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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Arista 7000 series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    33 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    34 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    35 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    34 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    35 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    35 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    35 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    30 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    33 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    25 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Arista 7000 series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Arista 7000 series

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    61 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    FortiGate

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    FortiGate

    87%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiGate

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Arista 7000 series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    FortiGate

    98%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Arista 7000 series

    Core and data center applications are the strengths of Arista products. The distribution layer is also a good fit. For the access layer, it would be more of a niche product.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Arista 7000 series

    • The 7304's along side our core network design has provided 100% uptime during the 5 years of deployment.
    • The multi-chassis LAG has provided near 100% connectivity to the distribution and access switches.
    • Very low maintenance attention is needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    • 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
    Amin Mirzakhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Arista 7000 series

    • The 7304's lack a graceful non-intrusive upgrade method even though they are dual supervisor.
    • I would like to see more integration with Aruba's ClearPass and Airwave products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Arista 7000 series

    General

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

    Starting Price

    FortiGate

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 9.9
    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.
    Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 4 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
    Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
    Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.7
    Based on 49 answers
    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.
    Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Arista 7000 series

    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.
    Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
    Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Arista 7000 series

    I have used the Catalyst 6500 series in the past. From my point of view, the Arista surpasses the Catalyst on just about every front. Originally we were planning on implementing the Nexus 7000/7700 series switches for our core. Though a little more feature rich, it did not provide features we needed that the Arista did. The Nexus also was a confusing and complex platform to work with. Also, the Nexus was a significantly more expensive solution. Although very happy with the Arista switches we may evaluate the Aruba HPE 8400 chassis-based switches along with Arista switches in the future.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    [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.
    Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Arista 7000 series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 9.8
    Based on 2 answers
    My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
    Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Arista 7000 series

    • The Arista 7000 series met or exceed our data center switching and routing needs.
    • It provided a more cost effective alternative to other products we were considering.
    • Implementation was quick and easy due to the simple standards-based configuration.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    • 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.
    Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

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