Fortinet FortiGate-VM Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiGate-VM Pros

reviewer1224273
Manager Information Technology at a media company with 51-200 employees
FortiGate is a nice and very good product.
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Eric Xiao
Director at Treasure Technology
While the stability maybe isn't quite to the level of Cisco, it is a very cost-effective solution. It's cheap compared to Cisco.
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Abdul Faheem
Sr. ERP Project Consultant (IFS-Complex MRO Process) at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
We are able to closely monitor the usages of individual users and see their usage habits and other items, including the data itself, which gives us quite a bit of visibility.
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Dhsrms Fff
Team Leader Network & Security at Rogers Capital
The VM it's very quick for deployment. If we need to have a POC for a customer, if we don't have any hardware physically at our premises, at our store, in our office, we can download the VM from Fortinet and install all the VM to their environment in order to run it. If we have a customer that says "let's start tomorrow" we are able to do that in a way that's not possible with a hardware version.
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reviewer1377483
Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The user interface is the most valuable aspect of the solution.
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reviewer1392801
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are the integration within the environment, with centralized reporting.
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SegunIyanda
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
In terms of administration, it's perfect.
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reviewer1222689
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The product is quite user-friendly so we didn't have a lot of issues that needed to be addressed.
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GabrielDavid
Chief Information Officer at LCC Group Inc
The functionality provided is very good.
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reviewer1397769
Founder & Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The EPM bundle is a good feature.
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Fortinet FortiGate-VM Cons

reviewer1224273
Manager Information Technology at a media company with 51-200 employees
FortiGate should be more customer friendly and budgeted better.
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Eric Xiao
Director at Treasure Technology
The stability could be improved. I find Cisco to be more stable than Fortigate, which is I major differentiator between the two.
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Abdul Faheem
Sr. ERP Project Consultant (IFS-Complex MRO Process) at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
The one thing that could be improved is the integration with the exchange. The gateway level controls can be enhanced a bit more. For example, it's still little here and there. You do get malicious attacks and suspicious emails like spam. It's not like Sophos where we got a lot of spam email, and yet, it's still relatively vulnerable. It can be upgraded, maybe with a fifth-generation firmware that it is ready for unknown threats.
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Dhsrms Fff
Team Leader Network & Security at Rogers Capital
The licensing needs to be improved. We need longer licensing periods, especially for POCs and trials. It should be for six months. Right now, it's too short of a timeframe.
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reviewer1377483
Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution is fairly complex.
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reviewer1392801
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Compatibility and integration with other products or vendors such as Cisco SD-WAN products need improvement.
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SegunIyanda
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
The interface needs to be updated and simplified.
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reviewer1222689
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Customization needs improvement.
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GabrielDavid
Chief Information Officer at LCC Group Inc
The product may not be as robust as Palo Alto. However, unless you are a big bank, you probably won't need it to be.
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reviewer1397769
Founder & Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Deployment can be difficult and they could dispense with reliance on FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.
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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiGate-VM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.