Compare Fortinet FortiGate vs. Versa FlexVNF

Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in SD-WAN with 57 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 8th in SD-WAN with 1 review. Fortinet FortiGate is rated 8.6, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "Don't underestimate FortiAnalyzer. It can give you a better understanding of what is going on in your network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent virtualization and routing features with good technical support". Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with Cisco ASA NGFW, Meraki MX and pfSense, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VeloCloud and Meraki SD-WAN.
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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.Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are a feature that we found valuable.SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering.Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus.The security features are about the best that I've seen anywhere.It blocks the vulnerabilities that can negatively impact us.

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Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.

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Cons
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.To the best of my knowledge, Fortinet does not have a CASB solution and Fortinet does not have a Zero trust solution.The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up.There is a lot of improvement needed with SSL-VPN.I think there could be more QoS featuresImprovement is needed in the Web Filter quotas to restrict users with allocated quotas.Technical support for this solution can be improved.I would like to have logs, monitoring, and reporting for a month without extra fees.

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The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Fortinet is the least expensive solution.Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all other vendors.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 pricing for this solution is good.Before choosing a piece of equipment you have to take into account the cost-benefit offered by each one. Sometimes it is not worth paying a very cheap price to have a minimum level of security.Each feature costs money, so it is important to study your needs.I would say that all things considered, the pricing is pretty good.Fortinet is reasonable in pricing and licensing. Overall, FortiGate is affordable. The licensing fee can be a little high, depending on the budget for your project.

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Also Known As
FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGateFlexVNF
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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.

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co. Whitepaper and case studies hereCenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company7%
Real Estate/Law Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company8%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Company Size
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise17%
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