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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiPortal and SaltStack based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The documentation has been satisfactory.""The customer likes it for the graphs, the dynamics and the reporting functionality it offers.""I am very comfortable with it, including it's reporting on threats and through its activities.""It does a little bit better than some of the other products health-wise and updates-wise. It is really clear that a firewall is getting the signature updates in this timeframe. In some of the other products, usually, you have to go a couple of screens in to see that, but not so much in this product."

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"The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and differentiated tasks that can be automated in SaltStack."

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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.""I find their logging a little bit trickier to manage. The logging of events is broken up into a lot of different categories. Instead of breaking up my logs into several different places, I personally like to have all the events in one spot and then filter them down. In particular, I find that troubleshooting on Fortinet takes a little bit longer just because of those functional breakups in the logs.""If you are a very small company or a person on your own, it's harder to get any response from technical support."

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"This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fortinet FortiPortal is relatively expensive, but being an industry-leading firewall, it does come with a cost."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "On average, it tends to be cheaper than other enterprise solutions."
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  • "The pricing for this solution is roughly 20% lower than the competitive products in the market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The customer likes it for the graphs, the dynamics and the reporting functionality it offers.
    Top Answer:It's probably expensive on its own as you can do most things for yourself if you wanted to. However, it's in a nice environment, and the customers are happy to pay the premium for it as it makes… more »
    Top Answer:A lot of things could be improved. For example, right now, it's going through an iteration of change. The most recent version, which needed a whole new rebuild, is much more improved. Version seven… more »
    Top Answer:The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and… more »
    Top Answer:This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering.
    Top Answer:We have used it for infrastructure management between our hybrid cloud, provisioning and patching, using automation.
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    FortiPortal
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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.

    SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    IBM CloudTD BankScotiaBankLinkedIneBayLiberty MutualTargetHyattCyxteraNetAppFacebookLyft
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company7%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company55%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Cloud Provider9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Firewall Security Management
    November 2022
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    Fortinet FortiPortal is ranked 8th in Firewall Security Management with 4 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 15th in Configuration Management with 1 review. Fortinet FortiPortal is rated 7.6, while SaltStack is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiPortal writes "Does a pretty good job of rolling out the environment and making most tasks actionable, but logging is a little bit trickier to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Orchestration tool that powers automation of processes with the click of a button". Fortinet FortiPortal is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, VMware Aria Operations, vCloud Director, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, HashiCorp Terraform and BigFix.

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