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MohamedTalbi
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
Oct 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The redundancy and the functionality of the SD-WAN connection that gives us the possibility to connect via smartphones is the solution's most valuable feature. The load sharing is also very good. The solution is extremely user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The engineering of the solution has some negative points, especially in terms of troubleshooting. It's difficult to troubleshoot when we have a problem. It's not like other products like Cisco or Palo Alto which make troubleshooting much… more»

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

You have an option to license the solution for one, three, or five years. There aren't any extra costs over and above the licensing fees.

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

I previously worked with Cisco. I also work with Palo Alto and Check Point. We switched mostly due to the price difference. With Fortinet, it's cheaper and we don't sacrifice quality. It's also easier to use than say, Check Point, which was… more»

What other advice do I have?

There's no need for maintenance with this product. Occasionally something may need troubleshooting. If it's something the team can't handle, you can always call Fortinet's support team. I'd advise others to test the solution. It's a very… more»
Real User
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Mar 09 2020

What is most valuable?

We haven't implemented all of the features. We are just about to implement the captive portal and the edit to 1X authentication. It's taken us a little bit of time to get there. At the moment we are just using it as an open wireless access point.

What needs improvement?

The solution would be a lot better if it was a little bit more intuitive. Additionally, the help menu would be a lot better if it was easier to identify the items that I was looking for. I find the graphical interface a little bit difficult to navigate. And I find the font that is used on the HTML… more»

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

I'm happy with the price.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people looking at the solution is that I think they should buy it. On a scale of one to ten I would give Fortinet FortiExtender a seven.

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What is Fortinet FortiExtender?

With businesses increasingly relying on cloud and remote applications, WAN connectivity must always be available. FortiExtender can be used as a primary connection or deployed as a backup connection to ensure reliability. FortiExtender integrates directly into the FortiGate security platform. This provides centralized management and enables seamless security. In addition, deep visibility into performance and data usage lets you monitor health and avoid excess data charges.

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