Fortinet FortiGate Primary Use Case

Chingiz Abdukarimov
Director at a integrator with 11-50 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. Also used FG-500D in transparent mode in front of Cisco ASA for advanced and high performance protection by applying IPS, AV, AntiSpam, App.Control and DoS-protection profiles. View full review »
reviewer951024
Director of IT with 11-50 employees
We primarily use this solution as a firewall. It's our main firewall, but we're planning to replace it with a pfSense for reasons I will discuss. 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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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 »
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 »
reviewer1420032
Lead Program Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
We have both on-premises as well as virtual firewall servers. We have quite a few FortiGate firewalls as part of our infrastructure. We are using Check Point more from the perimeter perspective. It is only there on the perimeter. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Mohsinoddi Mohammed
Senior Information Security Consultant at Alkhorayef
We are using the FortiGate firewall for multiple purposes including network antivirus, Application Control, Web Filtering, IPSec Tunnels, and SSL-VPN using soft FortiTokens. For the past year, we have also been using this technology for Secure SD-WAN. This added a lot of value in terms of technology, such as datacenter connectivity using IPSec tunnel-added security filters, with less cost by canceling MPLS. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at Aloo Telecom
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 »
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 »
Miguel Ortiz
Security Solutions Architect at Verizon Communications
We are currently using manual router failover that can be configured on the Fortinet security appliance’s second network interface to provide network edge redundancy if the primary managed router fails. If the edge router fails, traffic can be moved to the security appliance with a simple cable swap. We are looking for a fully redundant solution with automatic failover between both Fortinet Security appliances. I am currently looking at battle card information between Fortinet and Zscaler. I have to do a competitive analysis. 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 company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for this solution is as a firewall protection for our company. View full review »
Rishi Vanarse
Manager - IT at Mosambee - Synergistic Financial Networks
We are dealing in the payment business where we provide services to end-users, and FortiGate is part of our security solution. The customers swipe their cards into our product, which transmits the data through another server to the acquirer or bank. The server is hosted behind the FortiGate firewall, so all of the traffic that comes in and out goes through the firewall policies, intrusion detection, and instruction prevention systems. 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 »
reviewer1316841
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The primary use case of this solution is as a firewall. 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 »
Kofi Osei-Appaw
Consultant at WorldNet ICT Solutions Limited
We use this solution for our company firewall. 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 »
Narendra Singh
Solution Architect at Brillbean Ventures Pvt ltd
I have deployed FortiGate with multiple organizations such as universities, government institutions, healthcare, and ISP providers. I have worked with FortiGate models 30-500 series and I have deployed the 3200D model for one of the broadband service providers located in India, Namely Sikka Broadband. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Yousef Altaj
Tech Manager at Global tec
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 »
Ahmed Konsowa
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer (Commercial Sector) at SEE "Systems Engineering of Egypt"
My primary use case of this solution is as a data center. It performs very well. View full review »
Panos Kre
User at GOldair Handling
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 »
VictorCastillo
IT Management with 11-50 employees
I primarily use this product as a firewall protection. View full review »
Dave Winkel
President at Ellegent Systems, Inc.
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 Udenar
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 Finastra
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 »
Ibrahim El Sayed
Network & Hardware Administrator at Nile Projects & Trading Co.
We use this solution for securing and controlling our company, as well as to improve VPN services. View full review »
Mark DeLong
Senior Scientist at Ats, iNC.
FortiGate is used as the primary firewall and malware detection device for the company. View full review »
Zhargal Solovyev
Network Engineer at Concentus
We use this solution for edge protection in SOHO and K-12 environments. 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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