Fortinet FortiOS Valuable Features

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. View full review »
Director Of Hosting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The high-availability feature is the most valuable feature for our company. It is faster and more secure by creating a situation where there are more paths and less opportunity for failure and data loss. View full review »
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable part of the application is the graphic user interface of the application where you can see specifically what's going on in the system at a glance and quickly assess the system. The GUI is very good. View full review »
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President at Key Solutions, Inc.
A firewall is a security appliance. FortiGate also does email filtering and does data loss prevention. 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. View full review »
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. The other valuable part is that this flexibility makes it easy to integrate with Cisco products. View full review »
Rafael Riera
Pre-sales Engineer at Sothis
FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure. There is a lot of data now with switching IDS and IPS. It's a truly complete solution for our customers. It's a good idea to have the firewall connected to the switches. That way, the firewall is the controller of the switches. We like how the solution is designed with that in mind. View full review »
Head of Infrastructure Network at innovectives
You can apply patterns to look for. That can be done for applications also. You can ask for a specific feature to become a pattern. If you were using Office 360 and had 2 ISPs, automatically using SD-WAN will allow you to switch over to the other link based on the criteria you can set yourself. You don't need to go to the device to manually sort and link it, it does it automatically. Users can go directly to the cloud from the branch instead of routing to the head office and then the cloud. That will reduce the cost of routing, so you just pay for internet service and you have access to the cloud. 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. View full review »
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very user friendly. The product is very easy to configure, compared to other firewalls that I've worked with. View full review »
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. View full review »
Emmanuel Munisi
IT Field Engineer at Double Click Company
The most valuable features are the intrusion prevention system and the anti-virus. The interface is more user-friendly than other products, but moving between the VPN and anti-virus features is not as easy for people who are inexperienced with the solution. View full review »
IT Manager at Cloudjet
FortiVPN I think is the only one vpn that can be shared with customers and employees, however another features is FortiVM that allow us to have onne solution from Onpremise datacenter to cloud datacenters. View full review »
Lloyd Fearn
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
VPN Services, and FortiView for quick troubleshooting and tracking. View full review »
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. They are dependent on the environment in the organization. View full review »
Sudeep Maydeo
Senior Manager IT at Tata International Limited
The information security features are the most valuable. View full review »
Khaled Barakat
Technical Consultant at ezz elarab
Fortinet is very easy to use. I like its configuration and the various functions it offers. I think the most common use for a firewall system is web filtering and application filtering. The program has other features too, like anti-virus and other security features, but I think that some of the usage is there to control and connect web filtering and application filtering and to control what comes in and what goes out. View full review »
Adil Cullychurn
Tech Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We've found the threat detection very valuable. The entire platform is user-friendly. It's easier compared to Check Point or Juniper firewalls. View full review »
The most valuable feature of this solution would be the caching feature. 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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