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Jason Wetzel
Real User
Manager-Information Services at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

It's great to get out, it's flexible. They have some good ramping up for performance between different devices. The biggest thing, for us lately, has been their cloud… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The cost is an advantage. You save a fair bit.

What needs improvement?

WatchGuard has a desktop-based admin tool, instead of doing everything through the web. I'm an old-school guy. I really don't like web GUI interfaces. They're always slow… more»

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

It's relatively inexpensive in comparison to everything else that has the same functionality. If you're looking at SonicWall or if you're looking at WatchGuard, their… more»

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

Our previous solution was WatchGuard. WatchGuard is very easy to manage. It's a very user-friendly product. It's just a little bit pricey for what we are using, for the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go out and see if you can get demos. That's the best thing, to get the feel of it. Either you sit down and get walked through it, or you log in and start flailing around… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had SonicWall for a while, years ago, so we went back to them. We also talked to the Dell guys. We went back to WatchGuard to have a look at their items, and then there… more»
JoelSadomba
Real User
IT Engineer at BAZ
Oct 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is database security. This solution provides file-level protection. Automatic database discovery finds all databases on the network, including… more»

How has it helped my organization?

24 x 7 database activity monitoring captures all forms of database activity to detect erroneous or malicious activity. Database auditing records all database activity for… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to improve the web filter to make it more user-friendly. The cost needs to be reduced. In the next release, I would like this solution to include some phishing… more»

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

The price of this solution could be reduced.

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

No, this was the first solution that we tried

What other advice do I have?

We do not have a relationship with Fortinet, we are just end-users. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, this was our first solution to evaluate ourselves, the other products we just read reviews from users.
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Real User
IT Assistant at a international affairs institute with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the security aspects.

What needs improvement?

The pricing of this solution is a little bit on the high side and can be improved.

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

In the licensing model, the licenses are a little bit expensive.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody who is implementing this solution, I think the most important part is to get the right technical partner. We rely on our partner to help the client implement the solution. The most important thing is the technical support. In case there are problems that come up later, you need to have… more»
Consultant
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company
May 19 2019

What is most valuable?

It is critical to monitor the action in a database. This is the most important feature of FortiDB. You can create queries, delete data, block as a firewall and more. You… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In most of my organization, I must disable SSL encryption in a database for monitoring by FortiDB. Once I do so, FortiDB can get to work and monitor the solution.

What needs improvement?

We had some issues trying to fix some critical bugs, such as the SSL encryption.

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

It is not expensive.

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

No.

What other advice do I have?

It’s recommended to secure any database by securing parameters in database setting.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Oracle, but we realized that there is no general solution to monitor the range of a database in the same way that FortiDB does. It is a good solution for… more»

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What is Fortinet FortiDB?

FortiDB software is a comprehensive database security and compliance platform that helps large enterprises and cloud-based service providers protect their databases and applications from internal and external threats. Its flexible policy framework allows you to quickly and easily implement internal IT control frameworks for database activity monitoring, IT audit and regulatory compliance.

Also known as
FortiDB, FortiGuard Database Security
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