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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiGate IPS and McAfee Network Security Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate IPS are firewall and filtering.""Provides good VPN capabilities.""It's simple to operate and use.""I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun.""The most useful features of Fortinet FortiGate IPS are you can create a virtual firewall within it, most other firewalls do not have this feature. You are able to manage your network and have network segmentation within your firewall. Additionally, you can create virtual switches within the firewall and have policy management, such as firewall and access policy.""Regionally, we are well covered. Technical support is good in this area.""I have found most of the features to be good with excellent functionality.""I love the interface."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks."

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Cons
"Monitoring could be improved.""IPs are not handled well and the process is unnecessarily complicated.""Deploying FortiGate is hard.""The solution has limited scalability.""Fortinet FortiGate IPS could improve the VPN. There are times it is slow.""The interface and product support could use improvement.""The solution could improve the configuration, there are times the configuration is missing.""I would like to be able to see more log details."

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"The solution could improve some aspects of detection.""Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not expensive as compared to Cisco."
  • "The price is okay, so far so good."
  • "The solution could be better priced."
  • "The licensing costs are very competitive."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution. The prices have been increasing over the years."
  • "We pay for the license of Fortinet FortiGate IPS annually. There are not any extra costs."
  • "It's a year based license."
  • "If you compare the price of Fortinet FortiGate IPS to other firewalls, Check Point is priced very high followed by Palo Alto and Sophos. Fortinet FortiGate IPS price is more reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun.
    Top Answer:It would be better if they had a dashboard where we could see what attacks were happening. It would be good to see who's trying to get into our network.
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution is okay. Licensing is paid on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:The system isn't fool-proof. Sometimes, based on the network or other reasons, McAfee cannot detect the actual attack. This rarely happens. It's only been the case maybe one or two times. The solution… more »
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    Also Known As
    FortiGate IPS
    McAfee NSP, IntruShield Network Intrusion Prevention System, IntruShield Network IPS
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    Overview

    An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a critical component of every network’s core security capabilities. It protects against known threats and zero-day attacks including malware and underlying vulnerabilities. Deployed inline as a bump in the wire, many IPS solutions perform deep packet inspection of traffic at wire speed, requiring high throughput and low latency.

    Fortinet delivers IPS technology via the industry-validated and recognized FortiGate platform. FortiGate security processors provide unparalleled high performance, while FortiGuard Labs informs industry-leading threat intelligence, creating an IPS with proven success in protecting from known and zero-day threats. As a key component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS secures the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising performance.

    McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

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    Sample Customers
    Riverside Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Dell SecureWorks, Credit Bank Zagreb
    Desjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government4%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiGate IPS is ranked 3rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 37 reviews while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 14th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate IPS is rated 8.4, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate IPS writes "Provides good data on client usage patterns with great VPN capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Effective, with an easy setup and a good dashboard". Fortinet FortiGate IPS is most compared with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System and Splunk User Behavior Analytics, whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Cisco NGIPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. See our Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform report.

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