Fortinet FortiGate Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Fortinet FortiGate competitors and alternatives
Real User
Technical Administrator at a tech services company
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Manageability of Cisco ASA. It has a GUI interface, unlike the most of Cisco IOS. For beginners they can "sneak in" and apply the command and see the actual commands that the GUI launches. In addition, Cisco has the reputation regarding... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Three years ago we encountered malicious attacks from the internet, most of which were Chinese attackers, so we deployed Cisco ASA to strengthen our network. Since the deployment, we haven't seen the risk we encountered before.

What needs improvement?

There are more powerful firewalls, other than the Cisco NGFW, like Fortinet, Palo Alto and so on. I can't say Cisco is the leading firewall brand as of now, as the technology innovates.
pfSense
Real User
IT Support Engineer
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* The VPN and the firewall. They are reliable and easy to manage. * The VPN is valuable for setting up secure remote connections to our network. * pfSense has the OpenVPN package which is a well-supported VPN software. * The "OpenVPN Client... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our security. Users can work offsite and connect to the VPN.

What needs improvement?

Network monitoring and device inventory could use some improvements. I'm using SpiceWorks for this because it never really worked in pfSense. Network monitoring is a big topic and I realize there is plenty of software out there like... more»
Real User
Systemadministrator at MCON Group GmbH
Jul 04 2017

What do you think of Sophos UTM?

Valuable Features All the features are similar; we are real, hardcore users of the Sophos UTMs. • Improvements to My Organization This product is for beginners and for hardcore professionals; beginners can get their feet wet and professionals can easily look into the product. • Room for Improvement Certificate Management should be improved. • Use of Solution I have used this solution since 2014, i.e. for around three years. • Stability Issues We have over 30 Sophos UTMs running. There are some that are not stable, because of the bridges used or ISP used (Cisco vPCs/Dell MLAGs etc.). • Scalability Issues The Sophos UTM Internal DB sometimes has problems which affect its scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support is very good,...

Sign Up with Email