Cisco ASA Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

We're discussing a family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances.  FortiGate is a term which includes a wide range of products, starting with small ones dedicated to small offices, and developing into devices which are able to grant security and networking for large companies. The family includes physical devices and virtual machines, which grant network security on different layers using a single point of control. FortiGate is optimized to avoid bottlenecks or delays while the various controls are performed. High availability is also part of the available features with various solutions to avoid single points of failure.  In the following short list, I will list some interesting points about the FortiGate solution.  1. Administrative Interface If you are...
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Network Engineer II at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Firewall * NAT * Intrusion prevention * Site-to-Site VPN * Web filter * Anti-virus

How has it helped my organization?

Before using the Sophos appliance, we consistently struggled with users clicking on things they shouldn't be. This led to virus/malware infections that seemed to propagate through the network at an alarming speed. Since we incorporated the... more»

What needs improvement?

I wish the internet failover worked better. As it stands right now, when we have an internet failure on WAN1, it takes several minutes before our WAN2 connection picks up the traffic, with many things not working until I manually fail over to... more»
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pfSense
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Real User
Owner with 51-200 employees
Nov 28 2017

What do you think of pfSense?

Primary Use Case Primary we use it for bandwidth limiting and load balancing our ISPs. And Pfsense excels doing that.  • Improvements to My Organization We had two ISPs, and still our Internet connection was awful. By installing pfSense and configuring load balancing and limiting bandwidth, we now have a reliable and stable connection. • Valuable Features Routing, load balancing, Traffic Limiter and queues. Since this company relies on an Internet connection, having these features is a must. • Room for Improvement Reporting and real-time monitoring, since I'm used to Watchguard's reporting features, it would be nice to have an embedded solution for reporting.  • Stability Issues Close to none. One time, while upgrading, the system crashed and had to install from...
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SonicWall
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Real User
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Easy to use GUI VPN (Site-to-Site and Client-to-Site) Gateway Security Built in A/V options Content Filtering

How has it helped my organization?

The site-to-site VPN allows for consistent communication between sites. Upgrading the OS is easy and they alert you when an upgrade is available. Content filtering and gateway security has help reduce visiting unwanted websites and attacks.... more»

What needs improvement?

I would love to see a more detailed logs and filtering. Wireless versions have week signal strength in comparison to other wireless routers.
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Real User
ICT System Security Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The routing feature is most valuable, because SRX is the best enterprise router. SRX has complete MPLS service features with L3VPN, VPLS, EVPN. You can also combine Router and FW in one box, with selective packet filter to bypass flow engine... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides good routing and high performance of the data center. It solves protecting our datacenter, separate networks and protect data center with FW policies + DPI

What needs improvement?

Web management needs to improve. The web interface on Juniper SRX is just a short conversion from Junos OS CLI; this is not very suitable for users with little expertise. But Juniper has complete MGMT for managing SRX devices and other... more»
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Real User
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 22 2016

What is most valuable?

Zscaler is securing entire cooperate traffic using its different modules. This includes URL & aapplication filtering, malware & threat protection, bandwidth control, sand boxing and advanced fire-walling etc. Specifically, I like the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since this is a cloud based product, we don't have to bother about the hardware/physical status and space. No need to monitor and manage the hardware. If there's an issue, Zscaler will switchover to another node to process the customer traffic.

What needs improvement?

Using location admin users should be better so we can merge any centralized authentication servers like AD, Radius, and any other server. This would help centralize the server management. v5.2 is being released shortly, and will have a lot of... more»

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