Fortinet FortiGate vs. Fortinet FortiExtender

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiGate
Score 8.7 out of 10
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FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.N/A
Fortinet FortiExtender
Score 9.0 out of 10
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FortiExtender is the wireless WAN offering from Fortinet.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiGateFortinet FortiExtender
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Fortinet FortiGateFortinet FortiExtender
Considered Both Products
FortiGate
Chose Fortinet FortiGate
Has more features and it's easier to understand.
Fortinet FortiExtender
Chose Fortinet FortiExtender
FortiGate helped me to manage the firewall and fix it while easily managing the user. With FortiExtender, it is now easy to manage the connectivity, with minimizing downtime and maximizing the overall efficiency and connectivity of the member. The seamless integration, failover …
Chose Fortinet FortiExtender
FortiGate assisted me to control the firewall and correct it while effortlessly managing the user. FortiExtender makes it simple to control connectivity, ensuring that members experience as little interruption as possible while benefiting from the highest possible levels of …
Chose Fortinet FortiExtender
Both the Fortinet FortiExtender and the Fortinet FortiGate products are great because they provide the agency with secure technology and allow for good network speed and security. Fortinet FortiExtender and Fortinet FortiGate are both costly and a better lower cost solution …
Chose Fortinet FortiExtender
By looking at the market of similar devices, we quickly recognized that Fortinet FortiExtenders are very reasonably priced; however, they provide top-level functionality that even some of the competitors don't have.
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Features
Fortinet FortiGateFortinet FortiExtender
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Fortinet FortiGate
9.0
37 Ratings
Fortinet FortiExtender
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies9.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.835 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection8.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.037 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP9.336 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.337 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.437 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN9.637 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability9.232 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.135 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server8.827 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Fortinet FortiGateFortinet FortiExtender
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(49 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fortinet FortiGateFortinet FortiExtender
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Fortinet
Fortinet FortiExtender is well suited to delivering fast 5G and LTE service. The cloud-based system is great so that our agency can manage the cloud from anywhere which is great during remote work. The Fortinet FortiExtender was easy to deploy and the system has been easy to manage. The Fortinet FortiExtender is less appropriate when it comes to the cost to implement and the customer support could be improved.
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Pros
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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Fortinet
  • Multi-band support for redundancy in case of band failure.
  • Remote control and administration of the system through the cloud.
  • The Fortinet firewall was integrated into the system.
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Cons
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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Fortinet
  • It is good when any problem occurred in our fiber cables but when it gets problematic then there isn’t any way out for us and its graphic interface is not helpful.
  • Its support team is useless and didn’t help in any regard.
  • The price is not in our favor.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Fortinet
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Usability
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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Fortinet
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Reliability and Availability
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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Fortinet
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Performance
Fortinet
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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Fortinet
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Support Rating
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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Fortinet
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In-Person Training
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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Fortinet
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Implementation Rating
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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Fortinet
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Alternatives Considered
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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Fortinet
FortiGate helped me to manage the firewall and fix it while easily managing the user. With FortiExtender, it is now easy to manage the connectivity, with minimizing downtime and maximizing the overall efficiency and connectivity of the member. The seamless integration, failover protection, and high-end cloud-based connectivity made it easy to adopt and implement.
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Scalability
Fortinet
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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Fortinet
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Return on Investment
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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Fortinet
  • Backup connectivity is helping us in many ways especially at times when connections run out and we have to perform any action that is essential to be done at times.
  • It provides a secure network.
  • With direct management, we can monitor and add and remove unwanted devices.
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