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Real User
Managing Partner
Jan 24 2018

What is most valuable?

One top feature is the ability to use the appliance as a WLAN controller for up to 10 access points with the new 5.6 firmware. Another top feature is the really good web interface and the classic Fortinet features, such as IPS, IDS, AV... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is an interesting possibility of building a tunnel to a firewall from access points. We use this feature for small branch offices with one to two employees with access to central RDP servers.

What needs improvement?

At this time, I can't say anything against the device. It has been doing a great job.
Real User
Technology Management - Specialist with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization There have been no improvements. We would just use another device if this one did not exist. • Valuable Features None of them. It is a classic firewall, but better than the free versions. • Use of Solution Less than one year. • Stability Issues Yes, we encountered stability issues in IPSec Module. The tunnels freeze sometimes. • Scalability Issues Yes, we encountered scalability issues in IPSec Module. The tunnels freeze sometimes. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give technical support a rating of a nine out of 10.  • Previous Solutions I used SonicWall, before they were sold to Dell. After Dell bought them, some issues came out. I used Check Point, which was terrible for me. You can do almost nothing...
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Account Manager at a tech services company
Jan 25 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Primary Use Case We are using an IPS and an IDS at the moment.  • Improvements to My Organization Before using Fortinet, the company had an attack (DDoS) from the outside and had many points of failure, when they started to use Fortinet, I think the attacks stopped. The DDoS attacks were no more. This was from 2015. • Valuable Features It is very useful to make lists for rules and prepare firewall rules. • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues It is stable. We have not had a bad experience with the Fortinet firewall. • Scalability Issues Not really, but it does have it limits. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support will reply quickly and everything will be okay. The customer care center of Fortinet is good. For all...
Real User
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization From security changes to VPN setup to web filtering, changes happen now more quickly. • Valuable Features The web GUI is easy to use.  • Room for Improvement The tech support calls were not the best and could be improved. There have been times when we felt as if we knew more about the device than the support person on the phone.  • Use of Solution One to three years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate technical support as a seven out of 10. It is hit or miss. Most hits, but a few tech support calls were not the best. • Previous Solutions We used ASA (ASA 5510) before this. You had to have ASDM loaded and fight with different versions of Java...
Real User
Responsable de Ingenieria at a tech services company
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization It has allowed us to centralize every network service into one appliance, administrating all traffic going in and out of my company. Its given us only one point of monitoring and auditing, getting us visibility of all network traffic in an easy way.  • Valuable Features The UTM. In particular, the IPS module is my favorite because of the security advantage reached with a few clicks and its automatic updates. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues Yes, we have experience stability issues, when the product sizing is wrong or on configuration errors. • Scalability Issues Yes, we have experience scalability issues, but only when the product sizing is wrong. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support...
Real User
Information Technology
Jan 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the firewall and security. They filter out unwanted connections.

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement was felt in the traffic use. Without the firewall, there is unauthorized traffic coming in from the Internet. We can’t be sure whether it is legit traffic or something malicious. With this solution, all unauthorized traffic is... more»

What needs improvement?

We are using a product from eight years ago. I am sure there have been improvements in the newer versions. Improvements on the following are needed: * Responsive UI * JIT and detailed traffic reporting.
Real User
BETHEL SCIENCE AND MATH CONTENT COACH with 51-200 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization Use of this product does not require daily interactions, like our previous firewall service option. • Valuable Features Simplicity of daily operations would be my favorite facet of this gem. • Use of Solution Less than one year. • Stability Issues No issues. Operations have been flawless, so far. • Scalability Issues No issues noted. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support has been super responsive and dedicated to getting any challenges resolved. • Previous Solutions We had a previous solution and switched due to a corporate decision to eliminate some subscription fees. • Initial Setup This product was nearly plug and play. There are some tables and rules to make custom decisions based on our daily...
Real User
System/Network Administrator with 11-50 employees
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of FortiGate-VM?

Improvements to My Organization High network throughput while providing leading edge network security technology for a competitive price. • Valuable Features Real-time sandboxing with the FortiGate UTM network. • Room for Improvement The user interface (UI) and the performance of interface both need improvement. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate technical support with a 10 out of 10 (perfect score). • Previous Solutions Our previous solution simply did not live up to expectations. • Initial Setup Setup is straightforward. I am certified in the Fortinet line of solutions. Even without this knowledge, it is easy to adjust the...
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FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.

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