AlgoSec vs. Fortinet FortiGate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlgoSec
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
AlgoSec, from the company of the same name in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is a firewall security management option. The service now includes the CMDB capabilities of Prevasio, which was acquired by AlgoSec.N/A
FortiGate
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.N/A
Pricing
AlgoSecFortinet FortiGate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlgoSecFortiGate
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.
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Features
AlgoSecFortinet FortiGate
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
AlgoSec
8.3
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Fortinet FortiGate
-
Ratings
Policy planning and rule management9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Device Discovery7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
AlgoSec
-
Ratings
Fortinet FortiGate
9.3
38 Ratings
9% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings9.836 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings8.836 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.937 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings9.838 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings9.137 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.838 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.138 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.838 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.833 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings9.836 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.927 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlgoSecFortinet FortiGate
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.5
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlgoSecFortinet FortiGate
Likelihood to Recommend
AlgoSec
As far as policy management goes, AlgoSec is the best one available in the market and no competing vendors like tufin and FireMon are any close.
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Fortinet
For FortiGate Firewall, the basic functionality and requirement is met easily as Fortigate is among market leaders in NGFW. There are some extra points that inclined us to use Fortigate as our main Firewall. [Fortinet]Fortigate has a very well refined and functional SD-WAN solution when it comes to load balancing for normal Internet Traffic. SD-WAN - Load balancing of Internet traffic is a USP of Fortigate and makes it stand tall in the competition. Be it 3 or more Internet Links, multiple Subnets/segments of users to distribute and bandwidth load balancing for links and users. SLA based monitoring of Internet Links / MPLS links, makes it even better to choose the links on the basis of performance (Latency, packet loss, Jitter etc). SSL VPN configuration - The deep CLI-level debugging is also very helpful in troubleshooting. Type of tunnel can be easily configured - Full Tunnel or Split Tunnel for SSL. Though, I think Fortigate is one of the best options for small and mid-sized organizations, there are some areas for improvement. First, the CLI interface is very hard to adapt as the commands and directory hierarchy is very different for common syntax and standards.
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Pros
AlgoSec
  • Complete network policy visibility.
  • Firewalls rule optimization.
  • Automatically generate the reports for all leading industry regulations.
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Fortinet
  • It is the most reliable NGFW that we have ever been touch with it.
  • You can easily upgrade the firewall cluster firmware without user attention!!!
  • User IDentity based feature is fantastic and intrusion prevention just works with least false-positive possible.
  • Very reachfull and intuitive GUI, just love it
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Cons
AlgoSec
  • Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few Algosec users)
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Fortinet
  • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
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Likelihood to Renew
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
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
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
The user interface shared among many simultaneous users is very easy to get around. With shared favorites among users, most tasks are easily bookmarked and can quickly be found and edited. Their strategy for web filter integration is easy to understand and manage as well. With some general direction, setup and maintenance were easy to do and easy to teach others in the organization to do as well.
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Reliability and Availability
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
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
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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Support Rating
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
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In-Person Training
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
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 Rating
AlgoSec
No answers on this topic
Fortinet
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
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Alternatives Considered
AlgoSec
Algosec has multi vendor support including cisco aci, nsx, aws and azure security groups. While most other vendors are lacking in the spectrum of the vendors. The ROI is best on this product.
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Fortinet
[Fortinet] FortiGate is not only cost effective but it gives the comprehensive security against the APT attacks and gives the complete traffic visibility and granular control. You can easily create the VDOMs (Virtual firewall) within a Fortigate firewall and customize the dashboard as per your requirement if you have multiple VDOMs within a single firewall.
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Scalability
AlgoSec
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Fortinet
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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Return on Investment
AlgoSec
  • By generating automatic reports based upon regulatory industries, AlgoSec reduces the audit preparation efforts and costs.
  • Simulate the traffic query to see where traffic is blocked and automate the policy creation.
  • Firewall rules optimization and cleanup.
  • Identify and Mitigate risks and associate them to business applications.
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Fortinet
  • Fortigates have an interesting bundle model for support and subscription services that make it an attractive option to deploy Firewall, IDS, Ant-virus, anti-SPAM in a single device. The cost of the bundle is pretty much what you pay for the device, not requiring huge expenditures on it's time to renew the hardware.
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