Huawei Firewalls vs. Fortinet Firewalls

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As we all know, Fortinet is one of the best firewall manufacturers, but Huawei firewall is not bad. See the figure 1, we can find Huawei firewall is in the middle area among competitors.

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Maybe we can consider Huawei Firewalls when choosing a firewall. For this consideration, we share comparison charts here.

Table 1. Huawei Firewall functions vs. Fortinet Firewall functions.

Model Fortinet FortiGate Huawei USG
Internet
Routing mode Support Support
Transparent mode Support Support
Mixed mode Support Support
Bypass detection (sniffer) mode Support Not Support
NAT Support Support
Load balancing Support Some models don’t support.
Link aggregation Support Support
VLAN Support Support
IPv6 Support Support
RIP Support Support
OSPF Support Support
BGP Support Support
IS-IS Support Support
Multicast routing Support Support
Virtualization Support Support
Web proxy server Support Not Support
ICAP client Support Not Support
Security
Firewall Support Support
Application control Support Support
Flow control Support Support
Anti-virus Support Some models don’t support.
IPS Support Support
DOS defense Support Support
URL filtering Support Some models don’t support.
Web classification filtering Support Some models don’t support.
DLP Support Not Support
Anti-spam Support Some models don’t support.
VOIP filtering Support Not Support
Vulnerability scanning Support Not Support
Terminal access control (NAC) Support Not Support
Wifi control and security Support Not Support
Wan optimization Support Not Support
IPSEC VPN Support Support
SSL VPN Support Some models don’t support.
PPTP VPN Support Not Support
L2TP VPN Support Support
MPLS VPN Not Support Support
GRE Support Support
User management
Local user Support Support
Radius Support Support
LDAP Support Some models don’t support.
TACACS Support Support
Windows domain Support Some models don’t support.
Built-in Otp dynamic password Support Not Support
Digital certificate Support Support
Single sign-on (SSO) Support Some models don’t support.
Device mac address identification Support Some models don’t support.
User reputation system Support Not Support
License
ICSA firewall
ICSA antivirus ×
ICSA IPS ×
ICSA IPSEC VPN ×
ICSA SSL VPN ×
ICSA NGFW assessment ×
NSS UTM ×
NSS NGFW ×
NSS IPS ×
IPV6 ready phase-2

Table 2. Huawei Firewall models vs. Fortinet Firewall models.

