Fortinet FortiClient Competitors and Alternatives

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Mike Parsons
Real User
Senior CyberSecurity Architect and Mentor at BlueTeamAssess LLC
Sep 17 2020

What is most valuable?

It's been pretty reliable. There's been a few times when it hasn't just taken care of problems. The automation is very convenient. There's Sophos Central where the customer has a single pane of glass… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The fewer panes of glass you've got to go to to try to investigate an event, the better off you are. If there's some automation that goes on within the fabric, or whatever you want to call it, this… more »

What needs improvement?

The problem is that if you have a lot of different components going on, each managed under a different umbrella, then you're going to be spending a lot of time hopping back and forth between the… more »

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

I can justify the pricing for customers and I can explain what they're doing from a pricing standpoint in terms of the different risks that they're handling. I'm all about risk management… more »

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

We also have experience with Fortinet. Fortinet has what they call their security fabric, which does about the same thing. Basically you have a number of different products, different solutions, and… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're partners with Sophos. We're a consulting company and we provide some managed services. Sophos products are some that I deploy and manage for my customers. I don't have the EDR or any of the… more »
Reseller
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The analysis engine is a very valuable feature. It's quite up-to-date. However, I have not been able to compare it with another manufacturer's product so I'm not really sure whether it is the best. But we just use information that we get from Ratna, and the popularity of Fortinet itself.

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure whether anything needs improvement because I feel we need to have more experience with it. Perhaps if there were issues where customers complained, that's when I would be able to comment on what could be improved. So far, I haven't come across any specific features that need improving… more »

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

Most of our clients will opt for us to manage the setup for them because the security is fairly new. Most of our customers feel it is better to outsource the management of security services for their hardware so they can focus on the business. We have our own team of security experts that are fully… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that for customers looking for a security solution, FortiSandbox is a good option. It's available on different platforms, both on and off-premises. It's easier for the customer to plug in any other security solution they may need to cover security issues depending on their… more »
Suresh Kotian
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 02 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the remote connection capability. It is easy to use. There is support for multi-factor authentication.

How has it helped my organization?

This server allows you to connect to a network that does not have any public IP addresses. You first dial-up the OpenVPN to get onto the network, then directly use the private IP for the local device… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to be able to access the parts of the network that belong to other virtual LANs, which is not currently possible. For example, if an organization has different VLANs for sales… more »

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

We have migrated to Fortinet because of security vulnerabilities.

What other advice do I have?

Personally, I like this product and our decision to shut down the server is in response to decisions made by our customers. I have not found any issues with it, myself. I would rate this solution a… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before migrating to Fortinet, we looked at other vendors including Cisco. We found that based on the sizing we needed, the pricing of Cisco AnyConnect was not as competitive. Personally, I have not… more »
Real User
Owner at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Sep 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ability to detect and eradicate ransomware using non-signature-based methods. It is not a traditional EDR.

How has it helped my organization?

We think of this product as a fishing net that fits into the computer and has all of the capabilities and understanding of what ransomware and malware look like. It reacts to the look of ransomware… more »

What needs improvement?

My primary concern is that there are elements of the MSSP model that need updating. Specifically, there are some technical controls that need to be updated and it means that rolling it out is a little… more »

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

We are satisfied with the pricing. The cost to our customers is $5 CAD per set, per month.

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

We also work with FortiEDR.

What other advice do I have?

The most complicated part about endpoint security these days has to do with COVID because you have so many people who are working remotely, and they made the transition without a lot of forethought… more »
GeraldChege
Real User
ICT Officer at Kenyatta National Hospital
May 23 2019

How has it helped my organization?

Before we used this solution, our mail used to have a lot of spam and most of the time our main email account was blacklisted. Now it works well; we are whitelisted by all organizations, including… more »

What needs improvement?

They should provide bandwidth regulation so we can monitor and regulate bandwidth.

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

We pay on an annual basis. There are no additional fees, they mostly tell us what we have to pay. We have budgeted for it.

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

We had SonicWall, but it was not stable. With the number of users we needed, SonicWall became a bit overwhelmed.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to get Check Point, even without trying it first. Use it, and you will be very, very secure. Check Point guarantees the security and stability of your network. I would rate this solution… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at firewalls from Fortinet and Barracuda. We even brought guys here to test their solutions, but they were no match for Check Point. We are comfortable now with Check Point.
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