WAN Edge Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Cesar Nieves says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
It's a complete solution. You can purchase switches and you don't need to do anything with them. You just put in the firewall and the switches get all the policies and rules that you already have in the firewall. That's a very nice feature because with, for example, Cisco, you need to set the switch, you need to set the firewall, and you need to test it. With Fortinet, you just connect the FortiSwitch to the Fortinet and that's it. It's very easy. In the last version of the FortiOS - the operating system of the firewall - they put a lot of new features to support communications in a firewall. Whatever the communication that you have, you can put that in the firewall, and that's great. View full review »
Kofi Osei-Appaw says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Consultant at WorldNet ICT Solutions Limited
This solution has many good features. The security features are about the best that I've seen anywhere. I really like the fact that I am able to generate FortiCloud reports. View full review »
Andrew S. Baker (ASB) says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Cybersecurity & IT Operations Professional (VirtualCxO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* The CLI is robust and powerful, enabling rapid, consistent changes via SSH. The device identification is very flexible, facilitating the creation of rules to regulate all sorts of devices that might spring up on a network, especially via WiFi. * The IPsec tunnels are very easily created, and quite interoperable with devices from other vendors. * WAN load-balancing has improved, but needs some refinement. You can set up a different DDNS config for each WAN link. It is great to be able largely use the same OS features across the family of devices. View full review »
Narendra Singh says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Solution Architect at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus. Using the FortiGate security solution provides comprehensive visibility and advanced layer 7 security, including threat protection, intrusion prevention, web filtering, and application control. They face a major complexity hurdle managing these point products with no integration and lack of visibility. Thie solution provides a high-performance inspection of clear-text and encrypted traffic. The FortiOS Operating system is robust, and the WAN load-balancing very much transparent. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Network & Hardware Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the SD-WAN because I can manage many lines and load balance them all. View full review »
Dave Winkel says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
President with 1-10 employees
Security Fabric makes VLANs a breeze. It impresses customers, as well as saves them money over the long run when comparing apples to apples. View full review »
Panos Kre says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
The features that we have found most valuable are the SSL VPN and the user Portal. View full review »
Reviewer3147 says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the policy routing and application control. In addition, the firewall will act as a call-switch. So, the performance within the LAN is good. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
The filtering that you can do with the firewall. View full review »
Taradutt Pant says in a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall review
Founder at let's-ConnectIndia
Live monitoring of what is happening inside and with the interfaces, either ingress or egress - this is a good feature of the device. Secondly, most people use enterprise applications remotely, and there is no license for SSL VPN, or in other words point-to-site. There is no limit. On other devices there is a specific limit and you have to pay per use for SSL VPN. Single sign-on is also good. If you are accessing your corporate firewall from your home, during that time there is an integration with the AD. You can use your AD's password to access your SSL VPN. It's not like if you buy a traditional SSL VPN. You have to define a specific password for your remote client application but there is no requirement of defining a specific password - which you would have to request from your admin - or to buy a token which can generate a password for your integration. You can directly integrate with your AD. If you change your password on the AD side, your client-to-VPN password also gets changed. You can integrate all your passwords from a single console. The admin doesn't has to change your password, it's a single sign-on. View full review »
Israel Caravantes says in a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall review
COO at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.
