2014-01-19T18:33:00Z

What do you like most about Fortinet FortiGate?

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What do you like most about Fortinet FortiGate?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Some of the valuable features are the firewall, IPS, web filter, and gateway capabilities. Additionally, it is easy to use and flexible.

2021-02-05T20:55:16Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, the pricing of the solution is very good. The product offers good value.

2021-02-04T12:14:21Z
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Top 10Real User

The threat prevention is the solution's most valuable aspect.

2021-02-03T16:40:32Z
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Top 10Real User

Using this product makes the VPN seamless and almost invisible to me in the sense that I don't have to think about it.

2021-02-02T22:19:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I like how we can achieve total integration.

2021-02-01T12:52:32Z
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Top 5Reseller

Some of the key features of the solution is that it has good reporting, you can receive many details from the connection, for example, clients and website information.

2021-01-29T05:52:08Z
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Top 5Real User

The base firewall features are quite valuable to us.

2021-01-28T21:42:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This version is stable. I don't have any issues with this solution, in our environment, it works well.

2021-01-28T11:55:43Z
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Top 5Real User

The simplicity of the product is great. It's very easy to use, which is a compliment we get all the time in terms of feedback.

2021-01-28T09:08:02Z
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Top 5Real User

The web filtering facility and application control are the most valuable features from the point of view of our clients. The VPN feature is also quite popular amongst our clients. Two-factor authentication is one of the good features in Fortinet. These features are important for the current scenario of security. Security has become a necessity nowadays. With cyber-attacks becoming more common, protecting an organization's data is one of the major tasks.

It is also very stable and scalable, and it is very straightforward to configure. Their technical support is also good.

2021-01-25T14:41:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The solution is highly scalable because they have devices that can handle a large amount of traffic.

2021-01-25T06:52:29Z
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Top 5Real User

The VPN is the most valuable feature.

2021-01-23T11:10:02Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is Quota.

2021-01-23T06:10:01Z
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Top 20Real User

We use a lot of function on the IPS and it works well for us.

2021-01-22T21:08:36Z
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Top 10MSP

There are lots of features and most of them are deployed for internet security. Users are protected if they accidentally go to some malicious sites.

2021-01-21T19:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is extremely reliable.

2021-01-15T19:06:15Z
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Top 5Real User

It is a safe product.

2021-01-14T07:09:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Fortinet FortiGate is easy to use.

2021-01-13T15:11:57Z
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Top 10Real User

What's most important is the ease of use.

2021-01-11T22:16:54Z
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Top 20Real User

The features that I have found most valuable are the SD-WAN and their IP4 policy.

2021-01-11T10:00:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

The solution can scale well.

2021-01-09T07:15:17Z
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Top 10Real User

Its administrative panel is very intuitive and simple. It is simpler than the other solutions that we had. As an administrator, we are always looking for the easiest solution to manage network policies.

We are able to filter everything on our network and also use the VPN feature, which is important these days when people are working remotely during COVID.

2021-01-06T07:10:18Z
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Top 10Consultant

We've found the solution to be pretty stable.

2020-12-31T09:56:18Z
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Top 5Real User

This is an easy solution to deploy.

2020-12-29T14:45:02Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature is the SSL VPN, as it allows us to connect and it separates this product from other firewalls.

2020-12-29T09:29:46Z
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Top 5Real User

What I like the most is the configuration and that it's simple, and straightforward to maintain.

2020-12-29T02:48:49Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is stable.

2020-12-28T11:15:19Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution is very user friendly. The user interface in particular is quite nice.

2020-12-25T01:44:56Z
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Top 10Real User

I like Fortinet FortiGate's antispam filter, SPN, and clustering features.

2020-12-24T19:42:12Z
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Top 10Real User

One of the nice things about FortiGate is that it can be deployed on the cloud or on-premises. You can actually do both. That's the biggest reason why I stick with this solution as opposed to something like Cisco Meraki. Another nice thing is that I can log directly into a FortiGate or get to it through their FortiCloud access products. They're pretty reliable and consistent.

One of the reasons why I started using the product was their single pane of management. I can deploy their line of firewalls in conjunction with their switching and access points, and I can manage the entire network from one interface. I don't have to log into one interface for the firewall, another one for the access points, and another one for the switches. These firewalls have access point controller functionality built right into the system, so I don't even have to purchase additional devices to manage them.

2020-12-23T23:08:27Z
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Top 10Real User

The customization potential is quite impressive.

