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"The most valuable features are support and security.""The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it.""I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.""The GUI is user-friendly.""This product is very user-friendly.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""It is a stable product."

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"The solution is very scalable, especially when connected to the cloud resources.""Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""The interface and dashboard are amazing.""The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall.""We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming.""From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful.""The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."

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"I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.""We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced.""The integration with other products should be improved.""FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications.""In terms of performance, it needs to be more robust.""The Layer 7 DDoS attacks need improvement, it could be better.""Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported."

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"The dashboard needs improvement. It should be more flexible so that I can easily see what I want or need to see.""Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering.""The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy.""Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow.""The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow.""In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.""All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.""FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.""Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.""It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs.""It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price.""It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise.""Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."

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"Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive.""Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does.""This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We renew our contract and license every three years. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. There is just one cost.
Top Answer: We have had problems with deployments where we've had to contact technical support to resolve them.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections.
Top Answer: This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you. It provides functionality that is similar in some ways to traditional firewalls and with that… more »
Top Answer: In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session. When we upgrade, I expect that we can exclude user tasks for each session from the terminal.
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Overview

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.

Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.

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Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
Santander, Frontier Airlines, OpenLink, Intermountain Healthcare, Cellcom, BancoBASE
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Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government14%
Computer Software Company14%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company28%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise49%
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Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 18 reviews while Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 8 reviews. Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2, while Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "This flexible suite solves compliance problems but that comes at a cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiOS, F5 Advanced WAF and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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