Fortinet FortiOS Room for Improvement

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. View full review »
Director Of Hosting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
While the product is good and does provide services we need for authenticating and establishing VPN connections, some time ago we had issues with logins. The login event and the performance for this feature were very poor but have improved. View full review »
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One thing that should be improved in future versions is an issue we have observed and had problems with a few times. When we try to reinstall a backup for FortiOS, you need to do a factory reset manually or you lose access to a device. I have experienced this situation a few times and it seems like something that should not be required and they should resolve. View full review »
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Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The product really has everything that we need as far as features for this type of solution and our use case. It works fine for us. One thing that can be improved is the pricing model. It is currently subscription-based and I think they should probably try to change that. View full review »
Rafael Riera
Pre-sales Engineer at Sothis
The solution's switches are lacking. They need more features added to them to build them out a bit. The switches are very simple if you compare them with other companies like Cisco or Aruba. Those organizations offer their clients much more. Technical support could be better. Some competitors have much more responsive support teams. I know the last version had NAC, network access control, added inside the firewall. It's a process, however. There's still work to do. The next version will be better. Right now, you can't authenticate other devices. You only can authenticate Forti devices and not devices from other companies. This could be the next addition to the solution that will make its performance even better. View full review »
Head of Infrastructure Network at innovectives
The solution is good, but they have poor marketing in Nigeria. They need to market their product better. They need to work on their support. Cisco has the best technical support. In comparison, Fortinet's support takes too long. If you are paying for SLAs, you should also get value from your SLAs. Right now, everybody is moving to the cloud. The solution has already worked on that aspect, and they are embedding security to the cloud. However, security can be more enhanced and as long as they continue to offer more protection I'll be happy. View full review »
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. The pricing needs to be improved. It's quite pricey. In terms of the CLI, if they could make it more intuitive, and more user friendly, it would make the solution better. I like to work on CLI instead of through the GUI. If you are used to it then you wouldn't mind the way it works right now. However, for those that don't, there's just a sizeable learning curve. View full review »
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. In order to overcome the problem, you have to install FortiAnalyzer to help you find the troubleshooting problem. FortiOS has its limitations. View full review »
Bas Bonvanie
System Administrator at HeisterkaMP
The complexity of the VPNs should be improved. Certain versions of the operating system don't function with our current Fortinet unit. For instance, we've got a 60D FortiGate at our branch offices and the 60D FortiGate doesn't support the latest version of the 40 OS. Because of this, certain Wi-Fi access points that depend on those operating systems don't function so well. So that has room for improvement. I'd like to see that happen. View full review »
Emmanuel Munisi
IT Field Engineer at Double Click Company
The internet service is not as reliable in East Africa as in other parts of the world, and as such, the bandwidth that is required for updating the Fortinet OS should be reduced. I would like to see smaller and more frequent updates. View full review »
IT Manager at Cloudjet
Docker Container to have a good integration with kubernetes and more throughput as Cisco FP View full review »
Lloyd Fearn
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reporting, having only recently migrated to 6.04 there will be some time to see what improvements have been made, with some of the menu changes and inclusions through the versions. View full review »
Chukwunenye Ekwe Jnr.
Solutions Presales/Projects Specialist at a tech services company with self employed
The policies and the way that they are applied can be improved. It could be more direct, as it is an issue for some people. Generally, policy management could be made better and simpler to deploy. The GUI could be improved to make it more usable, easier to administer, and easier to configure. View full review »
Sudeep Maydeo
Senior Manager IT at Tata International Limited
It would be great if they can push the Microsoft updates through Fortinet OS and provide a centralized patch management system. They should also include the data loss prevention (DLP) and data leakage prevention features. They could also add network monitoring more effectively. View full review »
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. View full review »
Adil Cullychurn
Tech Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The signature discs, compared to Palo Alto, aren't as good. It takes more time to get the signature updates. The solution should be on the cloud a bit more. There should be a cookie eater. View full review »
Their technical support needs improvement. All products have pluses and minuses. It will depend on a client's use case. View full review »
Product Manager & System Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The solution needs to adjust its pricing model. With the way they are structured, everything is very disparate and sold separately, and, depending on the solution, it can get quite pricey. The solution could be more intuitive. Especially when customers have access to it, it's not as simple and straightforward as some of the other devices I've taken a look at. View full review »
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of what needs improvement, the pricing could be lower. The price is very steep. I would like to see in the next release that any client, even small ones from a home office, can run on any access point, not just the one that can be used with Fortinet. It should have an appliance that can be used to support and manage other access points. All the products should be uniform and easy to find. View full review »
Mohamed Fouad
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see a drop in the license fees because it is a rather expensive program. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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