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Head of Security at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* SSL offloading * Unlimited number of protected servers * Load balancing

How has it helped my organization?

If a customer has a web portal that frequently experiences attacks, FortiWeb blocks all negative traffic.

What needs improvement?

It would be great if FortiWeb could provide web forms like Microsoft TMG. (For example, OWA Exchange portal or SharePoint portal.) Many of our customers are looking… more»

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

We always recommend the full bundle, but sometimes we offer a budget-conscious solution for the customer.

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

I did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

Look at the PRICE and the PERFORMANCE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options.
Vendor
Network Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The bandwidth limitation and restriction feature is most reliable and useful, working as expected and hasn’t had any crash or excessive load issues. Using the interface to set bandwidth limitations… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product allows our organization to manage each user’s bandwidth limitation for internet service and overall.

What needs improvement?

The user interface and update/support is not quite user-friendly. Obviously nowadays these are just normal features, but we are looking for QoS, application visibility, web filtering and mostly threat… more»

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

Pricing is bit high but fair for a hardware unit. However, licensing and benefits for my country and region is not good.

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

We used Microsoft ISA software firewall, and we encountered hardware and software failures a lot. We decided to change to a hardware solution because of many power outages.

What other advice do I have?

It is an easy-to-manage, great product for a small office.
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Real User
IT Support Engineer at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

* Security profiles with application control & web filtering. You can filter which applications are allowed or blocked inside your network, according to the port they are using. Web filtering - which can be applied to Skype for example… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have minimized our expenses for internet security/antivirus in host-side products such as FortiClient installation, which has antimalware/web security/antivirus and protects the host from vulnerabilities while connected to the server.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for throughput up to 10 gbps and WAN support. Depending on your device’s design, I’d like to see throughput support up to 2 mbps for SSL, 3 mbps for IPS, and 1.5 mbps for applications. This might already be… more»

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

Pricing and licensing is good and it depends on what the business solution requires.

What other advice do I have?

FortiNet shows me the health of the entire network. Evaluate how you would use FortiNet UTM. Look for the solution which fits your business infrastructure requirements such as VPNs, firewalls, application and web filtering, throughput, and… more»

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.

Fortinet FortiWeb customers

Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG

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