Fortinet FortiGate Review

Saved a bundle by not needing past appliances from an NGFW, however it needs better performance on bandwidth demands for smaller devices


What is our primary use case?

Firewall/Web Filter management. We have over 30 sites, and it is imperative that one person (myself) can plan, implement, and deploy these devices to our sites and manage them when finished.

How has it helped my organization?

Consolidated our network environment at all locations, but mainly at our datacenter. 

What is most valuable?

The web filtering was the most valuable, because at a school board, we need to make sure the students are not tying up our bandwidth and also to keep the bad guys out.

What needs improvement?

One area for improvement is the performance on bandwidth demands for smaller devices, as well as better web filtering. Each manufacturer has their own way of filtering and each one needs improvement in categories, URL, and/or application filtering.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What was our ROI?

We saved a bundle by not needing all the past appliances from an NGFW.

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