Fortinet FortiGate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
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Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Aug 25 2017

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

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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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

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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Senior Network & Security Engineer with 11-50 employees
Nov 29 2017

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. • Valuable Features Good VPN, 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. Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network. IPS and AV are working very well. Human readable firewall policies with editable security policies and addresses in single page. This is very useful feature. SSL Inspection and CASI (Cloud Access Security Inspection) profiles. Straightforward SNAT and DNAT. Rich logging options. LDAP integration...
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S Ghoshthere are many advantages of sophos firewall like Optimized... more»
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Paul LubegaSorry meant PfSense.
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User Assessments By Topic About Fortinet FortiGate

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 Google suite. For example, without UTM, we would not have been able to execute some customer requirements like this one: A customer asked us that some host on their LAN is going to be assigned to be a POS workstation. They needed that workstation to have permissions to some applications and some URLs, and they needed to block users from opening sites like YouTube, Google+, and Google Drive, but they needed to get in to some POS URLs hosted in the Google cloud. We were working with rules allowing some specified URLs, but it didn’t work because the subnetting IP address the customer needed to be allowed, sometimes matched the YouTube service. Google support engineers told us they rotate their IP addressing subnets to be more secure and they do not always attach an IP address to a domain name. So, sometimes the customer’s workstations were able to open YouTube sites too. The way we could block YouTube and allow the customer POS URLs sites, was by configuring an application control sensor, where we were able to block some categories like this: Another requirement was to allow some specified applications, so we configured the next sensor structure: Another customer reported to us they had issues working with Gmail attachment files; they could not do it. Executing some packet captures and with the Fortinet TAC help, we found they were using the latest Chrome versions that use the QUIC Google protocol, which is not supported by Fortinet because it is not a valid protocol. We proceeded to block the QUIC protocol using an application control sensor. After this blocking action, the customer was able to work without any issue.
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Fortinet FortiGate Questions

Dec 20 2017
Can I please get feedback on which of these three Firewall products are the best? Is there another product you would recommend?
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Eric BurkeI've utilized both SonicWALL and Fortinet in many implementations over the... more»
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reviewer215406Out of these three firewalls I would, and have chosen Fortinet. Checkout NSS... more»
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Ian MothersillFortinet is a good option, the interesting thing with them is all the other... more»
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System and Network Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017
I am trying to pick between Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D. Any input will be much appreciated. We have over 100 branches with non-PA, and non-FG firewalls and we are trying to pick 5 of those to act as a gateway to tunnel all branches of traffic to those firewalls.
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Technical Support Engineer with 11-50 employees
Nov 01 2017
Hello, I am new to Firewalls. Please give me a detailed comparison between Fortinate and Barracuda. 
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Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 01 2017
We are planning to procure UTM along with end point solution. Primarily we have selected the following brands and models by going thru different reviews. SOPHOS XG 210 HW & SOPHOS XG 135 HW. FORTIGATE FG 100E & FORTIGATE FG 60E. Ours is a medium size organization with 100 desktops and... more»
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ramesh1923Here I would suggest your to go with Fortigate, The model 60E or 100 E is... more»
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Milenko JakovljevicCan't tell about Sophos, but we have Fortinet firewall, and we are very... more»
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Leko FordThe Gartner Magic Quadrant report for 2017 list the Fortigate much higher... more»
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System Administrator
Nov 01 2017
What do you recommend for a firewall between Sonic Wall Tz500 and Fortinet FG-100E-BDL. I have two sites which are on different geographic locations and they are on two separate networks, one is production and the other is backup  and both are running web applications which are accessible to our... more»
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Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Nov 01 2017
We have two options: FortiGate 200E or Cyberoam 300iNG-XP. We are looking for strong gateway level security like antivirus, antispam, IPS, web content filtering, application control and secure wireless access points. Thanks.
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Senior Enterprise Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 31 2017
Performance comparison between Cisco Firepower and FortiGate - Which is better?
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Alberto E. Luna RodriguezThe short answer is it depends on what you are looking for. FortiGates are... more»
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Vũ TiếnCườngTo answer your question, let me ask a question first? What's your main... more»
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Hamada AhmedWith a fraction of the cost , the FortiGate3600C vs. Cisco ASA5585-XSSP60 is... more»
Oct 04 2017
Which is the best and why? Comparisons would be appreciated.
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Matthew TitcombeI have worked on PA, CP, & Fortinet. I found Fortinet to be the most... more»
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TeresaHi, It's very hard to compare brand name of firewalls and you did not... more»

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Reviewed Fortinet FortiGate: Very easy to manage and understand
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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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