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Which firewall product would you choose and why: FortiGate 200F or Sophos XG 310?

Hi security and IT pros,

Which firewall product would you choose for your company: FortiGate 200F or Sophos XG 310? Why this would be your choice?

Thanks in advance. 

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fdiazm - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at Entel Chile
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Top 5
Jun 6, 2022


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.

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May 25, 2022

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.

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