FortiGate-VM Competitors and Alternatives

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Palo Alto Networks
Senior Network and Security Engineer
Jun 21 2017

What do you think of Palo Alto Networks WildFire?

Improvements to My Organization WildFire has been instrumental in blocking a number of new threats, before common desktop anti-virus tools were able to detect them. When Wannacry first came out, wildfire was detecting it and dropping incoming threats within seconds. We were dropping over 10,000 files per day with no additional firewall load at all. • Valuable Features Dynamic analysis. • Room for Improvement I am very happy with WildFire and can see no obvious areas of improvement at this point. • Stability Issues This product is rock solid in terms of stability. • Scalability Issues There were no problems with scalability. We have rolled out more firewalls to clients, and no scalability issues were found. • Customer Service and Technical Support ...
Real User
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 20 2016

What is most valuable?

Site to Site VPN, and local web filtering.

How has it helped my organization?

The ability to have a site to site VPN, yet have the users use their local internet rather than sending all traffic back to our main site is crucial to their day to day operations. Remote VOIP phone system routing through the VPN we have... more»

What needs improvement?

We have issues with IPS and DoS attacks taking down a couple of our sites. I've changed the IPs of the external interfaces yet the attacks still happen and the Firewall will disconnect the VPN connection as well as stop all internal traffic... more»
Real User
Managing Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Sep 27 2016

What do you think of pfSense?

Room for Improvement: We just did not like its QoS interface. • Use of Solution: We tested the solution for a very short period (one week), to compare it to Zeroshell. The idea was to decide which one to use. Our main focus was QoS. • Deployment Issues: No issues to deploy PFSense; it was straight forward. • Previous Solutions: PFSense sounded like the de-facto standard for simple SOHO solutions. We just did not like its QoS interface. For us, it seemed very "rigid" compared to Zeroshell. So we went back to Zeroshell because we considered that its QoS interface had much more flexibility and its latest version now even included nDPI too. • Initial Setup: Initial setup was very straightforward; the interface is very self-explanatory. • Implementation Team: ...

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