FortiGuard Web Filtering Service vs. Symantec Web Security Service

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California offers the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service, a web content filter.N/A
Symantec Web Security Service
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Symantec Web Security Service (WSS) is a line of defense against modern day cyber threats. It provides secure web services, enables enterprises to control access, protects users from threats, and secures their sensitive data.N/A
Pricing
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(8 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is well-suited for an organisation that is able to funnel all its Internet connectivity through one device, i.e., the office environment - or perhaps where WFH workers are using a remote desktop or VPN. It allows management/IT to minimise risk by blocking websites that may be harmful, as well as websites that may enable data leakage, or even are websites that people ought not to be visiting in the workplace.
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Broadcom
Symantec Web Security Service monitors and filters network traffic to protect web servers from cyberattacks. Its single dashboard view, excellent UI/UX, and easy DLP integration make it a market leader. Excellent sandboxing for safe browsing in restricted IT networks. Threat categorization and stateful SSL description of web traffic to identify dynamic threat vectors. However, alerts and notifications only work quickly when large-scale DDoS attacks happen.
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Pros
Fortinet
  • Blocks some of the websites.
  • Provide restriction on the usage of every user.
  • Monitors the user activity on web and track.
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Broadcom
  • Complete web protection.
  • Easy to setup.
  • Great reputation and credibility.
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Cons
Fortinet
  • Some websites are classified as Meaningless content, especially links used in emails to unsubscribe from lists. Luckily FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is responsive about reclassifying those quickly.
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Broadcom
  • Advanced and targeted attacks
  • Policy granularity
  • better support
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Support Rating
Fortinet
Took a little longer for support to get our problem solved, but when the upper tier tech support was involved, we got excellent customer support.
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Broadcom
The support has become average ever since broadcom acquisition and they moving to GCP. There is no focus of existing customers as the presale do not exist
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
We selected FortiGuard Web Filtering because it came in the service bundle with our FortiGate unit. After testing the service for a couple of months, we disabled the web filtering that was running on our client machines and have not looked back. It's been easy to manage, effective, and fast. There isn't much more you can ask for from a filtering solution.
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Broadcom
Symantec Web Security Service is a powerful tool for moderating website traffic and protecting user data. Easy DLP integration makes it a market leader, and it works with Symantec DLP and EDR to protect remote users' browsing activity. Threat categorization and stateful SSL description of web traffic to identify dynamic threat vectors. Unified threat dashboard with seamless alerting. So compared to other solutions, it is standout.
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • Fortiguard has been a great resource to improve developers engagement time in our company by restricting websites that consume entertainment time from developers.
  • Creates a more focused arena for users and hence has a high ROI.
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Broadcom
  • Slightly on the costlier side.
  • Less risk of security lapse.
  • Extensive protection against web attacks.
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