Compare Citrix SD-WAN vs. Fortinet FortiGate

Citrix SD-WAN is ranked 8th in SD-WAN with 3 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in SD-WAN with 55 reviews. Citrix SD-WAN is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiGate is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Citrix SD-WAN writes "Enables us to check if a laptop is in our domain or not". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "Don't underestimate FortiAnalyzer. It can give you a better understanding of what is going on in your network". Citrix SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, F5 Traffic Management Operating System and Fortinet FortiWAN, whereas Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA NGFW, Meraki MX and pfSense. See our Citrix SD-WAN vs. Fortinet FortiGate report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is security, as it gives me the port bindings that cannot be accomplished using other solutions.The scalability and stability are quite good in general.The VPN and the load balancing are the most valuable features.

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Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.We use the FortiGate Sandbox to detect zero-day vulnerabilities, such as anomalies or malware, that are unknown and have not yet been discovered.We are a visual effects company, and there have been a number of high profile security issues in our industry. This has brought us to a higher standard of security, which our clients are very keen on these days.Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are a feature that we found valuable.SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering.The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus.The security features are about the best that I've seen anywhere.

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Cons
I would like to either see the price reduced or have it packaged with other products to give better value for the money.The initial setup could be a bit easier.The reports need to be improved. We need to have them customized but they don't have that right now. I would like for them to have better system predictions. We don't have that right now. My system may be working fine right now but after making some changes, that can change.

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I think there could be more QoS featuresWe would like to see a better training platform implemented.We had a minor problem where there was a major system upgrade on the hardware platfrom and the Mac client was not available as soon as it might have been. The PC client was available immediately, but we had to wait a month or so, before there was a mac client. I was slightly irritated that it was not ready on time, but it was eventually resolved.To the best of my knowledge, Fortinet does not have a CASB solution and Fortinet does not have a Zero trust solution.The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up.There is a lot of improvement needed with SSL-VPN.Improvement is needed in the Web Filter quotas to restrict users with allocated quotas.Technical support for this solution can be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
As NetScaler is now, I find it quite pricey.It's a little bit on the high side compared to the other products.

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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.Fortinet is the least expensive solution.Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all other vendors.The pricing for this solution is good.Before choosing a piece of equipment you have to take into account the cost-benefit offered by each one. Sometimes it is not worth paying a very cheap price to have a minimum level of security.Each feature costs money, so it is important to study your needs.I would say that all things considered, the pricing is pretty good.Fortinet is reasonable in pricing and licensing. Overall, FortiGate is affordable. The licensing fee can be a little high, depending on the budget for your project.

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8th
out of 29 in SD-WAN
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5,407
Comparisons
4,270
Reviews
3
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440
Avg. Rating
8.3
1st
out of 29 in SD-WAN
Views
169,741
Comparisons
119,591
Reviews
51
Average Words per Review
359
Avg. Rating
8.6
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Also Known As
Citrix CloudBridge, WOC, NetScaler SD-WANFortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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Overview

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly NetScaler SD-WAN) is a next- generation WAN Edge solution that simplifies digital transformation for enterprises. It offers the best application experience for SaaS, cloud, and virtual apps & desktops; comprehensive security; and cloud choice with automation to ensure an always-on workspace.

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
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., Dallara, ecVision, Essar, Eurofred, Groupe Promutuel, HMSHost Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd, Royal Caribbean InternationalPittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies here
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm8%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company7%
Government5%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise28%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise23%
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