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Fortinet FortiGate vs. Nuage Networks
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate vs. Nuage Networks and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"All of the features of Fortinet FortiGate are useful and the security protection is good.""The next-gen features, the unified threat management capabilities are something that just about everybody is interested in at this point.""The most valuable feature is the interface, which is very user friendly. We are utilizing most of the features, like content filtering. The firewall is powerful.""The web filtering feature and the intrusion protection system are the most valuable. It is a resilient appliance. I never had an issue with it in terms of any security breaches.""It is quite easy to handle.""Some of the key features of the solution is that it has good reporting, you can receive many details from the connection, for example, clients and website information.""The solution has very good threat and content filtering switches.""The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the ease of use and the UI. It has always provided me with what I needed. I have no need for additional costs that other solutions have, such as Sophos."

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"It has good reporting and analytics, that most people can understand without too much difficulty.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is network management. The customer is able to manage their network from home or we can also manage the whole customer network."

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Cons
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."

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"Technical support is good but the response time could be faster.""The initial setup is complex.""Their software support needs improvement. I would prefer to have better support for bug fixes. Sometimes, we open a ticket, and it is very difficult to get a solution. Specifically, we are not at all happy with their support for load balancing.""The solution could have licensing fees reduced in the future.""Monitoring and reporting could be better.""There are some license issues. Not every feature must have a separate license. There must be some of kind synergy between the license so we don't have to pay for every individual license that we would like to have.""The license renewal process, annual renewal price, and the web application firewall features should be improved.""Its price could be better."

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"Security is an area that could use some work."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be different from the license for an end customer. This is something we are currently renegotiating with Juniper, but, of course, the pricing for the licensing is always an issue when you want to get more customers."
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  • "It's very affordable."
  • "Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you."
  • "The Indian market is different than the European and American markets. When you compare they need to be a bit more aggressive on pricing."
  • "I think that the pricing is fair."
  • "For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year."
  • "It's an expensive solution."
  • "The price is okay."
  • "If you purchase a one-year subscription with the hardware and then you want to renew for the second year, it is very costly."
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  • "The price of the solution could be more affordable. Customers want to use their own cheap connection and also do not want to pay too much for services from this solution, it becomes too expensive."
  • "I would say, from our cost perspective, they are extremely competitive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and… more »
    Top Answer:We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be… more »
    Top Answer:The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you… more »
    Top Answer: When you compare these firewalls you can identify them with different features, advantages, practices and… more »
    Top Answer:From my experience regarding both the Sophos and FortiGate firewalls, I personally would rather use FortiGate. I know… more »
    Top Answer:As a solution, Sophos UTM offers a lot of functionality, it scales well, and the stability and performance are quite… more »
    Top Answer:Nuage Networks is very, very competitive going up against other vendors such as Meraki, Viptela, Velocloud, or Versa. I… more »
    Top Answer:Security is an area that could use some work. When compared to Versa, it has full Layer Seven security built-in, whereas… more »
    Top Answer:It's a horizontal use case of replacing the WAN. Typically, they are replacing the MPLS. They are also trying to save… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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    Overview

    The 128T Networking Platform (128T) natively provides network-based security, control, and insight across data centers, wide-area networks (WAN), and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. 128T is reshaping the way organizations design, deploy, and operate real-world networks by making them dramatically simpler, smarter, and more secure — it’s going to fix the router — and ultimately the network — as we know it.

    Fortinet FortiGate is an innovative line of firewalls that aim to protect organizations from all types of web-based network threats. They come in a wide variety of product types. Fortinet FortiGate’s solutions are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.

    Fortinet FortiGate provides users with next-generation firewall solutions that provide proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments to data centers to cloud environments. You can protect every part of your network without exception. Additionally, your protections can be managed from a single central location. This ensures that the task of protecting your network is infinitely easier to accomplish.

    Benefits of Fortinet FortiGate

    Some of the benefits of using Fortinet FortiGate include:

    • The ability to manage your firewalls from a centralized automated control console. Fortinet FortiGate’s FortiManager enables administrators to exercise control of their firewalls in a streamlined manner. Administrators have full visibility and control over their system from a single location. It utilizes automation that collects information in real time, which greatly simplifies and reduces the cost of running various types of workflows. Administrators can free up resources by automating the most basic tasks.
    • The ability to produce uniform, appropriate, and coordinated responses to threats across networks. Fortinet FortiGate’s FortiGuard feature generates system protections in near real time. This allows administrators to address threats to the system with custom-made solutions that can be uniformly enforced.
    • The ability to scale up your security to fit your changing security needs. Fortinet FortiGate’s design allows users to accelerate the transfer of data between users and escalate the number of users that are covered without compromising security of performance. This means that users can grow their networks and continue to collaborate without worrying about the system slowing down or coming under attack.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Fortinet FortiGate’s firewall solutions are cutting edge. They stand out from competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the robustness and power of their firewalls. Fortinet FortiGate’s firewall provides users with many valuable features that allow them to maximize what they can do with the solution. These firewalls enable users to use a single piece of software to accomplish tasks that often require the use of multiple pieces of software.

    PeerSpot user Eric S., a Solutions Engineer and Consultant at a tech-services company, notes the robustness of this solution when he writes, "One of the nice things about FortiGate is that it can be deployed on the cloud or on-premises. You can actually do both. That's the biggest reason why I stick with this solution as opposed to something like Cisco Meraki. Another nice thing is that I can log directly into a FortiGate or get to it through their FortiCloud access products. They're pretty reliable and consistent. One of the reasons why I started using the product was their single pane of management. I can deploy their line of firewalls in conjunction with their switching and access points, and I can manage the entire network from one interface.”

    PeerSpot user Jim M., a network admin at Penobscot Valley Hospital, notes the power of Fortinet FortiGate’s security software when he writes, "It does a lot for you for intrusion protection and as an antivirus. The threat management bundle is worth the money. You don't need another company to monitor your web traffic for you. You can do everything yourself on the firewall. You restrict your own black list for people on the firewall.”

    Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) automate branch site connectivity and gives you deployment options for cloud integration and branch VPN services. Nuage Networks VNS offers a fresh approach to the enterprise WAN. It seamlessly links all your locations - regardless of size or geography - while reducing your need for customized networking. Nuage Networks VNS is based on an overlay model that can use any IP network to provide connectivity between sites. It gives maximum flexibility and enables to choose from multiple access or last-mile technologies, including copper, fiber and mobile broadband.

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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer5%
    Government4%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Retailer6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiGate vs. Nuage Networks
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate vs. Nuage Networks and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiGate is ranked 1st in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 166 reviews while Nuage Networks is ranked 10th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate is rated 8.4, while Nuage Networks is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate writes "Stable, easy to set up, and offers good ROI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nuage Networks writes "Easy to use features, good support, and has the ability to maintain a session when you lose an uplink". Fortinet FortiGate is most compared with pfSense, Cisco ASA Firewall, Sophos XG, Check Point NGFW and Meraki MX, whereas Nuage Networks is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, Meraki SD-WAN and VMware SD-WAN. See our Fortinet FortiGate vs. Nuage Networks report.

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