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Pros
"I have found most of the features to be good with excellent functionality.""Its interface is the most valuable. It is quite easy to manage.""The initial setup is straightforward.""We like FortiGate's website change feature.""I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun.""Regionally, we are well covered. Technical support is good in this area.""FortiGate's SD-WAN capability is the most useful feature for us.""It is a good product. It does what we want it to do so. I didn't find many false-positives or things like that. We mainly use the IPS and URL filtering features, and they are pretty good."

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"For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto.""I like the solution's interface.""The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, has interesting features, URL filtering, and threat prevention.""Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features.""Edge protection is a valuable feature."

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Cons
"The solution could improve the configuration, there are times the configuration is missing.""The IPS monitoring can be improved.""The web filtering categories could improve in Fortinet FortiGate IPS. There are too many websites under the category of Unknown and the other categories are not featuring all the necessary sites.""The solution has limited scalability.""Integration with the antivirus companion Webroot is not seamless on Mac computers.""Monitoring could be improved.""It would be better if they had a dashboard where we could see what attacks were happening. It would be good to see who's trying to get into our network.""FortiGate's logging and reporting could be improved. I would also like to see Fortinet add a guest management portal."

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"The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are.""Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved.""The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement.""In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.""The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing for FortiGate IPS is competitive with other products in the category."
  • "We are currently evaluating a Palo Alto solution, and the pricing could be a reason for going for Palo Alto."
  • "They are more expensive than others."
  • "It is not expensive as compared to Cisco."
  • "The price is okay, so far so good."
  • "The solution could be better priced."
  • "The licensing costs are very competitive."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution. The prices have been increasing over the years."
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  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower."
  • "The pricing could be lower."
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    I like its ability to prevent external intrusion into our database. It's so fun.
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    It would be better if they had a dashboard where we could see what attacks were happening. It would be good to see who's trying to get into our network.
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    The resource consumption should be addressed. The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement. The pricing could be better.
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    FortiGate IPS
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    Overview

    An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a critical component of every network’s core security capabilities. It protects against known threats and zero-day attacks including malware and underlying vulnerabilities. Deployed inline as a bump in the wire, many IPS solutions perform deep packet inspection of traffic at wire speed, requiring high throughput and low latency.

    Fortinet delivers IPS technology via the industry-validated and recognized FortiGate platform. FortiGate security processors provide unparalleled high performance, while FortiGuard Labs informs industry-leading threat intelligence, creating an IPS with proven success in protecting from known and zero-day threats. As a key component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS secures the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising performance.

    Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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    Sample Customers
    Riverside Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Dell SecureWorks, Credit Bank Zagreb
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government6%
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    Fortinet FortiGate IPS is ranked 7th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 18 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 12th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate IPS is rated 8.2, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate IPS writes "Provides good data on client usage patterns with great VPN capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability". Fortinet FortiGate IPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, Cisco NGIPS, Trend Micro Deep Discovery and McAfee Network Security Platform, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Check Point IPS and Vectra AI. See our Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.

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