Fortinet FortiGate Primary Use Case

Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I have deployed several of the following models for customers: 200D, 60E, 60D. This review focuses on the FortiGate 200D. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
We used FG-90D as UTM device to protect some users and servers, and also to enable inter-vlan routing with advanced security policies inside our lab zone. We also using FG-500D in transparent mode in front of Cisco ASA 5585-X for advanced and high performance protection of clients' traffic by applying AV, IPS, AntiSpam, App.Control and DoS-protection profiles. View full review »
Neal Tipton
Consultant at MT Pockets Computers
Our primary use case of this solution is for intrusion detection and prevention. View full review »
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Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
I am using it as an IPS, intrusion protection system. View full review »
VeerSharma
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is to manage bandwidth for our customers. This is done by setting the appropriate firewall rules and policies. View full review »
Vineeth Babu P
IT System Administrator at emirates hospital
We use Fortinet FortiGate mainly for web filtering and site-to-site VPN connectivity. We establish filters based on the type of application for filtering purposes. View full review »
MnG32
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
The main use is to protect from outside attack, from any side. Because we work with sensitive data, we have to protect our work. We use it mainly for security, not only for content control. View full review »
Emmanuel Salamat
Solutions Architect at UAS
We use Fortinet FortiGate as the firewall for our networks and as a security device. Fortinet FortiGate is used in our organization for: * making policies * security profiles * identity management * blocking applications on websites * making objects * future groups * user management * network reports * data analytics * other stuff FortiGate is not just a security solution, but also a network solution, because it can do SD-WAN which provides innovation to security. View full review »
NipontChartkul
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
Fortinet FortiGate has many use cases: firewall, security, and wifi controller. We use the solution for our project's internet gateway. View full review »
Diana Nongera
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
When we looking for a device, we wanted to control incoming and outgoing traffic into our network to protect our organization, like have a barrier before anyone could send something in or anyone could send something out. We also use this for our DHCP. View full review »
Sabyasachi Sen
General Manager with 51-200 employees
My primary use case for this solution is using it as a key net and as a firewall. View full review »
Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at Icon
We use Fortinet FortiGate 100E for a VPN. We also use the solution for word filtering. These are our primary business requirements. View full review »
InfoSec301
Information Security Analyst at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It is performing fine, there is no problem from FortiGate. The firewall engine is very good, Very suitable for picking up Zero-day threats. It has protected us from two or three instances, thanks to this engine. View full review »
Sherif Abouelezz
Head of IT at CGP
Our primary use of Fortinet FortiGate is for a firewall. I use it as the firewall system and protection from spam. I mainly use Fortinet FortiGate for protection and security. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is the provision of services to our customers, the end users. View full review »
Naseema Ap
Manager systems at HOCL
We use Fortinet FortiGate as a firewall. On some particular days, when our network traffic is very busy, we use a separate debit line. We need additional monitoring to know whether our production was cut by peak rates or not. View full review »
Md Mohiuddin
Assistant Manager IT at Urmi Garments Ltd
Our primary use case is providing cybersecurity applications to internet (IT) clients throughout India. View full review »
ITopsassis9887
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have been using the FortiGate antivirus software for a couple of years, as of mid-July. The hardware solutions for the firewall, we have been using for less than a year. We are using FortiGate 80E for a medium-sized office. I am pretty satisfied with it. It has performed well. The primary use is to protect the internet traffic for a medium-sized office, up to fifty users, using a local domain with a not so intensive cloud traffic. Generally, it is just to protect the internet access for all the users in the network. Also, we are using VPN at external locations to the office, which FortiGate supports. View full review »
DaleYeh
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
We use Fortinet FortiGate out of fear for malware on the internet, to protect our users from malware. We also use FortiGate to prevent connections to the internet. View full review »
Kevin Stephens
ICT Administrator at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees
Our primary use case is for our company firewall. We use it for intrusion prevention and anti-virus. View full review »
NetwkMng9
Network and Security Manager at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for this solution is as a firewall protection for our company. View full review »
Iz
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
E-commerce environment, enterprise data center. View full review »
