Fortinet FortiGate Benefits

Chingiz Abdukarimov
Director at a integrator with 11-50 employees
We have better manageability: opening and closing ports/services, adding addresses is done very quickly (can be done in single page of the web GUI). It offers outstanding reporting tools when coupled with FortiAnalyzer (Fortinet's log collector and reporting tool) help meet compliance (there are PCIDSS, HIPAA and many more report types). Better security posture: safe web surfing, less spam and viruses in incoming email messages, very granular AppControl, blocking vulnerability exploitation attempts and traffic anomalies by IPS, preventing DoS attacks by DoS policies. View full review »
Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Operations Professional (VirtualCxO) at BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
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 »
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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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 »
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 »
Diana Nongera
I.T. Manager at a manufacturing company 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Mohsinoddi Mohammed
Senior Information Security Consultant at Alkhorayef
We have implemented secure SD-WAN using FortiGate firewalls in 15 locations and it is working extremely well. Since implementing, the total cost of ownership (TCO) has been lowered and the day-to-day security operations have been simplified through our FortiOps services. These provide cloud-based management, visibility, and automation across your Fortinet Security Fabric. It also helps to realize the operational benefits of a Fortinet-enabled Secure SD-WAN. At the same time, cybersecurity threats have become more sophisticated and fast-moving. Fortinet offers a full range of services and subscriptions to help us simplify and make the most of your SD-WAN deployment with the lowest TCO possible. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at Aloo Telecom
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 »
ICT Officer 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 »
Miguel Ortiz
Security Solutions Architect at Verizon Communications
The low cost of ownership was a benefit with all of the features we wanted. Preconfigured images have been developed for quick deployment. However, if we need a custom policy or have to include an existing policy then that can be accommodated as well. 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 company 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) at SISTIC
It has improved the security posture and visibility of our traffic. The OS and the firmware updates are very straightforward. 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 »
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 »
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 Brillbean Ventures Pvt ltd
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 »
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 »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at Amity Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
* 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 »
Yousef Altaj
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 »
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 »
Robert Kaczorowski
System Administrator at HAMMOND LUMBER COMPANY
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 »
Panos Kre
User at GOldair Handling
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 »
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 at Ellegent Systems, Inc.
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 Udenar
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 Finastra
* Better visibility into traffic patterns * Lightening fast troubleshooting and reduced management complexity overall. View full review »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
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 »
Mark DeLong
Senior Scientist at Ats, iNC.
This solution allows solid VPN service for access from the field, and the anti-virus/anti-malware detection works well. View full review »
Zhargal Solovyev
Network Engineer at Concentus
FortiOS has a very good, intuitive GUI. View full review »
User at El loco hugo
It has improved our organization with control data. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiGate. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
426,653 professionals have used our research since 2012.