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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Forcepoint Web Security

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    35 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    35 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    36 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    37 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    36 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    37 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    37 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    32 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    35 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    27 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.2

    Forcepoint Web Security

    72%
    72 Ratings
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    63 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Forcepoint Web Security

    100%
    2 Ratings
    9.9

    FortiGate

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Forcepoint Web Security

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Forcepoint Web Security

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    FortiGate

    87%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Forcepoint Web Security

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiGate

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    FortiGate

    70%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    FortiGate

    98%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Forcepoint Web Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Forcepoint

    It is very well suited for [an] environment where the internet usage is high and most business applications are either cloud or internet-based e.g. SAP, GST, E-way billings, etc. It is not appropriate for organizations where the hardware is not being updated for a long time as it requires good hardware to run it without any hassle.
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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

    • It prevents users from accessing websites that may have recently been created for the purpose of distributing malware.
    • It prevents users from accidentally or intentionally accessing websites that are considered inappropriate for a work environment.
    • It allows us to create different policies for different teams in our organization.
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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

    • The user access logs contain a lot of useless information. I understand this is very hard to tackle as I've seen this across any product that logs web activity.
    • I would like to see more customization options of website block pages.
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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 Web Security

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint Web Security 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

        It is very stable, the organisation has "locked in" the product and has no plans to change or try another product. We have already renewed our 2019-2020 licenses. It is user friendly and people catch on easily when they first use it. The only downtime is when we install Microsoft updates! It has excellent reporting which help in determining how the organisation's Internet is used and also during both internal and external IT audits.
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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

        Forcepoint

        Despite the intimidating Linux CLI when you use the appliance for troubleshooting, the web security usability compensates as most of the Administration of the system is done there. It is GUI based and has an easy to use UI where one can navigate around rather easily like getting reports, checking alerts, looking the whole setup under deployment to check if all services are running in one place though there are other parts to the system.
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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

        The is a quick first response to acknowledge your issue and the Engineers never take more than two hours to fix an issue and we hardly get issues looking at the fact that the system is pretty stable. There is also a robust Knowledge Base in the site for known problems.
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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

        Research known issues with upgrading from the Support Knowledge base, this will enable you avoid road blocks along the way and reduce your dependence on Forcepoint Support
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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

        Forcepoint

        To be honest, once using Forcepoint for our Web Security, I have not wanted to look anywhere else. The dashboard gives me quick insight of threats, productivity, and bandwidth usage. Again, this is a layer in my security and it fills many holes. I feel safe and I do like I can just let it do its thing
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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

        • The design of Forcepoint Web Security [in my opinion] does not lend itself well to remote workers. This was obvious [to me] before the pandemic and was only more evident with the pandemic.
        • Quality control of Forcepoint Web Security software requires staff time and resources to administer and upgrade. It is refreshing to see the administration [needs to be] reduced with a cloud-based solution.
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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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