Fortinet FortiAnalyzer Reviews

Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is the #8 ranked solution of our top Log Management tools. It's rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Splunk - Fortinet FortiAnalyzer vs Splunk

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PrideChieza
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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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Rupsan Shrestha
Real User
Technical Presales Engineer at Dristi Tech Pvt.ltd
Sep 02 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found the most valuable is to be able to see everything in our network in a single task. A single menu and the graphical bar charts that it provides to give insights are very useful. It also gives very good metrics on bandwidth utilization, CPU, and device performance. It is… more »

What needs improvement?

They can include integration with devices, such as firewalls, endpoints, from other vendors. They can include graphic monitoring of everything in the network, not just Fortinet products. It would also be good to include customizable reports and customizable views of the reports.

What other advice do I have?

It is kind of a very good network packet analyzer solution. It does what a network analyzer should do, and it does it very well. In terms of firewalls and using network analyzers, Fortinet has always been the leader among the leaders. Fortinet provides very good features and products. Specifically… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This product is only dedicated to packet analyzing, automation, and things like that. I have not used analyzers of other vendors. However, other solutions do provide similar functionalities.
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Dilip Saraf
Real User
Regional Head at Massinfonet (P) Ltd.
Sep 23 2020

What is most valuable?

When you need the reporting on the ISP, you will hand it to FortiAnalyzer. It works amazingly well. With FortiAnalyzer, you can see what the user is doing and what sites he goes to. You can also see how much quota there is and how much (size-wise) you want to hit, as well as what the incoming or… more »

What needs improvement?

There aren't any features missing. It's very complete. Their in-house technical support is extremely slow to respond. We have our own in-house team to manage issues so clients don't have to wait over two weeks for a response to issues. The solution has some limitations. We use MNC, and it has a US… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We deal specifically in Fortinet products. We don't sell other solutions to our clients.

What other advice do I have?

We are an official partner and distributor of Fortinet in Maharashtra and Goa. We have only Fortinet products, and we are the sales stockist and we also offer our services. We have a limited portfolio and handle products such as FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiSwitch, and FortiED as well as… more »
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Real User
Assistant Manager - Cloud Planning and Development at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 16 2020

What is most valuable?

We are utilizing the previous site end dividers and the IPS, IDS DDoS features. The log analysis and reporting are both quite good.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't have online analysis. We can't analyze certain parts of the logs. For example, we can't analyze current logs. It would be helpful if we could use the system we use to monitor everything to also check the live traffic or live logs. The solution lacks business intelligence… more »

What other advice do I have?

We are Fortinet partners. For those organizations that need to use a product for reporting or some analysis of logs, this is a good solution. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. The features are basic, and there's not too much business intelligence behind them. If it offered more of that, I'd… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There is a lot of competition for Fortinet in this area, including USM and Palo Alto.
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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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