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"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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"FortiWeb offers a good price for the marketplace. In the Sri Lankan market, it's hard to find high-end products that can match FortiWeb's pricing. For high-end solutions, the price is always extremely high.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""The most valuable feature is that this product represents a whole solution, including a WAF, and even anti-defacements.""The solution is stable.""The deployment was very easy.""FortiGate is a stable product.""We find that it is quite stable and reliable.""This product is very user-friendly."

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"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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"The solution could offer more integration opportunities.""I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""The initial setup in our data center was somewhat complex.""Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported.""When we look at the incident reports in the dashboard, they are available for a maximum duration of 24 hours. They should provide more time for the analysis and increase the duration of the availability of these reports. Currently, it gives the options for 5 minutes, 1 hour, and 24 hours. It would be excellent if there are more options for a longer time period. It may be configurable, but I don't know how to do it.""It is not entirely user-friendly.""The solution could improve by providing more integration with solutions other than the Fortinet family.""We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced."

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"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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"We are on an annual license for this solution and the price is approximately €100.""It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price.""There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.""The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.""FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.""It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise.""All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."

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

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Sample Customers
Klein Independent School District
Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
Top Industries
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Financial Services Firm25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company13%
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise30%

A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is ranked 1st in SSL/TLS Decryption with 1 review while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 26 reviews. A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder SSLi writes "Enables our content filter to do its job without any noticeable delay ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". A10 Networks Thunder SSLi is most compared with Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Fortinet FortiADC, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Fortinet FortiADC, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway.

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