FortiGate. Fortinet is in Gartner Leader Magic Quadrant (MQ).
Sophos is in Niche Player Quadrant if I remember right.
You can never go wrong picking a vendor in the Gartner Leader MQ. Show the Gartner MQ to your leadership to get them on board too.
If I look at it only from the point of view of analytics and performance, I lean towards Fortinet, but if I look at it at the service level and with the possibility of being part of an even larger project, this is when I don't see competitors for Fortinet and I mean the component. of after-sales services, the local presence in my country has come from less to more, which makes the difference when choosing a partner to work with.
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?
This depends on many factors like size of organization, how organization is geo-spread, type of NGFW and Proxy you are looking at or you have. And where proxy is deployed, onprem or cloud? With cloud you have additional options and companies like Zscaler and Netskope started to eat this part of market.