Barracuda has a very simple interface, very good security, all the features of the best firewalls in the market, but with a very friendly interface. Something that we've seen that Barracuda, and some other brands also, have. When you program the firewall to detect certain kinds of attacks, Barracuda can detect that kind of attack and automatically insulate, or remove, or encapsulate the very specific IP, if it's internal. And if it's external it just blocks any kind of communication with that specific IP. If you want, Barracuda will warn the security team. If you allow, or release, that IP, it will continue communication. If not, it will block it forever, or until you release it. Internally, we'll remove it until you release also, but we allow the IT team to review what is happening with that particular piece of equipment, a computer, a laptop, a server, any kind of device into which a "back door" can be opened or through which they're trying to get some information. Barracuda can help with that. That is one of the most important features we've seen with Barracuda. I cannot mention the name, due to the NDA that we have signed with a financial company, a financial entity. But we implemented Barracuda with them. Right now they are monitoring all the information that their employees are managing. If an employee tries to get or move a file that is not permitted to them - for example if he wants to copy it to a USB - he will not have the right to do that, because Barracuda manages who has the right to copy, and what you copy to a USB. The USB is encrypted with a specific code from Barracuda and will only be decrypted into any other laptop in the company if they allow it to see it. Even in the network, a feature of Windows is to see how you are sharing files. Barracuda can help you to monitor how you are moving files. When you are sending information to an external email address, Barracuda can warn you when you are trying to access a private or personal email, or trying to upload information; it's not allowing you to do that. That was the biggest feature that that financial entity admired in Barracuda, among others. Easy integration with some other systems like LDAP or Active Directory to manage other permissions and the division of external access and internal access. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Good VPN, both IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. VDOMs are very useful when you need to grant admin role to clients separately. VDOMs in FortiGate can be represented in FortiAnalyzer's ADOMs (administrative domain), which can have different log storage policies, event handling and alerting configurations. Ability to capture packets going through any interface of device (and VM too). You can set number of packets, filter out packets by IP and port number for particular troubleshooting purposes, then download a .pcap file from web gui and analyze it in your favorite programm. Human readable firewall policies with editable security policies and addresses in single page. This is very useful and time saving feature. Bulk CLI commands are uploaded via gui in script file (portions of config file). Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network. IPS and AV are working very well. SSL Inspection and CASI (Cloud Access Security Inspection) profiles. Straightforward SNAT and DNAT. Rich logging options. LDAP integration variants for any case (scalable approach). Can work as explicit web-proxy and supports web-caching. Straightforward HA with different redundancy schemas. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
All the features are very good, straightforward licensing, Fortinet product integration, standardized FortiOS and automatic uninterruptable firmware upgrade. Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process. View full review »
MaheshPatel says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
FortiGate is really strong in the following: * UTM * IPS-like * Antivirus * App control * AntiBotnet * Anti-Spam web content filtering * L3 routing View full review »
Sr. Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
The simplicity of the solution is its most valuable asset. It's very user-friendly. View full review »
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The Security management console is fantastic. The central security management center and the content management center are very good. View full review »
Technical Support Engineer at MCS
The most valuable feature is controlling the traffic and the logging. They have real-time logins for traffic logs. Troubleshooting was very easy for me. View full review »
Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One of the most valuable features is having the ability to cluster multiple firewalls even if they are different versions. View full review »
VLASIS LOUTAS says in a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall review
Consultant with 51-200 employees
The features I find most valuable is the VPN and the fact that we can apply our policies to the program. View full review »
Zhargal Solovyev says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Network Engineer with 11-50 employees
This solution has solid UTM features combined with a nice GUI. View full review »
Hilary Tullier says in a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall review
Business Systems Manager with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are SD-WAN, URL filtering, IPS, and virus scanning. View full review »
Fernando Neto says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The firewall is a valuable feature because it offers more security for end customers. The HA function is fantastic, as the link switching time is almost imperceptible. It also offers dedicated IP, all in one box. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature for us is the ability to offer firewall support to our clients. View full review »
Vineeth Babu P says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
IT System Administrator at emirates hospital
The most important features with FortiGate are the web filter and application controls. We can control our internet usage and use the web filter for application purposes. All branch FortiGate devices are integrated with FortiAnalyzer and easy to download and monitor the logs from all other locations. It's easy to change the configurations using CMD-SSH. FSSO is also another good feature. View full review »
Directcust4564 says in a Fortinet FortiGate review
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
The most important feature is that it's easy to use. It is user-friendly and has all the features you need. You can have IDS (Intrusion detection systems) and IPS (Intrusion prevention systems) in just one device. You don't need multiples. View full review »
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