Fortinet FortiGate IPS Overview

Fortinet FortiGate IPS is the #16 ranked solution of our top Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. It is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, and is most often compared to Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS: Fortinet FortiGate IPS vs Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS

What is Fortinet FortiGate IPS?

An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a critical component of every network’s core security capabilities. It protects against known threats and zero-day attacks including malware and underlying vulnerabilities. Deployed inline as a bump in the wire, many IPS solutions perform deep packet inspection of traffic at wire speed, requiring high throughput and low latency.

Fortinet delivers IPS technology via the industry-validated and recognized FortiGate platform. FortiGate security processors provide unparalleled high performance, while FortiGuard Labs informs industry-leading threat intelligence, creating an IPS with proven success in protecting from known and zero-day threats. As a key component of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS secures the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising performance.

Fortinet FortiGate IPS is also known as FortiGate IPS.

Fortinet FortiGate IPS Buyer's Guide

Download the Fortinet FortiGate IPS Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: November 2020

Fortinet FortiGate IPS Customers
Riverside Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Dell SecureWorks, Credit Bank Zagreb
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Fortinet FortiGate IPS pricing:
  • "The pricing for FortiGate IPS is competitive with other products in the category."
  • "We are currently evaluating a Palo Alto solution, and the pricing could be a reason for going for Palo Alto."
  • "They are more expensive than others."

Fortinet FortiGate IPS Reviews

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Sr Technician at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 20
Sep 23, 2020
Practically perfect in every way with superior marks for the VPN services

What is our primary use case?

We just use it for intrusion detection and prevention.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is straightforward."
  • "We have not had to reach out to FortiGate support yet and that is a pretty good track record."
  • "The VPN used with the product is secure and reliable without lag."
  • "Integration with the antivirus companion Webroot is not seamless on Mac computers."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate FortiGate IPS as a ten-out-of-ten. It is just that good.
Lead Network Solution Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Oct 5, 2020
A good and stable product with IPS and URL filtering features

What is our primary use case?

We manage all the IT for airports and airlines. We have some data centers for providing different services, such as tickets, to customers. We use Fortinet FortiGate IPS to secure the environment.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a good product. It does what we want it to do so. I didn't find many false-positives or things like that. We mainly use the IPS and URL filtering features, and they are pretty good."
  • "They can probably improve the reporting feature. Reporting and report alerting are the main key features of this solution. They can always find ways to improve these."

What other advice do I have?

I'm a part of the team that is testing the Palo Alto solution. We are only responsible for testing to ensure that it matches what we want, but we are not responsible for making the actual decision. Another team will decide which solution to go for based on the contract in terms of money and other things. Technically, either FortiGate or Palo Alto will be able to provide what we want. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate IPS an eight out of ten. It is a good product.
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Alberto Scalia
COO at Spincube Inc
Real User
Top 20
Nov 19, 2020
Reliable, scalable, easy to setup, and has good security and support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for the integral firewall, monitoring, and all types of security.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are security and vision, and all of the UTM functionality."
  • "The user interface needs a bit of upgrading."

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a lifestyle solution, then FortiGate is my choice. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.