Fortinet FortiGate Review

Enables us to load balance more than six internet lines but they should develop better visibility, monitoring, and reporting


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is as a firewall. 

How has it helped my organization?

Customers want to load balance more than six internet lines. FortiGate is the only solution that can accomplish this. 

What needs improvement?

The monitoring and the visibility, in this proxy, is very weak. I would for them to develop better visibility, monitoring, and reporting.  

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's not always stable. When there's heavy traffic, we get hardware problems. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The configuration was very easy. I didn't have any problems with it.

 It depends on the project, but I don't need a lot of resources to maintain it. One or two staff are enough to deploy and maintain it.

What about the implementation team?

I integrated it myself. 

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

Our licensing costs are on a yearly basis. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because of the monitoring and the stability issues. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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