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Fortigate 60d vs. Meraki MX67 for a small company without a dedicated IT Department

IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees

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.

Please advise.

Thank you.

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44 Answers

Rafael Riera - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

I definitely recommend Fortinet. The Meraki firewall is more intended to be integrated into a Meraki SDWAN infrastructure, with very basic firewall options.

Mufeed Siaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10MSP

definitely the FortiGate , I can assist you with configuration and support if needed .

Paul Yuen - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20User

I recommend that using a Sonicwall as the peripheral firewall as you can easily configure the firewall rules to block certain countries. Its ease of use and SSL inspection and many other features and reporting features are more than sufficient for a small company. 

You don't need a dedicated IT department, Sonicwall provide cloud-based support services that can assist you 24hrs/ 7 days.   

To enhance the firewall protection further, we also deploy ZoneAlarm and webroot security firewalls at the desktops level.  We also have several firewalls routers to safeguard very important servers, giving an onion-like "layers defense" structure. 

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