12 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.5 out of 100
Top Rated
177 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.9
Identification Technologies
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.0
Visualization Tools
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.9
Content Inspection
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.8
Policy-based Controls
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.9
Firewall Management Console
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.4
Reporting and Logging
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.6
VPN
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.3
High Availability
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.7
Stateful Inspection
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.7
Proxy Server
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
7.9

Pros

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • 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.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Sometimes the interface is a bit slow to load. That's honestly about it!
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • 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.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
9.0
FortiGate
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.8

Reliability and Availability

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
FortiGate
9.8

Add comparison