We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiADC and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Content caching and content compression are good features."
"The GSLB, the DR side, is the best part. Because we had our main side in one city, we created another, and we had a complete MPLS over the internet. We used the GSLB and data loss for our business applications."
"Simple to use and easy to integrate."
"I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence."
"The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity."
"Ease of use in deploying and having it up and running requires minimal knowledge."
"The solution provides high-level services such as availability, redundancy, and load balancing between servers."
"The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway are the policies, the data store they are using, and the cloud platform it operates on."
"The solution is easy to set up."
"The pricing is quite good."
"The most valuable feature is WAF."
"It does an excellent job of load balancing."
"The health probe is pretty good for your backend health. It tells you whether it's communicating and talking to the endpoint correctly. It is quite useful."
"It has a filter available, although we are not currently using it because it is not part of our requirements. But it is a good option and when it becomes part of our requirements we will definitely use it."
"Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing."
"The solution's WAF needs an upgrade because it is not as good as FortiWeb, VMware, F5, or Imperva."
"The configuration is relatively complex."
"There is a mismatch between the number of features they are offering and the device capacity on how much it can handle."
"Technical support and documentation could both be improved."
"Because it is so generic, the documentation requires special attention. A person who has not worked on Fortinet FortiADC or a similar product will struggle to understand what the document is trying to say. The documentation could be more specific, and more detailed."
"Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."
"In the next release, the solution could improve the integration with Service Mesh and other Azure Security Services."
"It could be more stable, and support could be better. It would also be better if they offered more features. For example, it lacks security features. Before we used another English solution, and we realized that some of the rules were not set up correctly and passed through the Application Gateway's English controllers. But the problem, in this case, is if you send ten rules, for example, six rules hit some issues. IP address blocking could be better. The rules, for example, don't work properly. If you have one issue, one rule or another rule will not work. This sounds like total madness to me."
"The monitoring on the solution could be better."
"The increased security that we are considering is because of some of the things that the security team has brought to our attention. They have pointed out that we would most likely require a better web application firewall than Azure Application Gateway."
"One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS."
"It takes a lot of time for a certificate to update in the system. That is a huge drawback, affecting the load-balancing side. And when there are changes to the load balancing, it affects the end-user."
"It is a bit tricky to configure. You've got to have a very specific format to configure it. They should make it a little bit easier to configure. Mapping the certificates into it isn't easy, and it could be better. Currently, you've to write a bit of automation to pull certificates directly to HTTPS."
Fortinet FortiADC is a robust application delivery controller (ADC) that delivers application optimization, application security, and application availability. FortiADC is a valued offering from Fortinet, which is widely recognized as a trusted supplier of dynamic security solutions worldwide. FortiADC offers dynamic security functions (AV, DDoS, and WAF) in addition to advanced application connectors for a simplified deployment and complete transparency to an organization's networks and applications. FortiADC offers three primary deployment options: physical machine, virtual machine, (VM) and cloud solution options.
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Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.
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Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 7 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 8 reviews. Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Feature-rich, robust, and the technical support is responsive ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Provides security features comparable to AWS, but certificate updates take too long". Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 Advanced WAF and HAProxy. See our Fortinet FortiADC vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.
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