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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    34 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    35 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    36 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    34 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    36 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    36 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    36 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    31 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    33 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Fortinet FortiGate is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Product Scalability
    • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN and Fortinet FortiGate are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    91%
    12 Ratings
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    62 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    FortiGate

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    81%
    4 Ratings
    8.8

    FortiGate

    88%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiGate

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.7

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    97%
    10 Ratings
    9.8

    FortiGate

    98%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN can be adapted to any type of scenario. Everything depends on the needs of the business and the complexity in terms of routing and treatment of links, but nevertheless, where it is best adapted is for the retail and hospitality sector. Where I would not recommend it is for service provider scenarios or where it is required to have [...] more granular control of the quality of the service.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    • The natting function works really well. Even if you are behind a router with NAT, it still translates the traffic.
    • Security is a big benefit as you can define that only certain elements go across the VPN (SD-WAN).
    Reon Smith | 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 SD-WAN

    • Customized, esoteric configurations were very hard to get connected and configured.
    • We had hoped to configure all sites filtering in one place, but each site has to be configured separately. this is prohibitive with a large number of sites.
    • Network visibility does not work as well as I would like.
    • The MX appliances do not work well with voice VLAN when using the appliances as a small office router/switch.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    General

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

    Starting Price

    FortiGate

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    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 SD-WAN

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    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 SD-WAN

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 4 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 SD-WAN

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
    Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
    Based on 4 answers
    Fast and efficient. The only issue currently is that the support is only overseas support and not in South Africa, which causes delays in resolution for some cases. Escalating issues is quite simple and the opening of new cases from the dashboard is easy. I have never had a support issue that could not be resolved.
    Reon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.8
    Based on 49 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 SD-WAN

    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 SD-WAN

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    FortiGate

    FortiGate 8.0
    Based on 8 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 SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is a way better option due to the fact that there is only one point of management and the way how you can integrate the entire network. A very important focus point is the security of the network from the beginning to the end. The visibility of the traffic and the way you can trace any failure and report it
    ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

    FortiGate

    [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.
    Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 9.7
    Based on 10 answers
    Because [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN has fulfilled the required functionality with the easy deployment of the configuration of new sites and growth, in addition to one of the integrations that Meraki has in general as a platform and the centralized management of everything through a single Dashboard. [...] The best thing is that [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN is included from the enterprise licensing of the MX.
    Ruben Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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 SD-WAN

    • All positive impacts. Easy to deploy, easy to manage. Z3 defects are rare.
    • ROI in 18 months.
    • All our hubs use Z3 embedded Wi-Fi.
    Patrice Tanguay | 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

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