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MohamedTalbi
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
Mar 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in FortiManager is the ability to automate the deployment processes and maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Not just in FortiManager, but in any Fortinet project in general, the troubleshooting is very hard. If you compare it with other products from other vendors like Cisco or like Palo Alto, it is just… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Generally, what I know about the pricing is that Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and like Cisco. Fortinet products are the least… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I work mostly with Fortinet now. I work with FortiGuard and FortiGate firewalls. I work with FortiExtender to connect with the 4G network. I work with FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager to manage the… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to other people considering this solution is that they have to read about the product and they have to make an effort to pass the NSE 5 (Network Security Analyst) certification. It is for… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Really, it is not me who chose this solution. It was the staff before I come here. I do know the staff chose it as one of many potential options to be presented to the clients. I personally have a… more»
Mak Kazemaini
Real User
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
Mar 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls. By unifying the deployment process of the policies among many of the firewalls, or virtual domains that you have, and it is… more»

What needs improvement?

The user interface itself has areas that need improvement. It would be very useful if they come up with a feature or a process that makes the transition of the interfaces between virtual domains… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use. It's based on the licensing model and the number of devices you add to the system. The more devices you add to FortiManager, the more… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we did not use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

You have to plan everything with very specific details before deploying the FortiManager, otherwise, it will be complex. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options as we already had FortiGate devices. FortiManager was the only option.
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Dilip Saraf
Real User
Regional Head at Massinfonet (P) Ltd.
Mar 06 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution offers very good management of firewalls. There are many great features. Overall, it's a strong solution. The solution is very stable.

What needs improvement?

The solution is very good; I'm not sure if I can think of any features that are lacking. The GUI could be updated. It's not as good as it could be and is something the solution should improve in an upcoming release. It would be nice if there could be more reporting included in the solution so that we could get more details about an individual user's profile.

What other advice do I have?

FortiManager is for the syncing of devices. Therefore, when companies are using multiple devices from Fortinet, such as FortiGate, FortiSwitches, FortiAP, etc., then it's required to have FortiManager. That way, companies can manage central lines in all of the devices via a single person. It's a very useful application. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. It's got all of the features we need to… more»
AhmedNatil
Consultant
Consultant at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface.

How has it helped my organization?

One site we worked on had something like 10 firewalls in different branches, and the security admin there needed to monitor the firewalls from a centralized place, so we deployed FortiManager and configured it so he could monitor things from one place. At another site, we use it in backup mode for… more»

What needs improvement?

The areas that need improvement are implementation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation. There are many features that are not mentioned in the documentation.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend FortiManager if you have more than FortiGate firewalls or more Fortinet products. In terms of users of the solution, our clients are between medium and enterprise in scope.
Real User
Manager IP Network Security Planning at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Mar 25 2020

What do you think of Fortinet FortiManager?

What is most valuable?

The user interface is very easy to navigate. It is comfortable to use.

What needs improvement?

Regional support in African countries needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiManager for less than a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, FortiManager has been really stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not pushed our usage to the point where we have had to scale, yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

The platform does not have proper support for Africans.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and not as cumbersome as some other products. Our deployment took a month or two because of the change…

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What is Fortinet FortiManager?

Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

Fortinet FortiManager customers

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