Fortinet FortiWeb Review

Detection engine provides a high rate of exposure of web attacks


How has it helped my organization?

Mitigation of attacks and thefts in an online banking platform.

What is most valuable?

High-performance and detection engines, because of their high rate of exposure of web attacks.

What needs improvement?

Integration and learning about attacks. I would improve these areas by making FortiWeb integrate with other network technologies and feedback from multiple platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The equipment is dimensioned as a function of servers traffic. To scale on the platform it is necessary to acquire superior models.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent.

How was the initial setup?

It was simple and functional.

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

FortiWeb can be purchased in VM mode for a lower price and the same features.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The WAF module of F5 was evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

FortiWeb is easy to operate with a reasonably high level of protection. FortiWeb provides multiple deployment options with a physical or virtual (FortiWeb-VM) appliance, and acts either as a reverse/transparent proxy or out-of-band. It is also available on AWS and Azure.

I would advise requesting a PoC test with a learning policy.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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