. The network is not open to everyone. Rather, it's only open to those who actually work for the network.
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Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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DM
Chief System Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 29, 2019
This is a self-sufficient network monitoring and security product that saves time and employee resources.
IS
Consulting Principal at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 31, 2019
The minute people have issues on their network, we can see what is happening right away.
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