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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable feature is flexibility as it supports solutions from multiple vendors.""The aspect of Aruba ClearPass that I like most is that it has a lot of options, it is very versatile.""It's very easy to access support and the documentation is self-explanatory.""The interface is very easy to use and the workflow is quite straightforward.""A mature and functional product.""We find that at the end of the projects we manage, all functionalities perform quite well. We've tested it a lot and find it to be overall a very good solution."

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"What Sophos has done is integrate almost the entire OSI layer infrastructure. It gives me visibility across my infrastructure. It gives me visibility into all the mobile devices that are on my network and into the security I have on those mobile devices.""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 pricing is very reasonable and you can negotiate on the price.""The wifi control is fantastic and makes it very easy to administer.""The installation is very straightforward."

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"In the future, I would like to see plugins for AI and machine learning.""The interface could be made easier and more intuitive.""The licensing model could be improved.""Some functions could be improved.""The initial setup was quite complex, it is not that easy.""The solution needs to upgrade its user interface. Right now, it's not so user friendly, and it's an aspect that my clients' wish was improved upon."

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"I would like to be able to fully customize the reports.""The solution could offer more useful documentation.""I would like to see mobile administration capabilities in the next release so that we can administer the device from a mobile device.""The difficult thing was finding the metrics.""The interface on the cloud could be a bit better - just to give more performance on it.""In order to provide better management, it would be ideal with they offered better plugins for their firewall.""What needs to be improved on is the fact that Sophos consumes a lot of processor resources and, once it starts scanning, the RAM utilization is very high."

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  • "The pricing is not bad and everything is included."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Aruba ClearPass is a Network Access Control tool that gives secure network access to multiple device types. You can adapt the policies to VPN access, wired, or wireless access. You can… 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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    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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    ClearPass Policy Manager provides secure network access in a world made up of mobile and IoT devices. It features ultra-scalable AAA with RADIUS and uses contextual data based on every user and device to enforce adaptive policies for wireless, wired or VPN access. 

    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
    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    Rushmoor Borough Council
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Aruba ClearPass is ranked 3rd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 6 reviews while Sophos Network Access Control is ranked 5th in Network Access Control (NAC) with 7 reviews. Aruba ClearPass is rated 8.6, while Sophos Network Access Control is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Aruba ClearPass writes "Excellent for securing local networks, very stable, and easily scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Network Access Control writes "Great security with a user-friendly interface and excellent stability". Aruba ClearPass is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Forescout Platform, Fortinet FortiNAC, Ruckus Cloudpath and macmon Network Access Control, whereas Sophos Network Access Control is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), ExtremeControl, Ruckus Cloudpath, Fortinet FortiNAC and Forescout Platform. See our Aruba ClearPass vs. Sophos Network Access Control report.

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