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Re: Checkpoint Vs. Palo Alto Vs. Fortinet
From: "Bradley, Stephen" <bradlesw () MIAMIOH EDU>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:18:36 -0500

I'd have to say we have been pretty happy with our selection of Palo Alto
as well.


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:06 AM, Kevin Robert Hayes <krhayes () wayne edu>wrote:


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
krhayes () wayne edu


*From: *"Allan Nelson" <allan.nelson () UTT EDU TT>
*Sent: *Friday, November 1, 2013 6:05:38 PM
*Subject: *[SECURITY] Checkpoint Vs. Palo Alto Vs. Fortinet


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.


Allan Nelson

Manager, Security and Governance

University of Trinidad and Tobago

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