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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiManager and Junos Space Network Director based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiManager vs. Junos Space Network Director Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,212 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The product is easy to use and manage.""The SD-WAN deployment environment, and the SD-WAN templates are particularly useful. Managing the solution is very intuitive. The initial setup of the solution was very straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management console.""FortiManager's best feature is the integration of administrator users.""The best feature of Fortinet FortiManager is its ease of use. It is easy to manage the firewall from Fortinet FortiManager. Additionally, the interface is very good.""It's very easy to install, and it's easy to discover and communicate with your device.""The integration is quite good.""The firewall configuration has more capabilities than the other firewall management systems that I have worked with."

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"The most valuable feature is the technical support, as it is better than others.""The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass.""It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass.""A centralized platform is crucial for efficiently managing all of our switches, which were previously handled individually, leading to significant challenges."

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Cons
"The solution has to be enhanced to manage new switches.""It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another.""FortiManager should improve the integration with third-party platforms.""Areas for improvement in Fortinet FortiManager are scalability and stability.""I prefer configuring rules and the VPN on the standalone device, not on the manager.""The solution should be more open to other products.""We have some visibility issues with the reporting.""Configuring Fortinet without internet access is challenging."

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"The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product.""Its interface should be improved and enhanced to offer various functions, with flexible pricing""I would like to them include network real-time performance and come up with a dashboard report.""I would like to see Space created to fully functional, where it's got multiple modules, particularly SD-WAN working on Corporate, or maybe become part of the Orchestrator portion."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls."
  • "The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use."
  • "In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable."
  • "Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
  • "The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."
  • "This is an affordable solution, and its licensing model is based on the number of devices."
  • "For us, it is a little bit expensive."
  • "For the licensing fee, we paid around 10,000 to 15,000 euros."
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  • "We would like the price to be reduced."
  • "This product is set at a good price point."
  • "Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay for Juniper versus Cisco is going to be less."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the centralized management console.
    Top Answer:It can be expensive. Some competing solutions in the market, like Sophos and SonicWALL, offer lower costs of up to 40 percent.
    Top Answer:Configuring Fortinet without internet access is challenging.
    Top Answer:A centralized platform is crucial for efficiently managing all of our switches, which were previously handled individually, leading to significant challenges.
    Top Answer:Its interface should be improved and enhanced to offer various functions, with flexible pricing. It should provide the ability to modify interfaces, enabling actions like shutting them down, adding or… more »
    Top Answer:It served as my main point of contact for banking and the central tool for managing a large network of switches across multiple locations. The network consisted of about 3,300 switches, with roughly… more »
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    Overview

    Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

    Juniper Junos Space Network Director can support IT staff can manage their physical and virtual enterprise networks through a single pane of glass. Junos Space Network Director is a automated turnkey network management solution. Administrators can use it to visualize, analyze, and control their entire enterprise networks. In the data center, your IT staff can use the tool to manage and synchronize physical and virtual environments. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability. Network Director also integrates with VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations (vROps). The management tool offers sophisticated analytics for high-performance data centers, while open RESTful APIs support service orchestration integration with third-party platforms.

    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    St. Catherine's University, OneNet, University of New Haven, Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland), America's Test Kitchen
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Transportation Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Government17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    University7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiManager vs. Junos Space Network Director
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiManager vs. Junos Space Network Director and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 61 reviews while Junos Space Network Director is ranked 12th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0, while Junos Space Network Director is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Easy to set up with good integration capabilities but we've had troubles when moving devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Junos Space Network Director writes "High scalability network management with centralized control and an intuitive interface that provides efficient monitoring and configuration capabilities". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, Zabbix and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, whereas Junos Space Network Director is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Juniper Mist Wired Assurance, Anuta ATOM and Cisco Prime. See our Fortinet FortiManager vs. Junos Space Network Director report.

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