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Re: Checkpoint Vs. Palo Alto Vs. Fortinet
From: Roger A Safian <r-safian () NORTHWESTERN EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:57:10 +0000

We ran through this exercise last year and went with Palo Alto.  So far, they have worked well.

From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Allan 
Nelson
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2013 5:06 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Checkpoint Vs. Palo Alto Vs. Fortinet

Hello:

My institution is currently reviewing its firewall strategy with the aim of upgrading/replacing our current firewall 
infrastructure.   We are currently a Checkpoint shop, with devices providing both Advanced Networking and firewalling 
(UTM) capabilities.  We recently met with reps from Palo Alto and Fortinet and on the surface they both seem to provide 
viable, possibly even cheaper alternatives.   I just wanted to hear from the group of any experiences with Palo Alto 
and/or Fortinet to help us in our decision making.   We currently have a combination of CP 9075s, 5075s and 576s 
deployed at our main and satellite campuses.

Thanks

Allan Nelson
Manager, Security and Governance
University of Trinidad and Tobago



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