I work at a small tech company and am researching firewalls.
Which solution do you prefer: Juniper SRX4200 or FortiGate 1800? Can you please compare the two solutions?
Thank you for your help.
Technical Specialist - Head of Presales at Artha Mitra Interdata
Jan 27, 2023
Hi Fahrorozi,If I have to choose between these two, I will choose FG 1800Reasons:1. More flexible ports to use from 1G to 40G2. Include SSL VPN / client VPN for users3. Have better Web management than SRX.4. From datasheet some of the throughput also larger (IPv4 FW throughput, Max Session, Max Policies, etc)But you need to know what you need for your company.- Maybe you only need 10G interface instead of 1G- Maybe you dont need the SSL VPN / Client VPN- You also don't need a large throughput.Hope this help.
I am an Advisory Engineer at a large comms services company.
I am currently researching Fortinet's firewall solutions. Which Fortinet firewall model is the equivalent of Sophos XG 450?
Thank you for your help.
According to the datasheet, it can be the 400F, but I almost think that with 200F it can work without a problem, the detail is that XG is the previous generation. At the moment, they are the XGS of SOPHOS.
The XG 450 supports 2 10Gb SFP+ slots and 8 GE ports. A Fortinet FG200F supports 4 10Gb SFP+ slots, 8 GE SFP slots, and 18 GE ports. A Fortinet FG400F supports 8 10Gb SFP+ slots, 8 GE SFP slots, and 18 GE ports. Barebones the Sophos XV 450 carries a list price of $11,823, whereas an FG200F costs $5,544, and the FG400F, $11,523. What I look for is the ability of a firewall to decrypt SSL sessions. Given that 80% or more of your network traffic will be encrypted, the firewall has to be able to decrypt packets to find malware. The Sophos XG 450 can inspect 770 Mbps of SSL traffic. The FG200F will inspect 4 Gbps and the FG400F will inspect 8 Gbps of SSL traffic. The Sophos XG 450 has a threat protection throughput of 3.4 Gbps whereas the FG200F datasheet states 3.5 Gbps and the FG400F, has 9 Gbps of threat protection throughput.
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