We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Monitoring the traffic, making sure you have the visibility."
"We have not had to reach out to FortiGate support yet and that is a pretty good track record."
"The VPN used with the product is secure and reliable without lag."
"Its interface is the most valuable. It is quite easy to manage."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"The feature that I find most valuable is its protection of the websites."
"It is a good product. It does what we want it to do so. I didn't find many false-positives or things like that. We mainly use the IPS and URL filtering features, and they are pretty good."
"I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun."
"The most valuable features are security and vision, and all of the UTM functionality."
"The initial setup is a bit complex in terms of deployment and configuration"
"The IPS monitoring can be improved."
"Monitoring could be improved."
"I would like to be able to generate reports about the protections that we have. I would like a report feature."
"It would be better if they had a dashboard where we could see what attacks were happening. It would be good to see who's trying to get into our network."
"Security level could be increased."
"Its performance can be better. We have had performance issues in the past, but we sometimes tend to find that it is more related to what we do in our network than anything else. It is quite a good product, and there isn't much to improve."
"They can probably improve the reporting feature. Reporting and report alerting are the main key features of this solution. They can always find ways to improve these."
"The user interface needs a bit of upgrading."
"We are currently evaluating a Palo Alto solution, and the pricing could be a reason for going for Palo Alto."
"The price is okay, so far so good."
"They are more expensive than others."
"It is not expensive as compared to Cisco."
"The licensing costs are very competitive."
"The solution could be better priced."
"The pricing for FortiGate IPS is competitive with other products in the category."
Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud improves security and incident response across the distributed network, from the private network and branch office to the public cloud. This solution addresses the need for digital businesses to quickly identify threats posed by their network devices and cloud resources, and to do so with minimal management, oversight, and security manpower.
An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a critical component of every network’s core security capabilities. It protects against known threats and zero-day attacks including malware and underlying vulnerabilities. Deployed inline as a bump in the wire, many IPS solutions perform deep packet inspection of traffic at wire speed, requiring high throughput and low latency.
Fortinet delivers IPS technology via the industry-validated and recognized FortiGate platform. FortiGate security processors provide unparalleled high performance, while FortiGuard Labs informs industry-leading threat intelligence, creating an IPS with proven success in protecting from known and zero-day threats. As a key component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS secures the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising performance.
Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is ranked 22nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review while Fortinet FortiGate IPS is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 11 reviews. Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is rated 0.0, while Fortinet FortiGate IPS is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud writes "Offers great visibility of your traffic". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate IPS writes "Provides good data on client usage patterns with great VPN capabilities". Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Darktrace and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Fortinet FortiGate IPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, Trend Micro Deep Discovery and McAfee Network Security Platform.
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