Compare Fortinet FortiManager vs. Fortinet FortiWeb

Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 10th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good pricing, and provides for faster and more secure application deployment". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with FortiCloud, Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, FortiADC and Cloudflare.
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The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls.The user interface is very easy to navigate.It would normally take us a handful of days to install one FortiGate instance on one site. But with this technology, zero-touch deployment, we need just one hour or maybe as little as 30 minutes to install one site. It is much more efficient.The solution is very stable.The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface.

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The most valuable features are support and security.FortiWeb offers machine learning in the latest product. This fixed many problems. There are no false negatives.It's the extra security that is the most valuable feature. You have insight into your traffic. There are some great insights into what utilities hackers are trying to exploit. It blocks a lot of stuff from the internet.The most valuable feature in this solution is the ability to disseminate between the user entering some wrong value to the field, and a suspicious actor trying to exploit some known vulnerability.What we like about Fortinet FortiWeb is it has all the features. We use all of them, so we have to turn on all the options.All the features that FortiGate contains are very suitable for our business. We work with other products in Fortinet, FortiWeb, FortiSandbox, FortiMail, and FortiCache. We use all UTM features like self-encryption, encryption, all UTM features.When we had Cisco we had around thirty thousand entries on our firewalls. Now we are down to three thousand. Fortinet has a mechanism to detect all of your entries which are not used, and it can clean it up.Security Fabric integration. This is really a value-added feature as FortiWeb can interact with the rest of the client’s Fortinet pack to provide an intelligent security layer like (FortiSIEM for central log management and correlation, FortiGate, FortiSandbox for malware analysis, etc.).

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It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another.Regional support in African countries needs to be improved.Troubleshooting for Fortinet products is more difficult than competing products like Cisco and Palo Alto.The GUI could be updated. It's not as good as it could be and is something the solution should improve in an upcoming release.The areas that need improvement are implemenation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation.

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I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.Fortinet FortiWeb is not scalable. You'll need more budget to change the hardware.The solution is rather complicated. If you know what to do, it's not bad, but it's complicated for a first time user to configure the solution. What I'd like to improve are the custom signatures.We would like to know more about the integration with the hardware or security products, such as Gemalto, because we need to move to that point.Fortinet FortiWeb needs to improve the way it's configured. Common services like publishing exchange should be done in one click only.New releases and old releases have some bugs, some features do not work as good as we want but every new release the Fortinet team fixes up problems.I would like to have an antivirus option.FortiWeb does not exist in a cloud-based form. Its only available for deployment as a virtual appliance on AWS and Azure IaaS platforms. Because of the trend to WAF environments, it would be good to have it as a SaaS. Also, FortiWeb would be more competitive if it combined WAF and DDoS protection.

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The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use.Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls.

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The solution gives us the best price to performance ratio.The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from €200 Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.​The pricing is reasonable.

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Overview

Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataLush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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