Cisco ASAv Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Cisco ASAv competitors and alternatives
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...
pfSense
User
student at a university with 51-200 employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* The part of the firewall and aliases * The content filter in non-transparent mode and transparent mode with Squid and SquidGuard * The possibility of adding packages to perform network analysis * Creation of certificates * The facility to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The use and results may vary according to the objectives of the institutions. In the case of city councils, I have taken the maximum advantage, taking into account that they were small institutions for which the tools provided by pfSense were... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is good in many of its departments, but this should make HTTPS filtering more efficient since Squid falls short when using man in the middle. It works, but it is not 100% efficient. It requires more attention to provide a better... more»
Real User
Asst.Manager IT at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 26 2018

What is most valuable?

All the features are good. The GUI is among the most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we only had a normal firewall, it was not next generation. It was not blocking many of the threats from Layer 7, the application layer. Now, this solution has IP, an intrusion prevention system, and because of the URL filtering,... more»

What needs improvement?

It is on multiple boxes so ISP load balancing, multiple network load balancing would be helpful. Also a web-based portal for VPN. Earlier they had it in the ASA model, but currently, they don't have it. The user needs to just click on the... more»

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