Fortinet FortiGate Review

Web filtering is good but I can't allow traffic from outside to inside using a NAT pool.


What is most valuable?

  • IPS
  • Web filtering

How has it helped my organization?

We are making use of the VDOM feature to segregate the traffic, and apply policy to control that traffic.

What needs improvement?

This product can't show the NAT status or NAT logs.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using ForitGate for over two years alongside FortiManager 300D.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I have an issue with NAT only, in that I can't allow traffic from outside to inside using a NAT pool.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There was a bug related to device stability with HA configuration. We face many attacks on the network which causes the CPU usage to become high and, with the older device, we started losing the heartbeat and control messages, causing HA split-brain and lag flapping.This issue has been fixed in the new release.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

They're good.

Technical Support:

They're very good.

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

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex to setup.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor, ALU to help implement it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

600C, 800C, & 3960B
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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