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 »
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 »
Neal Tipton
Consultant at MT Pockets Computers
We did use a different solution. We switched primarily because of the audit trails because the user interface, what you saw on the screen and the options you were presented with were difficult to configure and we ended up spending a lot of time trying to get the information that we wanted. View full review »
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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 »
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Previously we were using SonicWall, and we had no trouble after switching to FortiGate. One of the reasons that we switched is because we needed something that is easy to configure and manage. One of the problems we had is that we could not get SonicWall to print out a comment. The documentation says that it should be able to, but it was not printing. The currently solution meets this requirement. 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 »
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
We also implement solutions with Palo Alto Networks and WatchGuard. 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 »
Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at Icon
The other product I was previously using was ForgeRock but did not have the experience of integrating it with Fortinet FortiGate. 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 »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Prior to using the FortiGate solution, I used the MikroTik RB1100AHx2e. I found that the FortiGate 60D offered more security. View full review »
Naseema Ap
Manager systems at HOCL
We had been using another solution for approximately ten years. The product was not up to date, so we were not getting any support for it. View full review »
Md Mohiuddin
Assistant Manager IT at Urmi Garments Ltd
Initially, we were using an IPVanish. We switched to this tool because we believed it would be easier to set up and use but it turns out it wasn't easier. 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 »
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
We started with Fortinet FortiGate. We weren't previously using another solution. View full review »
Network and Security Manager at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
In the past, we were using Cisco, the quite old firewall. And did not have the UTM features. So we switched to Fortinet to improve the security of our network. 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 »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
We were previously using Cyberoam. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I also have prior experience with SonicWall. 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 »
Randy Obanon
IT Manager at Soporte Antivirus Ltda
We were previously using Sophos XG. View full review »
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