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133 Ratings

FortiGate

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate

Fortinet Fortigate is a robust firewall and security device. Fortinet has devices geared for any situations, and for any sized company...from single computer small businesses to extremely large organizations with thousands of computers. Fortinet Fortigate is reasonably priced and contains the ability to have multiple functions embedded into a single device, making management that much simpler. Its robust feature set is top-notch and is on a level playing field with the largest names in the business, and in my view, because of the cost difference, wins hands down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

FortiGate
8.8
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Identification Technologies
FortiGate
9.0
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Visualization Tools
FortiGate
8.9
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Content Inspection
FortiGate
8.8
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Policy-based Controls
FortiGate
9.0
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Active Directory and LDAP
FortiGate
9.2
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Firewall Management Console
FortiGate
9.1
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Reporting and Logging
FortiGate
8.2
MikroTik Routers and Switches
VPN
FortiGate
9.2
MikroTik Routers and Switches
High Availability
FortiGate
8.7
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Stateful Inspection
FortiGate
8.5
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Proxy Server
FortiGate
8.2
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Pros

FortiGate

  • My favorite aspect of the Fortigate product is the ease of use. The GUI is very easy to get around. The products rules and configuration are easy to learn and apply. The informational tools are easy to look at and produce results that are intuitive and quick to assess.
  • Another great attribute of the FortiGate product was reasonable pricing for the product and then the ongoing support. Living in the SMB space with tight governmental budgets is a huge factor in all my decisions. When a company like Fortinet comes along and produces good products at very reasonable prices it is good for SMB companies like mine. Many vendors price their products in a fashion that is beyond consideration by SMBs like myself.
  • Support is always a big factor in consideration of any product for our organization. Fortinet support has been extremely good. They have provided an onsite engineer at no cost to help us design, implement and maintain new products when needed. The call support has also been excellent, with quick response times and knowledgeable technicians.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Dual Stack IPv4 - IPv6
  • Easy management
  • Multiple secure connection options
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FortiGate

  • Fortigate's SSL VPN client isn't available via MSI with an easy options for mass deployment and configuration out of the box. You need to have a Fortinet Developer Network license to create a custom deploy image.
  • Fortinet's after hours support is overseas and is adequate. Not stellar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.4
Based on 5 answers
Ease of configuration, rich feature set and robust monitoring have made this product almost fun to use. I still consult the manual, but the intuitive design of the GUI makes most configuration tasks self explanatory. We deploy several different models, but the management is nearly identical across all of them, making it easy to keep on top of hundreds of devices
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
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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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
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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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.7
Based on 26 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik Routers and Switches 2.0
Based on 1 answer
There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
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Implementation Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.1
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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
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Alternatives Considered

FortiGate

Fortigate is a lot easier to configure and manage than a Cisco ASA Firewall. Fortinet feels a lot more intuitive and easier to configure than Cisco. Fortinet is a lot more innovative and have easier to use products.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

I used Cisco routers 2900 series, TPlink routers and switches, Planet routers, Draytek routers, Ubiqity routers, Pentagram routers and modems. Mikrotik is more flexible per cost. It has more functions
Marcin Chabowski | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

FortiGate

  • (Positive) The network is secured.
  • (Positive) As an analyst, I have to convince C level executives regarding protection from threats, intrusion, and productivity of the network resources. And I am achieving all the segments with ease of access.
  • (Neutral) The unavailability of post-sale service requires improvements. But due to the vast community of users and excellent documentation of the product, hides the lack of post-sale service availability.
Harshil Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • There is currently a suitable consumption of the data network and each department feels satisfied with the obtained.
  • Some analysts felt annoyed or generated a negative impact because when establishing navigation rules, access to non-corporate pages was restricted.
  • The investment made allows the use of equipment that is used as servers for services now covered by MikroTik and used in other required areas.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
8.9
MikroTik Routers and Switches
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.8
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Usability

FortiGate
9.4
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.7
MikroTik Routers and Switches
2.0

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.1
MikroTik Routers and Switches

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
MikroTik Routers and Switches

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