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"The solution could be better priced.""The licensing costs are very competitive.""It is not expensive as compared to Cisco.""The price is okay, so far so good.""We are currently evaluating a Palo Alto solution, and the pricing could be a reason for going for Palo Alto.""The pricing for FortiGate IPS is competitive with other products in the category.""They are more expensive than others."

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Top Answer: I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun.
Top Answer: It would be better if they had a dashboard where we could see what attacks were happening. It would be good to see who's trying to get into our network.
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Overview

An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a critical component of every network’s core security capabilities. It protects against known threats and zero-day attacks including malware and underlying vulnerabilities. Deployed inline as a bump in the wire, many IPS solutions perform deep packet inspection of traffic at wire speed, requiring high throughput and low latency.

Fortinet delivers IPS technology via the industry-validated and recognized FortiGate platform. FortiGate security processors provide unparalleled high performance, while FortiGuard Labs informs industry-leading threat intelligence, creating an IPS with proven success in protecting from known and zero-day threats. As a key component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS secures the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising performance.

Patch Known Vulnerabilities and Stop Unknown Threats:
Use multiple signature-less technologies to stop never-before-seen attacks for which no signatures exist. Use IPS signatures to patch software vulnerabilities of new and unknown servers sprawling across your private and hybrid clouds.

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Riverside Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Dell SecureWorks, Credit Bank Zagreb
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Comms Service Provider30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Insurance Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise23%
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Fortinet FortiGate IPS is ranked 7th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 12 reviews while McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is ranked 38th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Fortinet FortiGate IPS is rated 8.4, while McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate IPS writes "Provides good data on client usage patterns with great VPN capabilities". On the other hand, Fortinet FortiGate IPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, Trend Micro Deep Discovery and Vectra AI, whereas McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is most compared with .

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