If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiDB, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I'm a Fortinet partner and work with all of the Fortinet products. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. I'd let other potential users know that this solution is quite easy to use. As long as users have some basic knowledge of networking, and how to apply a firewall, they won't have any trouble with it.
It is a very good solution. I love it. Every day the company is updating and developing its devices. I would the product as a nine (out of 10).
We do not have a relationship with Fortinet, we are just end-users. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
For anybody who is implementing this solution, I think the most important part is to get the right technical partner. We rely on our partner to help the client implement the solution. The most important thing is the technical support. In case there are problems that come up later, you need to have someone on hand who understands the setup from the beginning. This is a good solution, but there is always room for improvement. For example, for a large order, it is very expensive. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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Go out and see if you can get demos. That's the best thing, to get the feel of it. Either you sit down and get walked through it, or you log in and start flailing around and see if it works the way your mind works, because everybody is different. I would rate Fortinet at about nine out of 10, mostly because it's web interface, it looks nice, it works well. Their console is a dominant part of the admin. Just like Windows has gone with their PowerShell with a lot of stuff, I'm not a big fan of it, even though I come from that era. I'm an old COBOL programmer guy. Command lines are nice, but they don't give you, always, the type of feedback you need in multiple locations, so I like the GUI a little bit more for just simple management and monitoring. The command line is a big part of it. It's not intuitive to me. Building the commands, I understand how it flows, but the actual words in the commands to pull up what you need isn't that great. And personally, I'd like a desktop client to admin tool. If you're building a VPN, you build it outside it, then you deploy all the devices at once, and the VPN just works, instead of going to each individual device and logging in.