Fortinet FortiWeb Review

Next-gen firewall and built-in server load balancing. A BYOD feature is missing.


What is most valuable?

  • UTM
  • Ease of use
  • Built-in server load balancing
  • VPN
  • Next-gen firewall features

How has it helped my organization?

It provides good security visibility.

What needs improvement?

A BYOD feature is missing; this could be a good add-on.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for about 18 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not really encounter any stability issues; it performs well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues in 18 months.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is average; it could improve.

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

We previously used Cisco PIX and ASA. We switched because there is no next-gen firewall in the Cisco portfolio.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

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

Pricing is competitive. Licensing could get expensive as we add feature sets.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated Palo Alto, SonicWALL and Juniper.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good option, keeping in mind pricing and features.

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