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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWeb vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Both the internal firewall management and the cloud can be managed by a single console.""The most valuable feature of this solution is Fail-Open.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""One of the big advantages of using Fortinet FortiWeb is all the Fortinet family solutions use the same user interface and logic. This makes it easy to use, configure, manage, and understand if you have used one of their solutions before or are wanting to implement other Fortinet solutions in the future. Additionally, all Fortinet solutions can be managed with one application called FortiManager.""It is a stable product.""It offers some feedback and suggestions that guide our system development while helping our vendors to update their applications and fix any issues or bugs.""The most valuable features are support and security."

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"The interface is user-friendly.""The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats.""The setup was straightforward."

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Cons
"FortiGate could be improved on the security end because we've had some incidents with the customer. Otherwise, there is no problem.""It is not entirely user-friendly.""The integration with other products should be improved.""The reporting could be optimized.""The dashboard evaluating the performance of each application connected to the web app's firewall is quite helpful, but the tool is only available in application performance management. So I think if Fortinet could better integrate that particular feature, it would add a lot of value to the product.""In terms of performance, it needs to be more robust.""The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.""When we look at the incident reports in the dashboard, they are available for a maximum duration of 24 hours. They should provide more time for the analysis and increase the duration of the availability of these reports. Currently, it gives the options for 5 minutes, 1 hour, and 24 hours. It would be excellent if there are more options for a longer time period. It may be configurable, but I don't know how to do it."

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"I'm not convinced that it's necessary the best solution going forward in the future.""It would be an improvement if the management dashboards were not reliant upon Java.""Sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly."
  • "All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."
  • "FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive."
  • "It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs."
  • "It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."
  • "It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise."
  • "Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."
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    Questions from the Community
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    We are on an annual license for this solution and the price is approximately €100.
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    The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.
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    The solution has an up-to-date data repository to deal with external threats.
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    One of our issues is that sometimes scanning slows down the endpoints. The outcome of that is that we have to disable Symantec end users, troubleshoot, and then reconnect. I also believe that from the… more »
    Top Answer: 
    We have multiple applications that we wanted to ensure were protected and we chose Symantec for that. I'm the head of IT infrastructure and we are partners with Symantec.
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    Also Known As
    Symantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications
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    Overview

    FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

    The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

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    Sample Customers
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Government8%
    Recreational Facilities/Services Company6%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWeb vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews while Symantec Web Application Firewall is ranked 20th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2, while Symantec Web Application Firewall is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Web Application Firewall writes "An excellent up-to-date data repository handling external threats successfully". Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Fortinet FortiADC, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Symantec Web Application Firewall is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Imperva Incapsula and NGINX App Protect. See our Fortinet FortiWeb vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall report.

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