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Fortinet FortiSandbox vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
July 2022
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Pros
"I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat.""The deployment capability is a great feature.""The most valuable feature is the integration. It's a single console, so we don't have to switch around between multiple products. Another valuable feature is the ease of operations and maintenance.""Does a thorough job of examining email and URLs for malicious content.""Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links.""At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.""The basic features are okay and I'm satisfied with the Defender."

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"The scanner office document as well as PDF are useful. The most valuable thing is that you can emulate different operating systems without having the danger of getting something infected. It emulates several operating systems, and as a result, you either get the file or you don't get the file.""The GUI makes administration tasks straightforward.""The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiSandbox are customization, ICAP protocol, and integration with other vendors. Additionally, the security work very well.""Integration is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. You can integrate even third-party solutions so that they can send the information or files they quarantine through the FortiSandbox""The solution is easy to manage.""Compared to other solutions, it's easy to configure and implement because of the templates. The timing of scanning files is faster.""Fortinet FortiSandbox is scalable.""Overall, it works fine. Its interface is also fine."

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"You don't have to buy a separate email security platform. You can enable that using their endpoint, and I like that. You don't have to have two agents running on the same box.""Technical support has been helpful and responsive."

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Cons
"It would be better if it were more scalable. It depends on the architecture, but we would like to make it more scalable for both data centers.""The custom alerts have to improve a lot.""Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab.""There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types.""Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added.""We need a separate license and we don't know how to get the license that is required.""In some situations, it has not been able to pick impersonated emails having no attachments. Technical support definitely has a scope for improvement.""I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way."

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"The reporting tools could be improved in Fortinet FortiSandbox.""If we can have more dashboards, it would be good.""If you were to compare prices between vendors and manufacturers, you would see that the lowest equipment in the Sandbox line is quite expensive for a new customer.""It can be difficult if you need to use the Command Line Interface (CLI). It's much easier if you only have to deal with the GUI.""There could be more templates and a higher number of simulated VMs to configure more use cases. Sometimes we need to configure many use cases in many different environments, and if the number of VMs that we configure is limited, we have to remove some and reconfigure the environment if we need another environment.""I don't know if it is viable to do an improvement like this. When there are passwords in the password-protected files, it can't scan them or do things like this. I don't know if an algorithm or something else could make it better. Nowadays, many legitimate office documents have passwords.""The use cases in Fortinet FortiSandbox are not good. It is difficult to upload a custom VM for Fortinet FortiSandbox. The integration of Fortinet FortiSandbox with other Fortinet or FortiGate firewalls is not good. VMs are already installed in the hardware and are working fine, but we tried to approve the custom VM many times but did not succeed.""Fortinet FortiSandbox should improve its performance and security accuracy to keep competitive with other solutions, such as IBM."

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"Scalability could be better.""The support for new OSs and older OSs could be a little tighter. They need to be more upfront about what protection services they're going to provide on new OSs. I haven't seen the Windows 11 version out yet. It is either already released in Beta, or the Beta will be released soon. There could be a little bit more advanced updates on what they're doing to help protect Windows 11 environments. They can let us know in advance so that we know it is going to be protected. We can't roll out the new OS without putting end-point protection on it. So, they should tell us what is their support model for that, and what are they doing to protect Windows 11. They're not telling me, and that's a criticism. The same issue is applicable to all the other antivirus tools. It is not just Symantec; all of them have this problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's a user-base subscription."
  • "From the pricing point of view, like any other product in the market, there is scope for negotiation."
  • "Defender is a little bit more expensive as compared to others. We are in the manufacturing environment. So, we don't have a high budget for all of our endpoint devices. Its cost is a major concern for us."
  • "For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is an add-on to the Office license. Many customers are purchasing this solution."
  • "Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
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  • "Altogether, it is about €10,000 for the Sandbox and Email Gateway."
  • "We are on an annual license to use the solution. We have an additional feature that is integrated with S5, which is working well."
  • "There is a license to use this solution."
  • "Fortinet is more reasonable than Palo Alto."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSandbox is expensive."
  • "The license for Fortinet FortiSandbox depends on the use case."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is the ease of use.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system.
    Top Answer:Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For… more »
    Top Answer:Integration is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. You can integrate even third-party solutions so that they… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is a rather sizable investment. That said, for those organizations with sensitive data, that feed to know… more »
    Top Answer:With the 3000D we had some issues with the FortiOS version. I don't remember which one it was, however, there was an… more »
    Top Answer:The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also… more »
    Top Answer:The solution isn't the least expensive option. Other solutions do cost more, however.
    Top Answer:Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount… more »
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    MS Defender for Office 365
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    Overview

    Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all of Office 365 against advanced threats like business email compromise and credential phishing, and automatically investigates and remediates attacks. With Defender for O365 you get Integrated threat protection for all of Office 365 that gives you:

    - Native protection for Office 365 with built-in protection that simplifies administration, lowers total cost of ownership, and boosts productivity.

    - Unparalleled scale and effectiveness with powerful automated workflows to improve SecOps efficiency.

    - A complete solution for collaboration that protects you from attacks across the kill chain.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Today’s threats are increasingly sophisticated and often bypass traditional malware security by masking their malicious activity. A sandbox augments your security architecture by validating threats in a separate, secure environment. FortiSandbox offers a powerful combination of advanced detection, automated mitigation, actionable insight, and flexible deployment to stop targeted attacks and subsequent data loss. It's also a key component of our Advanced Threat Protection solution.

    Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email Security.cloud investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSandbox vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSandbox vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiSandbox is ranked 9th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 9 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 14th in ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiSandbox is rated 8.2, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSandbox writes "Good performance and integration capabilities with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Integrated with an email security platform, protects against new threats, but needs tighter support for new OSs and is limited in behavioral and algorithm-based detection capabilities". Fortinet FortiSandbox is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Check Point SandBlast Network, FireEye Network Security, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM), whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, FireEye Network Security, Check Point SandBlast Network, Arbor DDoS and RSA NetWitness Logs and Packets (RSA SIEM). See our Fortinet FortiSandbox vs. Symantec Advanced Threat Protection report.

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