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Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. Fortinet FortiWeb and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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Pros
"It's very user-friendly.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."

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"Both the internal firewall management and the cloud can be managed by a single console.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.""The deployment was very easy.""The most valuable features are support and security.""We find that it is quite stable and reliable."

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Cons
"There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""Latencies are always a problem.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Technical support is lacking.""It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration."

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"We have had problems with deployments where we've had to contact technical support to resolve them.""The support side of things can be improved.""No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on.""The reporting could be optimized.""The initial setup in our data center was somewhat complex.""They can introduce a scaled-down version for the SMB market. It would be very competitive in the environment.""Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.""I would like to see the Application Delivery Control (ADC) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) combined in one device."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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  • "The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly."
  • "All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."
  • "FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive."
  • "It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs."
  • "It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."
  • "It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise."
  • "Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."
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    Questions from the Community
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    There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
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    Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the attack signature and machine learning.
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    There is a subscription to use this solution. There are some additional features that can be added for an extra fee. The use of the features depends on the client's needs, such as full machine… more »
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    The machine learning feature of the solution could be improved. No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on.
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    Overview

    Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

    FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
    Top Industries
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    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Media Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. Fortinet FortiWeb and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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    Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our Cloudflare vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.

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