Cloudflare Spectrum vs FortiGate NGFW: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cloudflare Spectrum as "DDoS protection for TCP services". Extend the power of Cloudflare's DDoS, TLS, and IP Firewall to not just your web servers, but also your other TCP-based services, keeping them online and secure. Reduce the ability for attackers to snoop and steal sensitive data. Protect your origin and all TCP services you expose to the Internet. On the other hand, FortiGate NGFW is detailed as "Enable security-driven networking and consolidate industry-leading security". It enables security-driven networking and consolidate industry-leading security capabilities such as intrusion prevention system (IPS), web filtering, secure sockets layer (SSL) inspection, and automated threat protection. It meet the performance needs of highly scalable, hybrid IT architectures, enabling organizations to reduce complexity and manage security risks.
Cloudflare Spectrum and FortiGate NGFW can be categorized as "Security" tools.
Some of the features offered by Cloudflare Spectrum are:
- DDoS Protection for TCP Services - ensures all your TCP services are protected against Layer 3 and 4 DDoS attacks, remaining online and performant
- Secure TCP traffic with TLS - encrypts services running on TCP to prevent unencrypted data, such as user credentials, from falling into the wrong hands
- IP Address & Range Blocking - integrates with Cloudflare’s IP Firewall, allowing you to block or challenge IP addresses or entire IP ranges from reaching your TCP services
On the other hand, FortiGate NGFW provides the following key features:
- Remove uncontrolled blind spots with SSL inspection of all encrypted flows, including TLS 1.3
- Industry’s best-of-breed security with automated threat protection
- Intelligently share threat information across the entire digital attack surface to provide quick and automated protection