I am a Cloud Engineer at a small tech services company.
I am currently researching firewalls. Which solution do you prefer: Palo Alto Networks PA-3410 Firewall or FortiGate 601F? What are the pros and cons of each solution?
Thank you for your help.
I am a Senior Assistant General Manager at a medium-sized financial services firm.
I am currently researching both Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls and Check Point NGFW. Considering threat management, mitigation, and support, which solution do you prefer and why?
Thank you for your help.
Hi, I would suggest going for Check Point.I'm with Check Point now, for more than 2 years. IPS, threat prevention, antibot identification, and antivirus notification are up to the mark. Moreover, it has a friendly user interface where anyone can create policies and work on it.
Senior Technical Consultant at International Turnkey Systems - ITS
May 23, 2023
Both of them are expensive when it comes to hardware or support. For me, Check Point is more focused on Cyber Security threats, IPS, application visibility, and malware detection. The interface really gives more insights when it comes to cybersecurity than Palo Alto, however when it comes to Network capability in the Environment "Routing, Switching, VRF, NAT" Check Point can't compare with Palo Alto, Palo Alto has more routing and design flexibility than checkpoint.
So to Wrap up:
Check Point- more threats and prevention-focused but for Network Capability it doesn't exceed a Linux server capability.
Palo Alto- also has good threats and prevention capability "Less Than Checkpoint". But provide more Network Flexibility than Check Point.
In the best tradition of these questions, Feature-wise both are quite similar, but each has things it's better at, it kind of depends what you value most.
PA is good at app control, web filtering and such like, they have always been top of the pile there. The GUI is very good, and their product is very user-focused.
Fortinet is good for scalability and predictable high throughput (ASICs in the hardware), and useful things like authentication flexibility, CLI config (if you have any networking/Cisco people, they always seem to prefer CLI over GUI) and have better OT features, maybe relevant to your manufacturing use?
Fortinet seem to have a broader integration offering with their security fabric than PA do, plus they can do Fortinet-based wifi, switching, etc. Depends if you are prepared to go all-in with a single vendor.
PaloAlto is better when working on app control feature and special virtual wire links.
Execpt that specific point, Fortinet is above.
Both FT and PA have compelling features for large Enterprises. I would like to add a few good points about Fortinetwhich might be helpful ( from my 13 years of engagement with them as Distributor and Partner)
Have higher throughput; which comes with competitive rates
Wide range of models to select to meet your requirement, without spending heavliy
Outstanding customer support and very active customer care team
Easly available skilled resources from the channel for deployment and post-implementation support
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