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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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"The solution is very easy to use."
"The sandboxing feature is very important."
"It's easy to use and the fact that I can schedule the report to come to my inbox at set times is very convenient for me."
"The solution is quite stable. I haven't had issues with it crashing on me. I don't recall running into any bugs or glitches. It's very reliable so far."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the stability, it's actually tailored for that."
"It's quite easy to use, and it's easy to find the necessary information from the web."
"The functionality of the solution is excellent."
"The ability to manage everything from the cloud is going to be the most valuable by far with this solution."
"It provides a quicker response time to vulnerabilities and more visibility into traffic flows."
"It has made our ROIs easier, but consolidating the correlation of data into one single point, which is pretty great."
"It's helpful that the solution allows us to control all the firewalls from one device."
"The dashboards are very good on Palo Alto. They offer a centralized dashboard for managers as well."
"Using this solution means that you can store logs for longer periods, up to perhaps two years, depending on your attached storage."
"What I like most about this solution is that it allows me to push multiple policies on multiple followers at the same time."
"The most valuable feature is WildFire."
"The interface is very easy to use. You can do most jobs from one single console."
"There are European and US clouds and sometimes we mix them up. The solution should make determining the clouds more clear, or make one cloud instead of having separate ones."
"I would like to see a SIEM bundled together with this because customers are looking into better reporting and more proactive security solutions."
"The solution should allow users to keep the data for longer than the current periods. I can't get any historic data after more than a month. I would like to be able to, after a year, look for trends from the past 12 months. It would make things much easier."
"When it comes to technical support, the problem we have found is that if an issue comes, it takes a day to get everything resolved. It could be faster. They can be better at optimizing how they answer tickets in terms of response times. There must be ways to make the process more streamlined. It would make it easier for their clients."
"Reporting is an area that can be enhanced."
"We need some integration or communication between the endpoint and the firewall."
"The command-line interface could definitely be improved in future iterations. It's lacking right now."
"Currently with the solution, if you want to manage more than one FortiGate you have to use a VM, and a VM can control up to 10."
"My pain point is the automation process is not well-documented. There are some things that they could improve on there."
"We had some challenges with the initial setup, but it was more on a learning curve basis."
"It can take a few minutes to test to see if any changes are successful or not. This needs to be improved. A commit change should take a second, not a minute or more."
"Panorama needs to work on its configuration issues."
"The dual WAN functionality is missing in this solution."
"Customer support can improve."
"There is room for improvement in the integration within endpoint detection. They need to do some integration between endpoints and the firewalls."
"The general customer feedback is when saving the configuration, it takes a long time. That needs to be fixed. The troubleshooting, the debugging part is also a little bit of a pain. It's not user-friendly on the interface to do our debugging when comparing it with other firewalls, like Forcepoint."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is over $1,000 USD annually."
"The pricing is mid-ranged, it's not very expensive but it's not the cheapest or most affordable in the market."
"The license does not include many of the features that are necessary, which means that you have to pay extra for them."
"With the URL filtering, we probably went down from around four hours in response time to about five minutes."
"The licensing is not cheap. There are always hidden costs. You have support costs, or maybe you need to buy more optics on how the solution fits into the rest of your environment. It is possible some of the rest of your environment will need to change too."
"It has freed up staff time, which is where we are seeing ROI."
"Initially, Palo Alto looks expensive, but if you dig deeper then you will find that it is very comparable, or even cheaper than other solutions."
"You only pay for the license and there are no additional costs."
"We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
"The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
"Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
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Top Answer: It's easy to use and the fact that I can schedule the report to come to my inbox at set times is very convenient for me.
Top Answer: The solution should allow users to keep the data for longer than the current periods. I can't get any historic data after more than a month. I would like to be able to, after a year, look for trends… more »
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Also Known As
|FortiCloud, FortiGate Cloud|
|Fortinet||Palo Alto Networks|
FortiCloud can help with your wireless and security challenges in a number of ways. Our solution addresses common IT difficulties including time-consuming provisioning, high investment costs, complex management, vulnerability to advanced threats, and the need to easily scale with growth.
Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.
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Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is ranked 7th in Firewall Security Management with 8 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 23 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is rated 7.4, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud writes "Easy to use, good load balancing, and offers the potential to scale". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Offers a lot of advanced functionality that is easy to deploy and the GUI is easy to use ". Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiManager, Fortinet FortiPortal, AWS Firewall Manager, DX Spectrum and Cisco DNA Center, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, Tufin, AlgoSec, Skybox Security Suite and Cisco Defense Orchestrator. See our Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.
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