Fortinet FortiWeb Review

Has a mechanism to detect all of your entries that aren't used and clean them up but they should have an antivirus option


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is as a firewall. We use a lot of Fortinet products. We have email security and FortiGate IPS. 

How has it helped my organization?

When we had Cisco we had around thirty thousand entries on our firewalls. Now we are down to three thousand. Fortinet has a mechanism to detect all of your entries which are not used, and it can clean it up.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the access policies and how Fortinet gets the compilation done is really good.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have an antivirus option. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is very good. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had any issues with scalability. You can scale up easily. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good. 

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Cisco. We switched because all they are is a brand name. It was a failure. We gave it a year to improve the product and it didn't so we switched. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment didn't take much time. The support guys were really good. The transition from Cisco to Fortinet was a bit challenging but they had tools to make it easier. 

We require three staff for the deployment and maintenance. 

What about the implementation team?

We are the resellers. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. A seven and not a ten because of the antivirus issue. 

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