Fortinet FortiGate Review

Stable and useful for intrusion prevention, VPN, and anti-malware purposes

What is most valuable?

We are using the FortiGate 100D series. VPN, firewall, anti-malware, OTM, and intrusion prevention are useful features.

What needs improvement?

It should have a better pricing plan. It is too expensive. 

It should also have a more granular view of the attack. I don't have FortiAnalyzer, and it is difficult for me to have a complete view when there is an attack on my server.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with their technical support. My partner contacts them for me.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is not easy for me because I handle some other work, but I have two partners. One of them is very skilled at using FortiGate, and it took him a day to deploy it. After that, it took us a week to set all parameters and check all parameters and firewall functions.

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

It is too expensive for us. My organization is very small, and we have a total of ten users. We have three internal users and seven external users. The FortiGate 100D series is too expensive for renewing the licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution if you can afford it. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

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