Fortinet FortiManager Room for Improvement

Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
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 difficult. Say we are in a situation where we need to do some debugging. It is very hard to understand and to use the CMD and the CLI commands because there is not very much documentation. There is no description when you are using the CLI and there are no examples to follow. So it is hard to do some troubleshooting to find a problem. There is FortiAnalyzer that can help with this but it is not real-time. It is too hard to view real-time inbound and outbound traffic. Because we are network engineers and network administrators, we always need to have some time real-time traffic to view what is happening now, as it happens, to know what is really going on. View full review »
Dilip Saraf
Regional Head at MASS INFONET (P) LTD.
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. View full review »
Mak Kazemaini
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
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 easier. It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another. View full review »
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Filip Hajek
Consultant at DNS, a.s.
Fortinet is releasing quite a lot of new versions and I would say that most of the versions are not well tested before they're pushed out. Even the new versions sometimes are a bit buggy before it's all correct. View full review »
Asst. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The GUI and the whole process of configuration should be improved. The response times from technical support need to be a bit quicker. View full review »
Network Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We have experienced a series of minor bugs that necessitated contacted technical support on several occasions. View full review »
Rias Majeed
CIO IT Security - Connectivity at Exceed NetSec LLC
Performance issues should be improved. We have problems when we have more mobile connections than local devices. Most of us have two to three devices. Finetuning and performance tuning need improvement. View full review »
Eric Ansenne
Owner at EASI Network
The product could be improved by making it a little easier to configure. Sometimes it's a bit complicated to find the right way to configure. For example, if you want to have a link between a FortiGate to a FortiSwitch, sometimes it's not so clear. Sometimes there is a problem because U.S. FortiGate has one version and FortiSwitch has another version of the operating system and it's difficult to create, to have a link between two devices, and we have to do an upgrade before using it. I would like the configuration to be easier. If that is solved then the product is perfect. View full review »
Slawomir Napiorkowski
Architect at IT Systems and Solutions sp. z o.o.
Fortinet develops many different solutions but only some of them can be managed using FortiManager. For example, if you have a load balancer then you have to have a separate manager. Having FortiManager work with all of the Fortinet products would be a good improvement. View full review »
Consultant at a health, wellness and fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Manager IP Network Security Planning at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Regional support in African countries needs to be improved. View full review »
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