Fortinet FortiOS Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiOS Pros

Directhost465
Director Of Hosting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This is an easy means of setting up high-availabilty firewall protection.
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SoheylNorozi
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
A good network security system for medium-sized businesses with an excellent GUI interface that gives a graphic view of network status.
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LanreFabiyi
Head of Infrastructure Network at innovectives
The interface is easy to understand, so when there are threats you get alerts. It's quite intuitive, but if you are ever confused they have instructional videos. For example, if you don't understand a graph there's a link to a video that explains what the graph means. It makes it very user-friendly.
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MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
The initial setup is easy. It's the easiest firewall installation process on the market. I work with three or four other products and this one is the easiest.
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Bas Bonvanie
System Administrator at HeisterkaMP
The fact that is it has a UTM, a Unified Threat Management feature is the most valuable aspect for us. It's an all in one product. It's like our one-stop-shop to the internet.
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Emmanuel Munisi
IT Field Engineer at Double Click Company
The most valuable features are the intrusion prevention system and the anti-virus.
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KevinTafuro
IT Manager at Cloudjet
What I like about this solution, is that it is the only solution that currently offers VPN for clients.
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Lloyd Fearn
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have expanded the wireless access point and switches using Fortinet FortiOS.
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Chukwunenye Ekwe Jnr.
Solutions Presales/Projects Specialist at a tech services company with self employed
All of the features in this solution are effective and efficient.
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Khaled Barakat
Technical Consultant at ezz elarab
I like its configuration and the various functions it offers.
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Fortinet FortiOS Cons

Directhost465
Director Of Hosting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The support is not very good, but the product is stable so it is not so much of a problem.
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SoheylNorozi
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
While it is a solid solution, there are some product limitations which exclude it from deployment in some situations.
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LanreFabiyi
Head of Infrastructure Network at innovectives
The solution is good, but they have poor marketing in Nigeria. They need to market their product better.
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MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
In terms of what needs improvements, the troubleshooting could use improvement. When we work with other products like Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, and Check Point, we see a big difference in the troubleshooting. It's not easy to find a report.
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Bas Bonvanie
System Administrator at HeisterkaMP
The complexity of the VPNs should be improved.
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Emmanuel Munisi
IT Field Engineer at Double Click Company
I would like to see smaller and more frequent updates.
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KevinTafuro
IT Manager at Cloudjet
In the future I would like to see more user-friendly dashboards and a drop in the price.
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Lloyd Fearn
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The additional features I would like to see included in the next release is better troubleshooting and reporting.
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Chukwunenye Ekwe Jnr.
Solutions Presales/Projects Specialist at a tech services company with self employed
The GUI could be improved to make it more usable, easier to administer, and easier to configure.
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Khaled Barakat
Technical Consultant at ezz elarab
For me, it is important to be able to block VPN applications, like Facebook, so I would like to see that included in the next release. With this version, if you want to block or allow a site, you now have to drag all the domains related to this site.
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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
419,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.