Fortinet FortiGate Review

Good pricing with very good threat and content filtering switches


What is our primary use case?

We have used the solution as a perimeter firewall. We are using it as an anti-ATP solution also.

What is most valuable?

The firewall features are pretty good. 

The solution has very good threat and content filtering switches.

The initial installation is fairly easy.

What needs improvement?

I'm from the sales side and therefore I wouldn't really know if there are features that are lacking.

It's my understanding that more of the current generation features could be brought in. There could be more integration with EDRs, for example.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for two or three years. It hasn't been too long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. It doesn't have any issues with bugs and glitches. It doesn't crash and freeze. It's very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Since we are integrators, this product gets sold to people who have a minimum 25 and up to 600 users.

At the moment, we don't plan to increase usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good. We're satisfied with their level of support. They are quite responsive and knowledgeable.

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

We were previously using Sophos and Watchguard.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex. It's pretty much a straightforward implementation. There aren't really any surprises.

The length of deployment differs based on the kind of policies a client would like to implement. If they are very simple policies, then there isn't a lot of work to worry about. However, if there are complex policies or multiple policies, it does take some time to get things up and running.

I didn't handle the installation personally, as I am in sales.

We have three or four people in our organization who handle maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We have a systems integrator in-house that handles the deployment.

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

The solution isn't too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We're integrators. We help our clients with this solution.

We're using the latest version of the solution.

I'd recommend this solution to other users. 

Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator.
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