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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… 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… more»

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… 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.
Real User
Technical Advisor at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 12 2018

What is most valuable?

SSL Offloading, as it simplifies the public certificate handling and brings additional protection features. Also, L-7… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Other than the additional security with exploit protection, we have simpler certificate handling, as we can keep internal… more»

What needs improvement?

* Centralized management of multiple devices, and GUI improvement, could reduce the learning curve. * The interface could… more»

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

Keep a loose margin between your actual bandwidth and the product sizing when using hardware appliances. Only virtual… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The previous vendor discontinued its product.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it eight out of 10. I understand that a 10 is for products that not only execute smoothly but are also easy to use… more»
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Oliver Rodrigues
Reseller
Senior Network Security Planning at ooredoo
Apr 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the access policies and how Fortinet gets the compilation done is really good.

How has it helped my organization?

When we had Cisco we had around thirty thousand entries on our firewalls. Now we are down to three thousand. Fortinet has a mechanism to detect all… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have an antivirus option.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Cisco. We switched because all they are is a brand name. It was a failure. We gave it a year to improve the product and it… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. A seven and not a ten because of the antivirus issue.
Real User
Network System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Mar 13 2018

What is most valuable?

All of its feature are valuable to us. If you ask me which is the most valuable, it is the load balancing, then I would… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to protect our web servers from outside attacks. It has really helped us with publishing servers which were… more»

What needs improvement?

We started with FortiWeb400C, then we did an upgrade to FortiWeb 400D. I had some small problems when I was upgrading… more»

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

It really pays off to buy licences for multiple years.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a WAF before. We used Microsoft TMG, but it is not a WAF.

What other advice do I have?

It is a really good product. It is worth using in your network.
FabiolaOliveros
Consultant
Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

High-performance and detection engines, because of their high rate of exposure of web attacks.

How has it helped my organization?

Mitigation of attacks and thefts in an online banking platform.

What needs improvement?

Integration and learning about attacks. I would improve these areas by making FortiWeb integrate with other network technologies and feedback from… more»

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

FortiWeb can be purchased in VM mode for a lower price and the same features.

What other advice do I have?

FortiWeb is easy to operate with a reasonably high level of protection. FortiWeb provides multiple deployment options with a physical or virtual… more»
Drissa Doumbia
Real User
Network Security Engineer with 11-50 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Security Fabric integration. This is really a value-added feature as FortiWeb can interact with the rest of the client’s Fortinet pack to provide an intelligent security layer like… more»

How has it helped my organization?

A customer said to us that before FortiWeb they regularly had to back up their whole website folder to prevent defacement and ransomware. Now, with the FortiWeb Anti-defacement… more»

What needs improvement?

FortiWeb does not exist in a cloud-based form. Its only available for deployment as a virtual appliance on AWS and Azure IaaS platforms. Because of the trend to WAF environments, it… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate FortiWeb at eight out of 10 because it is good at what it does but I think it could do more, like combining DDoS protection.
Mustafa Demiröz
Real User
Viznet Bilişim Hizmetleri
Mar 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Web application security features, because they are more effective * Stability * Auto Learn feature: Makes policy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Security.

What needs improvement?

HA Architecture. I would improve it by working on AP HA.

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

Cheaper than others.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously used F5, NetScaler, Imperva. Other products feature LB WAFs, so a limited WAF feature. This product's primary… more»

What other advice do I have?

Here's how I would break down my rating of this product: * Session Management: 10 out of 10 * Security: 10 out of 10 *… more»
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* Built-in security templates * AV integrated * Strong threat intelligence Also, if you serve files or you accept files with your server, Fortiweb has built-in antivirus. The Fortinet… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With other vendors you need to go through a learning period. With FortiWeb you can just apply a high-security profile and move on. It's very easy to reduce false positives.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

F5, A10, KEMP.

What other advice do I have?

Be sure to look at industry reviews, they have good knowledge about threat intelligence.
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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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Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG

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