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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.0

Azure Firewall

80%
9.0

FortiGate

90%
Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
35 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
35 Ratings

Content Inspection

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
36 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
37 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
36 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

VPN

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
37 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
32 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
35 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Fortinet FortiGate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Azure Firewall

80%
1 Rating
9.1

FortiGate

91%
63 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

FortiGate

99%
4 Ratings

Usability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
6 Ratings

Availability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
4 Ratings

Performance

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

FortiGate

87%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FortiGate

80%
8 Ratings

Configurability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

FortiGate

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

FortiGate

98%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Azure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
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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

Microsoft

  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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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

Microsoft

  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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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

Azure Firewall

Starting Price

$1.25 Per Deployment Hour

Editions & Modules

Azure Firewall editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Deployment$1.251
Data Processing$.0162

Footnotes

  1. Per Deployment Hour
  2. Per GB Processed

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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Fortinet

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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
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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

    Microsoft

    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

    Microsoft

    • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
    • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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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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