Fortinet FortiGate vs. Meraki MX Firewalls

Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in Firewalls with 34 reviews vs Meraki MX Firewalls which is ranked 5th in Firewalls with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "The IPsec tunnels are very easily created, and quite interoperable with devices from other vendors". The top reviewer of Meraki MX Firewalls writes "Great SD-WAN solution. Manage multiple Meraki devices (security, switches, APs, Cameras) with a single pane of glass". Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA, Sophos UTM and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. Meraki MX Firewalls is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Sophos UTM. See our Fortinet FortiGate vs. Meraki MX Firewalls report.
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Pros
The technical support is great.The main benefit is the grouping of our security monitoring.Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process.The CLI and GUI do a good job of putting a lot at your fingertips.Their proxy-based inspection is responsive and secure.We can detect any attack of viruses or malware at the first point of contact.Whenever we raise a complaint with FortiGate, their response and resolution times are minimal.

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Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.​It is very easy to configure.​It is very fast to implement.In a week, we can make new policy and view what all our users did.​The dashboard is very intuitive and easy to understand.Simple to manage.Real Auto VPN with load balancer without needing a public IP. It is simple and functional.

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I think the UA could be improved. In comparison, SonicWall is a better UA solution.It does not have key authentication for admin access.I think there could be more QoS featuresI would like to see improvements made to the dashboard and UI, as well as to the reporting.It could use more templates for third-party site-to-site VPN setups other than FortiGate and Cisco.There are problems with the custom reporting of the unique traffic. The data is there, but it is too difficult for us to extract.They need faster serviceability and more security features.The reports are very basic.

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Meraki tech support staff have a lot more visibility into your network than you do, which is frustrating at times. I understand the approach is to keep the dashboard easier to understand. This will frustrate more advanced users at times.​We could have more reporting options and the ability to send alarms to the administrator.More detail needed for configuration of the VPN.It would be great if the Meraki devices let us see, in real time, the internet demand on a single device.The only stability issue is in Content Filtering. Sometimes we need to report these types of issues to Cisco support.

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I do not have personal experience with the pricing of the solution because my boss has been taking care of that aspect of the relationship with the solution.No comment.Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you.Compared to other firewall products, it's a little cheaper in terms of pricing.It scales well if you know what to buy from a physical box standpoint. They seem to offer something for every level.Pricing is good. They offer a lot of things, the most important is the support. Every time you upgrade your license, you also get insurance for the equipment. If you have any problem with equipment, they send in new equipment.The cost is too high... They have to focus on more features with less cost for the customer. If you see the market, where it's going, there are a lot of players offering more features for less cost.​We saved a bundle by not needing all the past appliances from an NGFW.​

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​Other content filtering solutions that I have used had more bells and whistles, but given the cost, complexity, and management overhead, I am very pleased with Meraki’s solution.It is more expensive than other solutions, but it is a cloud-managed network solution and support is given at the moment you call. That give a very big plus.The Meraki UTM is excellent when you buy the Advanced Security license. If you buy a different license you lost all the valuable functions.It can always improve pricewise regarding throughput.

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Also Known As
FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGateMX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
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Overview

The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.

With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
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Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies hereHyatt, ONS
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Real Estate/Law Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Energy/Utilities Company
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Construction Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Manufacturing Company
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Transportation Company
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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