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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%

    SonicWall E10000 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    9.1
    91%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    8.8
    88%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.4
    84%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    9.3
    93%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    9.4
    94%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.5
    85%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.5
    95%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.2
    92%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.2
    92%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.8
    88%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.1

      FortiGate

      91%
      63 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      9.9

      FortiGate

      99%
      4 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      10.0

      FortiGate

      100%
      6 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Availability

      10.0

      FortiGate

      100%
      4 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Performance

      10.0

      FortiGate

      100%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      8.7

      FortiGate

      87%
      49 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      In-Person Training

      10.0

      FortiGate

      100%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      8.0

      FortiGate

      80%
      8 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Configurability

      9.0

      FortiGate

      90%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Ease of integration

      7.0

      FortiGate

      70%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Product Scalability

      9.8

      FortiGate

      98%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Vendor post-sale

      10.0

      FortiGate

      100%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Vendor pre-sale

      9.0

      FortiGate

      90%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Fortinet

      For FortiGate Firewall, the basic functionality and requirement is met easily as Fortigate is among market leaders in NGFW. There are some extra points that inclined us to use Fortigate as our main Firewall. [Fortinet]Fortigate has a very well refined and functional SD-WAN solution when it comes to load balancing for normal Internet Traffic. SD-WAN - Load balancing of Internet traffic is a USP of Fortigate and makes it stand tall in the competition. Be it 3 or more Internet Links, multiple Subnets/segments of users to distribute and bandwidth load balancing for links and users. SLA based monitoring of Internet Links / MPLS links, makes it even better to choose the links on the basis of performance (Latency, packet loss, Jitter etc). SSL VPN configuration - The deep CLI-level debugging is also very helpful in troubleshooting. Type of tunnel can be easily configured - Full Tunnel or Split Tunnel for SSL. Though, I think Fortigate is one of the best options for small and mid-sized organizations, there are some areas for improvement. First, the CLI interface is very hard to adapt as the commands and directory hierarchy is very different for common syntax and standards.
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      Pros

      Fortinet

      • 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
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      Cons

      Fortinet

      • 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.
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      SonicWall

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      Pricing Details

      FortiGate

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      FortiGate editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

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

        SonicWall E10000 Series

        Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        SonicWall E10000 Series editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules

        Footnotes

          Offerings

          Free Trial
          Free/Freemium Version
          Premium Consulting/Integration Services

          Entry-level set up fee?

          No setup fee

          Additional Details

          Likelihood to Renew

          Fortinet

          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.
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          Usability

          Fortinet

          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.
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          SonicWall

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          Reliability and Availability

          Fortinet

          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
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          SonicWall

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          Performance

          Fortinet

          Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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          SonicWall

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          Support Rating

          Fortinet

          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.
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          SonicWall

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          In-Person Training

          Fortinet

          I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
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          SonicWall

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          Implementation Rating

          Fortinet

          Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
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          SonicWall

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          Alternatives Considered

          Fortinet

          [Fortinet] FortiGate is not only cost effective but it gives the comprehensive security against the APT attacks and gives the complete traffic visibility and granular control. You can easily create the VDOMs (Virtual firewall) within a Fortigate firewall and customize the dashboard as per your requirement if you have multiple VDOMs within a single firewall.
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          SonicWall

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          Scalability

          Fortinet

          My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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          SonicWall

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          Return on Investment

          Fortinet

          • 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.
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          SonicWall

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