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FortiGate

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Score 8.9 out of 100

WatchGuard AuthPoint

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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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

Watchguard AuthPoint works well for securing VPN on Watchguard firewalls and windows computers. It works well on any SAML authentication as well as M365. It doesn’t work well with the Microsoft Exchange server 2013. I wanted to set this up on an exchange server but you need a bigger firewall to act as a reverse proxy for that scenario. I would say it’s less appropriate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

  • Ease of use, the mobile app is very ease to use once set up.
  • For companies that may have employees that are not comfortable using their personal smart phone for this MFA service, WatchGuard offers a hardware token solution. It's like a mini stop watch keychain that allows the MFA service to function without a smart phone.
  • Setting up new MFA accounts is ease, you can simply scan a QR code or do a quick manual setup.
Ryan Chester | 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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

  • Remove the use of Java. I didn't like the dependence and it caused problems early on prior to me realizing what was happening.
  • The addition of "operators" could be streamlined. I should be able to easily select an existing AuthPoint user to be added as an operator (i.e., one of my IT staff).
  • The timeout graphic/visualization on the mobile app sometimes confuses users who think that something is wrong even after approving the notification.
Dave Brown | 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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.9
Based on 7 answers
We can no longer imagine working without AuthPoint.
It is simple and with push tokens much easier than rsa and other products on the market. It is very secure and gives us good installation options.
Oliver Mark | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.2
Based on 21 answers
WatchGuard AuthPoint is very user friendly, with minimal interaction needed to both set it up, and to maintain it's continued use. The log in interface is easily understood, with clear and easily understood icons to allow for different methods of authentication. The WatchGuard team is constantly improving their Login app, which is constantly improving the user interface, allowing for a smoother and quicker login process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 7.8
Based on 3 answers
It failed a couple of times for a period of an hour or so, where systems were down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.0
Based on 3 answers
No apparent problem besides a couple of times that systems weren't working
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 9.1
Based on 49 answers
In the case that support from WatchGuard is required, whether it be deploying to a bespoke application or product, or maintaining an existing product - WatchGuard support is fast and efficient. From logging the ticket (which is easy AND comprehensive) to getting it resolved, WatchGuard makes it easy allowing you to select how and when you want to be contacted.
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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It was an Onsite demo at the ditributor with the benefits of Watchguard Authpoint. Was very nice to see the abilities of the product. This Demo was a few years back, since then Authpoint changed allot. It is very nice for partners that you can get this demo without any aditional cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

FortiGate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.5
Based on 2 answers
We use the online training for all our employees. There are both sales and technical trainings available and there even is a technical certification. You can use this for the Watchguard Partner Program which can give you aditional benefits. Every now and then you have a webinar that discusses multiple Watchguard products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Send out an email beforehand to the users to make sure they know that there will be an email and what app to get installed on their phones
Mike Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint has similar or more features than both Duo and Microsoft 365 Azure MFA. Its setup guides are much more fleshed out than Microsoft's and it is priced lower than both options. As long as your options for the 3 years licensing.
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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

WatchGuard AuthPoint 8.1
Based on 3 answers
We are a medium-sized company. We don't need rapid scaling.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

  • We believe the previous reporting and monitoring solutions took up significantly more time prior to AuthPoint.
  • The time to activate for new staff is very quick and simple so no extensive training is required.
  • It has opened up a cost-effective way to facilitate access to systems, which may previously have been out of budget for clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

WatchGuard AuthPoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
9.2
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.9
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.9

Usability

FortiGate
9.9
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.2

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
WatchGuard AuthPoint
7.8

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.0

Support Rating

FortiGate
8.9
WatchGuard AuthPoint
9.1

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
WatchGuard AuthPoint
6.4

Online Training

FortiGate
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.5

Implementation Rating

FortiGate
8.0
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.7

Scalability

FortiGate
9.8
WatchGuard AuthPoint
8.1

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