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