Fortinet FortiGate Previous Solutions

Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I previously favored NetScreen/Juniper SSG solutions, but Juniper stopped supporting the SSG line, and FortiGate provides more value and performance for the dollar. I've also tested the Sophos solutions, but found them not compelling enough to switch from the FortiGate devices. View full review »
Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
I was using a SonicWall. The problem with SonicWall is that they were purchased by Dell, and apparently, Dell is not putting any research money into the devices. That is the reason I changed because there are a lot of new things, new generation firewall technologies and they are not using them. Also, apparently, the price is very high right now. If you compare the price with a FortiGate, which has a lot of additional features, it's not worth it. When selecting a vendor the most important criteria are support and cost. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
We used an old IPS from Cisco. We switched because of End-of-Support on that device. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
One of the main reasons we're considering switching from FortiGate is because many companies have a lot of features and you don't have to pay for. If you compare side by side, you find a lot of things that new brands do as well for fewer dollars. When selecting a vendor the most important factor is the prestige of the vendor. Also the cost, renewing licenses. Our customers are looking for more features for less cost. We have to look at what is going on in the market, who the main players are, who is doing well, and who has a good reputation. View full review »
Diana Nongera
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
We were previously using Netgear, which was smaller. It didn't have the advanced technology in terms of what we wanted it to do. It was an older version. We thought that if we were going to change the firewall, then we should make a good, future investment. Thus, our partners advised us that FortiGate was one of the best, so we invested in them. View full review »
Owner at a tech services company
I have sold and supported other solutions in the past. Fortinet is not always the least-cost solution available, but from a value standpoint, I find them hard to beat. View full review »
Simon Chaba
ICT Manager at a aerospace/defense firm
We previously used different solutions as well. We did not switch, we have different requirements for different customers. View full review »
Information Security Analyst at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Previously, in 2013, I believe we were using WatchGuard. In the process of selecting a vendor, the most important criteria will be to go through threat assessment reports - the NSS testing reports that are published every year. Our decision will depend on that. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Senior Communications Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
We still use Cisco for some cases. However, where we need the advanced security and UTM features, Cisco‚Äôs prices can be very restrictive. Fortinet is a much more cost-effective choice for those cases. View full review »
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had a server acting as our service-based firewall, so no solution for firewall. FortiGate is my first actual solution for firewalls. View full review »
Davide Molteni
Senior Security Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used Cisco ASA. We switched because the old ASA has no next-generation features. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Cisco ASA. We switched to Fortinet Fortigate because it was easy to manage, and it uses a Single OS for the whole product. We were also able to learn how to use it very quickly. View full review »
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
Sophos: It was good for small businesses, who are evolving and improving. Though, I found Cisco Meraki to be much better. View full review »
Network Engineer
Cost and convenience are probably why we switched from our previous solution to FortiGate. View full review »
Adriana Ymeri
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
We previously used Cisco solutions. They are more expensive, have fewer features, are more difficult to use, and response and help from technical support is not quick. View full review »
Superintendent, Process Automation and Safety at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They were our first firewalls on site. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
We were previously using Cyberoam. View full review »
Deputy Chief Manager at a newspaper with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had a different solution in the organization arising from different OEMs and this solution was chosen with consideration of requirements and costs. View full review »
Cloud Spot Bursa
We were previously using the Check Point and Palo Alto software. The price and user-friendly GUI are the reasons that we switched to this solution. View full review »
Matthew Titcombe
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We did not use a previous solution. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We had a previous solution, but switch because FortiGate is a one box solution. View full review »
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
Our previous solution had performance issues. View full review »

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