Fortinet FortiGate Previous Solutions

Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
I was using a SonicWall. The problem with SonicWall is that they were purchased by Dell, and apparently, Dell is not putting any research money into the devices. That is the reason I changed because there are a lot of new things, new generation firewall technologies and they are not using them. Also, apparently, the price is very high right now. If you compare the price with a FortiGate, which has a lot of additional features, it's not worth it. When selecting a vendor the most important criteria are support and cost. View full review »
Security Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been using FortiGate solutions for eight years. We have been upgrading when solutions in the family become unsupported. View full review »
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
One of the main reasons we're considering switching from FortiGate is because many companies have a lot of features and you don't have to pay for. If you compare side by side, you find a lot of things that new brands do as well for fewer dollars. When selecting a vendor the most important factor is the prestige of the vendor. Also the cost, renewing licenses. Our customers are looking for more features for less cost. We have to look at what is going on in the market, who the main players are, who is doing well, and who has a good reputation. View full review »
Owner at a tech services company
I have sold and supported other solutions in the past. Fortinet is not always the least-cost solution available, but from a value standpoint, I find them hard to beat. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
On the site where the FortiGate is stationed, it's never been changed out. View full review »
Simon Chaba
ICT Solutions Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
We previously used different solutions as well. We did not switch, we have different requirements for different customers. View full review »
Ivanildo Teixeira Galvão
Consultant Information Technology at a tech company with 51-200 employees
For commercial UTM solutions, I have always worked with Fortinet; I had no reason to trust another third-party solution. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Senior Communications Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
We still use Cisco for some cases. However, where we need the advanced security and UTM features, Cisco’s prices can be very restrictive. Fortinet is a much more cost-effective choice for those cases. View full review »
Davide Molteni
Senior Security Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used Cisco ASA. We switched because the old ASA has no next-generation features. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Cisco ASA. We switched to Fortinet Fortigate because it was easy to manage, and it uses a Single OS for the whole product. We were also able to learn how to use it very quickly. View full review »
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
Sophos: It was good for small businesses, who are evolving and improving. Though, I found Cisco Meraki to be much better. View full review »
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
This was the first device we used. View full review »
Mohammed Al-Hanash
IT NETWORK ENGINEER at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I depend on different products from different vendors depending on the required function. View full review »
Network Engineer
Cost and convenience are probably why we switched from our previous solution to FortiGate. View full review »
Adriana Ymeri
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
We previously used Cisco solutions. They are more expensive, have fewer features, are more difficult to use, and response and help from technical support is not quick. View full review »
Superintendent, Process Automation and Safety at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
They were our first firewalls on site. View full review »
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
We were previously using Cyberoam. View full review »
Deputy Chief Manager at a newspaper with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had a different solution in the organization arising from different OEMs and this solution was chosen with consideration of requirements and costs. View full review »
Cloud Spot Bursa
We were previously using the Check Point and Palo Alto software. The price and user-friendly GUI are the reasons that we switched to this solution. View full review »
Matthew Titcombe
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We did not use a previous solution. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We had a previous solution, but switch because FortiGate is a one box solution. View full review »

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