FortiGate-VM vs. Kerio Control

FortiGate-VM is ranked 15th in Firewalls with 10 reviews vs Kerio Control which is ranked 18th in Firewalls with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of FortiGate-VM writes "Can use the appliance as a WLAN controller for up to 10 access points". The top reviewer of Kerio Control writes "Enables the ability to remotely control systems to be installed in multiple areas". FortiGate-VM is most compared with pfSense, Juniper SRX and Meraki MX Firewalls. Kerio Control is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos UTM. See our FortiGate-VM vs. Kerio Control report.
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Pros
It handles our current load with ease, and I think it can handle a bit more. It definitely can handle a lot more capacity than we currently use.It is very useful to make lists for rules and prepare firewall rules.The customer care center of Fortinet is good. For all the requests that we have done, they work as fast as possible, so this is a good point for Fortinet.​There is an interesting possibility of building a tunnel to a firewall from access points. We use this feature for small branch offices with one to two employees with access to central RDP servers.One top feature is the ability to use the appliance as a WLAN controller for up to 10 access points with the new 5.6 firmware.A top feature is the really good web interface and the classic Fortinet features, such as IPS, IDS, AV scanner, and spam filter.​Initial setup was quite straightforward, as we can simply head to the required sections to apply the planned network.​We use it to ensure that our network is properly protected from viruses and malware.

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Technical support is good. They respond right away.It has helped our organization with testing.Kerio Control is easy to use and provides the ability to deliver customized solutions.​It helps us better control internal and external communications.​​Setup is simple. The Kerio interface is very intuitive.​Its support is very good, and it is stable product.​

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Cons
The GUI could be improved.The price is sometimes very expensive.​In the first two releases of FortiOS 5.6, we had some trouble with the SSL VPN service. Sometimes it stopped working, and the IPS daemon too.Improvements are needed for the responsive UI and JIT traffic reporting.The management tools should be more user-friendly.We encountered scalability issues in IPSec Module. The tunnels freeze sometimes.There were challenges during setup, and many of them were self-inflicted.The user interface (UI) and the performance of interface both need improvement.

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I would like to see them develop a bit more flexibility creating VLANs.They should improve the remote connectivity feature for users.Support responses need improvement.I would like for there to be a difference between international and national links.Filtering of pages and greater personalization in services need improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price: It is a bit higher than the other competitors. This is why I started to look at other brands.​The basic pricing in Austria is OK, but asking for special offers, e.g., NPOs, NGOs, trade up, and/or trade in, is always useful.​The price is expensive compared with other vendors, like Cisco and Huawei.The best part of Fortinet is the license is bundled together, so it is easy to use and apply.The pricing and licensing are not as expensive as its competitors.​It is on par with what you receive. It can be expensive upfront.It would be nice to have the ability to extend FortiGuard subscriptions at a reasonable yearly cost versus a bulk three year pricing.​It is an expensive solution if you are migrating from an open source solution.

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Pricing is good, but the licensing took a lot of time.Search and compare.

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Ranking
15th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
2,112
Comparisons
1,565
Reviews
9
Followers
76
Avg. Rating
8.7
18th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
13,466
Comparisons
7,810
Reviews
3
Followers
288
Avg. Rating
8.3
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FortiGate Virtual Appliance
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Overview

FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.

Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

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