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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
9.0

FortiGate

90%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
35 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
35 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
36 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
37 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
36 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
37 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
37 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
32 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
35 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
9.1

FortiGate

91%
63 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

FortiGate

99%
4 Ratings

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
6 Ratings

Availability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
4 Ratings

Performance

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

FortiGate

87%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FortiGate

80%
8 Ratings

Configurability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

FortiGate

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

FortiGate

98%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
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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

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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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

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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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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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG 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

    FortiGate

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FortiGate 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

      FortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Fortinet

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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      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

      Avast Software

      In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
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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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Fortinet

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

      Avast Software

      • Great for team communication
      • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
      • Terrible in language setting
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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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