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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    7.7

    Auvik

    77%

    FortiManager

    Feature Set Not Supported
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    Auvik ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.2
    82%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.3
    83%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    7.6
    76%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    8.0
    80%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.3
    73%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.2
    72%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    8.0
    80%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    6.8
    68%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.4
    74%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    7.7
    77%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • FortiManager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Auvik

    93%
    104 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiManager

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    Auvik

    96%
    2 Ratings

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Auvik

    73%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Auvik

    82%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    Auvik

    94%
    4 Ratings

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    10.0

    Auvik

    100%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    10.0

    Auvik

    100%
    1 Rating

    FortiManager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    Auvik is a fantastic product for MSPs looking to more effectively and efficiently monitor and manage their clients' network infrastructure. It is a great fit for MSPs serving SMBs. It is a less good fit for very small IT Support companies, clients with fewer than five network devices, or very large enterprises looking for an in-house network management solution.
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    Fortinet

    FortiManager is well suited for any environment with multiple and dispersed FortiGate firewalls. It will not manage other firewall platforms. Therefore, you either have to use multiple centralized management software, one for each firewall vendor, or invest in alternative tools such as Tufin, AlgoSec, FireMon, SolarWinds, etc. However, you will not get a more inclusive tool for your FortiGate firewalls other than FortiManager.
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    Pros

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    • Auvik is the big pic tool of choice for network diagramming, helps layout of our network infrastructure, and we'll know immediately the status of the devices that are successfully communicating, and those that may have, for example, credentials issues.
    • Auvik's "Traffic Insights" are key accelerators for intuitively isolating and resolving traffic-related issues quickly and easily, and the historical information makes it simpler to deduce what aspects may need replacement, capacity improvement, or possibly even re-architecture.
    • Auvik integration tools are excellent solution enhancers - that are of particular interest to our company, as we make use of MS Teams and Connectwise products; we would like to see some features to integrate to ServiceNow as well.
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    Fortinet

    • Centralized FortiGate FW Management in a single console
    • Available physical, virtual, or cloud deployment
    • Single console for next-generation FW features
    • Multiple Administrative Domains
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    Cons

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    • Install and launch instructions, especially regarding shared collectors can be difficult to follow.
    • The branded colors of gray and black lines can be hard to understand and things with a higher contrast like green for good connections might be beneficial.
    • Persistent filters on the traffic insights dashboard would be useful.
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    Fortinet

    • Support contracts are difficult to manage or make changes to
    • Next Generation subscriptions are managed individually, i.e. pegged to specific firewalls
    • Cumbersome to bring existing firewalls to be covered under a single contract
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    Pricing Details

    Auvik

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Auvik editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      FortiManager

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      FortiManager editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Because it's an amazing product.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        The program can be a bit unwieldy at times, however the majority of information is displayed in a readable and friendly way. The maps and popup information box from the bottom can be harder to use on a smaller screen but on a 1080p+ display tends to work fine.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Reliability and Availability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        We have never had a major outage or impact that was noticeable.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Pages can be slow to load on larger sites but tends to be fine for most clients.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Fast response and knowledgeable. If the technician does not know, they will look for the information and get back to you.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        I came onboard with Solarwinds already installed and running. It took me some time to learn my way around the Web interface. Nice product but a little convoluted for me. We weren't using it to it's full potential. It did work well for network monitoring, and configuration backups. Compared to Auvik, the interface of Auvik is cleaner and easier to navigate. Not needing to connect to the VPN to view is also a big advantage. We evaluated both Darktrace and LogRhythm before evaluating Auvik. Both of these products were impressive but required a little more configuration time at initial setup. The biggest reason for deciding on Auvik was the price to be honest. Auvik beat the others pricing by over 50% easily. As impressive as the others were, after evaluating Auvik, we were skeptical that the price would be too high just like the others. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised and was a no brainer on our final decision to pursue Auvik
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        Fortinet

        FortiManager is the best choice for managing numerous FortiGate firewalls. It allows for easy integration into ServiceNow and automates simple repetitive tasks that are very straightforward. Role-based access control is easy to enable and you can get quite granular with user permissions. Administrative Domains help segregate firewall management and compliance within the FortiManager console, by almost any classification method that makes sense to your organization.
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        Scalability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Auvik has worked on sites with 15+ offices connected with VPN's and we have not encountered any issues with the monitoring. On larger sites the map can be a bit cumbersome to read however it can be cleaned up easily with device filters.
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        Fortinet

        No answers on this topic

        Return on Investment

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        • the ROI for Auvik comes from the time it saves in updating documentation and onboarding, new clients. We no longer have to spend a day investigating a network and documenting it, this is life and up to date so you always have true information for reporting and troubleshooting.
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        Fortinet

        • Allowed for quick migration from legacy firewall platforms
        • NOC and SOC visibility of entire threat surface
        • Intuitive user interface
        • Extremely quick learning curve
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