Which is better and why?
Cisco ISE uses AI endpoint analytics to identify new devices based on their behavior. It will also notify you if someone plugs in with a device that is not allowed and will block it. The user experience is intuitive, supportive, and, once learned, easy to use. This is a very stable and flexible product overall. This solution works well with many different cloud options.
Cisco ISE can be complex and complicated to deploy and use. You have to have a lot of understanding of the product to use all of the functions successfully. The end-user interface is complicated and not user-friendly. We also found that this solution can be slow and a bit buggy at times.
Fortinet FortiNac’s interface is very user-friendly, stable, and scales easily. But its setup and deployment was slow and complex - everything needed to be done manually. It would be good if they developed some templates to improve the setup process. Currently, it just takes too long. If your organization is very large, it is not very feasible. The dashboard could be more user friendly and the reporting capability should be better. We also found this solution to be on the expensive side.
Both of these products have excellent scalability and are very stable. They provide solid endpoint user security and work well with mobiles, gadgets, laptops, etc. Cisco can be very expensive and complex to use - it is best for larger, enterprise-level organizations with a Cisco-trained tech team.
Fortinet Fortigate is very user friendly, flexible and agile. It is simple to use and manage and it’s very good for smaller to mid-level organizations, and can do well for larger enterprise organizations as well.
I'm researching these two solutions: Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Fortinet FortiNAC. And I'm looking for recommendations on which product to choose and why?
Thank you for your help!
I'm in a need of a Network Access Control (NAC) solution for my organization. The size of the company is 5000 users.
What Network Access Control (NAC) solution would you recommend me to look at and why?