Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D


I am trying to pick between Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D. Any input will be much appreciated.

We have over 100 branches with non-PA, and non-FG firewalls and we are trying to pick 5 of those to act as a gateway to tunnel all branches of traffic to those firewalls.

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MaheshPatelReal UserTOP 5

my Suggestion is go with FortiGate

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I have used Fortigates for 6 years. Like you, similar experiences augmented by an additional support subscription due to my early learning curves. What I did not realize was the speed compromises with all the security apps active - if I have a Verizon FiOS true Gig subscription, my speed was tapered down to 100 Mbps or less. That is a 90% reduction. With 6 users multiplied by cell phones accessing the same WiFi, you can imagine the data speeds we were actually working with.

So, I picked WatchGuard, the T70 specifically. The data speeds with everything turned on remains near the subscription (1 Gig) and I have the same types of protections as the Fortigate. It is too early to report the reliability and other specs since this has changed only in the last week, but the specs tell me a lot that helped me to understand what I missed on my first go-around with Fortigate. Don't get me wrong, I had zero issues over the last 6 years to Fortigate's credit. However, that speed compromise doesn't work for me. Perhaps I missed something, but my support knows the product and there were no adjustments available, other than turning certain features off. I couldn't afford that security risk, not these days.

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