FortiWeb vs. SonicWall Web Application Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiWeb
Score 8.3 out of 10
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FortiWeb is Fortinet's web application security system (or web application firewall, WAF) featuring advanced vulnerability management and threat detection and prevention, available in deployment as an appliance or virtual appliance, also as a hosted or a cloud-based virtual solution.N/A
SonicWall WAF Series
Score 8.0 out of 10
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SonicWall offers their WAF Series, of web application firewalls.N/A
Pricing
FortiWebSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiWebSonicWall WAF Series
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Community Pulse
FortiWebSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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User Ratings
FortiWebSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiWebSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
Regarding my experience, I prefer to deploy FortiWeb in a reverse proxy to have the full features and protection. The other mode will be useful for special cases as will it will not have the full range of features and protection. Like offline Sniffing, it will be used in special cases.
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SonicWall
I will recommend SonicWall depending of the size of the company and the knowledge of the personal is going to administer the firewall. I deploy those in small office settings where manageability was relative non existence.
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Pros
Fortinet
  • API protection
  • Bot mitigation
  • Web application protection
  • Application delivery
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SonicWall
  • Content updates are automatic content lists of applications, URLs, virtual threats.
  • Great visualization through graphics of traffic and threats.
  • One of the best web content filters on the market.
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Cons
Fortinet
  • Built-in vulnerability scanner should be better in next release
  • Predefined security policies for other web application not listed
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SonicWall
  • VPN implementation
  • Geo block rules
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Support Rating
Fortinet
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SonicWall
Technical support is a little expensive but it works. Any technical problem or not, SonicWall support helps in solving the problems. The SLA is fast and the service is also cordial, functional, and straight to the point. Support is essential to keep the tool always up-to-date with lists of malware, URLs, attacks, and others.
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
Most of them have the same features but not for FREE. The second point was the total cost of ownership for 3 and 5 years. Fortinet supported us with the best prices for 3 years and 5 years as well with advanced hardware replacement against the others.
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SonicWall
Both products has their pro and cons. However in term of subscription and pricing for a small office, this offered better ROI as the office didn't want to spend too much and have something relative easy to manage.
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • ROI for last three years was 60%
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SonicWall
  • More accurate analysis with the best usage reports and graphs
  • Reduction of virtual attacks from blocks
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