FortiGate-VM Competitors and Alternatives

The top FortiGate-VM competitors are
  • pfSense
  • Juniper SRX
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW
  • Meraki MX Firewalls
  • OPNsense
  • Kerio Control
  • Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
  • Sophos UTM
Read reviews of FortiGate-VM competitors and alternatives
Adao Costa
Managing Partner with 11-50 employees
Mar 12 2018

What do you think of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series?

Improvements to My Organization: We have reduced the number of configuration lines by 90%. We need fewer number of admins right now because of it. • Valuable Features: The best features are: User identification Application identification Logs and monitoring. • Room for Improvement: All areas need improvement: manufacturing, education, financial, etc. • Use of Solution: One to three years. • Stability Issues: None. Works by day with no issues. • Scalability Issues: No issues. It scales linearly with load and no issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: I would rate the customer service as 10 out of 10: great. I would rate the technical support as 10 out of 10: very professional. • Previous Solutions: We did have a previous solution that we...
Elías Björnsson
Senior IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 22 2017

What do you think of Sophos UTM?

Valuable Features: Great security and logging. Easy GUI. • Room for Improvement: It really needs to update IPSec to enable IKEv2. • Use of Solution: Two years. • Deployment Issues: No. • Stability Issues: No. • Scalability Issues: No. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Customer service is great and responds really fast. Technical Support: Technical support might be a bit better and there are not enough easily accessible guides. • Previous Solutions: Previously used the OpenSource pfSense which works great, but Sophos adds the little extra that is needed in security. • Initial Setup: Straightforward. • Implementation Team: In-house. • Other Solutions Considered: I evaluated pfSense, and still go with...
Jean Almeida
Real User
Senior Network Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Junos is the best OS for networks. It is very powerful and flexible. The rollback option and Commit Confirmed are great... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Manipulation of rules * Flexibility in day-by-day use

What needs improvement?

It would be good if Junos had "unique commands" between all hierarchical levels, discarding the use of the "Run"... more»

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

Pricing is very good, not expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used Fortinet, and changed to Juniper to use Junos.

What other advice do I have?

We use the SRX1500 with Junos 15.1X49-D75.5. I rate the product 10 out of 10. It is very strong and Junos is very... more»

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