Fortinet FortiADC Overview

Fortinet FortiADC is the #8 ranked solution in our list of top Application Delivery Controllers. It is most often compared to Fortinet FortiWeb: Fortinet FortiADC vs Fortinet FortiWeb

What is Fortinet FortiADC?

With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

Fortinet FortiADC is also known as FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC.

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Fortinet FortiADC Customers

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

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Senior Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Top 10
Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use FortiADC for load balancing the application traffic for our customers. The aim is for the traffic to be equally balanced between servers, whether there are two, 10 or 20 servers. There are different load balancing algorithms that we have on the FortiADC and based on that we configure and we load balance the traffic. We have a static website, so we can use FortiWeb instead of the connection coming from the client each time. FortiADC gets the request from the cache Instead of it being sent to the server. If we have different ISP links, then we do our link load balancing using… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Content caching and content compression are good features."
  • "Technical support and documentation could both be improved."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using FortiADC, they seem to be coming up with some new features. They have a lot of patents compared to other security companies. They're coming up with new machine learnings and other features. The solution provides an overall good experience. I would currently rate this solution a seven out of 10.
Technical Manager/Division of Computers Systems, Networks, and Maintenance at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Good SSL offloading and performance, plus it catches security breaches in our academic environment

What is our primary use case?

We are an academic institution and our primary use of FortiADC is for student registrations. In the month that I have been using this solution, it seems to be working fine. It is a trial version and I am using it as a virtual appliance, rather than a physical one.

Pros and Cons

  • "TSL and SSL offloading are both very good features."
  • "FortiADC is complex to configure so the interface should be improved."

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this solution depends on the users and the company. Load balancing is very important for big companies. They need to use it for TSL and SSL offloading. I am not interested in additional features. I only want FortiADC to work fine as it catches security breaches and increases performance. Overall, FortiADC is a good product, although it is complex to configure. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Supervisor at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
User-friendly interface makes it simple to use and the technical support is excellent

What is our primary use case?

We use this product for application delivery control and global load balancing.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is its simplicity."
  • "It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a good product, it does what it's supposed to, and I would recommend it to anybody. My main complaint is that the WAP functionality is very primitive. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Omar Cancino
Technical Director at AXIOBASE
Real User
Easy to manage, stable, easy to configure, and has good support

What is our primary use case?

I am an IT integrator and we sell ADC, mainly Fortinet FortiADC. In our last project, we used Fortinet FortiADC for load balancing some specific applications for telecom.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity. It is easy to manage and easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup could be simplified.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

They have different appliances to cover low performance, less performance, and big-box data that supports large capacities.  With our customers, we have 200,000 end-users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for me is okay…
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Simple to use and easy to integrate; we had issues with SSL and encrypted traffic

Pros and Cons

  • "Simple to use and easy to integrate."
  • "Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic."

What other advice do I have?

In comparison to its competitors, I rate this solution a five out of 10.