Developer / Systems Admin at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
How should we determine which FortiGate model to upgrade to?
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 conscious, so we would be using the full potential of the security profiles on the unit.
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.
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!
IT Support and Network Admin at Escuela Carlos Pereyra
09 May 22
Hi @Isaiah Dominic,
I have a few questions:Does replace mean that you already have a Cisco device? What's the reason for replacing it if is working? So, I assume it's not working. In that case, I have the second question:I suppose you should have a configuration backup for using it, in case your device crashes. How much do you value all that job? Is the cost of the new different device worth it?
If you make the change you gonna need to config the whole thing from scratch!! Is it worth it?Both devices are good enough.I expect this could help you,
You are comparing a piece of old equipment with a true next-gen firewall.
Nevertheless, there is a specific use case where I did this exact exercise and went with Cisco ASA, if the main objective is to terminate IPsec tunnels, in this field (more close to routing) ASA is excellent.
But if you are looking for URL filtering application visibility, and easiness of management go with FortiGate, for sure.
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