Fortinet FortiGate-VM Valuable Features

Eric Xiao
Director at Treasure Technology
For myself, the UI is pretty much perfect. It's much easier to work with than Cisco's FirePOWER, for example. I prefer the way it is designed above everything else, even though Cisco may be better for a different reason. Fortigate is just hands down more intuitive and therefore users need less training. While a non-tech person may need a bit of training in terms of configuration, it's still easier than Cisco. In terms of general features, I find Fortigate and Cisco very comparable. They technically do the same things. Both can drill down by IP or region, so, application-wise, they're very much the same. View full review »
Abdul Faheem
Sr. ERP Project Consultant (IFS-Complex MRO Process) at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the V-Scanner which is the monitoring software. That's something that I love. 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. View full review »
Dhsrms Fff
Team Leader Network & Security at Rogers Capital
The virtual and hardware versions of the solution are mostly the same. 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. Normally Fortinet is very flexible that it supports almost all environments. The solution is user friendly. The cost of the solution is pretty fair. The documentation is very good. The SD-WAN is very good, as compared to, for example, Citrix SD-WAN which has an overall lack of security and needs to leverage other devices, like Palo Alto, to cover this. View full review »
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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. View full review »
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. One analyzer and the different devices feeding into that environment. The firmware is always up-to-date. View full review »
SegunIyanda
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
The solution has similar attributes to other competitors. The encryption detection is good. In terms of administration, it's perfect. View full review »
reviewer1222689
Managing Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Their support is very good. Fortinet has a good support base here who has been working closely with us. Whenever there is an issue that needs to be addressed to our end clients, we have received very good support. The product is quite user-friendly so we didn't have a lot of issues that needed to be addressed. The pricing structure is also flexible. View full review »
GabrielDavid
Chief Information Officer at LCC Group Inc
The security the solution provides is its most valuable feature. All the basic security we need is found within this product. The functionality provided is very good. It integrates well with FortiMail and the two combined add a nice layer of security for our on-prem emails. View full review »
reviewer1397769
Founder & Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The best feature of the solution is the EPM bundle, a lot of our clients are interested in that. Truth be told, it's quite difficult to roll that out because we have very little trust in the FortiManager and the FortiAnalyzer integration and technology. View full review »
Judit Fekete
IT Manager at Zipper
The solution is very easy to set up. It doesn't take a lot of time and offers a quick deployment, so you can start using it almost right away. It's a very secure product. The security provided is excellent and an organization can feel very safe while using it. View full review »
SheryarSaqib
Network Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the UTM, which gives them an advantage over other firewalls. View full review »
reviewer1270449
Manager-Information Technology at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The standard features, including the filtering, are quite good. All the basic features are pretty useful for us. It's very simple for us to use. It's very similar to SonicWall. View full review »
Celal Ã?NALP
Director of Information Technology at KOTTO A.Ş.
The most valuables features are the ease of use and deployment. It is easy to back up and easy to transport. This is a flexible solution. Our customers are happy with the performance and capacity. The user interface is ok and we haven't had any problems with it. View full review »
reviewer997284
Network Engineer at a maritime company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are site-to-site connections and UTM. View full review »
reviewer1277835
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
The most valuable features are the web proxy for protection and web gateway for deployment. View full review »
reviewer1245921
Manager, Infrastructure Support at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
The solution's most valuable aspects are IPS and the signature. View full review »
it_user592125
Platforms and Products Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
I like the traffic shaping feature. I find it helpful to be able to control the traffic. View full review »
Shaik Sayeed
Information Technology Solutions Manager at UBG
I like the web filtering and I like the IPS functionality. View full review »
reviewer1385283
Network Enginner at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The user interface, stability, and scalability are the most valuable features. It's also simple to deploy. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiGate-VM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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