Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiGate
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.N/A
WatchGuard AuthPoint
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
WatchGuard AuthPoint is a multi-factor authentication (MFA) service that helps companies keep their assets, information, and user identities secure. Multi-factor authentication solutions can enable organizations to close security gaps that leave companies vulnerable to breaches by adding a layer of security beyond just a username and password – without creating a disruptive user experience. AuthPoint’s mobile app makes it easy for users to approve or deny login attempts, according to the vendor,…N/A
Pricing
Fortinet FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Fortinet FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
Considered Both Products
FortiGate

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WatchGuard AuthPoint
Chose WatchGuard AuthPoint
AuthPoint has a simpler and more intuitive configuration, added to the cloud administration that it provides us, without a doubt it is a point in its favor.
Top Pros
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Features
Fortinet FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
Firewall
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Fortinet FortiGate
9.0
37 Ratings
5% above category average
WatchGuard AuthPoint
-
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User Ratings
Fortinet FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
9.0
(181 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(4 ratings)
8.9
(17 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(6 ratings)
8.7
(25 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(49 ratings)
9.4
(67 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(8 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.8
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fortinet FortiGateWatchGuard AuthPoint
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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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard Authpoint is well-suited for existing WatchGuard users and those heavily dependent on VPN connection. The app is easy to use and set up on iPhone and Android devices. We use a Firebox M370 and have had zero issues in the deployment or the daily use of WatchGuard AuthPoint. Everything works well and we have had zero issues after initial implementation.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • The Authpoint Cloud portal is easy to use and navigate
  • It integrates well with the Firebox and gateway
  • Promptly sends 2FA request onto the user devices
  • Its very easy to re-activate token on a new device if the device is lost or stolen
  • Troubleshooting logs are available to figure out whats wrong if a user cannot authenticate
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • While the set up was easy to do the instructions could use a little more details.
  • It would be useful to be able to tell how many users are at the firewall level instead of going out to the cloud to look for it.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
Today to ensure our ISO 27001 certification it is important that we maintain this solution. Today it is part of the way any employee within the organization works, we no longer have any other way of working and it is the simplest way to ensure that access to the workstation is done with MFA.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
After initial setup, it practically runs itself. Onboarding new users is fast and easy as it should be. The AuthPoint mobile app is small and simple to use. The only reason I do not give it a 10 is that I frequently get complaints from end users that the AuthPoint app is "constantly downloading". In fact, it's not downloading anything and that what the users are seeing in the app is a timer for the 6-digit code that changes every minute.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
It failed a couple of times for a period of an hour or so, where systems were down.
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Performance
Fortinet
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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WatchGuard Technologies
No apparent problem besides a couple of times that systems weren't working
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard support is always quick and reliable. They have urgency levels that you are able to select when creating your support ticket, and they respond in accordance to the severity that you have set. I have never had an issue with getting someone on the phone in the same business day, even for very low priority issues.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
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.
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Online Training
Fortinet
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WatchGuard Technologies
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.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
the first time it takes more effort. It is helpful to already understand how each authentication type works. Then it's much easier to understand the MFA solution that you implement. It is useful to check the release notes from time to time and update the key parts of the Watchguard Authpoint. Authpoint Gateway, Logon App, RDWeb... Also, it's useful to set up notifications when something goes wrong or sometimes check the statistics of how many requests are being approved/denied, etc.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
We use DUO Mobile for our other MFA (i.e., Remote Desktop for Windows.) WatchGuard offers instructions on how to set up MFA with DUO, however, the WatchGuard AuthPoint setup was much simpler, so we opted to go that route. We are planning on looking into switching everything to WatchGuard AuthPoint, however, it's not a high priority at this time.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
We are a medium-sized company. We don't need rapid scaling.
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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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WatchGuard Technologies
  • Integration with current Azure AD and LDAP is important as it saves the users from creating a new account and password to remember for yet another website/product.
  • The cost of a user license is nothing compared to the cost of data loss or a company network breach. It secures our devices and data in cases of theft or breaches. Theft of a device, data, or even worse a breach would cost the company thousands to millions of dollars.
  • A negative impact is that the users lose about 10-30 seconds with every login or unlock of their computer. However, this is necessary for MFA security.
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ScreenShots

WatchGuard AuthPoint Screenshots

Screenshot of AuthPoint app - tokensScreenshot of Cloud management - dashboardScreenshot of AuthPoint app - push notificationScreenshot of AuthPoint - TokensScreenshot of AuthPoint Sign-In ScreenScreenshot of AuthPoint Users