Fortinet FortiGate Initial Setup

Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The devices are very easy to setup, even if you need to configure VPNs. You could have an HA config up and running within 60-90 minutes, with the latest firmware installed, and a couple of policies and tunnels. If you do not regularly work with enterprise-class firewalls, you might need to add an hour to the above scenario, but the provided wizards make it pretty easy to address the basic functions. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Initial setup in plain networks is very straightforward. For large environment you should prepare beforehand, because FortiGate is a highly-tunable and feature rich product, so you must have a plan with many considered details. View full review »
Neal Tipton
Consultant at MT Pockets Computers
For the product that it is, the initial setup was straight forward but not so simple. The Dell EMC product is simple, this is more complicated than that but it wasn't incredibly difficult. We rolled that out on a test network initially and to try to get our rule sets correct so that we didn't run into issues and did testing for about a week. The initial set up time took around an hour and a half, and it was on a virtual network with a bunch of virtual machines. We just tested it for about a week just to make sure that we weren't going to run into a lot of issues switching from the old IDS to the new one. View full review »
Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Setup is very straightforward. View full review »
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is straightforward and it is easy to configure. View full review »
Vineeth Babu P
IT System Administrator at emirates hospital
The initial setup is straightforward. The normal VLAN interface configuration with the LAN configuration is fine. There is no problem with that. Our deployment took a maximum of half an hour to forty-five minutes. It only took this much time for the entire configuration including the LAN and policy configuration. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup of the devices. I only had to check it out and make sure it was working fine. But I saw the guys working with the configuration. Occasionally they had to reference the manual but had to find the answers on Google. View full review »
Emmanuel Salamat
Solutions Architect at UAS
The deployment of Fortinet FortiGate is complex. It depends on how long you are going to maintain the network of the client. For us, it would only take a day or two. View full review »
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
Fortinet FortiGate is user-friendly to set up. The UI is fine. We still have concerns about security with Fortinet. The security could be improved compared with Palo Alto Networks equipment. Palo Alto Networks products have more technical issues than Fortinet. Overall, Fortinet FortiGate is not complicated to set up. View full review »
Diana Nongera
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was not straightforward. You need some training and to learn some of these things through the experience of using it. View full review »
Owner at a tech services company
Initial setup complexity will vary with the complexity of the installation. It is relatively straightforward and simple to set up basic configurations. More complex requirements entail reading through a lot of documentation in order to complete the firewall configuration because of the myriad of features and options that are available in their O/S. The 'cookbooks' are a big help in these instances. View full review »
Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at Icon
For the Fortinet installation, our initial setup was for word filtering. It was very easy and did not take a lot of time. The deployment took about three days. FortiGate is very easy. The entire solution setup processes took about three days. I can make many of the rules for most users as we need it configured easily. View full review »
Sherif Abouelezz
Head of IT at CGP
Setup and installation of Fortinet FortiGate were very straightforward. The deployment stage took five days. We used an integrator company and they were very good. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The setup was straightforward and easy, and the equipment has a good command line interface. View full review »
Naseema Ap
Manager systems at HOCL
The initial setup is straightforward. The total amount of deployment time required depends upon the number of users. Fortinet FortiGate automatically corrects any mistakes you make in the installation process. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initial setup was very straightforward. Interface is very friendly and easy to comprehend. View full review »
Md Mohiuddin
Assistant Manager IT at Urmi Garments Ltd
The initial setup was complex. The deployment took a few days to get set up. Initially, we were using an IPVanish. We switched to this tool since we thought it would be easier. But it turns out it wasn't easier to set up and run. View full review »
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was very straightforward. View full review »
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
The initial setup of Fortinet FortiGate is not so difficult. We got the instructions for the installation from Fortinet online. The majority of the work was implemented by our vendor. The deployment took about two days to complete. View full review »
Kevin Stephens
ICT Administrator at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was not complex. View full review »
Network and Security Manager at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
I was involved in the initial setup and it was very easy and the features and interface are very good for us to understand what is going on. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
It is very straightforward. View full review »
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
I was not there when the initial setup was done. Currently, we have five staff in charge of maintenance. View full review »
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
Part of the setup was straightforward and other parts were complex. They need to work on feature placements and menus. View full review »
Gamal Al-Hamzah
Network Engineer at LinkTech
The initial setup was easy and not complex at all. View full review »
Network Engineer
The initial setup is straightforward, once you understand the operating system environment. View full review »
Derrick Slaton
IT Specialist 3 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was complex. The user interface was a little bit difficult so it made actually setting it up a little bit complicated. The deployment took a week to roll out four branches. View full review »
Ramon Henriquez
Director TICs at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is not difficult, but tricky. It's easy, but it's important that their technical support will help you during the configuration of the platform. Procedures that appear logical are not always so. View full review »
Abdy Sanjur
Gerente de Seguridad Informática at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was involved in the initial setup. When we decided to use Fortinet, we were already a customer of Fortinet. So, my previous firewall also was Fortinet and the experience with the brand and with the provider was very good. We have no issues. We like to keep with the same brand. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Easy by WebGUI and also mobile app. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The initial implementation was straightforward. View full review »
Mohamed Abdullah
Senior Security Engineer at crystal networks
The configuration was very easy. I didn't have any problems with it. It depends on the project, but I don't need a lot of resources to maintain it. One or two staff are enough to deploy and maintain it. View full review »
Tech. Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
It was very straightforward an easy for us to initially install. View full review »
Simon Coombs
System Administrator at a media company with 11-50 employees
It was fairly straightforward. View full review »
Deputy Chief Manager at a newspaper with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was simple but the DC was complex. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Initial setup was not complex. View full review »
Cloud Spot Bursa
It is an easy setup and configuration. View full review »
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward and easy. View full review »
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer (Commercial Sector) at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It was very straightforward. An easy installation process. View full review »
Randy Obanon
IT Manager at Soporte Antivirus Ltda
The initial setup was easy. The implementation took around two hours. View full review »
Alan Chavira
Director de ingeniería at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Straightforward. View full review »

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