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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

Zscaler Internet Access

I think the Zscaler platform is pretty well suited for short-scale networks/architectures since is hard to segment and a single error could bring down operations in your company - we've had a couple of those. At some point, the lack of flexibility has forced the implementation to take a whitelisting approach rather than a blacklisting/behavior/anomaly approach.
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Zscaler Internet Access

  • DAS program helps ensure that you get set up properly the first time around.
  • Reports are easily customizable from minute details that you may want as IT to high-level overviews for executive presentations.
  • Lots of capability.
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

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Securing third party access is a bit complex to implement. These are our third party partners who require access to our data center on a temporary basis.
  • It is a bit of a learning curve to transform from the VPN and appliance architecture to this model.
Joseph Imbimbo | 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

Zscaler Internet Access

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 7.7
Based on 3 answers
While overall support was always nice and polite, most of the time it was hard to reach them and it took awhile for them to respond back in urgent cases. It was probably an isolated case but, still, it's hard to manage a tool without proper support from the vendor when in need.
Samuel Hadid | 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

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

I have previously used Websense and Bluecoat, both with mixed results. Zscaler is the superior product if for no other reason that is far easier to deploy and manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.7
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

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

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Positive Impact - Ease of deployment - Product works very well, very few obstacles to deployment. Hosted PAC files make things easy. IPSEC tunnels supported for traffic routing
  • Positive Impact - High ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FortiGate

General

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

Zscaler Internet Access

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FortiGate
8.9
Zscaler Internet Access
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

FortiGate
9.6
Zscaler Internet Access

Usability

FortiGate
9.4
Zscaler Internet Access

Reliability and Availability

FortiGate
10.0
Zscaler Internet Access

Performance

FortiGate
10.0
Zscaler Internet Access

Support

FortiGate
8.8
Zscaler Internet Access
7.7

In-Person Training

FortiGate
10.0
Zscaler Internet Access

Implementation

FortiGate
8.1
Zscaler Internet Access

Scalability

FortiGate
9.7
Zscaler Internet Access

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