Fortinet FortiOS Review

Very stable and scalable with great technical support


What is our primary use case?

We use Fortinet FortiOS as a perimeter firewall. On top of that, we use another application as a web application firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

Great logging analsys with fortianalyzer

What is most valuable?

FortiVPN I think is the only one vpn that can be shared with customers and employees, however another features is FortiVM that allow us to have onne solution from Onpremise datacenter to cloud datacenters.

What needs improvement?

Docker Container to have a good integration with kubernetes and more throughput as Cisco FP

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Fortinet FortiOS for five, six years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

My impression of the stability of the solution is good just one support case opened to fortinet, in next firewall update I will choose again fortinet

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We currently have 200 users, and we plan to increase them, so I believe in his scalability while users increase.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is great, good solutions and an excellent proactivity.

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

I used Palo Alto NG Firewalls before but I wasn't impressed by the features it offer and the  price was also too high.

How was the initial setup?

I did the installation myself but I can't remember if the initial setup was easy. I remember the deployment took about five days. It was very long ago, so I can't remember well.

What about the implementation team?

I've implemented it by myself with another colleague, probably in next firewall update I will engage the vendor team.

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

We pay an annual license fee. It is rather expensive so I would like to perhaps see a drop in price in the future.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn't evaluate other options because I like the experience I had with Fortinet, so I simply prefer Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to other customers would be to have good knowledge about the traffic in their network. In the future, I would like to see more user-friendly dashboards and a drop in the price. My rating for this solution is therefore only eight out of ten. 

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