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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki Insight

Suitable scenarios:
  • When you have contracted applications in SaaS service
  • When you have contracted applications in IaaS service
Less suitable scenarios:
  • When you do not have critical applications for business or company processes
  • When you have not contracted applications in SaaS service
  • When you have not contracted applications in IaaS service
Ruben Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet's Fortigate is a Firewall which can be suited to all the types of organizations starting from Small/ mid size to Large enterprises. Due to its cost effectiveness even a Small organizations can afford it. In the return Fortigate will give you the industry best technology to secure your organization infra.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.1
Identification Technologies
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.1
Visualization Tools
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.9
Content Inspection
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.9
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.1
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.6
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.9
VPN
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.6
High Availability
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.3
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.4
Proxy Server
Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.5

Pros

Cisco Meraki Insight

  • Application status visibility
  • Visibility of the performance of internet providers
  • Voice service visibility
Ruben Lara | 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

Cisco Meraki Insight

  • Number of applications for monitoring
  • Instantly update application status
  • Faster information display
Ruben Lara | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
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

Cisco Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 33 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 Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

Cisco Meraki is an excellent complement to have visibility and monitor the behavior of critical applications for business processes. It is the principal complement when you use Cisco SD-WAN Meraki because this offers the widest visibility of the ISP links
Ruben Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki Insight

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 Meraki Insight

  • Optimize internet links
  • Take proactive actions when an application fails
  • Know better the status of my WAN network
Ruben Lara | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki Insight

General

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

FortiGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki Insight
10.0
FortiGate
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.9

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Cisco Meraki Insight
FortiGate
9.8

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