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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

9.1

FortiGate

91%
9.8

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

98%
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.1
91%
34 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.9
89%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.5
85%
35 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.2
92%
34 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

9.4
94%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
36 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.6
96%
36 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

High Availability

9.3
93%
31 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.2
92%
33 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.9
89%
26 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

FortiGate

91%
62 Ratings
10.0

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

100%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

FortiGate

99%
4 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

FortiGate

100%
6 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

FortiGate

100%
4 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

FortiGate

100%
2 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

FortiGate

87%
49 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

FortiGate

100%
1 Rating

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

FortiGate

80%
8 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.8

FortiGate

98%
2 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
Byron Varela Mora | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

Starting Price

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

General

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

Starting Price

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 XTM - Discontinued Product

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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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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Reliability and Availability

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 4 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

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Performance

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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Support Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.7
Based on 49 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

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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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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Implementation Rating

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 8 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

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Alternatives Considered

FortiGate

[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.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
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 XTM - Discontinued Product

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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
Ethan Lautenschlager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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