Fortinet FortiGate Review

A solid product with an easy configuration and good support

What is our primary use case?

Primary use would be firewalls for the central office as well as all our branch offices. For some branches, we use the wireless feature.

How has it helped my organization?

The product is very stable, easy to troubleshoot, and configure, so it has reduced the time it takes for support.

What is most valuable?

  • Stability
  • Ease of use
  • Configuration
  • The available feature sets

What needs improvement?

  • It needs more available central management. 
  • It could use better throughput on some of the smaller boxes for the branch offices.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Since we are not virtual, it is a physical box. It scales well if you know what to buy from a physical box standpoint. They seem to offer something for every level.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very responsive and qualified.

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

Cost and convenience are probably why we switched from our previous solution to FortiGate.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward, once you understand the operating system environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not here at the time that they were evaluating other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend the Fortinet product because of its implementation. It is a solid product with an easy configuration and good support.

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: 

  • Experience
  • Installations of similar types which met our needs
  • Pricing
  • Support
  • Ease of implementation.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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