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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.1

Forcepoint NGFW

81%
9.0

FortiGate

90%
Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 8/11 features

Identification Technologies

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
35 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
35 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
36 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
37 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
36 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
37 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

VPN

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
37 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
32 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
35 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Fortinet FortiGate is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Forcepoint NGFW and Fortinet FortiGate are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Forcepoint NGFW

90%
1 Rating
9.1

FortiGate

91%
63 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

FortiGate

99%
4 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Forcepoint NGFW

100%
1 Rating
10.0

FortiGate

100%
6 Ratings

Availability

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
4 Ratings

Performance

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Forcepoint NGFW

60%
2 Ratings
8.7

FortiGate

87%
49 Ratings

In-Person Training

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FortiGate

80%
8 Ratings

Configurability

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

FortiGate

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

FortiGate

98%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

FortiGate

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint

If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
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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

Forcepoint

  • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
  • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
  • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
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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

Forcepoint

  • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
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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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Pricing Details

Forcepoint NGFW

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Forcepoint NGFW editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FortiGate

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FortiGate editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      FortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Forcepoint

      The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
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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

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Fortinet

      Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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      Support Rating

      Forcepoint

      Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
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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

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Forcepoint

      There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
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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

      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Fortinet

      My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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      Return on Investment

      Forcepoint

      • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
      • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
      • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
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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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