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Real User
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* The CLI is robust and powerful, enabling rapid, consistent changes via SSH. The device identification is very flexible, facilitating the creation of rules to regulate all sorts of devices that might spring up on a network, especially via... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first implementation I performed of a FortiGate 200D was to replace a Juniper SSG-140 in a main corporate office. This implementation provided improved network administration and network performance. We also received more timely security... more»

What needs improvement?

WAN load-balancing could be a lot better at detecting when a link is poor or inconsistent, and not just flat out dead. There are lots of options for routing traffic over a specific path when you have WAN load-balancing enabled, but they are... more»
Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

We're discussing a family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances.  FortiGate is a term which includes a wide range of products, starting with small ones dedicated to small offices, and developing into devices which are able to grant security and networking for large companies. The family includes physical devices and virtual machines, which grant network security on different layers using a single point of control. FortiGate is optimized to avoid bottlenecks or delays while the various controls are performed. High availability is also part of the available features with various solutions to avoid single points of failure.  In the following short list, I will list some interesting points about the FortiGate solution.  1. Administrative Interface If you are...
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Real User
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
May 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a complete solution. You can purchase switches and you don't need to do anything with them. You just put in the firewall and the switches get all the policies and rules that you already have in the firewall. That's a very nice feature... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first benefit is the cost. It is very affordable. Also, it's very easy to set up, it's very easy to make policies and, for an organization, that means you don't need IT expert in firewalls. You just need to have somebody who knows a... more»

What needs improvement?

For me, at this time, it's very complete.
Real User
Security Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The UTM (application control) features have been very important, because they have solved many issues that other firewall providers have not developed as Fortinet has. A clear example of this feature advantages is blocking and allowing the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It can block applications in level 7. Even though other companies have latest-generation firewalls, FortiGate’s database is bigger.

What needs improvement?

They could improve performance with all the UTM features working. Sometimes, we have seen that when you enable the antivirus sensor, customers report slow web browsing. We know this is normal, but we would like to know if it is possible to... more»
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Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 15 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Primary Use Case We use FG-90D as UTM device to protect users and servers, and also to enable inter-vlan routing with advanced security policies inside our lab zone. • Improvements to My Organization Better manageability. Outstanding reporting tools when coupled with FortiAnalyzer (Fortinet's log collector and reporting tool). Better security posture. • Valuable Features Good VPN, both IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. Ability to capture packets going through any interface of device (and VM too). You can set number of packets, filter out packets by IP and port number for particular troubleshooting purposes, then download a .pcap file...
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What is Fortinet FortiGate?

The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats throughout the entire network.

Also known as
FortiGate 60b, FortiGate 60c, FortiGate 80c, FortiGate 50b, FortiGate 200b, FortiGate 110c, FortiGate
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Pittsburgh Steelers, LUSH Cosmetics, NASDAQ, Verizon, Arizona State University, Levi Strauss & Co.

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