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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention 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. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution is easy to use.""I love the interface.""Its interface is the most valuable. It is quite easy to manage.""Has a very user-friendly interface and doesn't require any prior knowledge.""The Fortinet FortiGate IPS has a good interface and integration.""The solution can scale.""The most useful feature of FortiGate IPS for me is Application Control.""I like the solution's stability."

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"I like the solution's interface.""Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features.""You can scale the product.""The stability of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is good.""It's very easy to use and configure. What is nice about Palo Alto is that even if you don't understand how to use it, you can just click on upload and upload everything that needs to be blocked."

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Cons
"The prevention mechanisms and implementation are not easy.""The interface could be better.""The graphical interface could be improved.""The interface and product support could use improvement.""The most important feature to have is zero trust, which is lacking in Fortinet FortiGate IPS.""I have contacted the support from Fortinet FortiGate IPS. The service was good but the speed could be better.""The system can slow down when inspections are carried out.""Right now, it's not really scalable, but it's okay for us. However, looking ahead to three years from now, we might have a problem with scalability. We foresee a little risk down the road. The stability is okay for now."

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"The cost involves the price of the hardware, which is expensive. However, most of the Palo Alto solutions are expensive.""The initial setup is complex.""In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.""The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement."

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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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  • "The pricing could be lower."
  • "Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention could improve by having consistent pricing at system levels."
  • "The cost involves the price of the hardware, which is expensive. However, most of the Palo Alto solutions are expensive."
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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:Arbor would be the best bid, apart from Arbor, Palo Alto and Fortinet have good solutions. As this is an ISP, I would prefer Arbor.
    Top Answer:We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. You simply need to pay the licensing fee and there are no extra costs.
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    FortiGate 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.

    Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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    Sample Customers
    Riverside Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Dell SecureWorks, Credit Bank Zagreb
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Import And Exporter4%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
    Healthcare Company10%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiGate IPS is ranked 3rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 36 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate IPS is rated 8.4, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 9.0. 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 Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Reliable with good IPS and helpful support". Fortinet FortiGate IPS is most compared with Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB, Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Cisco NGIPS and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Check Point IPS, Darktrace, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall and Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System. See our Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.

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