Fortinet FortiGate Competitors and Alternatives

The top Fortinet FortiGate competitors are
  • Cisco ASA
  • Sophos UTM
  • pfSense
  • Meraki MX Firewalls
  • Palo Alto Networks WildFire
  • SonicWall TZ
  • WatchGuard XTM
  • Juniper SRX
Read reviews of Fortinet FortiGate competitors and alternatives
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Sophos
Hesham Sakr
Real User
Head Coach with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature, according to the setup we have at our work place here, is the flexibility of the system or the firmware that's running the appliance. It's so flexible,... more»

What needs improvement?

It is performing well. However, the only challenges that we are facing are the effectiveness with blocking the proxy and tuneling applications, aside from proxy and similar... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before Sophos there was mix of various legacy solutions that were not really considered firewall grade. The only specific thing that was used was a software-based firewall, but it... more»

What other advice do I have?

When it comes to selecting a vendor I think the most important thing would be the level of support and how fast they can respond in critical cases. I would rate Sophos at eight out... more»
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SonicWall
Lucius Quarshie
Real User
IT Supervisor at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 30 2018

What is most valuable?

We use the content filter quite a lot because it's an office setting. During working hours, we like to censor the sites users can visit so it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the content filter and the SSL VPN: * The content filter has increased our productivity, especially during working hours. We don't have... more»

What needs improvement?

SonicWall Analyzer needs a different license. It would be good if Analyzer would be part of the stock license, so even if a layperson is getting... more»

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

SonicWall has authorized distributors in our country. They have about two or three distributors in the country, so it makes it a bit easier.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The main company has been using SonicWall for awhile. When we setup our local office in Ghana, we decided to use what was being utilized in the... more»
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WatchGuard
Bilal Al Masoudi
Real User
systeembeheerder at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Blacklist IP addresses of "hackers", SNMP status monitoring and the Central Management Software.

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the high throughput, we created multiple LAN segments. This reduced the broadcast and the improved the... more»

What needs improvement?

It's a fine product, but some features like the max bandwidth don't work well. Also, the VPN errors are not helpful... more»

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

Get at least a maintenance contract for the updates and take a larger WatchGuard than you need. A WatchGuard creates... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Cisco but the lack of management tools and knowledge made us change to WatchGuard.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the WatchGuard support site. Opening an account is free and you can find there are a lot of helpful topics.

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