Fortinet FortiGate Questions
Jun 06 2022
Hi security and IT pros,
Which firewall product would you choose for your company: FortiGate 200F or Sophos XG 310? Why this would be your choice?
Thanks in advance.
May 15 2022
Would you recommend replacing Cisco ASA Firewall with Fortinet FortiGate FG 100F due to cost reasons?
Hi community members,
I'm considering replacing a Cisco ASA Firewall with Fortinet FortiGate FG 100F. This is in order to reduce the cost.
Is this the right thing to do? What would be your advice? Please elaborate.
Thank you for your help!
Can anyone explain the main differences in features between Sophos XG and FortiGate 80F?
Thanks and I appreciate your help!
Which would you recommend?
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May 08 2022
How does Check Point NGFW compare with Fortinet Fortigate? Which is better and why? Read More »
I'm currently researching Fortinet FortiGate 5001E and GajShield Next-Generation Firewall and I want to figure out the difference in features and costs of those two products.
Dear community members, could you please share your insights?
Hello, I’m planning to purchase Sophos XG 210, but I’m confused as I don’t know if this is a good choice compared with Fortinet FortiGate 100E. My requirements are below:✓ VPN for 100 concurrent users✓ Firewall can handle internet requests of up to 200 concurrent users✓ Sites filtering and dom... Read More »
What is the difference between FortiGate-VM and the physical (hardware) FortiGate firewall?
Hi peers, I am looking for a firewall suitable for my company (size: < 500). I've been researching the Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall and the Fortinet FortiGate one. Can you please tell me whether the Fortinet firewall has any AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities as it seems Palo Alto... Read More »
I'm researching two firewall products for a company with 1000+ employees and I'm looking for a technical comparison between Palo Alto Network VM-Series and Fortinet FortiGate Firewall.
I'm looking for a technical comparison between Sophos XG550 and Fortinet FortiGate 600E.
Hi Fellows - I need a technical comparison between Cisco and Fortinet firewalls. Can anyone help? Read More »
I'm looking at options for firewalls. I'd like feedback on Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos XG.
I'm researching Firewalls. Which NGFW do you recommend between Fortinet Fortigate and Cisco Firepower NGFW?
Hi community, What can I do to show a client that buying the most important doesn't mean that it's the best option? For example, how do I demonstrate this with Fortinet FortiGate vs Cisco ASA Firewall? Read More »
I am researching Fortinet FortiGate. What is the lifetime of the Fortigate 200F?
I work at a large enterprise manufacturing company. Between Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, which one has better features? Read More »
I need to decide between a Fortigate 60d and Meraki MX67. I am leaning heavily towards the MX67 as it is a small company without a dedicated IT Department.
We are approx—50 network users.
I work as a network administrator and assistant IT manager for a university.
We are currently researching Cisco ASA NGFW and Fortinet FortiGate. What are the biggest difference between Cisco 5508-X and FortiGate 200E?
Thanks! I appreciate your help.
I am the IT director of an oil and energy company.
We are currently evaluating Fortinet FortiGate. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this solution? Would you recommend it?
Thanks! I appreciate your help.
I have around ten years of experience as a system support engineer for an engineering company.
We are currently evaluating Sophos UTM and Fortinet FortiGate. What are the technical differences between the two. Which would you recommend?
Thanks! I appreciate the help.
I have experience working with small to large enterprise network design and architecture, server administration, and cybersecurity research and analysis. I am currently evaluating Sophos XG and FortiGate. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend? Thanks! I ap... Read More »
I work for an IT company that provides the latest End-to-End ICT integrated solutions. We are currently evaluating Cisco Firepower NGFW and Fortinet FortiGate. What would you say are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend? Thanks for your help! I appreciate it. Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Palo Alto Networks WildFire. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between FortiGate and Palo Alto? Which of these two sol... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos UTM. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos UTM? Which of these two solutions ... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs pfSense. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and pfSense? Which of these two solutions would ... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs SonicWall TZ. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and SonicWall TZ? Which of these two soluti... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Juniper SRX. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and Juniper SRX? Which of these two solution... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Palo Alto WildFire. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between FortiGate and WildFire? Which of these two solutions wou... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs WatchGuard XTM. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and WatchGuard XTM? Which of these two so... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Meraki MX Firewalls. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and Meraki MX Firewalls? Which of th... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco ASA vs Fortinet FortiGate. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Cisco ASA and Fortinet FortiGate? Which of these two solutions wo... Read More »
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos UTM. One of the users on our site says about Fortinet FortiGate, "A strong point of FortiGate is that the graphical interface is complete and easy to use, especially if we think there is a list of operation... Read More »
We are a medium size company with 120 employees across 3 offices and growing. We are still debating between a cloud solution such as Zscaler Web Security or iboss and a physical appliance such as Fortigate 201E. Which Web Security Solution do you recommend? Read More »
Can I please get feedback on which of these three Firewall products are the best?Fortinet FortiGate, Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, Sonicwall TZ Is there another product you would recommend? Read More »
Aug 26 2022
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Aug 26 2022
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiGate, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Aug 26 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution?
Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.
Jun 02 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiGate.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
We have two options: FortiGate 200E or Cyberoam 300iNG-XP.
We are looking for strong gateway level security like antivirus, antispam, IPS, web content filtering, application control and secure wireless access points.
I am trying to pick between Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D. Any input will be much appreciated.
We have over 100 branches with non-PA, and non-FG firewalls and we are trying to pick 5 of those to act as a gateway to tunnel all branches of traffic to those firewalls.
We are planning to procure UTM along with end point solution. Primarily we have selected the following brands and models by going thru different reviews. SOPHOS XG 210 HW & SOPHOS XG 135 HW. FORTIGATE FG 100E & FORTIGATE FG 60E. Ours is a medium size organization with 100 desktops and ... Read More »
What do you recommend for a firewall between Sonic Wall Tz500 and Fortinet FG-100E-BDL. I have two sites which are on different geographic locations and they are on two separate networks, one is production and the other is backup and both are running web applications which are accessible to our ... Read More »
Fortinet, Palo Alto or Check Point? Which is the best and why? Comparisons would be appreciated. Read More »
Currently I have Fortinet FortiGate at perimeter level. I am looking for enhanced security at perimeter level. Should I go with Fortinet FortiGate or Palo Alto Networks WildFire? Read More »
Performance comparison between Cisco Firepower and FortiGate - Which is better? Read More »
We are trying to choose between Fortinet and Checkpoint UTM firewalls and we're looking for information on these products. We plan to replace Websense with either solution. We are looking for info regarding manageability of features and support. We plan to turn on IPS, FW, anti-virus, URL fi... Read More »
Hi, We are going to be purchasing a UTM solution for our organization and we want to know which one is best for a 500 to 800 machine users environment - Cyberoam or Fortinet. We have 30 MBPS ISP bandwidth. Our major focus: Web Content blocking and filtering HTTPS strong blocking Reporting ... Read More »
We currently use FortiGate 60c and finding it is struggling at times. We have a office of ~30 employees that are online in different Provider portals throughout the day. Any thoughts on a way to determine which FortiGate to upgrade to? The nature of our business requires us to be fairly security ... Read More »
Aug 27 2022
What do you like most about Fortinet FortiGate?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Sep 09 2022
Hi peers, I am a Product Manager at a small computer networking company. At the moment, I am researching Check Point's products. Is Check Point's software compatible with other products (including firewall products, servers, and more)? If so, which products? Are there products that are not co... Read More »
Aug 18 2022
What kinds of throughputs should we consider while designing/estimating the required firewall throughput in our organization?
Jun 22 2022
Hi peers, At the moment, we are evaluating a solution where tunnel concentrators are going to be in virtual machines. And despite the fact where we should go in terms of technology, space, payment model and everything, this solution is something new in the company. So, we're looking for any pr... Read More »
May 24 2022
Hi infosec pros,
When choosing to purchase a firewall for an enterprise, what are the most important features and "must-haves" you'd be looking for?
Thanks for sharing your opinions!
Hi professionals, Which factors do you need to take into account to calculate the size of a firewall required for your network? Thanks for the help! Read More »
I have the following question: which type of firewall is more secure: packet filtering firewall or circuit-level gateway and why?
May 19 2022
What are your top 5 (or less) cyber security trends in 2022?
Thanks in advance!
Sep 15 2022
When would you suggest using an internal SOC and when SOC-as-a-Service? What are the pros and cons of each?
Hi security and IT professionals,
In what cases should an organization choose a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) solution?
When should FWaaS be a complementary product to the on-premise FW/NGFW?
Aug 26 2022
Hi peers, In my opinion, it's very important for your enterprise firewall/NGFW to support ID-based rules. What products do provide this feature? What kind of identity-based rules are supported by them? Thanks. Read More »
Hi community, I'm in the process of implementing a new ERP. It will allow customers to order (food service) via mobile device. ~100 to 200 customers. 10 inside users. 10 outside sales. 2 locations I'm using SonicWall, VPN and SSL VPN. I'm planning on bringing in VoIP and Fibernode is... Read More »
I'm looking for your recommendations. Which of the latest firewall products can efficiently support 500 -100 concurrent SSL VPN users along with SD-WAN?
Should one go for a URL Filtering as an add-on to NGFW or just deploy a Web proxy, instead?
I am one who advocates that firewalls with URL Filtering can't serve better than Web security solutions (i.e., a Web proxy).
