SonicWall vs Fortinet | Firewall Comparisons

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Looking for a new firewall vendor? Here are some of the reasons more customers are choosing SonicWall over Fortinet for network security solutions and protection against advanced cyberattacks.

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Lower Cost. Higher Performance.

SonicWall beats Fortinet in independent tests

The Tolly Group, a third-party testing firm, recently compared the Fortinet FG 100F and the SonicWall NSa 2700. They reported an overall 3-year TCO of $11,002 for SonicWall — significantly lower than Fortinet’s cost of $16,520.

The SonicWall firewall also earned better performance ratings, with an overall block rate of 99.43% in NetSecOPEN CVE tests (vs. 93.98% for the Fortigate). With built-in 64GB of storage, DNS security and pay-for-only-what-you-use HA licensing, SonicWall offers a better value — but you don’t have to take our word for it.


100% Detection. No False Positives.

Capture ATP, which can be added on to firewalls and a variety of other SonicWall network security products, uses patented RTDMI™ technology to catch more malware faster than traditional behavior-based sandboxing methods.

In recent ICSA test results Capture ATP detected 100% of previously unknown threats with no false positives — a perfect score.



You install them, configure them, and leave them alone. Job done.

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