Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center Valuable Features

PrideChieza
Network Security Engineer at Frampol
The FortiSwitches together with FortiGate give users more visibility into the network. It also offers up straight intelligence when paired with FortiGate when it's connected through the security fabric, which helps improve security. For example, if you've got your FortiSwitches in place, you can actually control FortiSwitch using FortiGate. The solution has the switch controller built into FortiGate, which is a bonus. From there you are able to see, for example, the number of switches that you actually have. You have logical topology of the switches that are interconnected into your environment. From that logical topology, you're able to drill down into each switch and see what devices are connected to what, within which port. Together with Fortinet in the security fabric with Forticlient, you'll be able to see the clients that are of high risk within the network. If you've got a server that has got a vulnerable application, that information can be shared through the switch. It also has the functionality whereby if one machine within the network tries to send infected information or is infected itself, it will result in traffic being blocked. That way, the spreading of viruses is drastically reduced. The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy. In terms of usability, they give us very good visibility. The device, when using it with FortiGate, is seamless. View full review »
Chang U
IT Network, Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Configurations between FortiGate and FortiSwitch have to link to each other as "FortiLink". We need configuration. The configuration is not like a Cisco switch. It has a unique configuration. View full review »
reviewer1149675
National Information Systems Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The port analytics are the most valuable aspect of the solution for our organization. When we start getting into the FortiManagers and some of their analytics tools, it becomes very interesting for us. The product's got a thousand features, and we're probably using only 10% of them. The interface is very straightforward. View full review »
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reviewer1149675
National Information Systems Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the port analytics. When you start getting into FortiManager and some of their analytics tools, that's the stuff I'm more interested in. View full review »
Charan Rana
IT Manager at Waaree Energies Ltd
This solution is very easy to configure and use. The level of security that is provided is good. The support for this product is good. View full review »
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