Fortinet FortiOS Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiOS Pros

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Pierre Robert
Systems Administrator at Rubenstein
It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site.
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reviewer1320183
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There are a lot of features that we like within the solution. The resources or performance of the firewall is very good. However, the real selling point is the fact that the solution offers so many features, it gives our clients a lot of extras that they can work with. There's a lot on offer.
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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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JOSEPH MILLER
President at Key Solutions, Inc.
All networks are security-driven, we get throughputs and security. We feel that the people at Fortinet are easy to deal with from a support standpoint. If they need to jump in and help us, they're very willing to do that. Their email filtering, their data loss prevention, their intrusion prevention, type of products in the newest OSs has been outstanding.
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technica379896
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The VDOM (Virtual DOM) is a virtualized firewall that has some opportunities for flexibility that are an advantage in certain configurations.
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Rafael Riera
Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure.
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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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reviewer1400061
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very user friendly.
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Mohamed Talbi
Network and Security Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Fortinet FortiOS Cons

PR
Pierre Robert
Systems Administrator at Rubenstein
I can only compare it with SonicWall, and it is missing many advanced features that SonicWall has.
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reviewer1320183
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Right now, it's very trendy to integrate everything into the cloud. This solution would be more effective if they did more integration in that regard.
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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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JOSEPH MILLER
President at Key Solutions, Inc.
It could more scalable for the lower end users.
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technica379896
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing model makes this product far more expensive than similar solutions.
The implementation could be simplified.
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Rafael Riera
Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Technical support could be better. Some competitors have much more responsive support teams.
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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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JL
reviewer1400061
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Fortinet needs to make this solution even more robust. Sometimes when we get a DDoS attack, the cannot withstand it. We can run out of sessions very easily. That said, I suppose if you want more a robust system, then you could purchase higher-end solutions, which are more expensive. Still, I would like to see more protection from even in the low-end version.
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Mohamed Talbi
Network and Security Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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