Fortinet FortiGate Review

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

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are

  • VPN
  • WebFilter
  • Firewall

How has it helped 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.

What needs 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.

For how long have I used the 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.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There have been no issues with the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There have been no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has not been a problem to scale it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is very good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

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

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

How was the initial setup?

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

What about the implementation team?

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

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

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

What other advice do I have?

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

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

1000C, 620B, 200D, 80C, 310B
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarOrlee Gillis

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