We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We look at the traffic to segment the network and it improves and increases the performance. When we have a mobile connection and local laptops are on the same network. We have seen a big performance upgrade."
"There is something called zero-touch provisioning, where you can add a new device without any configuration. You just add it to FortiManager and then forget about it."
"The user interface is very easy to navigate."
"The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface."
"The best feature of Fortinet FortiManager is its ease of use. It is easy to manage the firewall from Fortinet FortiManager. Additionally, the interface is very good."
"Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account."
"The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls."
"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 most valuable feature is the technical support, as it is better than others."
"It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass."
"The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass."
"We have experienced a series of minor bugs that necessitated contacted technical support on several occasions."
"The areas that need improvement are implemenation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation."
"The FortiManager is more complex and they can make it easier to use the VPN manager. All other features are okay. However, the VPN manager is more difficult and can cause some issues in the environment, if you do not have the experience to use it."
"Performance issues should be improved. We have problems when we have more mobile connections than local devices. Most of us have two to three devices."
"Having FortiManager work with all of the Fortinet products would be a good improvement."
"Can be difficult to configure."
"It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another."
"Regional support in African countries needs to be improved."
"The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product."
"I would like to them include network real-time performance and come up with a dashboard report."
"I would like to see Space created to fully functional, where it's got multiple modules, particularly SD-WAN working on Corporate, or maybe become part of the Orchestrator portion."
"The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."
"The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use."
"Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
"In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable."
"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."
"This product is set at a good price point."
"We would like the price to be reduced."
"Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay for Juniper versus Cisco is going to be less."
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.
Juniper Junos Space Network Director can support IT staff can manage their physical and virtual enterprise networks through a single pane of glass. Junos Space Network Director is a automated turnkey network management solution. Administrators can use it to visualize, analyze, and control their entire enterprise networks. In the data center, your IT staff can use the tool to manage and synchronize physical and virtual environments. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability. Network Director also integrates with VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations (vROps). The management tool offers sophisticated analytics for high-performance data centers, while open RESTful APIs support service orchestration integration with third-party platforms.
Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 15 reviews while Junos Space Network Director is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0, while Junos Space Network Director is rated 7.4. 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 Junos Space Network Director writes "Central management with a single pane of glass, but they need to keep developing it". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center and Skybox Security Suite, whereas Junos Space Network Director is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Anuta ATOM and ExtremeManagement. See our Fortinet FortiManager vs. Junos Space Network Director report.
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