pfSense Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Sourcefire has been a great addition. The visibility and control have been nice. I also like the active/standby HA.

How has it helped my organization?

Edge security and Sourcefire have been nice. Sourcefire was a major improvement over the legacy IDS that it previously had.

What needs improvement?

The solution has two separate GUIs and at least three different CLIs (ASA CLI, Sourcefire CLI, and Firepower Management Center CLI). In addition, ASDM plus Firepower Management Center GUIs. If Cisco could stop rebranding, combine all the... more»
Real User
System/Network Administrator with 11-50 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization High network throughput while providing leading edge network security technology for a competitive price. • Valuable Features Real-time sandboxing with the FortiGate UTM network. • Room for Improvement The user interface (UI) and the performance of interface both need improvement. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate technical support with a 10 out of 10 (perfect score). • Previous Solutions Our previous solution simply did not live up to expectations. • Initial Setup Setup is straightforward. I am certified in the Fortinet line of solutions. Even without this knowledge, it is easy to adjust the...
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 28 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Improvements to My Organization The solution improved the security posture and overall management's TCO. • Valuable Features One of the valuable features is a standardized OS. • Room for Improvement It claims it does DLP, but the degree and level of controls are very basic. We recommend that our clients supplement it with other products. • Stability Issues There were no issues with stability. • Scalability Issues There were no issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Customer service is excellent. Technical Support: Technical support is excellent. • Previous Solutions We did not use a previous solution. • Implementation Team We implemented in-house. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing Work...

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