Compare CA ACF2 vs. Fortinet FortiDB

CA ACF2 is ranked 6th in Database Security with 3 reviews while Fortinet FortiDB is ranked 4th in Database Security with 4 reviews. CA ACF2 is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiDB is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of CA ACF2 writes "Saves resources through fully automated reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDB writes "The cloud tools are able to test for ransomware when the firewall picks up something suspicous". CA ACF2 is most compared with IBM Resource Access Control Facility, CA Top Secret and IBM Security zSecure, whereas Fortinet FortiDB is most compared with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security, IBM Guardium Data Protection and Oracle Audit Vault. See our CA ACF2 vs. Fortinet FortiDB report.
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Pros
Excellent real-time reporting that saves time and resources.The NOACCESS by default is another very good feature. Also, access rules are straightforward, and easy to understand.We use this tool to quickly assign privileges to different users as soon as they come in.I love their support. The support is great. They are number one.

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We use it to protect files and to prevent users from browsing them while they are being used.The most valuable features of this solution are the security aspects.It is extremely stable, and can expand as per our needs due to its stability.The biggest thing, for us lately, has been their cloud tools. They're like Intercept X from Sophos, where they'll test for ransomware. Fortinet has the same sort of set up with their cloud devices. So your firewall picks up something suspicious, it sends it up to the cloud for analysis. We also have their in-house antivirus. Having different antivirus checkpoints throughout the network is a good thing as well.

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Reporting can sometimes include false positives.It needs longer rules. The max rule is 32K.I would like my team and me to be able to use simple browsers, like Chrome, to be able to access mainframe data and provision users using the browser.‚Äč

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They need to improve the web filter to make it more user-friendly.The pricing of this solution is a little bit on the high side and can be improved.We had some issues trying to fix some critical bugs, such as the SSL encryption.I'm an old-school guy. I really don't like web GUI interfaces. They're always slow and laggy and their design is restricted, whereas a binary deployment for an admin tool is always faster, easier, more flexible. I would like that kind of functionality from Fortinet.

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The cost needs to be reduced.In the licensing model, the licenses are a little bit expensive.It is not expensive.It's relatively inexpensive in comparison to everything else that has the same functionality. If you're looking at SonicWall or if you're looking at WatchGuard, their prices are about a third higher with relatively the same functionality.

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6th
out of 17 in Database Security
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1,040
Comparisons
620
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
397
Avg. Rating
8.7
4th
out of 17 in Database Security
Views
2,219
Comparisons
1,216
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
624
Avg. Rating
8.3
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FortiDB, FortiGuard Database Security
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Overview

CA ACF2™ for z/OS provides innovative, comprehensive security for your business transaction environments—including Linux, UNIX and z/OS on System z—helping you realize the reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness of the mainframe. CA ACF2 provides an Advanced Authentication Mainframe feature, system entry validation, resource control, auditability, accountability, and administrative control. In conjunction with distributed security solutions from CA Technologies, CA ACF2 provides mobile-to-mainframe enterprise class security and compliance management.

FortiDB software is a comprehensive database security and compliance platform that helps large enterprises and cloud-based service providers protect their databases and applications from internal and external threats. Its flexible policy framework allows you to quickly and easily implement internal IT control frameworks for database activity monitoring, IT audit and regulatory compliance.

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