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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Fortinet's Fortigate units are very solid Next Generation Firewalls. In my experience they have done very well both at our branch offices and our Corporate Offices. They are feature packed, the support is fantastic and we've experienced fantastic stability. Anyone with experience managing enterprise class firewalls will have a shallow learning curve moving to the Fortigate units
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Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Identification Technologies
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Visualization Tools
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Content Inspection
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Policy-based Controls
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Active Directory and LDAP
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Firewall Management Console
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Reporting and Logging
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
VPN
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
10.0
High Availability
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.3
Stateful Inspection
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7
Proxy Server
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
FortiGate
9.7

Pros

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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FortiGate

  • Simple but complete GUI allows for easy management.
  • Intuitive CLI allows experienced CLI users from other platforms to come up to speed quickly.
  • Unit comes out of the box with a feature rich logging capability, FortiAnalyzer brings it to the next level and is very easy to install.
  • Licensing is easy to understand, The device is a single line item and support has 2 options 8x5 and 24x7.
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Cons

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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FortiGate

  • The graphical interface of the FortiOS makes it look like an easy to use tool. This perception is true if you are going to do a really limited use of the appliance. However, it could create a false sense of confidence in using something that is really complex.
  • In the past months I know that a few customers were not happy about the quality of the support they received, especially from sales people. If it is true (I have no first hand evidence) it could be an important point to fix.
  • Some of the services and upgrades are costly. I am not saying they are not worth the money, but in a market that is really crowded, cost is a decision factor that could push companies to different platforms.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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FortiGate

FortiGate 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
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Usability

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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FortiGate

FortiGate 9.4
Based on 4 answers
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

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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Support

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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FortiGate

FortiGate 8.4
Based on 7 answers
The support engineers will always try to find the root of the problem you are having and not give up. Using gotomeeting makes it easy for them to see exactly what the problem is and I've learnt quite a lot from these interactions so that I'm now able to do more troubleshooting on my own
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In-Person Training

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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FortiGate

FortiGate 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Easy to configure and with a very intuitive manual to follow.
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Alternatives Considered

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

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FortiGate

I feel that the Fortigate can do everything the Cisco ASA can do, at a lower cost and without specialized vendor training
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Scalability

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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FortiGate

FortiGate 9.2
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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Return on Investment

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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FortiGate

  • Main ROI is security
  • Difficult to recognize real ROI as you don't know losses incurred without.
  • Fortinet could show clearer which attacks were averted in order to highlight ROI
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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
Additional Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

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