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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Fortinet on IBM Cloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.1

Forcepoint NGFW

81%
8.7

Fortinet on IBM Cloud

87%
Fortinet on IBM Cloud ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visualization Tools

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Reporting and Logging

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

VPN

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

High Availability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Fortinet on IBM Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Forcepoint NGFW

90%
1 Rating
9.1

Fortinet on IBM Cloud

91%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Forcepoint NGFW

100%
1 Rating

Fortinet on IBM Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Forcepoint NGFW

60%
2 Ratings

Fortinet on IBM Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

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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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

    Fortinet on IBM Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Fortinet on IBM Cloud 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

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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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