Fortinet FortiGate Scalability Issues

Cesar Nieves
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is very good. We just did a quote for a university here that has about 25,000 students, and all the solutions that we put in the RFP, they were accepted. The only thing is the cost. As far wanting more scalability or things in the network diagram, it's going to cost you. View full review »
it_user283398
Security Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not encountered any scalability issues. View full review »
Chingiz Abdukarimov
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
MnG32
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
The scalability is fine. The problem is the licensing. To do more you have to pay for it. In this market, where you can find a lot of devices to do the same things, to charge for them in the license is very difficult. Also, sometimes Fortinet changes their products, they drop devices from the market very quickly. View full review »
reviewer32902
Owner at a tech services company
Scalability is the one area where there is room for some improvement. Currently, customers need to purchase more powerful units as their network traffic and requirements grow. Fortinet will occasionally offer trade-in credits in such situations, but this is not always the case. Their product line allows customers to scale from SoHo through enterprise-level requirements, which is what I like about them so much. View full review »
NetworkEng896
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability's not been an issue for my org. We only utilize it for certain applications. View full review »
Simon Chaba
ICT Solutions Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm
They are easily scalable with multiple built-in interfaces. It supports a minimum of 10 VDOMs. VDOM supports all dynamic routing protocols like RIP, OSPF, BGP, and IS-IS. You do not need to reboot after enabling the VDOMs. Area for improvement - there is one big configuration file with no separations for the unique VDOMs. Maybe they could separate individual VDOM configuration files with the root VDOM configuration file referencing the individual VDOM config files. View full review »
Ivanildo Teixeira Galvão
Consultant Information Technology at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I have not encounter any scalability issues. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Senior Communications Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I have personally found that Fortinet advertising can be misleading. The devices will usually fail way before reaching the capacity advertised in the data sheets, especially when you activate several of the features the device can handle. This is not a dealbreaker for me, especially because of the cost. But I would advise care when dimensioning the devices you’ll need. View full review »
Davide Molteni
Senior Security Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
We have not encountered any scalability issues; proven that you properly sized the FortiGate model that fits your environment. View full review »
Iz
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
reviewer743844
Mgr. IT Infrastructure and Network Operations at a media company with 11-50 employees
We have not had any issues with scalability. View full review »
Mohammed Al-Hanash
IT NETWORK ENGINEER at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
It has not been a problem to scale it. View full review »
Nt32w18Enr
Network Engineer
Since we are not virtual, it is a physical box. It scales well if you know what to buy from a physical box standpoint. They seem to offer something for every level. View full review »
Adriana Ymeri
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
I did not encounter any scalability issues. View full review »
Michael-Anderson
Superintendent, Process Automation and Safety at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
No scalability issues, but communications is severely limited in our case by design. View full review »
MaheshPatel
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Scalability is Fine. View full review »
it_user454521
Deputy Chief Manager at a newspaper with 5,001-10,000 employees
There was a hardware limitation, affecting scalability. View full review »
Cloud Spot Bursa
Owner
There were no scalability issues. View full review »
Matthew Titcombe
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
There were no issues with scalability. View full review »
TahseenJaved
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Alan Chavira
Director de ingeniería at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees

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