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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the stability, it's actually tailored for that.""Our customers implement this solution so that they can be assured of security in their environment.""It's quite easy to use, and it's easy to find the necessary information from the web.""The solution works well for remote or branch offices.""The template will save time from being wasted on load balancing.""This product is easy to manage and easy to use.""The ability to manage everything from the cloud is going to be the most valuable by far with this solution.""The solution is quite stable. I haven't had issues with it crashing on me. I don't recall running into any bugs or glitches. It's very reliable so far."

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"Centralized management is a valuable feature.""We are attracted to Palo Alto because it is stable.""Panorama is very easy, easy to administrate, and easy to control.""It's a reliable solution.""I like its flexibility.""The firewall rules and policies are the most valuable aspects of the solution.""Compared to all of the other firewall vendors, Palo Alto is very secure.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is the ability to manage our devices centrally. Additionally, we can monitor the workforce connections, receive reports, and use the backup feature."

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"The solution should allow users to keep the data for longer than the current periods. I can't get any historic data after more than a month. I would like to be able to, after a year, look for trends from the past 12 months. It would make things much easier.""I would like to see better integration with other technologies.""We need some integration or communication between the endpoint and the firewall.""They're still trying to digest that Meru acquisition and need a plan.""Currently with the solution, if you want to manage more than one FortiGate you have to use a VM, and a VM can control up to 10.""As with any IT vendor, there are software issues.""Fortinet could improve FortiGate Cloud by providing better integration with third-party applications and features.""Everything related to the graphical user interface should be improved."

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"The initial setup can be complex.""The initial setup requires expertise and can be a bit complex.""Its UI and usability could be improved. The way the UI looks could be improved to make it a little bit more intuitive. Other than that, it is a pretty simple product.""It is very hard to understand the platform. It is not easy and user-friendly. You need a lot of experience to use Panorama. It is very complex, and you must know exactly what to do. I would like to have a more user-friendly product. FortiManager is comparatively very easy to use. It would be good if Panorama improves in terms of user-friendliness. It is also harder to use than Palo Alto Firewalls.""It could be more secure.""We found a vulnerability where when we have a low flow, like 2.7K, it is not getting fired by the threat prevention. That's something important to improve on. They should have a proxy or some solution to solve the issue. We also found some issues around decrypting the flow. When we have more flow than expected to decrypt, the performance goes down.""It could be easier to manage. In the future, it should be much easier because it's not very easy to manage. So in the next release, I think it should be much easier to manage, especially in the first configuration. It could also be more stable.""There is a need to improve the upgrade process. When we are upgrading the solution we are facing some issues with Elasticsearch services. Every time we upgrade it takes a long time to become stable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is mid-ranged, it's not very expensive but it's not the cheapest or most affordable in the market."
  • "The license does not include many of the features that are necessary, which means that you have to pay extra for them."
  • "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."
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  • "We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
  • "The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
  • "Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
  • "It is not a cheap solution."
  • "The price of Panorama is expensive."
  • "The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for."
  • "We have a yearly license. The cost is not that high and not that cheap either."
  • "Sometimes the company prefers to give a license to test the product in our environment before we go to the customer. But the customer should buy his own license, and that's the system here. The system is different between one country and another. Some countries say that the IT solutions provider should provide the license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The IPS and firewall function is valuable in Fortinet FortiGate Cloud.
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    Fortinet has only an annual payment method. There is no monthly payment option. They have only one standard license without any additional features.
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    We have found that the antivirus functions are very bad in Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and we don't use the antivirus anymore. Additionally, the FortiADC has bad quality. The solution could improve by… more »
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    The most valuable features of this solution are that it works better than a normal firewall, easy to explorer all of its features, and it has the Log Collector mode. This mode allows us to store our… more »
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    The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for.
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    There is a need to improve the upgrade process. When we are upgrading the solution we are facing some issues with Elasticsearch services. Every time we upgrade it takes a long time to become stable… more »
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    FortiCloud, FortiGate Cloud
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    Overview

    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.

    Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government5%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is ranked 6th in Firewall Security Management with 19 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 4th in Firewall Security Management with 35 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is rated 8.2, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.6. 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 Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Easy to manage with a straightforward initial setup and good stability". Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiManager, AWS Firewall Manager, Fortinet FortiPortal, Cisco DNA Center and DX Spectrum, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, AlgoSec, Tufin, FireMon and Skybox Security Suite. See our Fortinet FortiGate Cloud vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.

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