Fortinet FortiGate Review

Offers SD-WAN functionality with security features in one device

What is our primary use case?

I deploy SD-WAN and we use it for a next-gen firewall.

What is most valuable?

The SD-WAN function is very developed. It has SD-WAN functionality with security features in one device. We can manage from one single console SD-WAN and the security policy. You don't need to buy two separate devices for two functionalities. 

You don't need to spend your time on both devices for an SD-WAN and a security firewall device. You only need to manage in one console

What needs improvement?

The central management for the FortiGate Fortinet Firewall needs improvement. They have the manager to do the essential management for both SD-WAN and the security policy. They should also improve the SD-WAN function.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiGate for five years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their support is good. They are experts. 

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

I think the pricing is fair. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate FortiGate an eight out of ten. They should improve the SD-WAN and central data management center.

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