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FortiGate

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

OpenVPN Access Server

The recommendation to use a specific type of VPN completely depends on the specific use-case. If you only need OpenVPN to create a secure connection, let’s say if you need it for secure access over public (or even private) network then it is a great option; otherwise, you’ll have to test it for your environment.Overall, OpenVPN is a great free to use VPN.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

OpenVPN Access Server

  • Open-source (Free-to-use license)*
  • Available as a full-fledged Image on AWS
  • Great speed / Easy to Connect / Stable Connection
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

OpenVPN Access Server

No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

OpenVPN is fast and free to use*.However orher VPN software is still used as OpenVPN is not fully in production environment.
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

OpenVPN Access Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenVPN Access Server

  • Since using OpenVPN on AWS is free, the only cost to consider is the cost of the compute, storage, etc. on the AWS infrastructure. Generally, depending on the number of users, you can walk away with a small instance as OpenVPN is very optimised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

FortiGate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
FortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.

OpenVPN Access Server

General

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

OpenVPN Access Server Editions & Modules

Edition
10 Connections$75.001
50 Connections$219.001
250 Connections$575.001
0-2 ConnectionsFree
25 Connections$150.003
100 Connections$300.003
500 Connections$1,095.003
1,000 Connections$1,560.003
2,000 Connections$3,100.003
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The first 2 users are free, but there is a 10 user minimum. Price decreases if paid yearly.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
9.2
OpenVPN Access Server
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.9
OpenVPN Access Server

Usability

FortiGate
9.9
OpenVPN Access Server

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
OpenVPN Access Server

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
OpenVPN Access Server

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.9
OpenVPN Access Server

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
OpenVPN Access Server

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.0
OpenVPN Access Server

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
OpenVPN Access Server

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