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What firewall to choose to support 500-1000 concurrent SSL VPN users?

SandeepKumar13 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a legal firm with 11-50 employees

Hi peers,

I'm looking for your recommendations. Which of the latest firewall products can efficiently support 500 -100 concurrent SSL VPN users along with SD-WAN?

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1618 Answers

Mike Hancock - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The best investment in my opinion is the FortiGate 600E platform. 

It is less than half the price of the Palo Altos and the Ciscos with twice the feature set. We just replaced Cisco ASAs with the FortiGate and could not be happier with our decision. The 600E will support up to 10,000 SSL VPN users.

SandeepKumar13 - PeerSpot reviewerSandeepKumar13
Top 10Real User

@Mike Hancock yes you are right waht you say on 200F  lient Need to consider Budget too  (Earlier Fortinet Claims 100F Supports 500 SSL Vpn) Now they Promoting 200F for 500 As Per Data Sheet 

Lindsay Mieth - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We have been using Fortinet for 3 years and find it to be a stable and secure system. Our largest user center has around 500 devices, as well as our Azure IaaS virtual firewalls, that handle the thousands of users connecting to our sites with no performance issues.

SandeepKumar13 - PeerSpot reviewerSandeepKumar13
Top 10Real User

@Lindsay Mieth Which Model idle Suite for 500 Ssl vpn (Budget alsa a  Considerable Factor ) 

Richard Benfatto - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5User

As Mike says, listen to him. I totally support Fortinet. It is not only what I say. 

I am a Cisco Academy Trainer and many things more....................forget ASA. Sorry, Cisco,

You need Fortinet, believe me, you do.

The above link will give you an idea of the VPN features of many of them.

The new OS 7 is a real winner. I have one at home, yes, I do. That is how I test and see what is true and what is not. I used to have the ASA and got rid of it.

Fortinet is the ONLY company that has chips (hardware ASIC's = Application-Specific Integrated Circuits) that will never lie to users of the real throughput, and that is priceless, I think.

Stevensky Aboua - PeerSpot reviewer

Hi Kumar,

For me, the best choice is without any doubt FG-400E which can support almost 5,000 SSL VPN users (maximum recommended in the tunnel mode) while benefiting from the SD-WAN comfort.

Pedro Escalona - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I could suggest the SonicWall NSa 2700. It supports a max of 500 SSL VPN clients. It sure supports SD-WAN.

Also, just a few weeks ago they launched a new solution directly on the Cloud called "Cloud Edge Secure Access". It allows access to any SaaS and can scale from 50 to 1000 users and it is easy to establish and use a new VPN protocol. I suggest trying ther free trial.

Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5User

"1000 concurrents" ! that's tough, but I'm pretty sure Sophos UTM 9 can do the job!!

Milton Montoya - PeerSpot reviewer

Under my previous link, I wanted to show you Untangle. It is not very popular but it is growing fast, can support 1000 users. Check it out:   or  

It Isn't limited to an appliance like Cisco (loosing terrain with Huawel) or Fortigate (too fancy and is loosing his north into all other integrations functionalities within devices into his gadgets), Monowall, PFSence or similar ones. 

It is time to get out of the traditional and see new choices.

Hope this helps.

Mufeed Siaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10MSP

Hello buddy,

I recommend FortiGate 200F. Note datasheet below :

Please don't hesitate to reach out for any discussion or requests.

Mufeed Siaj.

Cesar Beut - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I use Cisco Firepower 2110 and works fine.

reviewer952554 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

You can try with Sophos.

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Arvind Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

Sandeep ji,

Select Sophos kar lo...

Victor Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Best Price - Performance per user & Full SD-WAN will be Fortinet FG-400E without doubt.

Juan Salvador Vial - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User


I have experience using Palo Alto VPN and Palo Alto Prisma access solutions. Both of them can easily scale up to 10.000 SSL concurrent users with proper links and HA solution.

ANCIZAR AVILA - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Cisco Firepower 2110 without problems, prefer in load-balancing mode to warranty HA...

SImoneGebellato - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Have you seen Palo Alto solutions? They support what you're asking for.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

Hello @Swapnil Talegaonkar ​, @MichaelZhang ​or @Basil Dange. Do you have any recommendations for @SandeepKumar13?

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