Fortinet FortiGate Benefits

Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The first implementation I performed of a FortiGate 200D was to replace a Juniper SSG-140 in a main corporate office. This implementation provided improved network administration and network performance. We also received more timely security updates, and it became easier to connect all of the other offices together (via an IPsec VPN mesh). As additional FortiOS releases have come out, we have obtained more flexibility in device identification and WAN load-balancing, among other things. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Better manageability (opening and closing ports/services/addresses is very quick). Outstanding reporting tools when coupled with FortiAnalyzer (Fortinet's log collector and reporting tool). Better security posture. View full review »
Neal Tipton
Consultant at MT Pockets Computers
We use a southern institution that's audited for IT security and the reporting that automatically comes off the unit makes it much easier to meet compliance standards and makes it easier as far as the amount of time that has to be spent to compile that information. If you get your reporting set up correctly when you initially set it up, you just select the one you want and hit print. The auditing trail on it is the best features. View full review »
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Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
The first benefit is the cost. It is very affordable. Also, it's very easy to set up, it's very easy to make policies and, for an organization, that means you don't need IT expert in firewalls. You just need to have somebody who knows a little bit of IT, and that's it. With other products, you need someone with a "Masters" degree in firewalls. View full review »
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution made it very easy to manage our bandwidth. It is important because we do not have to buy additional bandwidth from our ISPs. The rules and policies are set such that our users are happy, and we can maintain our current cost of bandwidth. View full review »
Vineeth Babu P
IT System Administrator at emirates hospital
With Fortinet FortiGate I can do over forty enlaces. We give all of the log-based runtime support to every user and the web traffic coming in. Also, we can enlace all of the security projects from our two servers with the other forty enlaces. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
We have peace of mind. We do work in a very dangerous environment, the internet, and this device gives us alerts. It gives us the opportunity to know what is going on. View full review »
Emmanuel Salamat
Solutions Architect at UAS
Originally, I used Fortinet FortiGate for SD-WAN. There is actually a feature for the SD-WAN. I could find a port and use it for SD-WAN. Then I also used FortiGate for security rules. We implement solutions categorizing the insurers by Fortinet, i.e. what are the network users that are allowed in this particular instance or for these particular policies. We program every port you can set the policies on with Fortinet FortiGate. You can actually see the users that access the particular website and govern the rules for web traffic. View full review »
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
My company operates a large data center with many useful applications, sections, and databases. We have to put the security function into FortiGate to protect the databases in the organization. View full review »
Diana Nongera
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
The greatest improvement was on security. If you put rules that will not allow certain traffic, it won't happen. You can close the traffic that you don't want in your network, because of malware and people fishing and spamming. View full review »
Sabyasachi Sen
General Manager with 51-200 employees
For Fortinet Fortigate,I have to have a Fortigate access point. In my opinion, it should have been a universal access, which supported the universal access point. At this point, our campus is large with some 10 thousand students and staff on board at any given time. Every time I have to use Fortigate, the access point portal has to be a universal type. It would be nice if I did not have to "marry" Fortigate for everything. View full review »
Owner at a tech services company
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 any simpler to set up and use. View full review »
Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at Icon
We were not fully operational previously. Our project needs to link two sides through the internet. One of these was in Cairo and the other in another city. In Egypt, to make this possible, we built connections for everything between the two sides through the internet using the VPN side-to-side with Fortinet. We used FortiGate as the integrating solution between the two locations, i.e. the Fortinet 30E & 100E. View full review »
Information Security Analyst at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
From 2014 when they started using it, I was not associated with the company. I have only been associated with the company for the last year. View full review »
Sherif Abouelezz
Head of IT at CGP
Mainly the FortiGate reporting system is very good. It guides us through all the expectations of security. Fortinet provides us all that we need for security. Also, Fortinet FortiGate is a next-generation firewall. It is much more advanced than others. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
This solution has improved our organization a lot. We have been able to offer several services to customers in a single box. View full review »
Naseema Ap
Manager systems at HOCL
It satisfies all of our requirements. View full review »
Md Mohiuddin
Assistant Manager IT at Urmi Garments Ltd
Since we are still in the implementation period we still need more time to evaluate how this solution can add value to our organization. View full review »
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
It give us the liberty to let us do our jobs. View full review »
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
We mainly use Fortinet FortiGate to prevent infections of technology on our network devices. We use it to auto-scan for viruses, worms, and malware. View full review »
Kevin Stephens
ICT Administrator at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees
The internet filtering feature has really benefited my organization because we have a lot of things that go on illegal sites like auto torrents sites and a lot of streaming and downloads. We've been able to minimize the impact of bandwidth by filtering out media sites. This solution has also benefited us by bringing security into compliance with our policies. View full review »
