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Hello- Western State College is considering replacing it's Juniper UAC. We have looked at both Impulse Safe Connect and Aruba ClearPass. Does anyone have any recommendations, good or bad, for either of these products? Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kate Robinson Network Administrator IT Services Taylor Hall 125 970-943-3123 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Fabri Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:27 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Cisco 3750X Switches

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We have found an integrated solution is the best with NAC. If you are ever going to see finger pointing when troubleshooting it will be with NAC. There is just so much going on. We are an Enterasys shop for wired and wireless and also use their NAC. Often when trouble shooting I will have both the NAC guys and the Wireless guys conferenced in at the same time. It's great. Sounds like you are an Aruba shop or you wouldn't be looking at their NAC. Since nearly all of your students will be on wireless, and they are likely your biggest reason for needing NAC, I'd focus on Aruba's NAC. John Kaftan IT Infrastructure Manager Utica College 315.792.3102 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@listserv.educause.edu] On Behalf Of Kate Robinson Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:15 AM To: NETMAN@listserv.educause.edu Subject: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations Hello- Western State College is considering replacing it's Juniper UAC. We have looked at both Impulse Safe Connect and Aruba ClearPass. Does anyone have any recommendations, good or bad, for either of these products? Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kate Robinson Network Administrator IT Services Taylor Hall 125 970-943-3123 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Fabri Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:27 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Cisco 3750X Switches
We were a early adopter of the Safe Connect product and it has worked well for us. We primarily use it to ensure student computers are up to date on their OS updates and AV. We also use it as a means to authenticate users on our guest wireless network. Bruce Entwistle Network manager University of Redlands -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Kate Robinson Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 8:15 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations Hello- Western State College is considering replacing it's Juniper UAC. We have looked at both Impulse Safe Connect and Aruba ClearPass. Does anyone have any recommendations, good or bad, for either of these products? Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kate Robinson Network Administrator IT Services Taylor Hall 125 970-943-3123 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Fabri Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:27 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Cisco 3750X Switches
Consider Enterasys. Integrates well with many of their and other manufacturers' products. Great API hooks for ticketing, IPS, & other integration; flexible captive portal... Doug Green University of new Hampshire. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Kate Robinson Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:15 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations Hello- Western State College is considering replacing it's Juniper UAC. We have looked at both Impulse Safe Connect and Aruba ClearPass. Does anyone have any recommendations, good or bad, for either of these products? Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kate Robinson Network Administrator IT Services Taylor Hall 125 970-943-3123 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Fabri Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:27 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Cisco 3750X Switches
We are using Impulse Point's Safeconnect. It's inexpensive and does what you need. They don't support iOS, Linux or Android for policy matching (you can use it for authentication though). Aruba's product is an acquisition they made last year (Avenda). It was #2 on our list, but their reporting tools weren't as mature. I believe Aruba has made significant changes to that. I don't believe you can go wrong with either product. If you use Palo Alto NG firewalls, I agree you should look at Enterasys. They have some nice ties into the PAN devices. -Brian ________________________________________ From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] on behalf of Green, Doug [doug.green@UNH.EDU] Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 4:39 PM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations Consider Enterasys. Integrates well with many of their and other manufacturers' products. Great API hooks for ticketing, IPS, & other integration; flexible captive portal... Doug Green University of new Hampshire. -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Kate Robinson Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:15 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations Hello- Western State College is considering replacing it's Juniper UAC. We have looked at both Impulse Safe Connect and Aruba ClearPass. Does anyone have any recommendations, good or bad, for either of these products? Thanks for any advice you can offer. Kate Robinson Network Administrator IT Services Taylor Hall 125 970-943-3123 -----Original Message----- From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Chris Fabri Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:27 AM To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: Re: [NETMAN] Cisco 3750X Switches
As of the latest release, SafeConnect provides identity info to Palo Alto devices.
           
Rand
 
Rand P. Hall
Director, Network Services                 askIT!
Merrimack College
978-837-3532

If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions. – Einstein



We’ve been using SafeConnect since 2006 for auth, OS patch level, and AV policy enforcement.    It does what you need and was cheaper than other NAC solutions we’ve looked at.   Very useful for tracking DMCA violations.  I’ve been very impressed with their support over the years.  Very responsive whenever any issues have come up.

 

- James

 

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James Brown

Information Technology Specialist

Inver Hills Community College

2500 East 80th Street

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

651-450-3860

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Hall, Rand
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:05 PM
To: NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [NETMAN] NAC recommendations

 

As of the latest release, SafeConnect provides identity info to Palo Alto devices.

           

Rand

 

Rand P. Hall

Director, Network Services                 askIT!

Merrimack College

978-837-3532

 

If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute finding solutions. – Einstein



We've been very happy with Safe Connect (converted from Perfigo/CCA some time ago). Safe Connect integrates very nicely with Aruba and the support is outstanding. Charlie Charlie Prothero Chief Information Officer Keystone College Information Technology Building One College Green P.O. Box 50 * La Plume, PA 18440-0200 570-945-8015 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
On 7/31/2012 8:49 PM, Charlie Prothero wrote: > We've been very happy with Safe Connect (converted from Perfigo/CCA some time ago). Safe Connect integrates very nicely with Aruba and the support is outstanding. Well, since nobody else has spoken up yet, I feel compelled to put in a vote for Bradford (Campus Manager a.k.a. Network Sentry). Integrates well with Aruba (role-based security as well as layer-2 quarantine capability), and duplicates this layer-2 separation on wired and wireless equally well. With the latest software we have been able to deploy role-based access on our WPA2 network SSID while leaving our legacy "WiFi" on default access. Jeff ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Jeff would you mind contacting me off list to discuss Bradford? Jason Rinne Systems Administrator 500 E. College Street ∙ Marshall, MO 65340 P 660-831-4088  rinnej@moval.edu This document may contain confidential information and is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you received it in error, please contact the sender at once and destroy the document. The document may contain information subject to restrictions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts. Such information may not be disclosed or used in any fashion outside the scope of the service for which you are receiving the information.
On 8/9/2012 11:21 AM, Jason Rinne wrote: > Jeff would you mind contacting me off list to discuss Bradford? > Sure, fire away :) Jeff ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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