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Pros
"With the Thunder SSLi, we're better protected. We can stop use of VPN and proxies. We are better protected against dirty traffic coming back to our schools. Having a secure decrypt zone with the equipment lowers the chances that our security infrastructure could possibly miss an attack.""We have several proxies in our environment, so we localized internet traffic between these proxies. Instead of getting a really huge proxy box, according to our size, we can use three boxes and share the traffic with A10's load-balancer feature.""Its most valuable feature is its ability to do its job accurately, effectively, and very quickly. The amount of traffic that we have going through our system is astounding... The delay with the SSL decryption turned on is almost unnoticeable."

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"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity."

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Cons
"I would like them to have a better UI (better universal design).""It would be great if it supported SSL operations according to Active Directory users. For example, if we want to bypass one of the servers or a client's internet access for SSL interception, we have to do it according to the IP address. It would be better if we could do it according to the Active Directory username. A10 says they kind of support that but we haven't tested it.""There is one thing I would like to see changed. In their features for setting things up, there is a templating system that would normally assist clients. However, we had a better time setting up the device either through the command line or through the interface and not using the templates that were pre-installed. So there is room for improvement to the templates for initial installation."

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"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall."

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"We always pay for support. Any organization of our size who doesn't is asking for problems.""When you purchase the equipment, you purchase the licensing and warranty. It's all fairly standard. We haven't been caught with anything surprising.""Our licensing costs, yearly, are just under $15,000. Your initial cost of acquisition is obviously going to be more than $15,000..."

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Top Answer: Its most valuable feature is its ability to do its job accurately, effectively, and very quickly. The amount of traffic that we have going through our system is astounding... The delay with the SSL… more »
Top Answer: Our licensing costs, yearly, are just under $15,000. The licensing that we have is based upon what we need to do more than anything else. We have a URL categorization license and an SSL decryption… more »
Top Answer: There is one thing I would like to see changed. In their features for setting things up, there is a templating system that would normally assist clients. However, we had a better time setting up the… more »
Top Answer: TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.
Top Answer: FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved. The commands that you need to use are complex.
Top Answer: We are an academic institution and our primary use of FortiADC is for student registrations. In the month that I have been using this solution, it seems to be working fine. It is a trial version and I… more »
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Thunder SSLiFortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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Overview

SSL encrypted traffic is growing, rendering most security devices ineffective.
Gain visibility into encrypted traffic with SSL Insight and stop potential threats.

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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Klein Independent School DistrictBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Networks Thunder SSLi vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is ranked 1st in SSL/TLS Decryption with 3 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 2 reviews. A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder SSLi writes "The SSL decryption successfully decrypts at a rate that has minimal to no impact on our end users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Good SSL offloading and performance, plus it catches security breaches in our academic environment". A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance and F5 SSL Visibility, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager.

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