Chingiz AbdukarimovDirector at a integrator
Bernard CresenciaNetwork & Security Engineer, Team Lead at Crescendo Technology Ltd.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus."
"SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable."
"Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are a feature that we found valuable."
"We are a visual effects company, and there have been a number of high profile security issues in our industry. This has brought us to a higher standard of security, which our clients are very keen on these days."
"We use the FortiGate Sandbox to detect zero-day vulnerabilities, such as anomalies or malware, that are unknown and have not yet been discovered."
"The virtual firewall feature is the most valuable. We have around 1,500 firewalls. We did not buy individual hardware, and the virtual firewalls made sense because we don't have to keep on buying the hardware. FortiGate is easier to use as compared to Checkpoint devices. It is user friendly and has a good UI. You don't need much expertise to work on this firewall. You don't need to worry much about DCLA, commands, and things like that."
"The most valuable features are that it is very simple to configure and to manage."
"Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network."
"The SpeedFusion feature is the most valuable."
"The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy product to deploy."
"Improvement is needed in the Web Filter quotas to restrict users with allocated quotas."
"The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up."
"To the best of my knowledge, Fortinet does not have a CASB solution and Fortinet does not have a Zero trust solution."
"We had a minor problem where there was a major system upgrade on the hardware platfrom and the Mac client was not available as soon as it might have been. The PC client was available immediately, but we had to wait a month or so, before there was a mac client. I was slightly irritated that it was not ready on time, but it was eventually resolved."
"We would like to see a better training platform implemented."
"FortiGate is really good. We have been using it for quite some time. Initially, when we started off, we had around 70 plus devices of FortiGate, but then Check Point and Palo Alto took over the place. From the product perspective, there are no issues, but from the account perspective, we have had issues. Fortinet's presence in our company is very less. I don't see any Fortinet account managers talking to us, and that presence has diluted in the last two and a half or three years. We have close to 1,500 firewalls. Out of these, 60% of firewalls are from Palo Alto, and a few firewalls are from Check Point. FortiGate firewalls are very less now. It is not because of the product; it is because of the relationship. I don't think they had a good relationship with us, and there was some kind of disconnect for a very long time. The relationship between their accounts team and my leadership team seems to be the reason for phasing out FortiGate."
"In the next release, maybe the documentation on how to use this solution could be improved."
"I think there could be more QoS features"
"Its pricing is the main issue. The pricing could be improved. I would like to see an outbound policy based on the application. It is a very good feature, and most of the customers are looking for that. They can also include stronger firewall features. This would help the customers in choosing this product as the only device for the SD network."
"Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It was in the Caribbeans, so it might be a location-related issue."
"Fortinet is the least expensive solution."
"It's very affordable."
"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."
"The Indian market is different than the European and American markets. When you compare they need to be a bit more aggressive on pricing."
"I think that the pricing is fair."
"For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year."
"It's an expensive solution."
"The price is okay."
"It has lifetime licensing. Its pricing is high for most of the markets."
"Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value."
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.
Peplink’s patent-pending SpeedFusion technology powers enterprise VPNs that tap into the bandwidth of up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, and other links connected anywhere on your corporate or institutional WAN. Whether you’re transferring a few documents or driving realtime POS data, video feeds, and VoIP conversations, SpeedFusion pumps all your data down a single fat datapipe that’s budget-friendly, ultra-fast, and easily configurable to suit any networking environment.
Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 96 reviews while Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 14th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate is rated 8.4, while Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "Stable, easy to set up, and offers good ROI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Peplink SpeedFusion writes "It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites and provided the high availability". Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA Firewall, pfSense, Meraki MX, Check Point NGFW and Sophos XG, whereas Peplink SpeedFusion is most compared with Cradlepoint NetCloud, Cisco SD-WAN, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), VMware SD-WAN and Sangfor SSL VPN. See our Fortinet FortiGate vs. Peplink SpeedFusion report.
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