Fortinet Description Huawei Description
FG-1000D Fortinet FG-1000D 2 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 16 x GE SFP Slots, 16 x GE RJ45 ports, 2 x GE RJ45 Management ports, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 1 x 256GB SSD onboard storage, dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-100E Fortinet FG-100E 20 x GE RJ45 ports (including 2 x WAN ports, 1 x DMZ port, 1 x Mgmt port, 2 x HA ports, 14 x switch ports), 2 x Shared Media pairs (Including 2 x GE RJ45 ports, 2 x SFP slots). Max managed FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel) 64 / 32 USG6585E Huawei Firewall, 2 x 10GE (SFP+) + 8 x GE Combo + 2 x GE WAN, Optional, SSD (M.2) card supported, 240 GB
FG-1200D Fortinet FG-1200D 4 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 16 x GE SFP slots, 18 x GE RJ45 ports (including 16 ports, 2 x management/HA ports), SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 240GB SSD onboard storage, dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-1500D Fortinet FG-1500D 8 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 16 x GE SFP slots, 18 x GE RJ45 ports (including 16 x ports, 2 x management/HA ports), SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 480GB SSD onboard storage USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-2000E Fortinet FG-2000E 6 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 34 x GE RJ45 ports (including 32 x ports, 2 x management/HA ports), SPU NP6 and CP9 hardware accelerated, 480GB SSD onboard storage USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-2500E Fortinet FG-2500E 10 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 2 x 10GE bypass SFP+ (LC Adapter), 34 x GE RJ45 ports (including 32 x ports, 2 x management/HA ports), SPU NP6 and CP9 hardware accelerated, 480GB SSD onboard storage USG6716E Huawei Firewall, USG6716E Host(20*(SFP+) + 2*QSFP+2*QSFP28+2*HA)
FG-3000D Fortinet FG-3000D 16 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 2 x GE RJ45 Management, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 480GB SSD onboard storage, and dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-300E Fortinet FG-300E 18 x GE RJ45 ports (including 1 x MGMT port, 1 X HA port, 16 x switch ports), 16 x GE SFP slots, SPU NP6 and CP9 hardware accelerated USG6655E Huawei Firewall, 16 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 12 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, 2 40GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports
FG-30E Fortinet FG-30E 5 x GE RJ45 ports (Including 1 x WAN port, 4 x Switch ports), Max managed FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel) 2 / 2 USG6510E Huawei Firewall,
FG-3100D Fortinet FG-3100D 32 x 10GE SFP+ slots, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 480GB SSD internal storage, and dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-3200D Fortinet FG-3200D 48 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 2 x GE RJ45 Management, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 960GB SSD onboard storage, and dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-3700D Fortinet FG-3700D 4x 40GE QSFP+ slots , 28x 10GE SFP+ slots, 2x GE RJ45 Management, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 4 TB (2x 2TB) HDD onboard storage, and dual AC power supplies USG6716E Huawei Firewall, USG6716E Host(20*(SFP+) + 2*QSFP+2*QSFP28+2*HA)
FG-5000D Fortinet FG-5000D firewalls USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-5001E Fortinet FG-5001E Security blade with 2 x 40GE QSFP+ slots, 2 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 2x GE RJ45 management port, FortiASIC NP6 and CP9 hardware accelerated USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port
FG-500E Fortinet FG-500E 2 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 10 x GE RJ45 ports (including 1 x MGMT port, 1 X HA port, 8 x switch ports), 8 x GE SFP slots, SPU NP6 and CP9 hardware accelerated USG6655E Huawei Firewall, 16 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 12 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, 2 40GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports
FG-50E Fortinet FG-50E 7 x GE RJ45 ports (Including 2 x WAN port, 5 x Switch ports), Max managed FortiAPs (Total / Tunnel) 10 / 5 USG6530E Huawei Firewall, 10 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 2 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, compatible with GE Ethernet optical ports
FG-600D Fortinet FG-600D 2 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 8 x GE RJ45 ports, 8 x GE SFP slots, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 120GB onboard SSD storage USG6655E Huawei Firewall, 16 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 12 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, 2 40GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports
FG-60E Fortinet FG-60E 10 x GE RJ45 ports (including 7 x Internal Ports, 2 x WAN Ports, 1 x DMZ Port) USG6530E Huawei Firewall, 10 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 2 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, compatible with GE Ethernet optical ports
FG-7030E Fortinet FG-7030E, (2x FPMs, 1x FIM Chassis) USG6716E Huawei Firewall, USG6716E Host(20*(SFP+) + 2*QSFP+2*QSFP28+2*HA)
FG-800D Fortinet FG-800D 22x GE RJ45 ports, 4x GE RJ45 with Bypass Protection, 8x GE SFP slots, 2x 10G SFP+ slots, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 240GB onboard SSD Storage USG6655E Huawei Firewall, 16 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 12 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, 2 40GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports
FG-80E Fortinet FG-80E 14 x GE RJ45 ports (including 1 x DMZ port, 1 x Mgmt port, 1 x HA port, 12 x switch ports), 2 x Shared Media pairs (Including 2 x GE RJ45 ports, 2 x SFP slots). Max managed FortiAPs (Total/Tunnel) 32/16 USG6530E Huawei Firewall, 10 10/100/1000M autosensing Ethernet electrical ports, 2 10GE autosensing Ethernet optical ports, compatible with GE Ethernet optical ports
FG-900D Fortinet FG-900D 2 x 10GE SFP+ slots, 16 x GE SFP slots, 16 x GE RJ45 ports, 2 x GE RJ45 management ports, SPU NP6 and CP8 hardware accelerated, 256GB SSD onboard storage, dual AC power supplies USG6680E Huawei Firewall, HDD/SSD Slot, 28 x 10 GE (SFP+), 4 x 40 GE (QSFP+), 2 x HA (SFP+), 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x GE (RJ45) management port, Console port

After read their comparison, which will you choose, Huawei firewalls or Fortinet firewalls?

Welcome to leave your answers and tell us the reason.

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