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Real User
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature in this solution is the ability to disseminate between the user entering some wrong value to the field, and a suspicious actor trying to exploit some known vulnerability. This part of the intelligence and… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like to know more about the integration with the hardware or security products, such as Gemalto, because we need to move to that point. But, from what I understand, we haven't looked at the market to see how this can be done yet.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution gives us the best price to performance ratio.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use another solution, but, compared with the competition, we got the best ratio of performance to price when we chose Fortinet. We could use F5, for example, but the price is not as good.

What other advice do I have?

The interface has been a pain in the past but now with the later version, 2.2, the user behavior analysis has improved. Before when you want to deploy an application, for example, you needed to have a login page and make sure to search for… more »
E Beernink
Real User
Netwerk and Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

It's the extra security that is the most valuable feature. You have insight into your traffic. There are some great insights into what utilities hackers are trying to exploit. It blocks a lot of stuff from the internet.

What needs improvement?

The solution is rather complicated. If you know what to do, it's not bad, but it's complicated for a first time user to configure the solution. What I'd like to improve are the custom signatures. If you want a good security solution, you have to get in kicking high for things that are getting… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You can set up licensing on a monthly or yearly basis. I'm not sure about pricing.

What other advice do I have?

Every external solution acceptable for work will use FortiWeb. We do have three or four FortiWeb solutions now and if there is anything we need to share through the internet, it's going to be through FortiWeb. In terms of advice, I'd say take a good look at the support side of the help documents… more »
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Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager with 201-500 employees
May 14 2020

What is most valuable?

We have been using all the features and everything is nice. I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We were having a lot of probe attacks coming through from our external networks. Now, the traffic has to come through our firewall, then FortiWeb. Basically, FortiWeb acts… more »

What needs improvement?

We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced. We had trouble understanding it at first, but we got used to… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a solution that we previously used.

What other advice do I have?

The type of product you get depends on what you want to protect, how you want to protect it, and how many people will be accessing FortiWeb. What we have now is working… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Since we were using FortiGate firewall, we decided to look at FortiWeb. We also looked into several solutions, like Check Point and Palo Alto.
Real User
Information Security Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Sep 19 2020

What is most valuable?

It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks. It's good at checking IP reputation and it's capable of detecting Layer 7 DDoS attacks. Overall, it has many features.

What needs improvement?

The Layer 7 DDoS attacks need improvement, it could be better. When you compare it with the F5 solution, FortiWeb is weak in detecting the Layer 7 DDoS attacks. At times, it generates several false positives and there should be fewer. In… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously with another company, we used ModSecurity, which is an open-source solution. FortiWeb is better. If I compare with F5 solutions, I would suggest F5.

What other advice do I have?

In my opinion, F5 is the best solution in the world, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb would be second. I have heard that Barracuda is a good solution, but I have not worked with it. In my experience, F5 is the better solution. I would rate… more »
Real User
Information security at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Apr 22 2020

What is most valuable?

We are able to have an application layer different from the application itself that is protected by the FortiWeb Portal authentication feature.

How has it helped my organization?

We required security to access critical applications. We otherwise would not have been able to use the end notifications. We wanted to use the application and it's critical to us, Fortiweb enabled us… more »

What needs improvement?

Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure that the security is correctly configured and all the attack patterns are covered. Make sure to do an independent assessment of the security. I would rate it a nine out of ten. We are very… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Software CTM. It was impossible to use compared to FortiWeb.
Li Kien Lee
Reseller
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
May 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The GUI is user-friendly. It is easy to configure compared to solutions by other vendors, such as F5.

What needs improvement?

The integration with other products should be improved. This product does not come with bare metal protection, so we need more network features. We don't want to be as dependent on a separate… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also worked with similar solutions by F5 and Barracuda. FortiWeb is easier to configure because the F5 product requires more technical knowledge. The Barracuda solution has the advantage that… more »

What other advice do I have?

While I have not done comprehensive testing with FortiWeb, I have no complaints so far. My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that if they are not very advanced in terms of… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have a lot of requests for Barracuda solutions from our customers. One of the reasons for this is that the pricing is cheaper by quite a lot.
Real User
SE at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Jul 05 2019

What is most valuable?

It depends on the project and what the customer is looking for.

How has it helped my organization?

Fortiweb improved way people work and access internal resources based on http/https communication.

What needs improvement?

First of all, upgrade path should be introduced for scaling up or down VM deployment. Second, they need to include better wizards for publishing common applications like MS Exchange. .

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from few K Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to be partner with Fortinet, you have to buy licenses. Not even VMs are free to partners. Fortiweb in essence, needs to become part of Fortigate. Fortinet is not suitable for SMB customers since you have to deploy several… more »
RafigFeizullayev
Reseller
Head of Security systems department at Zerde Business Solutions
Apr 04 2019

What is most valuable?

All the features that FortiGate contains are very suitable for our business. We work with other products in Fortinet: FortiWeb, FortiSandbox, FortiMail, and FortiCache. We use all UTM features like… more »

How has it helped my organization?

There's a high school with many branches in our country. I configured it for them and they are very happy with Fortinet. Fortinet's performance is very good.

What needs improvement?

New releases and old releases have some bugs, some features do not work as good as we want but every new release the Fortinet team fixes up problems. I don't have anything to say about what to do to… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing policy is very good. Our customers are very happy with that.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eleven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When our customers ask about Palo Alto we can sell them a Palo Alto but we try to explain that Fortinet is a great solution.
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What is Fortinet FortiWeb?

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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