Fortinet FortiGate Review

The most valuable features for us are VPN, WebFilter, and Firewall.

Valuable Features

The most valuable features for us are

  • VPN
  • WebFilter
  • Firewall

Improvements to My Organization

It's features are highly customizable. This means that when our different business groups have different needs, the implementations can be customized to meet the demands of those groups and needs.

Room for Improvement

I'd like to see an improvement in the Bandwidth Management and Traffic limit control.

Also, the licenses are expensive, turning off some users.

Use of Solution

We've used all units for five years, except the FortiGate 200D which has been in use for one year. Alongside FortiGate, we also have FortiAnalyzer 1000B and the FortiManager 200D.

Deployment Issues

There have been no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

There have been no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

It has not been a problem to scale it.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is very good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

Previous Solutions

I depend on different products from different vendors depending on the required function.

Initial Setup

The initial setup is simple in the CLI or Web GUI.

Implementation Team

An in-house network engineer implemented it using the best practice recommendations from the vendor.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

The appliances and licenses are expensive, and I know some people use other vendors because of this.

Other Advice

You should know the customization you want from the beginning, and plan your requirements appropriately.

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

How would the improvements within bandwidth management impact your User Experience/productivity?

18 October 16
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