Aruba ClearPass and Cisco ISE: Buyer's guide and reviews June 2019

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of network access control solutions.

Network access control (NAC) technologies have advanced significantly. Their early focus on authentication and authorization of managed endpoints has shifted towards a new focus on securing BYOD and guest access. NAC's evolution continues today due to the rise of smart, IoT enabled devices, and selecting the correct NAC solution has become a significant business decision.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 12-page document selected two leading solutions in the network access control market and compiled a detailed and a direct comparison of both the offerings.

Rating the top network access control solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 20 solution providers in their vendor directory and selected two standout network access control solutions, Aruba Clearpass and Cisco ISE, to compare in this buyer's guide.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.

Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used network access control solutions in the marketplace today.