Fortinet FortiAnalyzer Valuable Features

Group IT Manager For ME Region at Malia Group

You can monitor all appliances from a centralized location. 

You have a front dashboard for all our operations and all the logs. If you need to search for anything you can just dig deep into the logs.

For example, if you are searching for an email to find out why it is blocked, you will be able to see the policy that blocked it, which logs were triggered, etc... It gives you all the information you need right there, from the dashboard.

The solution offers excellent customizable reports. In our case, we needed a monthly report of all internet consumption, and we were able to easily create this.

There are pre-defined templates. The logs cover any question or need that we populate within these templates. However, you can also build your own template.

There is great analytics that can be used in different departments. For example, our marketing department can go more into media patterns and not just into browsing patterns.

Everything is easily visible and can be tracked and studied.

SOC is very helpful. It shows which IPs are targeting your environments. It shows you the threat levels of all the threats you're facing - including the locations, which policy was triggered et cetera. It will even tell you if the system blocked the threat or not.

FortiAnaylzer is compatible with all of our web browsers. 

There are customizable workflows that you can work with. You can automate certain tasks in FortiAnaylzer in the incidents and events sections. 

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Network Security Engineer at Frampol

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 the entry-level firewalls. You can get more detailed information from FortiAnalyzer based on the log that is retrieved from FortiGate while it is operating.

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Technical lead at Rogers Capital Technology Services Ltd

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 the previous one and we have more visibility on whatever is happening on our system. 

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Systems Architect at ZENTIUS

Log collection is the most valuable. The UI looks great. It has a very good look and feel. We don't have the need to use solid state drives. We use mechanic drives, and we don't see any performance issues, so basically, it is doing fine.

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Technical Presales Engineer at Dristi Tech Pvt.ltd

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 very simple and easy to use as well.

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Network Administrator at a university with 501-1,000 employees

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 websites are being accessed, and whether hackers are trying to penetrate into our network.

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Regional Head at MASS INFONET (P) LTD.

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 outbound traffic is, and if it is through the ISP or not. Basically, you can see absolutely all activity using FortiAnalyzer.

The solution is very complete.

The product is very simple to use. 

It's regularly updated with many versions constantly adding more content and information.

The solution has sandboxing, IPS, and DPS as well.

The solution allows for a lot of customization.

Whether it's FortiAnalyzer, FortiManager, FortiGate, FortiIP, and FortiSwitch you can manage everything through a single console. That is the beauty of Fortinet. It's the security fabrics on offer. When you use the security fabrics, harnessing that control on a single dashboard makes everything so easy and manageable. 

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VD
Implementation Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is very easy to deploy. 

We are very familiar with the product. It makes it easy to use and implement. 

The interface is easy to configure and fast to deploy. For that reason we use FortiAnalyzer.

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System & Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It has a simplified and user-friendly interface.

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EV
Conseiller en architecture technologique at a government with 1-10 employees

The most valuable aspect of the solution is its ability to pinpoint where the issue is. If two devices need to communicate together, you can see which interfaces they are using. 

The stability has been very good so far. We haven't had any issues with it.

Technical support is always quite responsive and very helpful.

Overall, the product is quite good. It integrates well and has good reporting and logging.

The user interface is good and it is quite easy to use.

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OS
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is simple and reliable. It does what the product says it would do. We have a lot of replacements in Turkey, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Forcepoint. We are replacing these various vendors with Fortinet products. But there are some software issues, like bugs or bug fixes. Otherwise, we are very happy with Fortinet products.

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Chief Technology Officer at Litmus

I have found incident management and also identifying new threats, analyzing the network traffic, and finding out the issues with the network traffic such as any security issues to be valuable. I also like the compliance reports.

It is a very stable and scalable solution.

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MD
Network & Security Administrator at Diamond Bank Plc

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 thinking that FortiAnalyzer isn't really what I'm looking for which is why I am looking to acquire a SIEM solution. It will give me more log collection possibilities. 

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BK
Assistant Manager - Cloud Planning and Development at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are utilizing the previous site end dividers and the IPS, IDS DDoS features. 

The log analysis and reporting are both quite good. 

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PK
Jr. Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Its robust security and performance are the two main features. We also use the log reporting feature. 

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Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees

The most important feature is to be able to get reports or information about the state of all firewalls.

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ICT System Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

Fortinet FortiAnalyzer is easy. For customers with basic knowledge, and for those who do not have a technical background, Fortinet is quite good and it should be the first choice.

The interface is simple and easy to navigate.

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MA
Information Security Specialist at Ministry of Heritage and Culture

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

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HU
System Administrator at a logistics company with 51-200 employees

The anti-virus protection it offers our clients is solid.

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MN
Head of Service at MPM

The feature I find most useful is the handy dashboard.

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