Directcust4564
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is to protect ourselves against email spam. View full review »
PTLNet3112
PTL Network Administrator at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a firewall that secures our internal network. I have been using it since 2013, and I find that most of the features are advanced, and very user-friendly. View full review »
reviewer743844
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
* Security * Monitoring and controlling * VPN * Active Directory integration * Servers * All components related to an enterprise environment. View full review »
Gamal Al-Hamzah
Network Engineer at LinkTech
We are a reseller of Fortinet products. We use FortiGate for Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) support. This is the most important reason that we use Fortinet FortiGate. View full review »
Nt32w18Enr
Network Engineer
Primary use would be firewalls for the central office as well as all our branch offices. For some branches, we use the wireless feature. View full review »
Derrick Slaton
IT Specialist 3 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We use this solution as our firewall. View full review »
Ramon Henriquez
Director TICs at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We use it for security. It performs okay. View full review »
Abdy Sanjur
Gerente de Seguridad Informática at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I use Fortinet Fortigate. First of all, I use them as perimeter firewall. Secondly, I use it for a data center firewall for internal segmentation. View full review »
Reviewer3147
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case is for our small company. It is basically for users on the LAN-side. So, it is just for browsing mostly. View full review »
Mohamed Abdullah
Senior Security Engineer at crystal networks
Our primary use case is as a firewall. View full review »
Reviewer6189
Solutions Architect at Focus
My primary use is for border protection for connectivity out onto the Internet. This product has performed exceptionally well. View full review »
YousefAltaj
Tech. Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use this for the Security Fabric feature. It works together with other Fortinet products like FortiWeb and FortiMail, as well as with Amazon products. There is a lot of integration. View full review »
Simon Coombs
System Administrator at a media company with 11-50 employees
I primarily use this solution for external security of our network. View full review »
TahseenJaved
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I use this product on AWS. FortiGate's VM GUI is slightly different than the hardware devices. View full review »
Consultant76
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
It performs well. View full review »
AKreviewer311
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer (Commercial Sector) at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
My primary use case of this solution is as a data center. It performs very well. View full review »
Dale Dobeck
Consultant
Firewall/Web Filter management. We have over 30 sites, and it is imperative that one person (myself) can plan, implement, and deploy these devices to our sites and manage them when finished. View full review »
Robert Kaczorowski
System Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We use Fortinet FortiGate as our firewall and Layer 3 switch. Together, they connect all our locations for internal and external access with an MPLS as the primary connection and a backup VPN over a secondary DSL/Cable ISP. View full review »
reviewer805185
CEO with 11-50 employees
The company has integrated the LDAP with the UTM to control user traffic in senses and have a high availability for Active/Passive to assure uptime in case of physical failure. Our company is cloud driven and downtime becomes critical. View full review »
Panos Kre
User
We primarily use this solution for our firewall, Application Control, QoS, IPSec, and SSL VPN. View full review »
Randy Obanon
IT Manager at Soporte Antivirus Ltda
Our primary use case is for checking sites, threat prevention, ransomware, and email check. View full review »
Vuong Huynh
User
It is a UTM firewall with many features. It has helped me to control users and public multi-servers easily. It also can make the VPN connection free through advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless, simple integration into a large network. View full review »
VictorCastillo
IT Management with 11-50 employees
I primarily use this product as a firewall protection. View full review »
Dave Winkel
President with 1-10 employees
Our primary use for this solution is as an SMB boundary firewall, and we now use their Security Fabric. View full review »
Engnrm7165
Engineering Manager with 1-10 employees
Our primary use is for firewall protection. View full review »
Camilo Benavides
System Administrator at a university with 51-200 employees
We use FortiGate for edge protection by avoiding attacks to the servers of the institution, also, by protecting the LAN network. View full review »
Shahab Razak
Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Needed to get off of EOL Cisco ASA platform and we evaluated Checkpoint, Palo Alto, and FortiGate 1500 and 3000D. We chose FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiManager as our solution. View full review »
Ali Asvadi
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
To protect network perimeters. View full review »
Hugo456456
User at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
We use it because it is a good device. View full review »
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