2020-12-23T23:08:26Z
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Top 10Real User

We have found it to be very reliable and that's why our teams and various users in our company use it as our main firewall every day.

2020-12-23T11:59:09Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is very, very easy to use.

2020-12-23T09:04:07Z
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Top 5Reseller

Customers are more inclined towards FortiGate because of application control, web filtering, and anti-spam features. The support from the FortiGate team is good, and price-wise, it is affordable.

2020-12-22T09:47:25Z
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Top 5Real User

The features that I have found most valuable are that it is good to use, and most importantly, the pricing. The customer especially likes the discount when they trade up or something like that.

2020-12-21T16:36:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The product is easy to use and is stable. The SV1 functionality is a benefit.

2020-12-14T17:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The web filtering feature and the intrusion protection system are the most valuable.

It is a resilient appliance. I never had an issue with it in terms of any security breaches.

2020-12-11T16:08:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This product is definitely scalable.

2020-12-11T13:16:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I think that the UTM features are the most value, as it truly protects my infrastructure.

2020-12-11T09:24:57Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature is the ease of use.

2020-12-10T20:25:28Z
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Top 5Real User

It's inexpensive compared to some of the other technology out there.

2020-12-09T05:46:00Z
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Top 10MSP

The interface is very user-friendly and I like it very much.

2020-12-08T22:04:28Z
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Top 5Real User

Web filtering and two-factor authentication are great features.

2020-12-08T16:51:55Z
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Top 10Real User

The initial setup is straightforward.

2020-12-08T15:30:07Z
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Top 5Real User

The payment function for applications is good.

2020-12-08T12:00:18Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The notable features that I have found most valuable are that it includes the antivirus, and also IPS, and even SD-WAN.

2020-12-07T12:07:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

FortiGate is flexible and easy to use.

2020-12-07T10:32:47Z
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Top 10Real User

The main reason why I purchased the particular unit was that it had good reviews and what other people were saying as far as its completeness and its leading capabilities in terms of endpoint security was very good.

2020-12-07T06:26:18Z
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Top 10Real User

I only deal with it from a security analyst's point of view. I don't really get into the features of the actual FortiGate. From the security point of view, it works, and it does its job.

2020-12-06T06:26:41Z
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Top 20Real User

The stability of the solution is excellent, as it is with other Fortinet products.

2020-12-06T06:26:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

The product offers very good security.

2020-12-06T06:26:40Z
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Top 5Real User

Its stability is the most valuable.

2020-12-04T13:50:13Z
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Top 10Real User

The usage in general is pretty good.

2020-12-03T17:54:25Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution is very easy to understand. It's not overly complex.

2020-12-03T16:04:03Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features are the policies, filtering, and configuration.

2020-12-03T07:46:04Z
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Top 5Real User

Good anti-malware and web filtering features.

2020-12-02T23:53:15Z
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Top 10MSP

The next-gen features, the unified threat management capabilities are something that just about everybody is interested in at this point.

2020-12-02T18:11:21Z
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Top 20Real User

It's great for capturing the traffic and troubleshooting it.

2020-12-02T16:34:36Z
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Top 20Real User

The next-generation firewall is great.

2020-12-01T02:04:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The ease of setting the solution up is a valuable aspect for us.

2020-11-29T05:37:05Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using the FortiGate 100D series. VPN, firewall, anti-malware, OTM, and intrusion prevention are useful features.

2020-11-27T02:21:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The user interface (UI) is very, very good.

2020-11-26T18:55:47Z
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Top 10Real User

I like that they have given me a solution at a fair price.

2020-11-26T18:09:47Z
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Top 20Real User

It's user-friendly and easy to operate.

2020-11-25T16:20:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very flexible to use.

2020-11-24T14:53:02Z
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Top 5Reseller

The SD-WAN function is very developed. It has SD-WAN functionality with security features in one device. We can manage from one single console SD-WAN and the security policy.

2020-11-21T08:42:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The SD-WAN feature is the most valuable. This feature evolved from link load balancing. It has helped us in terms of our uptime and privatizing applications whenever we experience an outage. The SD-WAN feature has been a plus for us.

Two-factor authentication has allowed us to add more users in terms of remote working. We have two-factor authentication for remote workers to authenticate them before they get on the network.

2020-11-20T16:42:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

The solution is scalable.

2020-11-19T19:51:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The web tutor and automatic rules by schedule are good features.

