Forcepoint NGFW vs. Fortinet on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Forcepoint NGFW
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) promises seamless and central management, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. Administrators can deploy, monitor and update thousands of firewalls, VPNs and IPSs in minutes, all from a single console. The vendor says that the product reduces network operating expenses by as much as 50%. Advanced clustering for firewalls and networks eliminates downtime, and administrators can rapidly map business processes into strong, accurate controls to…N/A
Fortinet on IBM Cloud
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions automates provisioning and integration of FortiGate appliances, via Fortinet on IBM Cloud.N/A
Pricing
Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
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Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
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Features
Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Fortinet on IBM Cloud
8.7
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Identification Technologies5.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Visualization Tools5.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.01 Ratings9.11 Ratings
VPN9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
High Availability9.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Stateful Inspection7.01 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
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User Ratings
Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Forcepoint NGFWFortinet on IBM Cloud
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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IBM
To protect the local network, [FortiGuard] was utilized. To handle communication between networks, FortiWAN was employed. Wi-Fi communication technology, such as FortiAP, was used. As a result of the solution, different business areas now have wireless connectivity. Because it supports simultaneous connections, it can be easily integrated into small and big solutions.
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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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IBM
  • Monitoring
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Network
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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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IBM
  • Sales
  • ITOPS
  • Financial
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
Although prices are not always affordable, it is a very complete choice that may integrate well with other technologies and gives good technical assistance. Fortinet solutions are ideal for businesses with a significant number of users. It is suggested that you acquire their annual maintenance plan.
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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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IBM
  • Return on investment that is acceptable
  • Operating cost reduction
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