FortiAuthenticator Review

Some of the valuable features are user management and captive portal server.


What is most valuable?

  • User management with many credential sources: LDAPs, RADIUS, Social login, SAML, tokens, and local
  • Captive portal server: Used to configure several portals for each service
  • User friendly GUI with many features
  • Very powerful

How has it helped my organization?

We are now enjoying social login in public Wi-Fi environments with very easy deployment and a maximum level of security.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for more credential authentication protocols.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the product for six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would give technical support a rating of 10/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used FreeRADIUS. It had limited authentication protocols (only RADIUS), no GUI, and very complicated management.

How was the initial setup?

We enjoyed an easy deployment. There are many documents with guides and best practices.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution comes with a low price for the features, power, and ease of licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at FreeRADIUS and Ciso ISE.

What other advice do I have?

This is a perfect solution for authentication services.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Distributor of the product.
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