Fortinet FortiGate Review

It has given us improved security over the internet. It is easy to use with a single console and unified threat management features.

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us improved security over the internet.

What is most valuable?

Ease of use, single console, Unified Threat Management (UTM) features.

What needs improvement?

NGN, reporting and controls.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We had some stability issues but we upgraded.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There was a hardware limitation, affecting scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support as 8/10.

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

We had a different solution in the organization arising from different OEMs and this solution was chosen with consideration of requirements and costs.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple but the DC was complex.

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

Go for long term pricing negotiated at the time of purchase.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Check Point, Cisco ASA.

What other advice do I have?

You should be clear concerning the scope and outcome you are looking for.

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