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Pros
"I am very comfortable with it, including it's reporting on threats and through its activities.""The documentation has been satisfactory."

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"vCloud is a good platform for visualization. It is very handy for monitoring. VMware can integrate with all monitoring systems like vRealize, and the management monitoring is good. I'm very happy with VMware. VMware is good in management and monitoring systems.""There are various options for scaling and that flexibility is a good option.""The initial installation and setup are very quick.""The stability of the product is better than just 'good.'""The most valuable features are the UI, the interface, and accessibility.""Good features of extensibility, which allows integration of other services.""We use the infrastructure as a service cloud, that is, we use the features as infrastructure for this. We are not using any platform services.""I have found the solution scales well."

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Cons
"It's useful for us but if it had more educational reporting, it would good. It's not necessarily lacking but it's an area that could get better.""Fortinet FortiPortal could improve by providing a learning portal and better security."

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"This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution.""The product could use a billing feature so we can automate billing for clients.""In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced.""Lacks integration with the hyperscalers.""There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products.""This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Fortinet FortiPortal is relatively expensive, but being an industry-leading firewall, it does come with a cost.""The price of the solution is reasonable."

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"It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution.""It's a costly product. The licenses may not be costly, but with every new development in their product, we need to purchase deployment services, and the deployment services are quite costly.""The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The documentation has been satisfactory.
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiPortal could improve by providing a learning portal and better security.
Top Answer: I have found the solution scales well.
Top Answer: The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license.
Top Answer: This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis.
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Average Words per Review
288
Rating
7.5
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out of 71 in Cloud Management
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6
Average Words per Review
523
Rating
8.0
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FortiPortal
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Overview

FortiPortal gives MSPs a comprehensive set of hosted Wi-Fi and security management features for FortiGate, FortiWiFi, and FortiAP products. With multitenancy, you can securely manage your customers through a centralized management console. This lets you respond quickly to customer requests and easily monitor customer networks. Our virtual appliance can be deployed on a hosted services infrastructure, allowing you to build highly-customized private-cloud services for customers.

VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider27%
Healthcare Company7%
Financial Services Firm3%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Cloud Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise51%
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Fortinet FortiPortal is ranked 11th in Firewall Security Management with 2 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews. Fortinet FortiPortal is rated 9.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiPortal writes "Good reporting on threats, an easy-to-use portal, with good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Fortinet FortiPortal is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and AWS Firewall Manager, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Calm and Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation.

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