Network and Security Manager at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
It's performed as a firewall to block those unwanted traffics, and it can protect our clients and our users from some threats. I think it is the best solution to protect the network or our users from the APT attacks. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
It has improved the security posture and visibility of our traffic. The OS and the firmware updates are very straight forward. View full review »
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
This solution helps to protect us against spam and offers features like intrusion prevention. View full review »
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
We replaced Sophos with FortiGate and found it better than the Sophos product. It has better control, insights, and prevention from crypto malware and other threats. View full review »
Gamal Al-Hamzah
Network Engineer at LinkTech
We required our network to be more secure. We also use FortiGate for improving the speed of the internet because the network here does not perform as we would like it to. View full review »
Network Engineer
The product is very stable, easy to troubleshoot, and configure, so it has reduced the time it takes for support. View full review »
Derrick Slaton
IT Specialist 3 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We have branches that we use for the net clients to VPN back into our network. View full review »
Ramon Henriquez
Director TICs at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
It controls the traffic in the organization and the navigation of the Internet. It blocks some sites and permits limited access to our information through the web. We can detect any attack of viruses or malware at the first point of contact. View full review »
Narendra Singh
Solution Architect at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
I have installed the FortiGate 500 and 400D to replace a Sophos firewall in a main corporate office. This implementation provided improved network performance. This solution made it easier to connect all of the branches together via an IPsec VPN and remote users with SSL VPN. View full review »
Abdy Sanjur
Gerente de Seguridad Informática at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main benefit is the grouping of our security monitoring. I have all of my solutions from the same brand, Fortinet. I have only one console, one dashboard, all the security incidents that occurs on the network. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
* Single pane of glass management * Easy GUI for monitors View full review »
Mohamed Abdullah
Senior Security Engineer at crystal networks
Customers want to load balance more than six internet lines. FortiGate is the only solution that can accomplish this. View full review »
Solutions Architect at Focus
It just runs. We have had very few issues with the solution. View full review »
Tech. Manager at global tec
It enables our organization to become more productive. Also, it protects our NEtWare from viruses and malware. View full review »
Simon Coombs
System Administrator at a media company with 11-50 employees
We are a visual effects company, and there have been a number of high profile security issues in our industry. This has brought us to a higher standard of security, which our clients are very keen on these days. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is a one box solution, which covers most of the edge device’s requirements. View full review »
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
We have a lot of bandwidth. View full review »
Ahmed Konsowa
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer (Commercial Sector) at SEE "Systems Engineering of Egypt"
It has very easy management and an amazing ETM configuration. View full review »
Dale Dobeck
Consolidated our network environment at all locations, but mainly at our datacenter. View full review »
Robert Kaczorowski
System Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Fortinet FortiGate has improved our routing and made us more secure. Using OSPF tables with an MPLS VPN, along with the combined security of the firewalls, has made a huge difference in our organization. View full review »
CEO with 11-50 employees
The FortiGate controls the user's activities and maximizes my bandwidth use overall. If the employer BYOD, we can accommodate it the need by having an isolated networked exclusively for that equipment which does not comply with the internal policies. View full review »
Panos Kre
This solution has a very friendly GUI and CLI as compared to other vendors. View full review »
Randy Obanon
IT Manager at Soporte Antivirus Ltda
We can use our devices to check all of the perimeters. It secures email websites. View full review »
Vuong Huynh
It help me control users, so I could review how users access the Internet or the bandwidth, and what they use per day. View full review »
IT Management with 11-50 employees
With Fortigate, I find fewer attacks. The console easily alerts me about possible attacks so I can prevent the malware attacks. View full review »
Dave Winkel
President with 1-10 employees
This is a quality product with ok support, and it is better than the competition we've tried. View full review »
Engineering Manager with 1-10 employees
It provides security purposes, and it makes our network safe from outside attacks. View full review »
Camilo Benavides
System Administrator at a university with 51-200 employees
Having FortiGate allowed for easy management of the network, protection from threats by having a very intuitive administration console. View full review »
Shahab Razak
Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
* Better visibility into traffic patterns * Lightening fast troubleshooting and reduced management complexity overall. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution has helped us by controlling our incoming and outgoing traffic. It blocks the vulnerabilities that can negatively impact us. View full review »
CTO at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
It has improved our security capabilities. View full review »
Ali Asvadi
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Security. The main options feature protection and security against attacks. View full review »
Zhargal Solovyev
Network Engineer with 11-50 employees
FortiOS has a very good, intuitive GUI. View full review »
User at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
It has improved our organization with control data. View full review »
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