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.


Valuable Features

  • 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

Improvements to My Organization

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

Room for Improvement

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

Use of Solution

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

Deployment Issues

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

Stability Issues

It works as defined and expected.

Scalability Issues

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

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's the best I have experienced.

Technical Support:

It's the best I have experienced.

Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

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

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.

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.

Other Solutions Considered

We also looked at BlueCoat.

Other Advice

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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