Fortinet FortiGate Reviews

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Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

We're discussing a family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances.  FortiGate is a term which includes a wide range of products, starting with small ones dedicated to small offices, and developing into devices which are able to grant security and networking for large companies. The family includes physical devices and virtual machines, which grant network security on different layers using a single point of control. FortiGate is optimized to avoid bottlenecks or delays while the various controls are performed. High availability is also part of the available features with various solutions to avoid single points of failure.  In the following short list, I will list some interesting points about the FortiGate solution.  1. Administrative Interface If you are...
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Security Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The UTM (application control) features have been very important, because they have solved many issues that other firewall providers have not developed as Fortinet has. A clear example of this feature advantages is blocking and allowing the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It can block applications in level 7. Even though other companies have latest-generation firewalls, FortiGate’s database is bigger.

What needs improvement?

They could improve performance with all the UTM features working. Sometimes, we have seen that when you enable the antivirus sensor, customers report slow web browsing. We know this is normal, but we would like to know if it is possible to... more»
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Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 15 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Primary Use Case We use FG-90D as UTM device to protect users and servers, and also to enable inter-vlan routing with advanced security policies inside our lab zone. • Improvements to My Organization Better manageability. Outstanding reporting tools when coupled with FortiAnalyzer (Fortinet's log collector and reporting tool). Better security posture. • Valuable Features Good VPN, both IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. Ability to capture packets going through any interface of device (and VM too). You can set number of packets, filter out packets by IP and port number for particular troubleshooting purposes, then download a .pcap file...
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Owner at a tech services company
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* The prompt and knowledgeable support behind them. * Their reliability and their policy of pre-shipping replacements when a unit has failed. * The simplicity and clarity of their user interface and documentation. * Their 'cookbooks' that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am a one-man show, so there is not much that can be done to improve the way that I function. However, these products provide best-in-class security at reasonable prices. One of the most helpful features is their VPN, the client could not be... more»

What needs improvement?

I can't think of too much which they can improve upon. I just have not come across any situation where they have fallen short of expectations.
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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility * Flow tracking * B2B VPN

How has it helped my organization?

It's good for what it is. I could achieve the same results with a pfSense firewall. This one just comes in a nice hardware package.

What needs improvement?

Better documentation about usage of the CLI. I learned most of what I know in diagnostic functionality through saving SSH sessions with the customer support staff while in WebEx sessions. I have tried looking up the manuals. They are OK in... more»
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What is Fortinet FortiGate?

The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.

Also known as
FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
Fortinet FortiGate customers

Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co.

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