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Pros
"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."

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"This solution has solid UTM features combined with a nice GUI.""It blocks the vulnerabilities that can negatively impact us.""The security features are about the best that I've seen anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus.""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.""SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.""Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are a feature that we found valuable.""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."

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Cons
"In our situation, the initial setup was complex."

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"The Web-filter in this solution is not very good.""I would like to have logs, monitoring, and reporting for a month without extra fees.""Technical support for this solution can be improved.""Improvement is needed in the Web Filter quotas to restrict users with allocated quotas.""There is a lot of improvement needed with SSL-VPN.""The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up.""To the best of my knowledge, Fortinet does not have a CASB solution and Fortinet does not have a Zero trust solution.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."

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"The pricing for this solution is good.""Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all other vendors.""Fortinet is the least expensive solution.""It's very affordable.""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.""The Indian market is different than the European and American markets. When you compare they need to be a bit more aggressive on pricing.""I think that the pricing is fair.""For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable.
Top Answer: I believe the net cloud licensing is roughly a couple hundred dollars a year, but I'm not positive. Another manager of ours buys the licenses and I just approve them. I look at the numbers every now… more »
Top Answer: Cradlepoint has a Trend Micro interface. They run Trend Micro, kind of like firewall — web filtering on top of it. There could be some room for improvement there, but that's kind of reaching.
Top Answer:  When you compare these firewalls you can identify them with different features, advantages, practices and usage at large. In my opinion, Fortinet would be the best option and l use… more »
Top Answer: In my opinion and as a result of years of experience: - Both are great firewalls with excellent performance and a useful integration witch Active directory and LDAP - Fortinet is easier to… more »
Top Answer: Some of the valuable features are the firewall, IPS, web filter, and gateway capabilities. Additionally, it is easy to use and flexible.
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Also Known As
FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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Overview

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud is an integrated platform that connects modern enterprises from the Edge to the cloud to ensure pervasive connectivity and greater availability. It combines advanced Enterprise Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Software-Defined Perimeter (SD-P) technologies that enable dynamic connectivity and network management of fixed branch locations, vehicles, and M2M/IoT deployments within one pane of glass platform.

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
City of San Antonio, Statue Cruises, Tour Dubai, St. David's Foundation, JBT, DSC Dredge
Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies here
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Hospitality Company5%
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Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise28%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
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Cradlepoint NetCloud is ranked 12th in SD-WAN with 1 review while Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in SD-WAN with 99 reviews. Cradlepoint NetCloud is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiGate is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cradlepoint NetCloud writes "An all-in-one subscription that enables your transition to a Wireless WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "Stable, easy to set up, and offers good ROI". Cradlepoint NetCloud is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, Meraki SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN and Versa FlexVNF, whereas Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA Firewall, pfSense, Meraki MX, Sophos XG and Check Point NGFW.

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