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Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate

Fortinet's Fortigate is a Firewall which can be suited to all the types of organizations starting from Small/ mid size to Large enterprises. Due to its cost effectiveness even a Small organizations can afford it. In the return Fortigate will give you the industry best technology to secure your organization infra.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

If you have Fortinet's SD-WAN solution, this might be the perfect backup solution, as we switch over to 4G in case our primary network fails by using these extenders. It works in around two or three seconds to establish the connection backup. Also we do use it daily as secondary link to utilize a mobile connection for non-business-critical tasks like PC patching so we don't have an affect on the primary link of the remote branches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

FortiGate
9.1
Fortinet FortiExtender
Identification Technologies
FortiGate
9.1
Fortinet FortiExtender
Visualization Tools
FortiGate
9.0
Fortinet FortiExtender
Content Inspection
FortiGate
8.9
Fortinet FortiExtender
Policy-based Controls
FortiGate
9.2
Fortinet FortiExtender
Active Directory and LDAP
FortiGate
9.1
Fortinet FortiExtender
Firewall Management Console
FortiGate
9.6
Fortinet FortiExtender
Reporting and Logging
FortiGate
8.9
Fortinet FortiExtender
VPN
FortiGate
9.6
Fortinet FortiExtender
High Availability
FortiGate
9.3
Fortinet FortiExtender
Stateful Inspection
FortiGate
9.4
Fortinet FortiExtender
Proxy Server
FortiGate
8.5
Fortinet FortiExtender

Pros

FortiGate

  • 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
Amin Mirzakhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Direct integration and management through the Fortigate Firewalls we use.
  • Easy SD-Wan implementation in the Fortigate platform.
  • Can be installed in a separate area of the facility from the Firewalls, allowing the installation location to be determined by Signal, where a USB modem would have to be plugged directly into the Firewall at it's current location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FortiGate

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Doesn't work too well with PoE; always use power supply
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 4 answers
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.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Usability

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Reliability and Availability

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Performance

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Support Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 33 answers
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.
Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

No score
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In-Person Training

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

No score
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Implementation Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Alternatives Considered

FortiGate

Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

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Return on Investment

FortiGate

  • 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.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • These devices have kept our cashiers collecting money when the internet goes out. Our Management loves hearing that nothing has stopped money from being collected.
  • It is also very useful to have an out-of-band source of connection for VPN use as well as ensuring IT alerting continues to function in the event of an ISP outage.
  • Direct management from within the Fortigate has made it very easy to monitor and has removed a bunch of devices from our regular upkeep and maintenance routines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Fortinet FortiExtender

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
9.2
Fortinet FortiExtender
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.9
Fortinet FortiExtender

Usability

FortiGate
10.0
Fortinet FortiExtender

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
Fortinet FortiExtender

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
Fortinet FortiExtender

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.9
Fortinet FortiExtender

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
Fortinet FortiExtender

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.0
Fortinet FortiExtender

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
Fortinet FortiExtender

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