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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiGate-VM and Juniper vSRX based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Firewalls solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper vSRX Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Pros
"I like that you are able to manage FortiGate from the FortiManager to create a more centralized environment.""FortiGate firewalls are easy to manage through a user-friendly web interface. They also have advanced features like DDoS and DLP. However, I wouldn't recommend enabling all of these features on one device because it can cause performance issues.""It enables our organization to become more productive. Also, it protects our NEtWare from viruses and malware.""It's super reliable. I don't think I've ever had a reliability issue with it.""I have found Fortinet FortiGate to be scalable.""The response is very quick and they can visually resolve our problems in a short period.""Anti-Spam web content filterinG.""LinkGreat firewall capabilities"

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"The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate-VM are the servers, analyzer, and track protection.""One top feature is the ability to use the appliance as a WLAN controller for up to 10 access points with the new 5.6 firmware.""Good for the servers and can stop network attacks, including spam.""We are able to closely monitor the usages of individual users and see their usage habits and other items, including the data itself, which gives us quite a bit of visibility.""The most valuable features are site-to-site connections and UTM.""Fortinet FortiGate-VM is purpose-built as a next-generation firewall, excelling in its performance of this specific function.""The tool improved the security in our company's virtualized environment, as it was helpful in creating an additional layer of security for the organization and for the use of the internet.""The stability of the solution is good. We haven't faced any issues at all while using the product."

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"It's much faster to deploy a power source. If you need to deploy a firewall in the cloud of software, it's much easier and much faster than deploying the office firewall in a rush.""I'm told the solution is the fastest, and, so far, I do find that to be the case.""This solution works well. Their switches and firewall are good.""The product’s quality and performance are better than other vendors.""The authentication part is seamless and easy for people.""One of Juniper vSRX's most valuable features is its integration with safety applications. It keeps the software secure from developers without relying on third-party solutions.""The product's scalability is good, and my company has 150 users.""It's a very powerful solution and the firewalls offer high performance"

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Cons
"The UTM filtering needs improvement.""Fortinet FortiGate can be integrated with different platforms. They have integrations in place, but I can't say they're 100%.""The price of FortiGate should be reduced because there are some other leading products that are cheaper.""Fortinet FortiGate could improve by adding FortiAnalyzer to its solution, we should not have to use another solution. FortiAnalyzer can provide more detailed information.""The routing capability on the FortiGate devices has room for improvement.""The support structure needs to be improved because every time we contact them, there is a delay in the response.""The firmware needs improvement because there are bugs when a new release comes through. Sometimes, the configuration changes, and it's a bit harder to see where the fail is. The first time that you have the firmware, it tends to have some issues, and it's better to wait a bit to update the equipment.""The support system could be improved."

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"We have lost some information and we do not know how that happened through the solution. So that needs improvement.""The reporting is not as good as it is with other firewalls and it should be improved.""The performance could be better. Some features need to have quality control when the switch is working. The dedicated bandwidth for some users is not reliable.""Fortinet support needs improvement. The response times are lackluster. Fortunately, the product is stable and we seldom have issues. Also, it takes months for them to deliver hardware when we order it.""When new versions are deployed they tend to be a little buggy, so they should be more fully tested before release.""There should be integration with an active directory — with Microsoft.""Not a ten because I think that Cisco is better.""Deployment can be difficult and they could dispense with reliance on FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer."

