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FortiGate

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.8 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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

The Palo Alto Networks CloudGenix devices work especially well in a hub and spoke environment, especially if you are looking at adding point-to-point VPN tunnel functionality. They allow us to combine various ISP connections and provide analytics to automatically determine the best path for any given application to take based on priority levels you can manage.
Rick Eastman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

FortiGate
9.1
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Identification Technologies
FortiGate
9.1
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Visualization Tools
FortiGate
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Content Inspection
FortiGate
8.9
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Policy-based Controls
FortiGate
9.2
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Active Directory and LDAP
FortiGate
9.1
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Firewall Management Console
FortiGate
9.6
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Reporting and Logging
FortiGate
8.9
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
VPN
FortiGate
9.6
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
High Availability
FortiGate
9.3
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Stateful Inspection
FortiGate
9.4
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
Proxy Server
FortiGate
8.5
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • The ability to see all traffic and pinpoint issues.
  • Ability to prioritize applications and their traffic.
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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • Unable to perform NAT through Site to Site VPN
Dave King | 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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

No score
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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The support was super fast in the beginning. Sometimes it seems now that the support does not get back to you as quickly. When we do get in contact with the support, they are usually knowledgeable and can help find the problem. The support has also been easy to work with.
Anonymous | 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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

No score
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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

We used Peplink routers prior to CloudGenix. The dashboard wasn’t as clean and they were difficult to license, provision and manage. We evaluated Meraki and VeloCloud. The pricing model of Meraki was fine but VeloCloud pricing just didn’t work for us. The Meraki device lacked some of the functionality we needed.
Rick Eastman | 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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

No score
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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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

  • Reduced Down time
  • Improved throughput due to their intelligent data analytics
  • Full utilization of all data circuits
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
9.2
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.9
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Usability

FortiGate
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.9
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)
7.0

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (CloudGenix)

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