Fortinet FortiGate Review

Easy to understand licensing requirements


What is our primary use case?

I use this product on AWS. FortiGate's VM GUI is slightly different than the hardware devices.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a one box solution, which covers most of the edge device’s requirements.

What is most valuable?

I have found FortiGuard Services to be valuable.

What needs improvement?

It needs to improve its ISP load balancing.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate technical support as a seven out of 10.

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

We had a previous solution, but switch because FortiGate is a one box solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was not complex.

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

Easy to understand licensing requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Cisco ASA

What other advice do I have?

Easy to implement, and it is also reliable.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

100D; FortiGate VM01
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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