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"In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the GUI because it isn't very good.""We experienced some technical issues during implementation""The GUI interface needs improvement.""Right now, we are going through issues and problems where the product gets dropped with the connection or during the authentication initial phase. While it could be our problem, we would like to see more stability in this area.""It could use more tutorials.""The solution could improve its technical support.""They could provide support for cloud deployments.""The tool's basic license does not cover everything. It needs to improve visibility and availability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fortinet has one or two license types, and the VPN numbers are only limited by the hardware chassis make."
  • "These boxes are not that expensive compared to what they can do, their functionality, and the reporting you receive. Fortinet licensing is straightforward and less confusing compared to Cisco."
  • "Go for long term pricing negotiated at the time of purchase."
  • "Work through partners for the best pricing."
  • "The value is the capability of having multiple services with one unique license, not having the limitation per user licensing schema, like other vendors."
  • "Easy to understand licensing requirements."
  • "​We saved a bundle by not needing all the past appliances from an NGFW.​"
  • "The cost is too high... They have to focus on more features with less cost for the customer. If you see the market, where it's going, there are a lot of players offering more features for less cost."
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  • "The pricing and licensing are not as expensive as its competitors."
  • "It is an expensive solution if you are migrating from an open source solution."
  • "If you are in a licensed solution, like Cisco or Palo Alto, it is cheaper. I do recommend using it with a license, because it is a security solution and it needs updates.​"
  • "​The basic pricing in Austria is OK, but asking for special offers, e.g., NPOs, NGOs, trade up, and/or trade in, is always useful.​"
  • "​It is on par with what you receive. It can be expensive upfront."
  • "It would be nice to have the ability to extend FortiGuard subscriptions at a reasonable yearly cost versus a bulk three year pricing.​"
  • "The price is expensive compared with other vendors, like Cisco and Huawei."
  • "The best part of Fortinet is the license is bundled together, so it is easy to use and apply."
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  • "Our experience purchasing the solution through the AWS Marketplace was good."
  • "We like pricing through the AWS Marketplace."
  • "It is not that costly."
  • "After some research, I think that the cost of Juniper is more than Check Point, Palo Alto, and Fortinet."
  • "As a customer, the pricing is good for us."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "The ongoing licensing cost seems to be pretty standard. There are no additional costs."
  • "The solution could have been cheaper."
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    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
    FortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiGate-VM
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    Overview

    Fortinet FortiGate enhances network security, prevents unauthorized access, and offers robust firewall protection. Valued features include advanced threat protection, reliable performance, and a user-friendly interface. It improves efficiency, streamlines processes, and boosts collaboration, providing valuable insights for informed decision-making and growth.

    FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.

    Juniper vSRX is a virtualized security platform that provides advanced threat protection for virtualized and cloud environments. It offers a comprehensive set of security features, including firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and unified threat management (UTM). 

    With its scalable architecture, the vSRX can be easily deployed and managed across multiple virtual machines, making it ideal for organizations with dynamic and distributed networks. It also supports high-performance data processing, ensuring minimal impact on network performance. 

    vSRX is designed to integrate seamlessly with Juniper's broader security ecosystem, enabling centralized management and visibility across the entire network. 

    Sample Customers
    1. Amazon Web Services 2. Microsoft 3. IBM 4. Cisco 5. Dell 6. HP 7. Oracle 8. Verizon 9. AT&T 10. T-Mobile 11. Sprint 12. Vodafone 13. Orange 14. BT Group 15. Telstra 16. Deutsche Telekom 17. Comcast 18. Time Warner Cable 19. CenturyLink 20. NTT Communications 21. Tata Communications 22. SoftBank 23. China Mobile 24. Singtel 25. Telus 26. Rogers Communications 27. Bell Canada 28. Telkom Indonesia 29. Telkom South Africa 30. Telmex 31. Telia Company 32. Telkom Kenya
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    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper vSRX
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper vSRX and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Fortinet FortiGate-VM is ranked 9th in Firewalls with 113 reviews while Juniper vSRX is ranked 27th in Firewalls with 33 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate-VM is rated 8.4, while Juniper vSRX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate-VM writes "An easy-to-manage and configure tool that provides ample documentation to help with the setup phase". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper vSRX writes "Fast with good usability and fairly scalable". Fortinet FortiGate-VM is most compared with Azure Firewall, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Fortinet FortiOS, OPNsense and Cisco Secure Firewall, whereas Juniper vSRX is most compared with Juniper SRX Series Firewall, Azure Firewall, Meraki MX, Cisco Secure Firewall and Netgate pfSense. See our Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper vSRX report.

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