Fortinet FortiGate Review

Detailed analytics that integrates with SIEM products and has good support

What is our primary use case?

Typically, we use Fortinet FortiGate with edge devices for businesses. 

We also use them to integrate with a SIEM product and we use it for detailed analytics.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the analytics.

What needs improvement?

Quality control on their firmware versions needs improvement. When they introduce new firmware, there tend to be bugs.

I would like the licensing price to be better. It would be nice if it were less than 25 percent of the hardware costs.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for fifteen years. We are an MSSP.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

With respect to scalability, it's good.

We have 15 people using this solution in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We contact technical support almost daily. They have good support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not straightforward but not too complex. It's a bit of both.

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

For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing the Fortinet FortiGate, I evaluated other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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