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125 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

FortiGate
8.8
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Identification Technologies
FortiGate
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Visualization Tools
FortiGate
8.9
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Content Inspection
FortiGate
9.1
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Policy-based Controls
FortiGate
9.1
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Active Directory and LDAP
FortiGate
9.2
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Firewall Management Console
FortiGate
9.1
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Reporting and Logging
FortiGate
8.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management
VPN
FortiGate
9.2
RackFoundry Total Security Management
High Availability
FortiGate
8.6
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Stateful Inspection
FortiGate
8.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Proxy Server
FortiGate
8.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Centralized event and log data collection
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Correlation
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Event and log normalization
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Deployment flexibility
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Custom dashboards and views
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
FortiGate
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
Anonymous | 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
Jonathan DiRusso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.6
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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.8
Based on 22 answers
I will give Fortinet FortiGate a 9, and there is no perfect solution out there. Everybody has an opinion on what is best. That's because it's what that person prefers to use. Some firewalls lack certain feature sets compared to others, but it all depends on the environment you need to deploy the solution. For what I needed, the Fortinet FortiGate hit all the points.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
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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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.6
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
8.9
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.6
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Usability

FortiGate
9.4
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Support

FortiGate
8.8
RackFoundry Total Security Management

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Implementation

FortiGate
8.1
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Scalability

FortiGate
9.6
RackFoundry Total Security Management

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