2017-10-04T06:44:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiGate?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 20User

Getting good Fortinet pricing can be challenging, as it is a top tier vendor. What would greatly assist the general community would be for Fortinet, and also the other vendors to always publish RRP (recommended retail price) on their websites, for all their products.

What one will have to do now, would be to locate a partner in your applicable areas and contact them for pro-forma pricing, as most partners can provide preferential or discounted pricing, which can save you $$$ on your solution cost.
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2021-05-28T11:44:06Z
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Top 5Real User

Fortinet has a reasonable price policy and is offering a good value for the money.

2021-05-27T10:13:27Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution offers good value for your money. It isn't too expensive.

2021-02-04T12:14:21Z
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Top 20Real User

We've found that the cost of the product isn't too high. They are a bit higher than other options, such as Meraki, however, it's still not so bad. You need to pay for the hardware and then you need to pay for the licensing as well.

2021-02-03T16:40:32Z
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Top 20Real User

The price of FortiGate is reasonable. In terms of the market, it's not a cheap product, but it's cost-effective.

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

It's expensive, but compared to the competition it's okay. Fortinet's pricing is more attractive than some of its competitors. There's also an annual support license that you can buy with it.

2021-02-01T12:52:32Z
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Top 5Real User

If you're a small-medium size business: - Size your use case carefully as licensing price jumps significantly with HW changes. - Customizable Forticilent SW can be downloaded for free with FNDN membership - If you have multi sites and require Fortigate based 2FA then consider getting a dedicated fortiauthenticator (VM) with fortiokens acting a central RADIUS server which can be cheaper than cloud tokens an with additional authentication flexibilities.

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

The price of the license and warranty can be better because it is very expensive. The license renewal is very expensive. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard license fees.

2021-01-28T11:55:43Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution is pretty affordable. It's not overly expensive. It's not like Cisco where you pay an awful lot of money mostly for the name. There are extra apps you can add to the product, however, those come with an extra price tag as well. That said, it allows you to do more things and expands its capabilities. I like to use Fortinet due to the fact that with the device you can do so much more, it's not only web filtering. If you decide to use it for something else, you just pay some money to Fortinet for another package and you are good to go. It makes it a little bit easier for small or large companies as it's so flexible in its offering. In China, due to business constraints, licensing is quite complicated here.

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

Pricing and licensing is a little bit complicated in FortiGate. They are always on the higher side. This is one issue that we always raise with the company that they should reduce the price according to Indian market requirements. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

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

The pricing of the solution is very competitive. The license price can vary depending on the product you have and the different types of licenses you need. For example, they have an enterprise and UTM license. It depends on the type of license and the size of the company.

2021-01-25T06:52:29Z
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Top 10Real User

I think the licensing of Fortinet is in the middle range. We also had a demonstration from the vendor that gave us the confidence to work with these devices. We purchased the solution on a bundle basis which the vendor offered us. There are additional costs if we enable a new feature not included in the bundle.

2021-01-23T11:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

The price could be lower.

2021-01-23T06:10:01Z
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Top 20MSP

The price for the device and software is high. However, the solution is of good quality and has a lot of features. Licensing is on a yearly basis, it can also be purchased for a couple of years ahead. For example, for a single year or three years. If you purchase a license for a longer period you receive a discount or some type of credit.

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

We've found the pricing to be fair and the licensing model is quite good. It's a reasonable cost. It's not too expensive. That said, I do feel they could work on the pricing policy a bit. Right now a license to use some of the simpler features like web filtering or antivirus, you have to pay about 80% of the hardware price to have a license for a year. That's a bit too much for such basic features.

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

Setup costs and pricing depends on many variables, but it's mostly affordable.

2021-01-13T15:11:57Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is fair compared to the other competitors.

2021-01-11T22:16:54Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of price, FortiGate's price is reasonable. Most of the customers stand by it, and are aware that the price is worth it for the performance.

2021-01-11T10:00:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The solution is pretty expensive. That said, we see the value of the solution as it provides great value to our organization. We pay to license the product on a yearly basis. I'm not sure of the exact amount we pay, however, as it is not an aspect of the solution I handle directly.

2021-01-09T07:15:17Z
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Top 20Consultant

The solution is on the cheaper side. There are other products that are competitors that are much more expensive. That said, the pricing isn't just based on licensing costs. There are add-on costs as well a company will need to consider.

