Fortinet FortiGate Review

Centralized monitoring, policy management, and virtualized appliances allow us to take control over our public and private infrastructure


What is our primary use case?

  • Security
  • Monitoring and controlling
  • VPN
  • Active Directory integration
  • Servers
  • All components related to an enterprise environment.

How has it helped my organization?

We replaced Sophos with FortiGate and found it better than the Sophos product. It has better control, insights, and prevention from crypto malware and other threats.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are centralized monitoring, policy management, and virtualized appliances so we can have control over public and private Infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

Cisco Meraki products are rising very quickly in the cloud and the connected era. Meraki products are future proof and offer much better ROI, upgradability, and manageability.

IT is continuously evolving, and every few days or months, there is something new. Whoever evolves first will take the lead over the competition. Adopting and evolving is the key to success.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These products are solid and stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Our experience with support has been fine. No trouble or hassle.

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

Sophos: It was good for small businesses, who are evolving and improving. Though, I found Cisco Meraki to be much better.

How was the initial setup?

Part of the setup was straightforward and other parts were complex. They need to work on feature placements and menus.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation through a vendor, who had good experience.

What was our ROI?

Two to three years, depending on usage type, number of users, and organizational size.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we did, Palo Alto and other solutions, but we found FortiGate to be the best solution at that point in time.

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