FortiGate-VM Alternatives and Competitors

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Olufemi Adalemo
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at Leystel Nigeria Limited
Aug 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The SSL VPNs are the most valuable feature for me. I have a lot of systems out of the head office that need to connect to the local networks, and they all connect via the Sophos VPN client.

How has it helped my organization?

It streamlines the process of creating VPN access for users. Because of the AD integration, it makes it very easy to manage these users from different locations from a central source. It also helps us… more»

What needs improvement?

The initial set up process can be a little tricky, especially when you are registering with Sophos and you have a poor internet connection. Setup is not necessarily complex, but it's not trouble-free… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are paying about $1,500 yearly for the Enterprise Plus. As far as I know, there aren't costs above this standard fee.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We definitely plan to increase the usage and also add high variability too. Right now, it is the main internet gateway and firewall for my network. We're using… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Cisco ASA as well as the FortiGate before ultimately choosing Sophos. I chose Sophos over FortiGate because I'd already had experience with Cyberoam and it was a fairly similar migration… more»
Jonathan LELOU
Reseller
Ingénieur technico-commercial at Inter-Continental Business Machines (ICBM)
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

We haven't deployed all the possible services from Cisco yet, but I started to research more of the ones that are available and I think Firepower will end up being the best, most valuable solution for us.

What needs improvement?

I think the visibility of the network can be improved, at least from our current setup. I do not know everything about the solution and exactly how it can be modified. Another way they can improve is their pricing. One thing I notice is about the price is that it would be good if they could adapt… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before I used Fortinet FortiGate. But when I moved from the previous company to this company they had a different solution. That is why I switched.

What other advice do I have?

If people want to build a solid security solution for their company, I think this solution is the best but it would depend on the configuration of your company. For a good company to have a good solution for security, you can choose the Cisco firewall for that and be confident. I think I can give… more»
Real User
System Administrator at DeepMap
Dec 16 2018

What is most valuable?

It offers a single pane of glass for all the different types of installations. The easy of use is pretty good.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ease that we are secure. We have set up the proper things that help make our data safe. This is the biggest benefit.

What needs improvement?

I would like a way to do everything programmatically, or be able to copy the configs from different prices at different levels.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing on the AWS Marketplace was simple, effective, and easy. The price is not bad. They have a yearly renewal fee, and the pricing is exactly where we expect it to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We chose to purchase Palo Alto through the AWS Marketplace because we needed an easy to use firewall and a way to protect our public applications and services.

What other advice do I have?

Talk to their technical services to make sure you are getting the right size solution for what you want to do. The product is easy use. I don't have to think twice when I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Fortinet, but Palo Alto is sort of the new up and coming product. There were a lot of good recommendations from other security experts. In addition, Palo… more»
Moraima Matilda
Real User
Coordinator Network Support at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 19 2018

What do you think of Cisco ASA NGFW?

What is our primary use case?

It is our firewall solution. We connect to other locations, as well as use programs in-house.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the security that it provides our company and users. Furthermore, our company uses it for making rules for the bank to connect to our server in the DMZ, which is a security challenge.

What needs improvement?

It needs improvement as a "Next-Generation" firewall solution. In addition, it needs to be more user-friendly. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There is no downtime, and it is working great. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have had no issues. 

What's my experience

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