Fortinet FortiGate Review

It's excellent and we strongly recommend it, but WAN link load balancing needs improving.


Valuable Features

I am using different features of this product but the most valuable are -

  • SSL VPN
  • Web filter
  • Explicit proxy
  • IPS
  • Application control
  • Routing

Improvements to My Organization

I replaced my core router with a Fortigate appliance and it is performing inter-VLAN routing. I removed manual proxies and used transparent proxy using Fortigate security profiles, and implemented traffic shaping, web filter, application control, IPS and anti-virus. All the servers are protected by Fortigate security profiles.

Room for Improvement

  • WAN link load balancing
  • Reports
  • Anti-virus.

Use of Solution

I have been using this solution since 2013.

Deployment Issues

We faced some technical issues on the Fortinet side.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

6/10.

Technical Support:

6/10.

Previous Solutions

I didn't use any other solution prior to Fortinet.

Initial Setup

It was complex because there was a huge network with VLANs configured and routing protocols enabled.

Implementation Team

We implement this through a vendor. I would rate their level of experience 8/10.

ROI

I would only say that Fortinet provides business and security returns at a cost substantially lower than the benefits derived.

Other Solutions Considered

We evaluated Sophos and Barracuda alongside Fortigate.

Other Advice

Our experience of using Fortigate is excellent and we strongly recommend it.

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