Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs Fortinet FortiPortal comparison

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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and Fortinet FortiPortal based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Firewall Security Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution works well for remote or branch offices.""This product is easy to manage and easy to use.""It's user-friendly.""The initial setup is relatively easy.""Everything is valuable, especially the SD-WAN tunneling, filtering of email, application, and browsing. Everything has value.""The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud are the protection of internal and remote systems.""The hardware is reliable, and their support is excellent.""The functionality of the solution is excellent."

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"The customer likes it for the graphs, the dynamics and the reporting functionality it offers.""The documentation has been satisfactory.""It does a little bit better than some of the other products health-wise and updates-wise. It is really clear that a firewall is getting the signature updates in this timeframe. In some of the other products, usually, you have to go a couple of screens in to see that, but not so much in this product.""I am very comfortable with it, including it's reporting on threats and through its activities."

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"I would like to see Wi-Fi management inside the firewall.""If you need to scale, you do need to trade up to a new Fortinet solution.""The licensing is a little bit confusing and needs to be improved.""We've not seen any areas for improvement.""It is currently durable, but they may be able to improve it further. They can adapt Cisco technology because of its durability.""GUI access could be improved. It should be simpler to access everything from the portal. Once we log in to the portal, we should be able to access all the Fortinet Cloud options.""The interface and dashboards should improve in Fortinet FortiGate Cloud. Other solutions have better graphical interfaces.""The solution could improve by having a Russian interface."

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"Fortinet FortiPortal could improve by providing a learning portal and better security.""If you are a very small company or a person on your own, it's harder to get any response from technical support.""I find their logging a little bit trickier to manage. The logging of events is broken up into a lot of different categories. Instead of breaking up my logs into several different places, I personally like to have all the events in one spot and then filter them down. In particular, I find that troubleshooting on Fortinet takes a little bit longer just because of those functional breakups in the logs.""It's useful for us but if it had more educational reporting, it would good. It's not necessarily lacking but it's an area that could get better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is high compare to competitors."
  • "As with us, our customers need not pay for a license. One brings one's own."
  • "When comparing this solution to others it is less expensive and there is an annual license required."
  • "The pricing is competitive."
  • "Fortinet has only an annual payment method. There is no monthly payment option. They have only one standard license without any additional features."
  • "The costs are reasonable."
  • "The price of the product is approximately 10,000 Qatar Riyal ($2,750 USD), and another 10,000 Qatar Riyal for a three-year license."
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  • "Fortinet FortiPortal is relatively expensive, but being an industry-leading firewall, it does come with a cost."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "On average, it tends to be cheaper than other enterprise solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One firewall box can contain various top-of-the-line services that are packaged together for easy administration.
    Top Answer:The solution is mid-priced when compared to other products. Cost is a factor for most customers in Costa Rica and the solution is a less expensive than Palo Alto.
    Top Answer:The console or demonstration tool could be more user friendly. Better marketing is needed to elevate the solution. The solution partners with many vendors but some of them do not want to help or share… more »
    Top Answer:The customer likes it for the graphs, the dynamics and the reporting functionality it offers.
    Top Answer:It's probably expensive on its own as you can do most things for yourself if you wanted to. However, it's in a nice environment, and the customers are happy to pay the premium for it as it makes… more »
    Top Answer:A lot of things could be improved. For example, right now, it's going through an iteration of change. The most recent version, which needed a whole new rebuild, is much more improved. Version seven… more »
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    Also Known As
    FortiCloud, FortiGate Cloud
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    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.

    FortiPortal gives MSPs a comprehensive set of hosted Wi-Fi and security management features for FortiGate, FortiWiFi, and FortiAP products. With multitenancy, you can securely manage your customers through a centralized management console. This lets you respond quickly to customer requests and easily monitor customer networks. Our virtual appliance can be deployed on a hosted services infrastructure, allowing you to build highly-customized private-cloud services for customers.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Marketing Services Firm4%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise24%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Fortinet FortiPortal
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Fortinet FortiPortal and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 38 reviews while Fortinet FortiPortal is ranked 8th in Firewall Security Management with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiPortal is rated 7.6. 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 FortiPortal writes "Does a pretty good job of rolling out the environment and making most tasks actionable, but logging is a little bit trickier to manage". Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiManager, AWS Firewall Manager, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, HashiCorp Terraform and Cisco DNA Center, whereas Fortinet FortiPortal is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, vCloud Director, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, VMware Aria Automation and AlgoSec. See our Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Fortinet FortiPortal report.

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