Not to stir up a fanboy throwdown, just a genuine question. I had a sales guy come in here and pitch me some fortigate firewalls at me. I'm not really a Cisco or WAN guy so I was hoping some of my good friends on TE could clue me in on information.
Which is better: Fortigate or ASA? I've had a fortigate firewall that I managed about 5 years ago and I hated it. Is it any better?
Data Loss Prevention
Outbound port blocking
Any other features I should be looking at? I know the fortigate will be much cheaper, but it may not be as valuable.
Currently we have Cisco 1700 routers that do have some firewall rules set up on them. But from my understanding, they are not as featured as a PIX, ASA, or Fortigate. The sales guy recommended I put the fortigates behind my cisco routers.