2020-11-19T05:38:13Z
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Top 20Real User

Fortinet FortiGate appears to be scalable.

2020-11-18T13:22:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

The application control features, such as Facebook blocking and Spotify blocking, are the most valuable.

2020-11-14T09:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

We use the filtering feature the most. It has filtering and inbuilt securities. We can create customized rules to define which users can access a particular type of site. We can create policies inside the firewall.

2020-11-13T14:33:09Z
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Top 5Reseller

The most important feature, normally for small business customers, is link load balancing.

2020-11-12T18:37:56Z
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Top 5Reseller

The solution has very good threat and content filtering switches.

2020-11-11T08:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.

2020-11-11T08:12:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There are great templates, so you don't have to customize them if you don't want to. You do have the option to custom create some folders and some reports, however, with what is there, you don't really need to go through extra effort, as they already give you a lot of predefined views of reports and so forth.

2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the web filter.

2020-11-07T07:35:23Z
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Top 20Reseller

It's quite comfortable to handle the FortiGate firewall.

2020-11-03T14:41:58Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing is excellent. It's much less expensive than Cisco.

2020-11-03T00:07:14Z
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Top 5Real User

It's very fast and easy to configure.

2020-11-02T22:32:50Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is the analytics.

2020-11-02T22:27:13Z
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Top 5Real User

The initial installation is very straightforward.

2020-11-02T21:24:05Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable features are the possibility of having one fabric for switching on security.

2020-10-28T22:16:17Z
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Top 20Real User

It's super reliable. I don't think I've ever had a reliability issue with it.

2020-10-26T18:43:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable features are that it is very simple to configure and to manage.

2020-10-26T14:49:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The virtual firewall feature is the most valuable. We have around 1,500 firewalls. We did not buy individual hardware, and the virtual firewalls made sense because we don't have to keep on buying the hardware.

FortiGate is easier to use as compared to Checkpoint devices. It is user friendly and has a good UI. You don't need much expertise to work on this firewall. You don't need to worry much about DCLA, commands, and things like that.

2020-10-26T10:33:43Z
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Real User

We use the FortiGate Sandbox to detect zero-day vulnerabilities, such as anomalies or malware, that are unknown and have not yet been discovered.

2020-05-18T07:50:11Z
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Reseller

Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are a feature that we found valuable.

2020-03-05T20:17:00Z
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Top 20Real User

SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.

2020-02-25T16:13:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering.

2020-02-17T12:54:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the VDOM, which allows the customer to have multiple firewalls in a single campus.

2019-10-12T12:51:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

The security features are about the best that I've seen anywhere.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It blocks the vulnerabilities that can negatively impact us.

2019-07-22T07:27:00Z
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Real User

This solution has solid UTM features combined with a nice GUI.

2019-06-12T13:40:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

This is a quality product with ok support, and it is better than the competition we've tried.

2019-06-05T14:36:00Z
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Real User

The features that we have found most valuable are the SSL VPN and the User Portal.

2019-04-30T12:38:00Z
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Real User

We have been able to offer several services to customers in a single box.

2019-04-27T00:45:00Z
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Real User

The most important features with FortiGate are the web filter and application controls. We can control our internet usage and use the web filter for application purposes.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

It is user friendly, and has all the features you need.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

Customers want to load balance more than eight lines or six internet lines. FortiGate is the only solution that can accomplish this.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

The ability to set up remote systems is the most valuable feature.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

Our project needs to link two sides through the internet. One of these was in Cairo and the other in another city. We used FortiGate as the integrating solution between the two locations, i.e. the Fortinet 30E & 100E.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

Fortigate is very scalable to serve our customers' needs. We have scaled already from fifty to more than a hundred instances of Fortinet FortiGate. Around 20 staff are required for deployment and maintenance, mostly engineers.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

Mainly the FortiGate reporting system is very good. It guides us through all the expectations of security. Fortinet provides us all that we need for security. Also, Fortinet FortiGate is a next-generation firewall. It is much more advanced than others.

2019-03-14T11:34:00Z
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Reseller

Fortinet FortiGate is a security device. It can optimize security on the networks of a company. It actually protects the company from attacks from outside. With FortiGate, you can categorize the users. You can create a group of users that can access all of the websites for their work. You can limit other users' access.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Consultant

The features that prevent internet connections, the filtering are the most valuable because we did not have any internet protection before.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Real User

Fortinet FortiGate is scalable for our users. Right now, we have almost 70 users. We do not have any plan to increase our usage of FortiGate. For maintaining the firewall solution, one staff member is enough.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I really like the captive portal feature for our guest network. It has nice VLAN features in terms of separating our network. The anti-virus is also good.

