Fortinet FortiGate Review

Their proxy-based inspection is responsive and secure


What is our primary use case?

We use Fortinet FortiGate as our firewall and Layer 3 switch. Together, they connect all our locations for internal and external access with an MPLS as the primary connection and a backup VPN over a secondary DSL/Cable ISP.

How has it helped my organization?

Fortinet FortiGate has improved our routing and made us more secure. Using OSPF tables with an MPLS VPN, along with the combined security of the firewalls, has made a huge difference in our organization.

What is most valuable?

  • The ability to customize UTM features and add or remove features as we like.
  • Availability of different locations as options.
  • The VPN features are easy to deal with.
  • The CLI and GUI do a good job of putting a lot at your fingertips.

What needs improvement?

It could use more templates for third-party site-to-site VPN setups other than FortiGate and Cisco.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What other advice do I have?

Their proxy-based inspection is responsive and secure.

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