We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs Fortinet Fortimanager based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: The solutions are similar. Users of both say deployment is easy, like that each products are highly stable and scalable, and have good experiences with technical support. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud users are happier with the pricing of the product than Fortinet Fortimanager users.
"We have found the most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud are the firewall and the VPN connection manager. I am not worried about any cyber attacks, the solution is secure and I receive daily summary reports."
"This is a vast system that includes a lot of features."
"This product is easy to manage and easy to use."
"One firewall box can contain various top-of-the-line services that are packaged together for easy administration."
"FortiGate Cloud's most valuable feature is that it's 100% managed."
"Everything is valuable, especially the SD-WAN tunneling, filtering of email, application, and browsing. Everything has value."
"Fortinet FortiGate Cloud has security features like DDoS protection and UTM."
"The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud are the IPS, SSL Wireless, and VPN. Additionally, packet inspection and point-to-point VPN application control are useful."
"The solution brings device management into one single pane of glass and is a pretty good product."
"I like the rapid deployment feature. I also like that it's easy to troubleshoot. FortiManager is amazing because we can have a centralized policy. All our devices are integrated, and we can also engage in troubleshooting. We can use it for different deployments. One fantastic feature is the ability to create a version and deploy it immediately."
"Setup, setting policies, and reporting were all very easy. We had no issues whatsoever getting the solution up and running."
"The main benefit of Fortinet FortiManager is the ability to control all the devices from a central location, view their statuses, and manage their configurations and updates from a single management console."
"Central management system for Fortinet devices that's simple, scalable, and stable, with a straightforward setup."
"It is easy to manage a huge number of devices with FortiManager."
"I pushed templates from FortiManager to our site, and they were deployed successfully."
"The solution has the best stability for application control and inspections."
"The SSL visibility could be better."
"Fortinet should simplify the licensing model. It's too complex for decision-makers to choose from the range of options. Handling the pricing model is a nightmare, so it's difficult to sell the solution."
"We needed to do some training to be able to implement Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and after the training, we did the implementation in-house."
"They're still trying to digest that Meru acquisition and need a plan."
"I would like to see Wi-Fi management inside the firewall."
"When we're upgrading, it's sometimes quite challenging, especially firmware. We usually don't upgrade unless we have a bug, and we still feel it's not safe to react instead of being proactive. We often have some delays when updating FortiGuard, too."
"The solution should include a commit button that allows for review of changes and deployments before they are submitted."
"I would like to see more reporting from the analysis improved in the future."
"There are a lot of bugs that need to be fixed, for example, the ZTP."
"FortiManager would be improved by putting everything into a single console, including Microsoft O365 integration."
"The compatibility with legacy products should be better. It would also be nice if the software could manage other devices from Fortinet and third parties."
"For the IPSEC tunnels, Fortimanager doesn't have all of the features that are available on Fortigate."
"In the next release, FortiManager should include more protection features."
"FortiManager should improve the integration with third-party platforms."
"The GUI is not ideal."
"The interface could be improved. It is split up into different areas, which makes it more difficult to navigate and get the right section of the correct file. The solution is quite expensive, so it would not be suitable for small to medium sized organizations."
FortiCloud can help with your wireless and security challenges in a number of ways. Our solution addresses common IT difficulties including time-consuming provisioning, high investment costs, complex management, vulnerability to advanced threats, and the need to easily scale with growth.
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.
Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 32 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 42 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud writes "Robust product that is easy to deploy and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Easy to set up, quick response to threats, and collaborates well with other Fortinet products". Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, FortiGate Cloud-Native Firewall (FortiGate CNF), Fortinet FortiPortal and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, Zabbix, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and AlgoSec. See our Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.
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