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"It has helped with improving our security posture in terms of controlling the access of rogue devices into our network through identification. We have been able to prevent rogue device activities on the network, check the health of the system, and ensure remediation.""You can quickly filter your view of devices and zero in on the ones you want using a variety of tools, such as what subnet it is on or what it has been classified as.""Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security.""The user interface is quite simple.""The interface is easy to use.""We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.""The actions that the agentless visibility, allow us to perform on the endpoint, are really amazing, especially in the way that it is done.""Within three or four days, we have complete visibility of your infrastructure on the network. Compared to other solutions, the deployment of the solution is easier and we can close the project quickly."

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"The most valuable features are the ones that make sure that the deployment is of a standard operating system and the Zero Touch deployment, which is very useful. This allows users to have an out of box experience.""It is a very stable and scalable cloud-only solution.""The mobile application management, MAM, is the most useful aspect of the solution.""The most important thing for me is the autopilot feature.""Maturity makes it a stable product.""The one feature we find most useful is the Mobile Application Manager. There are two types, we have the complete MDM and the Mobile Application Manager(MAM). We don't give our users phones, it is their own personal phone, and we need to allow them to have access to the company detail on their phone. We need to create a balance between their own personal data and the company data. We deploy the Mobile Application Manager for them so that we won't be able to interfere with their own personal data.""Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly.""For the price, the features included with Microsoft are appealing."

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Cons
"It's scalable, but not without a big investment. It doesn't do so well at the branch. At the home office, it does okay and not so well at the branch.""For the user, the policy that they have implemented sometimes needs adjustments. Sometimes the features that the customer asks for aren't involved in the main installation, and I need to bolt an add-on in. However, I never know if this policy is the right one when I do this.""The reporting feature needs improvement.""The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust.""When adding what is in scope to a policy, it would be nice if you could select multiple policies instead of one policy at a time to add what is in the scope for network segmentation. I have found that during the install and configuration of the policies that if you want to modify multiple policies or enable multiple policies that you need to define what is in the scope (IP range or segments) one rule at a time. This caused some slow downs when implementing policies.""More detailed analysis during the authentication process, especially for troubleshooting access issues. We have found that troubleshooting RADIUS controls is quite arduous, as it is today. A trace function could easily resolve this by providing a means by which access issues from a certificate to passwords or accounts could easily be identified and remediated.""I should be able to integrate my Forescout with any other third party security technology, to build that connected security strategy.""Although Forescout manages endpoints and network devices, there is no capability for user management."

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"Technical support is not that great.""The most important thing is reporting. They should improve their reporting. They should give a free hand to users. In SCCM, I can create my own reports. For example, in SCCM, I can create an inventory report for my PC or for all PCs, but in Intune, we don't have an option to create any report. Microsoft claims that Intune is a successor of SCCM, but SCCM is more powerful than Intune. So, they should develop Intune more and make it equivalent to SCCM. Then, their product will be great in the market.""It would be better if I could integrate it with my core group policy. I would like to have a group policy in my current environment, which has strict control, but those things are still missing. Although it has maximum compliance and security, it's not available on-premise.""There needs to be more support for Mac operating systems.""I'm still playing around with it and haven't had any issues with the product yet, but support can definitely be improved.""Could benefit from user having more control over devices.""The solution could improve by having better integration with Apple.""There can be delays in the deployment of new policies."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The fact that we were allowed to spin up as many servers as we had need of to support our geographic requirements while paying for licensing as an enterprise truly set Forescout apart from the crowd and improved the way we could design our access."
  • "We went with the virtual appliance option. The biggest cost to running these types of appliances would be to either have multiple virtual appliances at every data center or running Remote SPAN hardware to provide you the real-time network visibility."
  • "The ROI is priceless."
  • "It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for."
  • "Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."
  • "Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced."
  • "Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support."
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  • "For Microsoft 365 E5 clients, cost is not an issue as this product is one of the benefits."
  • "The price of Intune is included with the license for Office 365, so we don't have to pay anything extra for it."
  • "The pricing for Microsoft Intune is reasonable. Our clients are satisfied."
  • "The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would… more »
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    I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
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    I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will… more »
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    Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
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    Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
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    Our organization researched both Microsoft Intune and IBM MaaS360 when considering the type of endpoint security tool that we wanted. Ultimately we decided to choose IBM MaaS360 to secure and manage… more »
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    Also Known As
    Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
    Intune, MS Intune
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    Overview

    ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.

    Intune is a cloud-based service in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space that helps enable your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected. With Intune, you can:

    • Manage the mobile devices your workforce uses to access company data.
    • Manage the mobile apps your workforce uses.
    • Protect your company information by helping to control the way your workforce accesses and shares it.
    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with company security requirements.
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    Sample Customers
    NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Government16%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Forescout Platform is ranked 2nd in Network Access Control (NAC) with 19 reviews while Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 59 reviews. Forescout Platform is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Intune is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "Identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC, Armis and Appgate SDP, whereas Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Desktop Central, IBM MaaS360 and Google Cloud Identity.

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