Fortinet FortiOS Review

An excellent co-firewall that's very user-friendly but should be more cloud-based


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as a co-firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

For my organization, it has become much easier to scan the firewalls because the solution is more user-friendly than its competitors. 

What is most valuable?

We've found the threat detection very valuable. The entire platform is user-friendly. It's easier compared to Check Point or Juniper firewalls.

What needs improvement?

The signature discs, compared to Palo Alto, aren't as good. It takes more time to get the signature updates.

The solution should be on the cloud a bit more. 

There should be a cookie eater. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for the solution is very good.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We ended up choosing the solution because of its ease of use and it troubleshooting steps were easy to control.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. You need about two to three people for deployment and maintenance.

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

Licensing is renewed on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model.

I would recommend the solution. As a co-firewall, it does a good job.

I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

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