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Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Great at web-based attack protection.
  • Easy to add sites within a few minutes once familiar with the interface and process.
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FortiGate

I've only used Fortigates in small and medium environments with multiple locations and the Fortigates work very well. They are usually very low maintenance and easy to upgrade. Creating site-to-site VPNs, as well as SSLVPNs, are very simple on Fortigates. The low-end Fortigates have pretty much the same functionality as the high end and can be managed the same way.
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Pros

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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  • VPN client is easy to use and can be customized for your organization.
  • All features are enabled on the firewall with little to no impact on performance.
  • Easy to configure interface on the firewall but also has a command line available for high level admins.
  • Excellent technical support department - very quick response time.
  • Pricing was amazing compared to peers.
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Cons

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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  • Sales team was lacking information (type of licensing, hardware model, etc). Make sure you ask lots of questions.
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FortiGate8.9
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It is a friendly user technology, with a simplistic dashboard to manage and control the daily operation with a high grade of trust in security.
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Usability

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FortiGate9.0
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Ease of configuration, rich feature set and robust monitoring have made this product almost fun to use. I still consult the manual, but the intuitive design of the GUI makes most configuration tasks self explanatory. We deploy several different models, but the management is nearly identical across all of them, making it easy to keep on top of hundreds of devices
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Reliability and Availability

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FortiGate10.0
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We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
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Performance

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FortiGate10.0
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Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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Support

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FortiGate8.6
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Support staff is knowledgeable and answers questions quickly. I have not run into an issue to date that was not quickly resolved by the support staff.
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In-Person Training

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FortiGate10.0
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I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
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Implementation

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FortiGate8.4
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Prepare for terrible support, hour long hold time for Level 1, and next-day call backs for Level 2.
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Alternatives Considered

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Fortigate provides a more robust feature set than Sonicwall, and at a better price point than either Cisco or Sonicwall. Both Moxa and Cisco provide industrial DIN mounts, but Moxa lacked a data center product. Cisco has both industrial and data center products, but at a much higher price. Fortigate won out by providing good pricing, a consistent, feature rich OS across the product line, and by having offerings in both industrial and traditional IT.
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Scalability

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FortiGate9.1
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My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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Return on Investment

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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  • Fortigate has made it easy for users to connect remotely and securely with Forticlient 2fa.
  • Fortigate has offered a number of devices that are appropriately sized for the various locations so we never have to over purchase.
  • Fortigate allows us to have multiple links between locations for redundancy making it easy to keep users connected.
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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FortiGate

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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