FortiGate-VM Alternatives and Competitors
Read reviews of FortiGate-VM alternatives and competitors
Review of Sophos
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»
Review of Stormshield
Oct 27 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable features of this solution are the URL filtering database. It is great and contains all internet categories. The interface has great scalability. I can… more»
How has it helped my organization?The solution permits me to control everything in the network including, users, Wi-Fi, access, Kuta for users, and load balancing. It has also taught me how to deal with… more»
What needs improvement?The pricing of this solution needs to be decreased. Authentication needs to be improved. If any user out of my domain wants to authenticate, he can't because the captive… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?You can choose between a standard license and a premium license.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Previously we did not use another solution. This was the first one.
What other advice do I have?I would advise others to buy an extended license for this solution. They will benefit from Kasperky Antivirus, the extended control option, and the vulnerability manager… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Before choosing, we evaluated FortiGate. It was lower than Stormshield by almost double. We chose to go with Stormshield because it is well known on the market, just like… more»
Review of Cisco
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»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Review of Palo Alto Networks
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»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Review of Cisco
Dec 19 2018