Fortinet FortiDB Competitors and Alternatives

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Rashid Alsalmi
Reseller
Consultant at a tech services company
Jun 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The competitive edge is that this is an agent-based solution. We usually provide network-level solutions, but if the server is misplaced or removed then the control is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution helps our clients to monitor their database use, and detect violations of the policy. There are three layers in the software and they are all useful. They… more»

What needs improvement?

I think that they can do a lot more in terms of being able to control, or enforce policy, on a database. Right now they are really amazing when it comes to monitoring, but… more»

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

The licensing fees, including support, are approximately $5,000 USD per database, per year. Without support, the licensing fees are half of that, at $2,500 USD per year.

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

We have had only one customer that switched to this solution after using IBM Guardium. They made the change because of the complexity. I did not have direct experience… more»

What other advice do I have?

The market here is very limited for database protection. For the past five years, we have been pushing it as a "good to have" or "nice to have" solution. However, it is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated IBM Guardium, and we chose this solution because it is agent-based, and you don't have to install it at the network level. You can just look at one machine… more»
Hassan-Moussafir
Real User
Information Security Senior Expert (Founding member, African Cybersecurity Center) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Nov 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the different types of reporting it provides. For example, the compliance reporting, compliance with the international standard in which we are certified and compliant. This is important for us to… more»

What needs improvement?

We need to scan and identify the different RPGs, the critical ones and the major ones that can generate risk or a measure of risk. We generate the reporting from the system and relay the report to our internal developers. We have our… more»

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

This solution is expensive, but it's fine for us as we have an open budget for security solutions. Protection and having the system secured is more important.

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

In this current company, they were using Qualys and I convinced the management to change to Rapid 7. After every event, we are required to automize with information control tools like Sandbox, IPS, and vulnerability management. All of those… more»

What other advice do I have?

Rapid 7 is a leading solution that has been implemented in many companies. In Nexpose you have the console and the app assistant for Rapid 7. The design can be implemented in all of the segments of the network to scan, perform the scale of… more»
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