Fortinet has highest catch rate in IPS testing

By Joel Snyder, Network World |  Security, firewalls, fortinet

Second place in IPS reporting goes to SonicWall, when combined with their optional Global Management System. Fortinet FortiGate and Barracuda NG Firewall both were in our labs without separate reporting systems, leaving only the on-box analysis tools. FortiGate offers a nice slate of on-box IPS reporting features including some drill-down capabilities, but didn't do as good a job of presenting IPS information as either SonicWall Global Management System or Check Point SmartEvent analyzer.

Overall, the next-generation firewall closest to a standalone IPS in its visibility and policy management capabilities is Check Point's Security Gateway (but only when combined with the SmartEvent analyzer).

If you just want a set-it-and-forget-it IPS, Fortinet barely edged out SonicWall and Barracuda by bringing in a higher catch rate in our Mu Dynamics' IPS vulnerability coverage tests.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.


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