Fortinet FortiGate-VM Review

All unauthorized traffic is filtered out


How has it helped my organization?

The improvement was felt in the traffic use. Without the firewall, there is unauthorized traffic coming in from the Internet. We can’t be sure whether it is legit traffic or something malicious. With this solution, all unauthorized traffic is filtered out.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the firewall and security. They filter out unwanted connections.

What needs improvement?

We are using a product from eight years ago. I am sure there have been improvements in the newer versions. Improvements on the following are needed:

  1. Responsive UI
  2. JIT and detailed traffic reporting.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did scaled up quite well. We moved our locations from 10 to 20 people accessing it to 100s of people. It could handle the traffic load well enough.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not requested tech support (all these years).

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

No.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was quite straightforward, as we can simply head to the required sections to apply the planned network.

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

I have yet to research a hardware replacement. If anything, I am the one that needs some advice!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I can't remember.

What other advice do I have?

This product surely will fit your basic needs at the very least. However, always match up the specifications of the products you will buy to your current and future needs.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

FortiGate 110C – Fortinet v5.0
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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