Fortinet FortiManager Primary Use Case

MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
We use it on a virtual machine in our data center. We are not using a box. We have many types of clients so there are many types of use cases for our clients who we are deploying FortiGate for on-site to create the local network. Many sites are using FortiGate firewalls like 60E, 100E, 200E and 500E and some 3100D. We are using what we call zero-touch deployment. It is a very important technology or process that helps us to make the deployments efficiently. It is called zero-touch deployment or ZTD. It helps us to implement our configuration on these client sites by using FortiManager. Zero-touch deployment is the central piece here and it is made possible by the use of FortiManager. What happens is we prepare our configuration in the FortiManager. After that, the technicians who are doing the installation just need to connect the instance of FortiGate to the internet. They only have to do that and FortiGate automatically downloads the configuration from FortiManager. So this is the way we can optimize the implementation and reduce the duration of the setup time involved. It would normally take us a handful of days to install one FortiGate instance on one site. But with this technology, zero-touch deployment, we need just one hour or maybe as little as 30 minutes to install one site. It is much more efficient. We reduce the time further by installing the configuration in all the FortiGate instances that we are managing at the same time. For example, say we need to install a new policy to deny or to allow something to connect to the internet. We can create this configuration in the FortiManager and we can push it out to 100 or 200 FortiGate instances at the same time. So it helps us to reduce the time it takes to install and to perform maintenance as well as to minimize the errors. We are human so errors are more frequent than a deployment managed by a machine. With this process, if anything is wrong it is also easier to correct. View full review »
Dilip Saraf
Regional Head at MASS INFONET (P) LTD.
FortiManager Automation-Driven Centralized Management Manage all your Fortinet devices in a singleconsole central management system. FortiManager provides full visibility of your network, offering streamlined provisioning and innovative automation tools. Integrated with Fortinet’s Security Fabric, the security architecture and FortiManager’s Automation Driven Network Operations capabilities provide a foundation to secure and optimize network security, such as provisioning and monitoring SD-WAN. FortiManager VM-S The new FortiManager Subscription license model consolidates the VM product SKU and the FortiCare Support SKU into one single SKU, to simplify the product purchase, upgrade and renewal. The FortiManager S-Series SKUs come in stackable subscriptions to manager 10, 100 and 1000 devices/vdoms, so that multiple units of this SKU can be purchased at a time to increase the number of devices/vdoms as needed. This SKU can also be purchased together with other FMG VM-S SKUs to expand the total number of devices/vdoms. FortiManager VM Fortinet offers the FortiManager VM in a stackable license model. This software-based version of the FortiManager hardware appliance allows you to expand your virtual solution as your environment expands and is designed to run on many virtualization platforms. The FortiManager virtual appliance family minimizes the effort required to monitor and maintain your network and offers all the features of the FortiManager hardware appliance. View full review »
Mak Kazemaini
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
The primary use case of this solution is the management of firewalls. View full review »
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Filip Hajek
Consultant at DNS, a.s.
FortiManager is a virtual appliance, you can have it in a cloud, buy your own license, or pay for the solution as a service. It's very helpful because you can manage many products from other customers, just from the cloud, which is where you administrate domains for all the customers you might have. You only have one point of deployment of the new FortiGates, for example, FortiSwitches, FortiAPs with a single click that you do not need to deploy the configuration on a unit itself. So it means, for example, you can just send the new boxes to new offices and from the cloud FortiManager, you just let some technical guy send it to the internet. It gets the serial number of the FortiManager. It can be paired and the configuration can be directly downloaded. You don't even need to touch the box physically. So that's an amazing feature. View full review »
reviewer1181130
Asst. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider, reseller, and distributor. Fortinet FortiManager is one of the security products that we implement for our customers. View full review »
reviewer1414707
Network Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is internal security domain protection in corporate sites. View full review »
Rias Majeed
CIO IT Security - Connectivity at Exceed NetSec LLC
Our primary use case is to analyze the internal traffic to see what's happening in the network. We can analyze the logs and push policies. In case something happens, after rebooting it, we can push the configuration back into the appliance. View full review »
Eric Ansenne
Owner at EASI Network
We work with the FortiManager tool to configure several solutions for our customers. Generally, our customers already have the product installed on their network. We work as independent consultants. View full review »
Slawomir Napiorkowski
Architect at IT Systems and Solutions sp. z o.o.
FortiManager is used for centrally managing many FortiGate firewalls. It is a very good solution if you are using several of them. View full review »
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