Fortinet FortiGate Previous Solutions

Chingiz Abdukarimov
Director at a integrator with 11-50 employees
We used an old IPS from Cisco. We switched because of End-of-Support on that device. View full review »
Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Operations Professional (VirtualCxO) at BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
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 »
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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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 »
Diana Nongera
I.T. Manager at a manufacturing company 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 »
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
We also implement solutions with Palo Alto Networks and WatchGuard. 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 »
Mohsinoddi Mohammed
Senior Information Security Consultant at Alkhorayef
We did not use another solution prior to this one. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at Aloo Telecom
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 »
ICT Officer 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 company 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 »
Rishi Vanarse
Manager - IT at Mosambee - Synergistic Financial Networks
We are continuing to use FortiGate but we are in the process of upgrading to the 200E and 300E enterprise firewall. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) at SISTIC
We previously used 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 at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I also have prior experience with SonicWall. View full review »
Simon Coombs
System Administrator at a media company with 11-50 employees
Previously had a SonicWall. Even allowing for an upgrade discount on the SonicWall, the FortiGate was a more compelling purchase. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at Amity Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
We were previously using Cyberoam. 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 »
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiGate. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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