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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs. Sumo Logic and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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The most valuable features are customizing reports, and the ability to drill down to display critical information in real-time.
The program is stable and it gives me great visibility.
It has a simplified and user-friendly interface.
It is a simple and solution.
The IBS (Intent Based Segmentation) and application web filtering are the most valuable aspects of the solution.
The feature I find most useful is the handy dashboard.
We use this functionality every day, and obtain reports on things like how many people are using the VPN, which websites are being accessed, and whether hackers are trying to penetrate into our network.
It supports SQL for logging and reporting. Log data is inserted into the SQL database for log view and report generation.
We are able to diagnose problems before our customers.
It helps a lot because we can troubleshoot issues pretty easily.
We have used it many times to find a root cause of a live issue, then fix the problem in the applications.
Support has been excellent. Sumo Logic's support staff is really good, both their account management staff and direct support.
It provides easy visibility. I also like the shareable queries because we share a lot across groups.
For many of our services, we use Sumo Logic to track errors and send notifications to our Slack channel, if there are issues. Then, we have our support people monitoring this, and they can react quickly.
Scalability has been good for our needs. We haven't run into any scaling issues in regards to size so far.
I have no concerns about the stability of the product. I feel it handles the stress we put on it very well.
The reports are good, but they are over-summarized.
The technical support is not very good.
When it comes to pushing logs to a SIEM, most of the time we have some issues when it comes to filtering.
I'm looking for something more efficient to analyze different foreign things. That's why FortiSIEM could compete with FortiAnalyzer.
The solution could use more graphics and be more specific in the dashboard. This way, I'm able to understand everything and effectively understand what's going on, including what's incoming and outgoing. Right now, I have to look up everything. I need a dashboard so that I can see specific items right there in one place.
I would like to see an improvement in the technical support. Stronger authentication will also be a plus.
When somebody is new to the system they find it difficult to perform certain operations, like backups, and to see where the reports are.
It is very important that FAZ can support FortiController as the architecture designed for the network. FortiController should be registered in FAZ at least for event logs.
There are some API gaps that are missing.
We would like to have some type of predefined setup for the logs, making the setup easier by default.
We would like the ability to drill down into a dashboard and get into deeper levels.
There needs to be improvement on imported data which can be used within Sumo Logic to do more advanced queries.
I would like better UI-driven functionality to create alerts and reports. Now, we have to understand the syntax, so it is a little difficult for someone to pick it up without using the manuals. If there was more of a graphical user interface, it would be beneficial.
It would be nice to have an improved ability to scroll through logs within a time frame. Right now, we can search for specific errors. However, if we want to look for "before and after" within a specific time frame, it's not easy using the tool. This would be an improvement.
It took a bit of trial and error to get it set up correctly based on everything we had to do. In the end, we had to send everything over HTTP, which was sort of a stop-gap.
If you want to up your subscription through the AWS Marketplace, it can be difficult. You can't just go back to the AWS Marketplace, and say, "I want a bigger one now." You have to contact the sales team, then they do it on the back-end. This could definitely be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing of this solution is fair, and it is based on what you can manage.
The program is expensive.
The price is quite expensive. Fortinet products are very expensive. That is something which they should also look at, because if you compare Fortinet product to, say, Sophos for example, Fortinet is really high and that's the only thing which is a drawback for most users.
We have around 12 devices and yearly we spend approximately $14,000.
All Fortinet programs come at a good price.
We have several products including Fortinet Wireless, FortiGate Firewalls, and FortiAnalyzer, which are bundled together and cost approximately $50,000 USD annually.
The cost and pricing should be in accordance with the calculation of log storage capacity for a time period required for historical analysis.
It depends upon the company.
The AWS Marketplace pricing is borderline. Every annual renewal, we always contemplate if we are getting what we think we could out of it or could we do it cheaper with some other product.
The pricing is a little high, but for the features that we receive from Sumo Logic, it suits the price. For some small organizations, the price might be a little high.
I don't pay the bill. I've heard the AWS Marketplace pricing is high, but I like the value.
Pricing has been cheaper than some of the competing tools, like Splunk.
If we went to ELK Stack, which is open source, it would have been less costly, but it would have required more development from our side.
The only limit to the scalability of the product for us is how much we are willing to pay.
The price scaling comes in a bit expensive.
Purchasing the solution through the AWS Marketplace is very easy.
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|FortiAnalyzer Network Security Logging, Analysis, and Reporting Appliances securely aggregate log data from Fortinet Security Appliances. A comprehensive suite of easily customable reports allows you to quickly analyze and visualize network threats, inefficiencies and usage. FortiAnalyzer is one of several versatile Fortinet Management Products that provide a diversity of deployment types, growth flexibility, advanced customization through APIs and simple licensing.||Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.|
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