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BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Fortinet FortiManager
May 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Fortinet FortiManager and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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Pros
"The network security of BMC TrueSight Network Automation has been the best feature.""This product has helped us because we can now do many tasks at once. Rather than copy one file to one device, we can do an entire group at one time."

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"It is easy to manage a huge number of devices with FortiManager.""Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account.""This solution enables you to centralize the rules and the configuration of all the equipment.""For the whole security fabric from Fortinet, with a simple click you can see if some workstations or services are affected by an attack. You can really easily quarantine it, check the solution, and fix it.""Central management system for Fortinet devices that's simple, scalable, and stable, with a straightforward setup.""The best feature of Fortinet FortiManager is its ease of use. It is easy to manage the firewall from Fortinet FortiManager. Additionally, the interface is very good.""Fortinet FortiManager allows a full view of all the devices on the network from one location.""There is something called zero-touch provisioning, where you can add a new device without any configuration. You just add it to FortiManager and then forget about it."

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Cons
"The product should be expanded to include more hardware, beyond Cisco and Juniper devices.""I believe there could be new features in terms of the latest technology."

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"The FortiManager is more complex and they can make it easier to use the VPN manager. All other features are okay. However, the VPN manager is more difficult and can cause some issues in the environment, if you do not have the experience to use it.""The CLI could be enhanced.""Setting up FortiManager can be complex because it involves changes from other devices and a lot of configuration.""Its licensing model should be improved.""We have some visibility issues with the reporting.""Having FortiManager work with all of the Fortinet products would be a good improvement.""The response times from technical support need to be a bit quicker.""This solution needs more experienced technical support staff. There's nothing special about it compared to other vendors."

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  • "In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable."
  • "Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
  • "The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."
  • "This is an affordable solution, and its licensing model is based on the number of devices."
  • "For us, it is a little bit expensive."
  • "For the licensing fee, we paid around 10,000 to 15,000 euros."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    This product has helped us because we can now do many tasks at once. Rather than copy one file to one device, we can do an entire group at one time.
    Top Answer: 
    The product should be expanded to include more hardware, beyond Cisco and Juniper devices.
    Top Answer: 
    We use this product for general task automation, including things like updating our Cisco devices. For example, rolling out patches is something that is automated. The top three processes that we have… more »
    Top Answer: 
    It is easy to manage a huge number of devices with FortiManager.
    Top Answer: 
    Its licensing model should be improved.
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    Also Known As
    BMC TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network Automation
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    Overview

    Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

    Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

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    Sample Customers
    SAP
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Wellness & Fitness Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Buyer's Guide
    BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Fortinet FortiManager
    May 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Fortinet FortiManager and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
    595,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    BMC TrueSight Network Automation is ranked 13th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 12 reviews. BMC TrueSight Network Automation is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Network Automation writes "Stable, saves us time when updating multiple devices, and it scales well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Good centralized management that's stable and easy to scale". BMC TrueSight Network Automation is most compared with Micro Focus Network Automation, Cisco DNA Center, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and VMware NSX, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Cisco Prime. See our BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.

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