Fortinet FortiManager vs Skybox Security Suite comparison

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"The initial setup was straightforward.""This solution enables you to centralize the rules and the configuration of all the equipment.""The capability of centralized management is valuable. We can configure all firewall boxes with the same configuration.""FortiManager's most valuable features are web-based or web-rule-based policies, SD-WAN, and the ease of upgrading to new firmware.""It's very easy to install, and it's easy to discover and communicate with your device.""It makes management very easy.""It's a scalable product.""Stability is good within the product."

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"We are currently working on rule review and compliance. The logging features are good.""The product's most valuable feature is vulnerability management.""The solution's most valuable and unique assets are the vulnerability management and change management solutions because they identify mistakes in the network before implementation which reduces risks.""The most valuable features of Skybox Security Suite are all the modules that are provided, such as vulnerability assessments and network, and firewall assessments.""The revalidation and policy recertifications are most valuable.""I am impressed with the tool's change management, firewall and network assurance.""The most valuable features are the rule compliance and the OS vulnerability checks.""I think that compliance checks and policy compliance are the product's good features."

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"Its licensing model should be improved.""In the next release, FortiManager should include more protection features.""Pricing-wise, it could always be less, even though it is less expensive than Palo Alto.""The documentation could be better.""The dashboard could use some improvement.""The SD-WAN solution is difficult to manage on FortiManager because you need to share some configurations on the firewall side. Sometimes you lose all connectivity with the firewall, so it is challenging to apply the default configuration to the SD-WAN solution.""The fabric for integrations or connections could be improved.""When I started, it was a bit difficult, however, now it's okay. It can be a bit complex for basic users."

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"There are multiple dashboards but no custom dashboard. It would be good to include a custom dashboard so that we can actually choose which field and what kinds of things we want to look at.""The tool does not offer options for customization.""The solution needs improvement in firewall configuration checks. I would also like to see more configuration checks for Forcepoint and for other non-supported firewalls.""Skybox should improve their UX features by making them easier to use.""They are not satisfied with the complexity of the solution and the price.""Skybox Security Suite's attack surface management feature needs improvement.""Skybox Security Suite can improve the change management module. It is the one part of the tool that is used with the firewall devices and you have a change management module that is used to record changes of all firewalls in the company. It's not compatible with all brands, this is where they can improve the solution.""There is room for improvement in the technical support."

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  • "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."
  • "The solution requires you to have a license for every device, as well as for any advanced features being used, which makes it costly for high-volume users. However, for a large-scale environment with a lot of customers we have found it to be a worthwhile investment."
  • "The price point is very good."
  • "FortiManager is reasonably priced - I pay around US$40,0000 per year, which covers fifty locations."
  • "The pricing is based on a licensing model by feature."
  • "Pricing could improve a little bit so I rate it a seven out of ten."
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  • "Skybox comes with extra licenses and has a change management license. The licenses are expensive, but they come with extra value."
  • "The price of the Skybox Security Suite can be expensive."
  • "The licensing fee is paid yearly and is approximately $100,000."
  • "The solution is based on a subscription model for annual licenses."
  • "I would rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten."
  • "I rate the pricing two on a scale of one to ten, where one is very expensive, and ten is cost-effective."
  • "The software is expensive. I rate its pricing an eight out of ten."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is competitive. It's neither cheap nor expensive. The solution can be paid annually. If you use a cloud, you will have to pay for subscription charges.
    Top Answer:I cannot comment on what needs to be improved, although there are always potential areas for improvement in every product. The Fortinet team is always very responsive and resolves issues quickly. For… more »
    Top Answer:The product's most valuable feature is vulnerability management.
    Top Answer:The software is expensive. I rate its pricing an eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:Skybox Security Suite's attack surface management feature needs improvement.
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    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.

    The Skybox Security Suite platform combines firewall and network device data with vulnerability and threat intelligence, prioritizing security issues in the context of your unique environment. Powerful attack vector analytics reduce response times and risks, bringing firewall, vulnerability and threat management processes for complex networks under control.

    Firewall Assurance brings all firewalls into one normalized view, continuously monitoring policy compliance, optimizing firewall rulesets and finding attack vectors that others miss. Skybox covers the most comprehensive list of firewall vendors, complex rulesets, even virtual and cloud-based firewalls. With proven scalability in 1,500+ firewall deployments, Firewall Assurance keeps rules optimized and ensures changes don’t introduce new risk. 

    Gain total visibility of the vulnerabilities in your attack surface without waiting for a scan. Leverage Skybox Research Lab's vulnerability and threat intelligence, and automatically correlate it to your unique environment. With network modeling and advanced simulations, pinpoint exposed vulnerabilities and other attack vectors. And use context to prioritize vulnerabilities in terms of actual risk and respond to threats with accuracy and efficiency.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    ADP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BT, USAID, Delta Dental, EDF Energy, EMC, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Transportation Company7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Outsourcing Company17%
    Insurance Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 42 reviews while Skybox Security Suite is ranked 11th in Vulnerability Management with 11 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0, while Skybox Security Suite is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Easy to set up, quick response to threats, and collaborates well with other Fortinet products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skybox Security Suite writes "A unique network model that understands flows of data and analyzes vulnerabilities". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, Zabbix and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection, whereas Skybox Security Suite is most compared with AlgoSec, Tufin Orchestration Suite, FireMon Security Manager, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and Azure Firewall Manager.

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