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Re: Checkpoint Vs. Palo Alto Vs. Fortinet
From: Kevin Robert Hayes <krhayes () WAYNE EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:06:02 -0500

Allan, 

Earlier this year we went thru a bake-off and RFP process for replacing our Internet firewalls. I'm certain that the 
vendors hated going thru the 144-point evaluation, but it made a clear and level playing field. We selected Palo Alto 
from our responding manufacturers (Cisco, Juniper, Dell, HP, Fortinet) and have been *extremely* satisfied with the 
featureset, functionality, and performance of the device. 


Kevin Hayes, CISSP 
Information Security Officer 
Computing & Information Technology 
Wayne State University 
313-577-3454 
krhayes () wayne edu 



----- Original Message -----

From: "Allan Nelson" <allan.nelson () UTT EDU TT> 
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU 
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2013 6:05:38 PM 
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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