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ThomasKung
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech company 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... 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... 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... more»

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

Licensing is straightforward, as Fortinet provides stackable licenses for FortiAuthenicator. Count the number of users... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have tried Cisco ISE as a NAC solution. Cisco ISE is the "Terminator" of NAC solutions, which has numerous features... more»

What other advice do I have??

The need for a NAC solution depends on your infrastructure. If you are a Fortinet user, FortiAuthenticator would be a... more»
Anthony Munoz
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before implementing our FortiAuthenticators, we used our main FortiGate as a way to push out two-factor codes to our users. After a while, this... more»

What other advice do I have??

If you want a more efficient way to manage two-factor authentication for your users, or implement the unit as a cluster member role, the... more»
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Jason Morin
Real User
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... more»

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.... more»

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... more»

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

The price was very reasonable given what it can do. Licensing was also very reasonable. Just make sure you do an accurate count of what you will... more»

What other advice do I have??

Planning is the key to a successful implementation. Know what you want to accomplish out of the gate before you get started. Make sure you test... more»
Adriana Ymeri
Real User
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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used FortiGate to manage tokens and user identities but FortiAuthenticater includes more features.
PreSales3b9c
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It integrated with the existing Cisco wireless infrastructure to solidify the way people authenticate onto the network.... more»

What needs improvement?

A better integration with other vendors. The device is rich in features but there are a lot of functionalities I have... more»

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

I would start off with a VM including the base license and scale according to the number of users you need to... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We are a Fortinet reseller and integrator so there were no "switches" per say.

What other advice do I have??

I strongly recommend someone accompany you in the initial deployment of the product to view all the functionalities... more»
Roberto Lopez Gil
Real User
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

* User management with many credential sources: LDAPs, RADIUS, Social login, SAML, tokens, and local * Captive portal... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now enjoying social login in public Wi-Fi environments with very easy deployment and a maximum level of security.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for more credential authentication protocols.

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

This solution comes with a low price for the features, power, and ease of licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We used FreeRADIUS. It had limited authentication protocols (only RADIUS), no GUI, and very complicated management.

What other advice do I have??

This is a perfect solution for authentication services.
Eugene Milon
Real User
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 17 2018

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

Primary Use Case: We implement FortiAuthenticator in situations where there are multiple Active Directory domains. Other use cases include: When we need to use FortiClient to keep track of users as they move around different locations where normal FSSO would have issues When we need to use one FortiToken for multiple Fortigates When we want to use it as a domain controller. The FortiAuthenticator can do many things. • Improvements to My Organization: It keeps track of users and their IPs no matter where they are in the network. When users roam, we don't have to worry about not mapping them to an IP. • Valuable Features: Valuable features include the robust SSO features, when you have more complicated authentication within an organization. We can mix AD, Radius, Portal,...
Dennis Seyersdahl
Real User
IT System Manager at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
Jul 11 2018

What do you think of FortiAuthenticator?

Primary Use Case: This solution is used for 2FA for Desktop and VPN access. Each computer, server and VPN access has to have a 2FA and the solution allowed us to accomplish this with a fob or phone app. We use the fob as phones are not owned by the company. • Improvements to My Organization: This was a regulation we needed to fill and it worked at a good price. It provided a solution that allowed us to fulfill the requirement. • Valuable Features: Easy integration with FortiGate to allow for 2FA with our VPN. Addition and removal of access as needed for the VPN. • Room for Improvement: For my use of this solution, not much needs to change. I do not mind the way it works currently. However, I would recommend a more fluid integration with FortiGate. • Use of...

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

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