Fortinet FortiGate Review

The projects' initial costs were high but right now we can do most things, and the only costs now are the annual license fees.


What is most valuable?

  • Active Directory integration
  • QOS
  • Balance/Fail-over
  • Web filtering and protection with AV engine
  • WiFi network for visitors isolated from our corporate WiFi network using only one unit

How has it helped my organization?

After the implementation we stopped internet disruptions and abuse by users.

What needs improvement?

Everything needs to be improved, but they have improvements with each new version.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using Fortinet products since 2009. Alongside FortiGate. we also use FortiAnalyzer 10C and FortiWiFi 40C & 50B.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes, a misunderstanding of the environment and misconfiguration of the unit. After reviewing it all, everything has been working fine for years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It works as defined and expected.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have the ability to expand our units and there have been no issues so far.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's the best I have experienced.

Technical Support:

It's the best I have experienced.

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

Previously, we used Linux distributions, and we changed due to its limitations and our company expansion.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward. You just need to understand the concept, and how to apply it.

What about the implementation team?

We used an external company and they had a good amount of knowledge.

What was our ROI?

We have never stopped to calculate it, but we cannot describe how good we feel since we no longer face issues with the internet.

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

The projects' initial costs were high but right now we can do most things, and the only costs now are the annual license fees.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at BlueCoat.

What other advice do I have?

Feel free to ask me questions about Fortinet.

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