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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Pulse SDP is well suited in an environment where the majority of employees are working remotely or have extensive business travel. In today's environment where cybersecurity is of the utmost importance for all organizations, Pulse SDP provides a solid level of security for those remote employees or those traveling.
Jeff Mullin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

  • Reliable links.
  • Efficient connection timeouts.
John Keenan | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

  • The central management tool is not mature.
  • The option to connect before logging in using Network Connect is EOL, and the alternative is not good enough currently (requires machine authentication).
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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN) 7.6
Based on 4 answers
At Adecco, first and foremost, we have Pulse SDP easy to use for our employees. This is a critical factor for us because employees are spending much less time calling into support than engaged in high payoff activities. However, when I have called in for support, Pulse SDP has been responsive and effective.
Jeff Mullin | 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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

The F5 product was more complicated to manage and requires more time to get used to. Juniper VPN is simpler. F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager may be better if you need other side solutions like load balancing and GSLB. So, it really depends on your requirements.
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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

  • Potential to implement tight controls on third party risk.
  • Reliable remote access.
John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
9.2
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.9
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Usability

FortiGate
10.0
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.9
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)
7.6

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.0
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
Pulse Connect Secure (VPN)

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