Fortinet FortiWeb Review

It’s an all-in-one solution that gives more Wi-Fi control capability.


What is most valuable?

  • Routing
  • Web filtering
  • Wi-Fi control

How has it helped my organization?

It’s an all-in-one solution that lowers the cost of having multiple solutions. It gave us more Wi-Fi control capability.

What needs improvement?

- Logging

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this model for one year. We previously implemented earlier models for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have encountered very few stability problems. In six years, we had one device that need to be shipped back to Fortinet. We had HA set up at that location, so there was no down time.

We did not have a problem upgrading their firmware updates.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes and no; you have to size it right before buying. The hardware on some models is not expandable, but you can easily turn software add-ons on and off.

How are customer service and technical support?

I’ll give them an 8/10 for technical support.

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

We had a Cisco router and a Barracuda. We switched from that to a FortiGatefirewall and the Cisco Router. Finally, when the Cisco router was going bad, we replaced it with a FortiGate 100 for firewall and routing capability.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup complexity depends on the network. The admin console is easy to use.

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

They have options for their licensing. Look at what you are going to use it for and purchase that way.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options. We had one of the smaller firewalls, and we upgraded to one of their bigger ones.

What other advice do I have?

Look at sizing. And if you are a 24/7/365 shop, get two for HA.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

100D
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user440631 (Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)
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This review seems to apply to Fortinet's Fortigate firewalls instead of Fortiweb (Web Application Firewall).