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Pros
"TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."

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"The most valuable features are support and security.""The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it.""I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.""The GUI is user-friendly.""This product is very user-friendly.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""It is a stable product."

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Cons
"FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved.""It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall.""Technical support and documentation could both be improved.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""The initial setup could be simplified."

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"I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.""We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced.""The integration with other products should be improved.""FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications.""In terms of performance, it needs to be more robust.""The Layer 7 DDoS attacks need improvement, it could be better.""Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported."

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"The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.""All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.""FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.""Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.""It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs.""It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price.""It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise.""Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: Simple to use and easy to integrate.
Top Answer: From a pricing perspective, I believe FortiADC is cheaper than the F5 and also cheaper than some of the well established load balancers. There is a subscription fee but I'm not sure of the exact cost.
Top Answer: It offers some feedback and suggestions that guide our system development while helping our vendors to update their applications and fix any issues or bugs.
Top Answer: In a high availability cluster configuration, where the primary FortiGate is working and the secondary is a backup, Fortinet requires us to buy two licenses instead of one whether we are actually… more »
Top Answer: The dashboard evaluating the performance of each application connected to the web app's firewall is quite helpful, but the tool is only available in application performance management. So I think if… more »
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Also Known As
FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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Overview

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company29%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company27%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise31%
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Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 23 reviews. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and AWS WAF.

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