Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued) vs. Fortinet FortiGate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN) was a software-defined WAN solution, featuring WAN optimization. The product is not part of Citrix's plans going forward.N/A
FortiGate
Score 8.7 out of 10
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FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.N/A
Pricing
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)Fortinet FortiGate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)FortiGate
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)
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Ratings
Fortinet FortiGate
9.1
37 Ratings
7% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings9.335 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings8.535 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.736 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings9.237 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings9.436 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.337 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.437 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.537 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.432 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings9.235 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.927 Ratings
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User Ratings
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)Fortinet FortiGate
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(64 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
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10.0
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
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10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.6
(26 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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8.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
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7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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9.8
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Citrix SD-WAN (discontinued)Fortinet FortiGate
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Any organization with a robust IT support network and with 100+ users, all the way up to international conglomerates with millions of workers. The only situation I can see where it might be harder is if you have a very small business with limited technical know-how. Otherwise, it's honestly the no-brainer choice.
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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
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  • Excellent integration with the Citrix Cloud Connector makes it a breeze to use.
  • Access control is locked down with biometric security and easy password creation.
  • License usage is always 100% secure.
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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
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  • Sometimes the interface is a bit slow to load. That's honestly about it!
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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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Likelihood to Renew
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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
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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
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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
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Fortinet
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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Support Rating
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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
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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
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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
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After a lengthy vendor selection process we determined that CloudBridge was the best solution—although as always with demos it was difficult to tell if we'd really made the right decision. Since selecting CloudBridge—hough I have had lots of input from colleagues who use other systems—I feel very happy with our choice. The feature set alone is just far superior.
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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
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Fortinet
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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Return on Investment
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  • Tremendous savings from high uptime percent.
  • Keeping our remote users engaged and stable at work means we can hire anywhere on earth.
  • Access control keeps our IT team from constantly being tied up with password resets.
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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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