Fortinet FortiOS Review

Feature-rich and secure UTM box with fantastic support


What is our primary use case?

We're using it for web filtering, intrusion prevention system (IPS), intrusion detection system (IDS), and VPN. We are also using it as DSCP.

What is most valuable?

The information security features are the most valuable. 

What needs improvement?

It would be great if they can push the Microsoft updates through Fortinet OS and provide a centralized patch management system.

They should also include the data loss prevention (DLP) and data leakage prevention features. They could also add network monitoring more effectively.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Fortinet FortiOS for nearly seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very much stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. We have a global presence in more than 23 countries. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the support. They provide fantastic support. They provide online support, and on priority, they also provide a remote session.

How was the initial setup?

It is extremely easy to set up.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed it ourselves.

What other advice do I have?

This particular solution will be in a firewall. It's not a firewall, but it is a unified threat management (UTM) box. It acts as a firewall, plus it has many features like web filtering, VPN, DSCP, IPS, and IDS. It also has the high availability (HA) feature. You are getting a very good solution with all these features combined into one box.

I would rate Fortinet FortiOS a nine out of ten. We will surely keep using Fortinet FortiOS because it is a great and very secure product. We intend to only go with this product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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