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Pros
"It's a pretty straightforward solution.""The WAN aggregation feature is the most valuable.""It's a cloud-based solution that integrates well with everything.""The most valuable feature is that it also works as a next-gen firewall because it has security features.""The feature that I find to be the most valuable is the bandwidth aggregation.""The scalability is quite good.""I haven't had any trouble, and practically forget that I'm using it."

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"Firewall and overall management are valuable features.""There are a lot of features that we like within the solution. The resources or performance of the firewall is very good. However, the real selling point is the fact that the solution offers so many features, it gives our clients a lot of extras that they can work with. There's a lot on offer.""It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site.""Has a very simple OS and a good price point.""FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure.""I personally think the site-to-site VPN is the most useful feature. A lot of firewalls have that, but to me, that's one of the features that's essential.""All networks are security-driven, we get throughputs and security. We feel that the people at Fortinet are easy to deal with from a support standpoint. If they need to jump in and help us, they're very willing to do that. Their email filtering, their data loss prevention, their intrusion prevention, type of products in the newest OSs has been outstanding.""Performance-wise, I think FortiOS is much better than its Juniper counterpart. Based on our actual experience and performance metrics, FortiOS-based products are much better than Juniper."

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Cons
"Its functionality is a bit limited in some areas as compared to a Cisco solution. It is not as granular. It doesn't have the manageability, feature set, and capabilities of a larger or an enterprise-level solution. It just needs a more robust feature set and granularity.""The price could be better.""We would like the product to continue to improve its security.""Cato Networks security could be better.""They can't do one-to-one NAT (Network Address Translation) in AP (their access point), and that is something that Palo Alto can do.""They should add more sophisticated security features. It should also be integrated into the cloud.""I would like to see better integration with identity providers."

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"They're using a lot of application-specific IC, so that may be causing some performance issues. And whenever a Fortinet adds new features, it can affect performance.""It would be great if they can push the Microsoft updates through Fortinet OS and provide a centralized patch management system. They should also include the data loss prevention (DLP) and data leakage prevention features. They could also add network monitoring more effectively.""The solution could improve by making the dashboard easier to use.""It could more scalable for the lower end users.""The solution could improve the log retention and reports.""The pricing model makes this product far more expensive than similar solutions.""I can only compare it with SonicWall, and it is missing many advanced features that SonicWall has.""The technical support is good. However, during the holidays they can get a little slow to respond."

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"You pay yearly based on the speed of your network. If you increase the speed of your network, you increase the cost for your throughput. It is by bandwidth for the most part and then licenses for VPN. There is some per-seat licensing for VPN access, but the majority of it is minimal. It is like $30 a year per client. The rest is based on how much bandwidth you'll use. You pay for that upfront for the year, and if you have to increase it, you increase it, and then they let you send more data through. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""The price is not an issue for us, as it is priced more competitively than some other vendors.""If you compare with VeloCloud, the price is the same or even cheaper.""Cato Networks seems more expensive than Cisco Meraki."

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"The software costs roughly half what the hardware costs. Overall, the product is expensive.""The support contracts are usually about $100 - $200 a device.""The solution could have a better licensing model. It's a bit more expensive than other solutions. The annual subscription is very pricy in Fortinet. The cost could be reduced.""There is a license required for the solution and the price is fair.""The price of Fortinet FortiOS has been reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's a pretty straightforward solution.
Top Answer: We have the sockets on-premise, some little small boxes that connect to the internet. You could have multiple providers connected to the socket, which connects over the internet to their ports. We use… more »
Top Answer: On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cato Networks an eight.
Top Answer: In the best tradition of these questions, Feature-wise both are quite similar, but each has things it's better at, it kind of depends what you value most. PA is good at app control, web filtering… more »
Top Answer: Performance-wise, I think FortiOS is much better than its Juniper counterpart. Based on our actual experience and performance metrics, FortiOS-based products are much better than Juniper.
Top Answer: FortiOS has a UTM feature, for which you have to buy an annual subscription. Most brands of firewalls will also have such a subscription.
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Overview

Cato connects your branch locations, physical and cloud datacenters, and mobile users into a secure and optimized global network in the cloud.

One Network, protected by One Security stack and enforcing One Policy.

The Cato Cloud Network is built on a globally distributed network of Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs are interconnected with an encrypted and optimized multi-carrier private backbone to ensure optimal global traffic routing. The Cato Cloud Network provides an affordable, SLA-backed, global enterprise network backbone.

Control all the security and networking capabilities in all your FortiGates across your entire network with one intuitive operating system. Improve your protection and visibility while reducing operating expenses and saving time with a truly consolidated next generation enterprise firewall platform.

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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Retailer5%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Transportation Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise71%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise22%
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Cato Networks is ranked 6th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 7 reviews while Fortinet FortiOS is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 14 reviews. Cato Networks is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiOS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cato Networks writes "Easy to deploy, easy to manage, and helpful for network stability and reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiOS writes "Robust, scales well using FortiManager, and you have a choice of two different modes to run in". Cato Networks is most compared with Zscaler SASE, VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Fortinet FortiOS is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, Azure Firewall, Darktrace and Vectra AI.

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