What's your opinion?
Which product do you recommend and why: Palo Alto Networks VM-Series vs Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Virtual (FTDv)?
Hello, In my organization (10K+ employees) we have had Cisco products for decades and currently, we're exploring whether Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is a good alternative (vs Cisco FTDv) that can leverage our security posture. Dear community members, please share your technical recommendations! Read More »
Hi, I am from an Auditing organization. We are looking to have a Firewall using which we can have the VPN for our users [currently WFH]. Please suggest the best firewalls currently in the market to choose from. Read More »
I'm researching firewalls. Could anyone recommend an NGFW solution that is compatible with Azure?
I need help comparing firewall devices. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about doing a comparison? Thanks! Read More »
I'm researching firewall options. What are the differences between Palo Alto and Cisco Firewalls solutions in terms of advantages, disadvantages, usage and practices?
Kirtikumar PatelPalo Alto has more visibilities and control instead of Cisco Firewall.
There are many cybersecurity tools available, but some aren't doing the job that they should be doing. What are some of the threats that may be associated with using 'fake' cybersecurity tools? What can people do to ensure that they're using a tool that actually does what it says it does? Read More »
Hey, I work in a Tech Services company with less than 1,000 employees. I'm looking for a firewall to replace Cyberoam 200ing. Any suggestions? Thanks. Read More »
With remote work having become the norm for many, what security should businesses have in place? Do you have suggestions of specific products that businesses should look at?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a cloud firewall?
In which scenarios is using a cloud firewall recommended?
When is it not advisable to use a cloud firewall?
There are so many firewall products in the market today. Who are we going to be talking about 3-5 years from now?
We need a hardware Firewall for 750-1000 users to provide restricted Internet access, business email access, and remote access for 300 users. Please suggest suitable models.
I work in a small organization in the educational sector. We would like to extend firewall licenses, So we need to evaluate vendors. On what criteria/basis should we compare vendors and devices? Read More »
Why or why not? If so, which are the best providers for this configuration?
Which are the best providers for either configuration?
I work as a senior IT manager for a small software R&D company.
We need an opensource Linux-based firewall for our organization that is easy to manage. Which is the best option? Which would you recommend?
Thanks! I appreciate the help.
I work as the head of telecommunications for a large bank.
We are currently researching next-generation firewalls. Which is the best solution available? Which would you recommend?
Thanks! I appreciate your help.
I work as a project engineer at a company with 201- 500 employees.
I am looking for recommendations for the best way to prevent DoppelPaymer Ransomware. Is there an action plan or solution you would recommend?
Thanks! I appreciate your help.
I am the owner of a retailer company with 1-10 employees.
We host websites on Windows 2008 R2 servers and Norton Business Protection. We are looking for recommendations for the best network firewall.
Thanks! I appreciate the help.
If you could go back in time, would you change your decision to buy that firewall and why?
Hi community, Is it required in your company to conduct a security review before purchasing a firewall? Also, do you need to perform reviews after (how often)? What are the common materials you use in the review? Do you have any tips or advice? Any pitfalls to watch out for? Read More »
On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and why?
On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate Barracuda Networks NG Firewall and why?
I have tried deploying applications on BW 5.x using TIBCO Administrator 5.x and it works just fine. But with the newer versions, TIBCO Administrator does not work. What can be done?
We would like to integrate Meraki MX100 with Alcatel switches (which use command-line for configuration). Is it complicated? If you're experienced in Meraki MX solutions, please contact me soon. Thanks & Cheers.
I have a web-based firewall solution from our telecom vendor which is not user friendly nor does it show you the traffic on the firewall.
I have six geographically dispersed locations. What do you recommend for a corporate firewall implementation?
I have 500 users in my environment and my environment is MAC based mostly. Looking for a firewall that integrates well with directory services along with scalability and ease of use.
We only require Internet distribution for our students and staff.
Is there an existing review about the Endian firewall community?
Can Sophos XG 85w handle network traffic going through Cisco switches better Than Fortigate UTM? Which one will be a better firewall for handling mobile operator network traffic going through Cisco switches?
Wanted to get some firsthand input on Fortinet vs Sophos and how seamless the transition from TMG was. Sophos: Has anyone transitioned/migrated on to the new Sophos XG Platform (a combination of the Astaro and Cyberoam) yet, if so are all the TMG replacement technologies still present on the ne... Read More »
How do Cisco WSA and FortiGate compare? What are the main differences? Read More »
Sep 08 2022
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
A recent reviewer wrote "Cisco firewalls can be difficult at first but once learned it's fine." Is that your experience?
Is that true of other firewalls you have tested?
Best way to create a firewall policy for a large company, that is secure but doesn't require too much maintenance?
It seems like security and maintenance are a direct tradeoff, are there some known best practices?
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