If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiOS, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I do recommend this product to clients for use but it depends on their case needs. For example, in the AAA (Authentication Authorization and Accounting) some of the accounting and some of the VPN tunneling features are removed from Fortinet FortiOS due to some security configurations. In some projects, we need those features for the client and when that is the case, I cannot recommend that the client use the FortiOS solution. It would be a better product if there were a logging feature. You need to have FortiAnalyzer in your installation to have logging management capabilities. It will be a better solution if some logging and history capabilities were integrated without requiring an additional product installation. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and 10 is the best, I would rate Fortinet FortiOS a seven. It is a good product but there are a few problems.
We use the private cloud deployment model. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
My advice to other customers would be to have good knowledge about the traffic in their network. In the future, I would like to see more user-friendly dashboards and a drop in the price. My rating for this solution is therefore only eight out of ten.
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. I would recommend it to someone considering it.
I wouldn't specifically recommend one product of this type over another. We provide a plethora of products and it depends on the client's needs. I would rate this solution a six or seven out of ten. We deal with a lot of products, this one is okay. It really depends on the client.
For my requirements and expectations, I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
I will definitely recommend this program to others, and I rate it a nine out of ten.
We have lots of experience in using and installing FortiOS, and because of the experience has mostly been positive, I recommend FortiOS as a solution for firewalling. Besides the few issues we have experienced in the past, this is a stable solution and the high-availability feature is very, very good. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would you rate Fortinet FortiOS as a nine. Despite the few problems we had in the past it is a very good solution which does what it is designed to do.
It's important to have 24/7 support because the documentation is poor and you will need the support. It's important to have a support team and a support contract. I would rate it a nine out of ten. Not a ten because of the troubleshooting. Other solutions have a mechanism to find your IP network. Cisco has something called Packet Tracer which is very advanced that helps you test your configuration. It really helps the engineers to test without affecting the product environment.
I rate this solution an eight out of ten and I will definitely recommend it to others because many people are using it around the world now.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution. As a co-firewall, it does a good job. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
We are using the on-premises deployment model. We are an integrator, so we do integrations using Fortinet, Cisco, Sophos, and Palo Alto. If you're an SMB or a small enterprise, I would recommend Fortinet. I would advise users to make sure they are getting value for what they are paying for. I can say that Fortinet is not as expensive as the others, but it also gives good value. The main thing is not about the cost, but the value and Fortinet delivers on that front. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
The only advice I have for anybody who is implementing this solution to make sure that they have a proper internet connection with good bandwidth. Overall, the Fortinet OS is great. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Research and plan, ensure that the product falls in line with your requirement and has room to grow, and don't let a Product dictate your requirements.
It's a good reliable product. I'd rate it as a solid eight out of 10. It has room left for improvement. We'd chosen the solution because of the price and the support contract, but just a few years later the support contact pricing was all of a sudden pretty steep. They increased it by 20% to 30% from one year to another year, and it's hard to explain why.