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Fortinet FortiADC Competitors and Alternatives

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Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to set up, stable, and scalable

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is easy to set up."
  • "The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution during application deployments. I use it to protect the applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution offers good protection of applications during deployment. It makes the deployment of applications that are on Azure fairly straightforward.

The solution is easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible. They need to work on it so that it's much easier to configure the solution so that it works how we need it to. It needs to be customizable.

The firewall portion of the gateway is very basic. It needs to be improved upon. It needs to be more robust.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for a while now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is quite stable. We haven't had issues with bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze. We've enjoyed the level of stability provided by the product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is quite scalable. If a company needs to expand it out a bit, it should be able to do so easily. It's not hard to do so if you need to.

We have about 40 people who are currently using the solution within our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've dealt with technical support in the past moreso in relation to the cloud solution. They helped us with some technical aspects and we found them to be quite helpful. We're satisfied with the level of support that we've been given so far.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also have experience with Radware, Fortinet, and Check Point, among other solutions. We use a variety of different solutions within our organization.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not overly complex, to be honest. For our organization, it was quite an easy setup. It was straightforward. A company shouldn't struggle with getting it up and running.

Depending on the configuration, I can handle a deployment over the course of one day or so.

What about the implementation team?

I was able to handle the implementation myself. I did not need the assistance of a consultant or integrator.

What other advice do I have?

We're partners with Microsoft.

While, at this moment, Azure is only on the public cloud at this moment, the applications are all deployed on-premises.

I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, we've had a good experience.

I would rate this product at a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Syed Basha
IT Cyber Security / IT-DR / BC Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 10
Stable with good manageability and visibility

Pros and Cons

  • "Manageability and visibility are good."
  • "The interface needs to be improved because the competition is coming up with ones that are more eye-catching, straightforward, and sophisticated."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and when we need to implement application delivery control then Citrix ADC is one of the products that we suggest to our clients.

What is most valuable?

Manageability and visibility are good.

What needs improvement?

The interface needs to be improved because the competition is coming up with ones that are more eye-catching, straightforward, and sophisticated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Citrix for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are very happy with its stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have no issues with scalability.

Currently, our customers for Citrix ADC are large-sized organizations.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support a seven out of ten. They are okay. When they are investigating a problem then they need a lot of information, and there is a lot of back and forth.

The situation is the same with most of the big vendors.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also deal with Fortinet FortiADC, and one of our clients recently had to switch to Fortinet because of a management decision. Importantly, however, they were still happy with Citrix.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup and length of time for deployment depends on the customer that we're dealing with. If it's a ministry or government then it's going to take a long time. These deployments might take a month to complete. If it's a small or medium-sized customer then it might be between one and three days, and you're finished.

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

This product is more expensive than some of the competitors.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In the future, we are hoping to provide more cloud-based solutions. However, at this time, there is not enough maturity, and as such, corporations and government offices want on-premises solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Citrix ADC is a product that I can recommend, without any doubt or hesitation.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
AI
Network & Telecom Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable solution with useful web application firewall and load balancing features

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for web application firewall and load balancing features. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have about 2,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any…

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for web application firewall and load balancing features. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability and deployment should be better. It should be more scalable, and it should be easier to deploy.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We have about 2,000 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't use any other product.

How was the initial setup?

It is neither easy nor complex. It needs experience. Fortinet is easier to deploy than this.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have an IT team of 60 people.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using it. 

I would rate F5 BIG-IP an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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