Fortinet FortiWeb Review

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


Valuable Features

  • Routing
  • Web filtering
  • Wi-Fi control

Improvements to 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.

Room for Improvement

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Use of Solution

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

Stability Issues

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.

Scalability Issues

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.

Customer Service and Technical Support

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

Previous Solutions

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.

Initial Setup

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

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.

Other Solutions Considered

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.

Other Advice

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

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

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25 October 16
Frank RaaConsultantTOP 20

This review seems to apply to Fortinet's Fortigate firewalls instead of Fortiweb (Web Application Firewall).

03 November 16
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