FortiAuthenticator Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
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Real User
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the simple FSSO (Fortinet Single Sign-On) configuration that helps to manage user-based security rules. It is a cool security product. It's easy to use, implement and maintain, but there is room for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we came across access management, we required several technical features to help manage user access to critical systems and remote access. That’s why we always go for a SSO two-factor authentication server. FortiAuthenticator is a bundle... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI is not fancy enough and some of the settings are difficult to access. Part of the configuration has to be done by CLI, which is not friendly for security administrators. Integration with other firewalls may not be as good as expected.
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Real User
Senior IT Support Engineer at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are: * Two-factor authentication * User ID with our LDAP service * Integration with our other FortiGates

How has it helped my organization?

By using one of our units as a load-balancing slave, we were able to roll out location-based VPNs that created quicker connections to local servers for our end users. Furthermore, incorporating a LBS unit has provided preventative measures... more»

What needs improvement?

It was initially difficult to sync our high availability, load-balancing slave (LBS) to our master unit. There were some initial issues connecting it and syncing with our master FortiAuthenticator unit. After reaching out to Fortinet support,... more»
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Network Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are the granularity of the security settings and the relative ease of adding users. It also makes it really nice and easy to remove access from users that have left us or who are doing things they shouldn’t be doing.

How has it helped my organization?

It made things much easier for dealing with users BYOD for our secured wireless networks. We also use this in conjunction with an MDM solution. It makes a nice package that is easy for our end-users and is very secure.

What needs improvement?

The interface is a bit misleading in areas. Finding some settings can be a bit confusing and difficult. I would also like to see a few more real world examples given in the setup section.
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IT Infrastructure Engineer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Standards-based secure authentication FortiAuthenticator centralizes the management and storage of user identity information, thereby increasing the efficiency of administration and increasing the control over who accesses the network. •... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Central management of user Identities and access FortiAuthenticator extends two-factor authentication to multiple FortiGate appliances and to third-party solutions that support RADIUS or LDAP authentication FortiAuthenticator can create,... more»

What needs improvement?

1- Integration with different vendor firewalls (I tested only with Cisco using Cisco ASDM 6.3 (5) but i am not sure if it works with other vendor solutions) 2- A lot of configurations are available only from CLI 3- Documentation/videos for... more»
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Real User
Pre-sales, Telecommunications & Security Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

Integrated RADIUS server with 802.1x functionality and access control. Single Sign On and AD integration. It integrates very tightly with the rest of the Fortinet ecosystem.

How has it helped my organization?

It integrated with the existing Cisco wireless infrastructure to solidify the way people authenticate onto the network. It permitted having a centralized area to authenticate all users and enabled SSOimplementation.

What needs improvement?

A better integration with other vendors. The device is rich in features but there are a lot of functionalities I have still not experienced with.
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What is FortiAuthenticator?

FortiAuthenticator user identity management appliances strengthen enterprise security by simplifying and centralizing the management and storage of user identity information.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data

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