Fortinet FortiDB Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
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