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Pros
"The documentation has been satisfactory.""I am very comfortable with it, including it's reporting on threats and through its activities."

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"On the one or two occasions that I had to make use of technical support, I felt it to be pretty good.""Networks Panorama has improved our organizational security""Centralized firewall management and update management are the most valuable features.""The product can scale.""The telemetry visibility is really good as well as the automated workflows for creating policies. The overall solution is quite intuitive to use.""The solution, especially the latest versions, is very stable.""The ability to manage a large number of firewalls from a single point is most valuable.""The product features allow the capacity to take effective, advanced security measures."

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Cons
"Fortinet FortiPortal could improve by providing a learning portal and better security.""It's useful for us but if it had more educational reporting, it would good. It's not necessarily lacking but it's an area that could get better."

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"An area for improvement would be the connectivity, which sometimes means logs can be slow to display.""They need to do less bug-related releases and create versions that are stable for at least six months at a time. I don't find this issue in other solutions like Cisco, Check Point, FortiGate, or others. Those just provide a patch if there is a bug and we don't have to worry about downtime.""The solution's utilization of network ports makes things as complex as possible.""We found a vulnerability where when we have a low flow, like 2.7K, it is not getting fired by the threat prevention. That's something important to improve on. They should have a proxy or some solution to solve the issue. We also found some issues around decrypting the flow. When we have more flow than expected to decrypt, the performance goes down.""At times we have noticed that we get into issues where Panorama is going too slow or has other little problems. The performance can suffer occasionally.""It could be more secure.""It's difficult to implement.""It should have more connection with Threat Intelligence Cloud. They can also include features related to SecOps and automation API."

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  • "Fortinet FortiPortal is relatively expensive, but being an industry-leading firewall, it does come with a cost."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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  • "We pay approximately $3,000 a year in order to use the product."
  • "The pricing model is reasonable for this class of solutions."
  • "Palo Alto is expensive and there are many cheaper firewalls, but they do not work as well."
  • "It is not a cheap solution."
  • "The price of Panorama is expensive."
  • "The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for."
  • "We have a yearly license. The cost is not that high and not that cheap either."
  • "Sometimes the company prefers to give a license to test the product in our environment before we go to the customer. But the customer should buy his own license, and that's the system here. The system is different between one country and another. Some countries say that the IT solutions provider should provide the license."
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    The documentation has been satisfactory.
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    Fortinet FortiPortal could improve by providing a learning portal and better security.
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    The most valuable features of this solution are that it works better than a normal firewall, easy to explorer all of its features, and it has the Log Collector mode. This mode allows us to store our… more »
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    The solution is priced well and there is a license for this solution that we pay annually for.
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    There is a need to improve the upgrade process. When we are upgrading the solution we are facing some issues with Elasticsearch services. Every time we upgrade it takes a long time to become stable… more »
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    Overview

    FortiPortal gives MSPs a comprehensive set of hosted Wi-Fi and security management features for FortiGate, FortiWiFi, and FortiAP products. With multitenancy, you can securely manage your customers through a centralized management console. This lets you respond quickly to customer requests and easily monitor customer networks. Our virtual appliance can be deployed on a hosted services infrastructure, allowing you to build highly-customized private-cloud services for customers.

    Panorama network security management provides static rules and dynamic security updates in an ever-changing threat landscape. Reduce administrator workload and improve your overall security posture with a single rule base for firewall, threat prevention, URL filtering, application awareness, user identification, file blocking and data filtering.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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    Retailer7%
    Insurance Company4%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Fortinet FortiPortal is ranked 8th in Firewall Security Management with 2 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is ranked 4th in Firewall Security Management with 36 reviews. Fortinet FortiPortal is rated 9.0, while Palo Alto Networks Panorama is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiPortal writes "Good reporting on threats, an easy-to-use portal, with good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Panorama writes "Easy to manage with a straightforward initial setup and good stability". Fortinet FortiPortal is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director and RightScale Cloud Management Platform, whereas Palo Alto Networks Panorama is most compared with AWS Firewall Manager, Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, AlgoSec and Tufin. See our Fortinet FortiPortal vs. Palo Alto Networks Panorama report.

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