Check Point VSX vs. Fortinet FortiGate

Check Point VSX is ranked 19th in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs Fortinet FortiGate which is ranked 1st in Firewalls with 33 reviews. The top reviewer of Check Point VSX writes "Valuable features include centralized management using the MDM solution and the log management module". The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "The IPsec tunnels are very easily created, and quite interoperable with devices from other vendors". Check Point VSX is most compared with Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and pfSense. Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. See our Check Point VSX vs. Fortinet FortiGate report.
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Pros
We consolidated from three management consoles and three clusters to only one, which is a big improvement.Its blades and VSLS (Virtual System Load Sharing) work fine.Monitoring using SmartConsole and all its features is extremely easy, and I find SmartEvent an excellent monitoring tool for spotting threats and user behaviour.The multiple virtual firewalls on one box are extremely useful and the interconnection with virtual switches is simple and easy to understand.

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Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process.The CLI and GUI do a good job of putting a lot at your fingertips.Their proxy-based inspection is responsive and secure.We can detect any attack of viruses or malware at the first point of contact.Whenever we raise a complaint with FortiGate, their response and resolution times are minimal.It has improved our organization with control data.Valuable features include the Web Application Firewall, and it even has DLP (data leak prevention).

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Having a web UI in the VSX (or something similar) would be nice.We have Microsoft CASB cloud app security and it's one of the least compatible firewalls. They really need to look at this, as both Check Point and Microsoft are major players. Why aren't they compatible? If we had Palo Alto then we wouldn't have this problem.

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I think there could be more QoS featuresI would like to see improvements made to the dashboard and UI, as well as to the reporting.It could use more templates for third-party site-to-site VPN setups other than FortiGate and Cisco.There are problems with the custom reporting of the unique traffic. The data is there, but it is too difficult for us to extract.They need faster serviceability and more security features.The reports are very basic.The firewall engine is not so strong as of now, in my opinion... My second concern is that, while they have Zero-day vulnerability and anti-malware features, the threat engine needs to be strengthened, its efficiency can be increased.I need user-behavior analytics, to find threat scenarios from inside the organization, insider attacks. That would be very helpful for us. In addition, I would like next-generation features for small and medium businesses. These businesses require UTM, all in one product. Fortinet must include it.

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Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you.Compared to other firewall products, it's a little cheaper in terms of pricing.It scales well if you know what to buy from a physical box standpoint. They seem to offer something for every level.Pricing is good. They offer a lot of things, the most important is the support. Every time you upgrade your license, you also get insurance for the equipment. If you have any problem with equipment, they send in new equipment.The cost is too high... They have to focus on more features with less cost for the customer. If you see the market, where it's going, there are a lot of players offering more features for less cost.​We saved a bundle by not needing all the past appliances from an NGFW.​Easy to understand licensing requirements.The value is the capability of having multiple services with one unique license, not having the limitation per user licensing schema, like other vendors.

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Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Also Known AsFortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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Overview
OverviewVSX (Virtual System Extension) is a security and VPN solution for large-scale environments based on the proven security of Check Point Security Gateway. VSX provides comprehensive protection for multiple networks or VLANs within complex infrastructures. It securely connects them to shared resources such as the Internet and/or a DMZ, and allows them to safely interact with each other.

The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersBentley Systems, Almaviva TSF S.p.A, Yankuang Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies here
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government
19%
Financial Services Firm
19%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Transportation Company
7%
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Comms Service Provider
13%
Real Estate/Law Firm
13%
Energy/Utilities Company
13%
Healthcare Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
15%
Comms Service Provider
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Government
7%
Manufacturing Company
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Small Business
49%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
33%
Midsize Enterprise
39%
Large Enterprise
28%
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