2019-03-03T11:30:00Z
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Real User

The most important features of Fortinet FortiGate are the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and firewall control applications.

2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
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Consultant

This solution made it very easy to manage our bandwidth.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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Real User

We can use our devices to check all of the perimeters. It secures email websites.

2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
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Real User

We are very happy with the general bandwidth agility we have seen from one website to another website.

2019-02-13T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

We use a southern institution that's audited for IT security and the reporting that automatically comes off the unit makes it much easier to meet compliance standards and makes it easier as far as the amount of time that has to be spent to compile that information. If you get your reporting set up correctly when you initially set it up, you just select the one you want and hit print. The auditing trail on it is the best feature.

2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
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Real User

It has improved our security capabilities.

2019-01-14T11:44:00Z
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Real User

It is a good source for firewall protection.

2019-01-14T11:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a visual effects company, and there have been a number of high profile security issues in our industry. This has brought us to a higher standard of security, which our clients are very keen on these days.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Real User

It's a firewall that secures our internal network. I have been using it since 2013, and I find that most of the features are advanced, and very user friendly.

2018-12-19T09:19:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the bundled subscription, which is IPS, TV and web filtering.

2018-12-19T09:19:00Z
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Reseller

It is easy to use and performs very well.

2018-12-12T10:13:00Z
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Real User

I am "headache free" that I don't have to categorize all the websites and that security has been pre categorized by the people, and that the services are getting updated. At least one part of my problem is over.

2018-11-15T07:11:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the policy routing and application control.

2018-10-29T15:46:00Z
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Reseller

It performs very well.

2018-10-21T07:40:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

It enables our organization to become more productive. Also, it protects our NEtWare from viruses and malware.

2018-10-08T17:34:00Z
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Real User

The response is very quick and they can visually resolve our problems in a short period.

2018-10-08T17:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The technical support is great.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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Real User

The CLI and GUI do a good job of putting a lot at your fingertips.

2018-08-21T21:01:00Z
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Real User

We can detect any attack of viruses or malware at the first point of contact.

2018-08-21T06:20:00Z
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User

It has improved our organization with control data.

2018-08-18T01:30:00Z
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Consultant

Whenever we raise a complaint with FortiGate, their response and resolution times are minimal.

2018-08-16T06:52:00Z
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Top 20PopularConsultant

The CLI is robust and powerful, enabling rapid, consistent changes via SSH.

2018-08-02T20:11:00Z
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Real User

Valuable features include the Web Application Firewall, and it even has DLP (data leak prevention).

2018-07-26T06:59:00Z
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Real User

With FortiClient, you can easily connect when you are home, check out what you want to do, and connect to your network when you are not at work. You can switch on servers and you can check what is wrong.

2018-07-12T09:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

There is an easy process for configuring it, and it is straightforward to implement the device from scratch.

2018-07-05T06:42:00Z
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User

The IPS is good. It protect my network from attackers.

2018-06-04T15:45:00Z
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Real User

The product is very stable, easy to troubleshoot, and configure, so it has reduced the time it takes for support.

2018-06-03T09:17:00Z
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Real User

It's very easy to set up, it's very easy to make policies and, for an organization, that means you don't need IT expert in firewalls. You just need to have somebody who knows a little bit of IT, and that's it. With other products, you need someone with a "Masters" degree in firewalls.

2018-05-10T11:50:00Z
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User

Centralized monitoring, policy management, and virtualized appliances allow us to take control over our public and private infrastructure.

2018-03-01T09:53:00Z
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User

Consolidated our network environment at all locations, but mainly at our datacenter.

2018-02-01T19:39:00Z
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Real User

It is a one box solution, which covers most of the edge device’s requirements.

2018-01-21T09:30:00Z
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User

The FortiGate controls the user's activities and maximizes my bandwidth use overall.

2018-01-20T15:45:00Z
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Top 10PopularUser

Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network.

2017-11-26T17:38:00Z
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User

Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process.

2017-11-01T06:27:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

Anti-Spam web content filterinG.

2017-10-04T06:44:00Z
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Top ReviewerReal User

A strong point of FortiGate is that the graphical interface is complete and easy to use, especially if we think there is a list of operations that we are able to perform inside.

2014-01-19T18:33:00Z
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