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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco Routers do well at everything from small home office networks that require basic security to large scale service provider implementations that include SD_WAN security. Their routers scale well and they have everything from small 4 port access routers to large enterprise Core routers that function as the backbone of very large networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet Fortigate is a robust firewall and security device. Fortinet has devices geared for any situations, and for any sized company...from single computer small businesses to extremely large organizations with thousands of computers. Fortinet Fortigate is reasonably priced and contains the ability to have multiple functions embedded into a single device, making management that much simpler. Its robust feature set is top-notch and is on a level playing field with the largest names in the business, and in my view, because of the cost difference, wins hands down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.9
Identification Technologies
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.9
Content Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.8
Policy-based Controls
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.9
Firewall Management Console
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.3
Reporting and Logging
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.6
VPN
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.3
High Availability
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.7
Stateful Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.7
Proxy Server
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
7.9

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Segments the network.
  • Provides security through the use of Access Control Lists.
  • Makes routing decisions using routing protocols such as OSPF, RIP, BGP etc ...
  • Provides fault tolerance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • My favorite aspect of the Fortigate product is the ease of use. The GUI is very easy to get around. The products rules and configuration are easy to learn and apply. The informational tools are easy to look at and produce results that are intuitive and quick to assess.
  • Another great attribute of the FortiGate product was reasonable pricing for the product and then the ongoing support. Living in the SMB space with tight governmental budgets is a huge factor in all my decisions. When a company like Fortinet comes along and produces good products at very reasonable prices it is good for SMB companies like mine. Many vendors price their products in a fashion that is beyond consideration by SMBs like myself.
  • Support is always a big factor in consideration of any product for our organization. Fortinet support has been extremely good. They have provided an onsite engineer at no cost to help us design, implement and maintain new products when needed. The call support has also been excellent, with quick response times and knowledgeable technicians.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco Routers are more expensive than other competitors.
  • Cisco Routers require leaning of the command line interface, complicated stuff for non-technical people.
  • Interchangeability is limited with some other manufacturers because Cisco sometimes uses proprietary protocols.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • Fortigate's SSL VPN client isn't available via MSI with an easy options for mass deployment and configuration out of the box. You need to have a Fortinet Developer Network license to create a custom deploy image.
  • Fortinet's after hours support is overseas and is adequate. Not stellar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Ease of configuration, rich feature set and robust monitoring have made this product almost fun to use. I still consult the manual, but the intuitive design of the GUI makes most configuration tasks self explanatory. We deploy several different models, but the management is nearly identical across all of them, making it easy to keep on top of hundreds of devices
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 32 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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco and HPE Routers are comparable products. Both do the job well without many differences. I would say HP Routers are easier to configure but come with a small performance hit compared to Cisco routers of the same size/scope. Cisco has the brand recognition and many more certified professionals using them though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortigate is a lot easier to configure and manage than a Cisco ASA Firewall. Fortinet feels a lot more intuitive and easier to configure than Cisco. Fortinet is a lot more innovative and have easier to use products.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

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

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco products have 99.9999% up time availability and it allows a quick ROI in terms of our production network being available when its needed.
  • Cisco routers perform network security tasks well and keeps our network secure without slowing down our business transactions.
  • Cisco productrs last longer than our previous vendors, this ROI has been significant in lower replacement costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • (Positive) The network is secured.
  • (Positive) As an analyst, I have to convince C level executives regarding protection from threats, intrusion, and productivity of the network resources. And I am achieving all the segments with ease of access.
  • (Neutral) The unavailability of post-sale service requires improvements. But due to the vast community of users and excellent documentation of the product, hides the lack of post-sale service availability.
Harshil Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

General

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

FortiGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
8.2
FortiGate
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.8

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
FortiGate
9.8

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