FortiGate-VM Review
High network throughput while providing leading edge network security technology


How has it helped my organization?

High network throughput while providing leading edge network security technology for a competitive price.

What is most valuable?

Real-time sandboxing with the FortiGate UTM network.

What needs improvement?

The user interface (UI) and the performance of interface both need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical support with a 10 out of 10 (perfect score).

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our previous solution simply did not live up to expectations.

How was the initial setup?

Setup is straightforward. I am certified in the Fortinet line of solutions. Even without this knowledge, it is easy to adjust the product to your requirements.

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

It is on par with what you receive. It can be expensive upfront. 

It would be nice to have the ability to extend FortiGuard subscriptions at a reasonable yearly cost versus a bulk three year pricing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Cisco, Meraki, SonicWall, and Juniper.

What other advice do I have?

Having support from your vendor is nice. Calling Fortinet directly with a support contract, they will help you take care of all your requirements. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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