Fortinet FortiOS Review

A stable solution with an easy initial setup, even for non-technical users


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for protecting our virtual infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to adjust its pricing model. With the way they are structured, everything is very disparate and sold separately, and, depending on the solution, it can get quite pricey.

The solution could be more intuitive. Especially when customers have access to it, it's not as simple and straightforward as some of the other devices I've taken a look at.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with the solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution seems very stable once you have everything up and running. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is extremely scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. I would rate them nine out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

It wasn't technical people doing that deployment for the proof of concept, so it took about a day. We also hadn't set up all the features and capabilities. 

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

We pay $100,000. That covers the cost of the hardware that we run the VN's on. That also includes any SGNA costs for the internal support tech.

What other advice do I have?

We use the private cloud deployment model.

I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

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