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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Security services help you get the most from your technology investments. Organizations that use services for security get access to consultants and technical experts to support their staff with the latest knowledge and capabilities. They also help improve time to threat detection and response. And, by reducing complexity, you’ll improve your ability to adapt to changing business priorities.
Jon Pedimente | 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 Security Management

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.6
FortiGate
Policy planning and rule management
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
FortiGate
Automated Policy Orchestration
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
FortiGate
Device Discovery
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
FortiGate
Policy Compliance Auditing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.4
FortiGate
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.4
FortiGate
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.3
FortiGate
Vulnerability Scans
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.0
FortiGate
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
FortiGate

Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.9
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.8
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.8
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.8
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.3
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.7
VPN
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.4
High Availability
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.8
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.8
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
7.9

Pros

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • Maintain centralized repository of security policies
  • Configure network access and advanced security policies in a single tool
  • Manage large number of devices
Bart Verbaandert | 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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • Areas like Computer Security need a console to view events.
  • The different support areas would be greatly benefited if they managed to have consoles and alerts that told them where to mitigate the risks.
  • The scope of areas such as Monitoring and Dispatch have a broad vision with tools such as applying the necessary filters for your environment.
Carlos Martinez | 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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
The use of this equipment is quite simple and instructive so our administrators have not had major problems with its use and management.
Alex Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) 8.3
Based on 9 answers
Our network engineers never have a long wait when working with Cisco Support on the Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC series appliances) when they need to open a ticket.
Philip Clerico | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

We selected Firepower Management Center because we needed to centralize equiment management and it was easily adapted to our architecture,since at that time we had an ASA with IPS / IDS modules and an FTD and a need to have a URL control and detect a Highest level of threats with the AMP module.
Juan Francisco Chicaiza Meza | 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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • We lost some features like servers load balancing.
  • But, we got NGFW with a very powerful IPS on one box with a single management interface. We also saved money and data center space from buying multiple boxes (one for IPS and the other as Firewall).
  • We also saved team time and multiple devices management, and we got the benefits of a single vendor providing support.
Michael nabil | 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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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 Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
FortiGate
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.3
FortiGate
9.8

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.3
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
FortiGate
9.8

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