Fortinet FortiAnalyzer Reviews

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Pride Chieza
Real User
Network Security Engineer at Frampol
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are customizing reports, and the ability to drill down to display critical information in real-time. FortiGate itself, for example, doesn't offer all of this information on… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to do more customization. For example, I would like to be able to develop my own set of reports that I can upload to the analyzer, and then it can report in a fashionable way… more»

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

The pricing of this solution is fair, and it is based on what you can manage. There are no costs in addition to the licensing fees.

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

We have not used any other solutions for log analysis.

What other advice do I have?

This solution, at every stage, does what I expect it to. My advice for anybody researching this solution is to consider the size of their organization. If it is very big and they need to retain a log… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried NetFlow Analyzer, and the product was good but it was highly expensive.
Dharmarajen Palanee
Reseller
Technical lead at Rogers Capital Technology Services Ltd
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

I am very impressed by the new version's security - on-premise or on the cloud. We have integrated the program with FortiView to get a better-customized log and more scalability on the application. The newer version is also much faster than… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The solution allows us to see what our users do on their computers. Some way they work all day long, but then we see that they have been surfing on net, using YouTube, streaming or looking at Facebook. It is therefore a very handy program.

What needs improvement?

Reporting wasn't very good in the previous version, but I believe it has greatly improved. The newer version has more features and the quality of reporting is better too. I would also like to see an improvement in the rebooting.

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

This program is quite expensive. We have to renew the hardware every year and the hardware is very expensive. And we need to renew the licensing for application control too.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a 6 out of 10. It is a good security firmware for automation. From a single dashboard we can get all the logs and traffic information on our firewall. We can get more visibility, so there is no need for the engineer to… more»
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H+Erbs Molefi
Real User
‎IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST at a university with 11-50 employees
Aug 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting. We use this functionality every day, and obtain reports on things like how many people are using the VPN, which… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using this solution has allowed us to identify which applications are consuming the most bandwidth. We can also see the times at which bandwidth is most utilized. This has… more»

What needs improvement?

Every time there is a firmware upgrade the interface changes, and you'll have to maneuver that interface to see how to use it. When somebody is new to the system they find… more»

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

Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis. We have several products including Fortinet Wireless, FortiGate Firewalls, and FortiAnalyzer, which are bundled together and cost… more»

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

We did not have another analyzer solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

FortiAnalyzer is a good product, and anybody who implements this solution will get good results from it. The support from Fortinet is awesome. I would rate this solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

A company implemented a POC for us, and after that, we found that this could be a good product for our purposes.
Selorm Ahiataku
Real User
System & Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

It has a simplified and user-friendly interface.

What needs improvement?

With FortiAnalyzer, most of the time, although the interface is simplified, when you are new to it you have issues of navigating through it. And when it comes to pushing logs to a SIEM, most of the time we have some issues when it comes to… more»

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

The price is quite expensive. Fortinet products are very expensive. That is something which they should also look at, because if you compare Fortinet product to, say, Sophos for example, Fortinet is really high and that's the only thing… more»

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

We work with multiple solutions and Fortinet has been the number-one.

What other advice do I have?

Anyone who asks me about a Fortinet product, I'll give that person a thumbs-up. So far, Fortinet has been the best for me. It's a value-for-money appliance, it has an easy to use interface, and it gives you exactly what you want. The only… more»
NSA0898776
Real User
Network & Security Administrator at Diamond Bank Plc
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

It is a simple and solution. I can structuralize all my FortiGate logs but it's not so good from the administrative side. I have FortiGate in four countries and I am responsible for securing Fortinet. I also have to manage FortiGate in other countries, not just my own. If I have to go through each FortiGate it's going to be a little bit complicated. FortiAnalyzer is a good product; but, I keep… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm looking for something more efficient to analyze different foreign things. That's why FortiSIEM could compete with FortiAnalyzer.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to somebody considering it. The relevance of this solution will depend on the case. If you are considering this solution I would ask what you really intend to accomplish with it and what model you want. It's going to be based on the data you need to protect and analyze. If I had to choose between FortiSIEM and FortiAnalyzer for log position it's better to go for… more»
User
Consultor de Seguridad at Grupo CEPRA
Jun 20 2018

What is most valuable?

It supports SQL for logging and reporting. Log data is inserted into the SQL database for log view and report generation. Another feature is the custom reports, where you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

FAZ has improved the organization because it stores events in the past so we can correlate incidents using another monitor tools; the problem is that it can´t recognize… more»

What needs improvement?

It is very important that FAZ can support FortiController as the architecture designed for the network. FortiController should be registered in FAZ at least for event… more»

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

The cost and pricing should be in accordance with the calculation of log storage capacity for a time period required for historical analysis.

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

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

My only experience is with a very important customer, the most recognized in Latin America.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not look at any other options, because Fortinet was elected for use by the end user.
Mazin Al Bulushi
Real User
Information Security Specialist at Ministry of Heritage and Culture
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The IBS (Intent Based Segmentation) and application web filtering are the most valuable aspects of the solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution is quite expensive. The solution could use more graphics and be more specific in the dashboard. This way, I'm able to understand everything and effectively understand what's going on, including what's incoming and outgoing… more»

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

We have around 12 devices and yearly we spend approximately $14,000.

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

I didn't previously use another solution.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the private cloud deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. I don't have much to compare it to, but it's been fairly good.
Zoheb Bakshi
Consultant
Senior Associate Consultant - Network at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 08 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiAnalyzer?

What is our primary use case?

This product is only used for logs and reporting.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us reporting features, which are helpful in the case of troubleshooting and audit purposes.

What is most valuable?

It has detailed reporting, e.g., user-wise reporting, threat analysis, etc. It also gives you live logs, which can be really helpful during troubleshooting. 

What needs improvement?

It should have customized reports as well. While it currently has them, you need to write a script which is not straightforward.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and

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What is Fortinet FortiAnalyzer?

FortiAnalyzer Network Security Logging, Analysis, and Reporting Appliances securely aggregate log data from Fortinet Security Appliances. A comprehensive suite of easily customable reports allows you to quickly analyze and visualize network threats, inefficiencies and usage. FortiAnalyzer is one of several versatile Fortinet Management Products that provide a diversity of deployment types, growth flexibility, advanced customization through APIs and simple licensing.
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