Fortinet FortiGate Review

Good application control features and very stable and reliable


What is our primary use case?

We use it to protect our or our customers' full environment by using features such as IPS signatures, VPN, endpoint protection, and antivirus.

What is most valuable?

The application control features, such as Facebook blocking and Spotify blocking, are the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The license renewal process, annual renewal price, and the web application firewall features should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been very stable and reliable. We are comfortable with its stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is good enough for us. We have about 15 employees who use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate them a nine out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The set up was a little complex, but the interface and the process are user friendly.

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

The license is too expensive to renew. The license renewal process is also complex. 

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to use the documentation. The official documentation is very comprehensive and complete. I use the Cookbook Reference Guide.

I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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