Fortinet FortiGate Stability

Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Cybersecurity & IT Operations Professional (VirtualCxO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I've only experienced stability issues a few times. One was with the v5.4.0 and .1 releases. Also, there was an issue during the v5.2.x series where there was an SSD issue that was fixed with later firmware. Overall, the devices have been very stable. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Small models (up to FG-90) are build on SoC (System on a Chip), so they need to be mounted in places with enough airflow and right temperature, otherwise they could hang, slow down traffic processing, but more often you just can't log in to the device's web-interface (reboot won't help you until it cools down). Actually, that's not an issue. It is a technical requirement for operating environment to be 5-40 degrees (but at 35 degrees with poor airflow there may be issues mentioned above). View full review »
Neal Tipton
Consultant at MT Pockets Computers
It's solid. It's a rock solid solution. View full review »
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Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Stability is very good. I have no problems right now with any of my customers. I haven't had a call from a customer in about three months, other than to make new policies. That's it. They are not complaining about the Fortinet, that it is damaged or something like that. View full review »
Vineeth Babu P
IT System Administrator at emirates hospital
Stability is good. The only issue is that in the VPN, I have seen many times that there is no stability in the VPN configuration and VPN connectivity. That is our only issue. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
Sometimes we found that the traffic to the internet froze, I don't know exactly the reason. The only way to get it to work again was to turn it off and then run it again, a hardware reset. Overall it is a very stable platform but sometimes there is this problem. View full review »
Emmanuel Salamat
Solutions Architect at UAS
The Fortinet FortiGate solution is 81% stable. I would say it is very flexible. I would grade it an eight or nine. View full review »
Diana Nongera
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
Stability is excellent. It is so stable that it is the best in the market. I would rate the stability as a 10 out of 10. View full review »
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
Fortinet FortiGate is very stable. View full review »
Sabyasachi Sen
General Manager with 51-200 employees
If I compare with the open source, it has really frustrated me for a couple of things. Whenever my students or faculty goals increase, then in Fortinet, I need to change the model for going with the higher model, or better model more better first tier it can deal with it. View full review »
Amgad Soliman
Senior System & Security Administrator at Icon
Fortinet FortiGate offers good stability. I have been using it for around two years. View full review »
Sherif Abouelezz
Head of IT at CGP
The Fortinet FortiGate solution is very stable for our installations. View full review »
Fernando Neto
Network Analyst at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
My impression of the stability is very good. It is very difficult to have to replace the equipment due to lack of resources. View full review »
Naseema Ap
Manager systems at HOCL
Fortinet FortiGate is stable. View full review »
IT/Operations Assistant at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have had no concerns with the stability so far. View full review »
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
Fortinet FortiGate is very stable. We use it for 20 hours a day only. It is a firewall so it cannot be shut down. View full review »
Kevin Stephens
ICT Administrator at a mining and metals company with 11-50 employees
It's very much stable. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
It is a stable solution. We rarely have problems. View full review »
PTL Network Administrator at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of the product is consistent with our needs. View full review »
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
These products are solid and stable. View full review »
Gamal Al-Hamzah
Network Engineer at LinkTech
FortiGate is a wonderful appliance. View full review »
Kofi Osei-Appaw
Consultant at WorldNet ICT Solutions Limited
The stability is very good. View full review »
Network Engineer
It is very stable. View full review »
Derrick Slaton
IT Specialist 3 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
It's definitely stable. We haven't had any issues with it. View full review »
Ramon Henriquez
Director TICs at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Just today, our platform was down seven hours today. We called the technical support and they told us that there was some maintenance in the cloud for the platform. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Stability is fine. I rebooted after 755 Days from the date of installation. View full review »
Mohamed Abdullah
Senior Security Engineer at crystal networks
It's not always stable. When there's heavy traffic, we get hardware problems. View full review »
Yousef Altaj
Tech Manager at Global tec
It is a very stable product. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
It has good stability compared to its competitors. View full review »
Ahmed Konsowa
Senior Pre-Sales Engineer (Commercial Sector) at SEE "Systems Engineering of Egypt"
I think the product is stable. It is amazing. View full review »
Panos Kre
Our experience with this solution is that it is stable and reliable. View full review »
Randy Obanon
IT Manager at Soporte Antivirus Ltda
The stability is good. View full review »
IT Management with 11-50 employees
I do not have problems with the stability of the solution. It works well. View full review »
Engineering Manager with 1-10 employees
It is stable, there is not too much downtime. View full review »
CTO at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
There were quite a few problems with the stability of the system but now it's working fine. I think it had to do with the complex environment, not because of the product itself. View full review »
Ali Asvadi
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
So far, so good. View full review »
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