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

The price of FortiGate support is too expensive.

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

The licensing costs are very low.

2020-12-29T09:29:46Z
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Top 10Real User

They are very competitive, but we like to have the factory warranty taken care of. We had to pay a large amount for the first year contract and support.

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

The pricing for the product is alright. Our organization has not yet provided an end budget for this area.

2020-12-28T11:15:19Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is pretty much standard with the competition. It's not overly expensive. That said, if you want to have a good security VPN or firewall, then you should invest more than money and pay interest in local devices. If you want a better network structure and better security, then you need more local devices.

2020-12-25T01:44:56Z
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Top 20Real User

Fortinet FortiGate's price can be reduced.

2020-12-24T19:42:12Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing is fair. I don't feel that it is too expensive.

2020-12-23T23:08:26Z
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Top 20Real User

As far as I'm aware, in our case, it's just a yearly pricing arrangement with no additional licensing costs.

2020-12-23T11:59:09Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing of the solution is fair. We don't find it to be overly expensive.

2020-12-23T09:04:07Z
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Top 10Reseller

Its price is affordable and lesser than Cisco. Cisco is expensive. In terms of licensing, there is only one issue. If a customer's license has expired a month ago and they do the renewal after one month, Fortinet renews the license from the start of the previous month. The activation of the product is done from the previous month, not from the date of renewal. The customers usually shout and complain that because they are paying today, the renewal should start from today. The support contract renewals or licensing should be renewed from the date of renewal, but Fortinet starts from the day it had expired. It is a loss for customers. They might have had some problems because of which they did not take the license one month before. Fortinet should work on this. Cisco doesn't do this. Cisco always starts from the day they apply for the license.

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

There is also an issue here. Maybe we get a massive discount on the product, but the renew cost is higher. In addition there are some admin issues. When I receive a request for a renew for a customer, the local team here only deals with the company that makes the primary deal, and refuses to give us a quotation. So we may lose the opportunity, or we may go with the vendor with their native product.

2020-12-21T16:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We just pay an affordable flat monthly fee to the vendor for the monitoring and support.

2020-12-11T16:08:25Z
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Top 20Real User

We purchased a five-year bundle package, which worked out cheaper than competing solutions.

2020-12-11T09:24:57Z
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Top 10Real User

The price of FortiGate is good.

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

Fortinet FortiGate's pricing is pretty hard to beat.

2020-12-09T05:46:00Z
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Top 20MSP

Fortinet bundles FortiGate with other products and because of this, the price is a little expensive to some SMB enterprises.

2020-12-08T22:04:28Z
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Top 10Real User

Fortinet offers four types of licensing - Advanced Threat Protection, Unified Threat Protection and Enterprise Protection and 360 degree Protection. Licensing costs are dependent on the VM or Hardware model, not per features. For example if vm or Hardware model supports 200 IPsec tunnels you can setup 200 IPsec tunnels, it doesn't matter what kind of license you have.

2020-12-08T16:51:55Z
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Top 20Real User

We're charged a licensing fee on a yearly basis. I'm unsure of the exact cost to the company, however. I'm not sure if there are other costs over and above the standard licensing fee.

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

This product could be a little cheaper although compared to other similar solutions, it's more reasonably priced.

2020-12-08T12:00:18Z
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Top 5Reseller

The price of FortiGate is average and I would say that based on the top five products available on the market, it is in the affordable range.

2020-12-07T10:32:47Z
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Top 20Real User

When you look at these endpoint security systems and firewalls, these products a few years were way too expensive for a small business. Now we have enterprise level security in a footprint that is less than $1,000. For offices that have 10-25 computers needing protection, this is a better solution.

2020-12-07T06:26:18Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing isn't too bad. Right now, we find the cost to be manageable.

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

We pay an annual license fee - I get a good price on this product.

2020-12-02T23:53:15Z
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Top 20Real User

I think the price of Fortinet FortiGate is very reasonable.

2020-12-02T16:34:36Z
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Top 10Real User

It is too expensive for us. My organization is very small, and we have a total of ten users. We have three internal users and seven external users. The FortiGate 100D series is too expensive for renewing the licenses.

2020-11-27T02:21:39Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing is fair.

2020-11-26T18:09:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It has a competitive price.

2020-11-24T14:53:02Z
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Top 10Reseller

I think the pricing is fair.

2020-11-21T08:42:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

The license is too expensive to renew. The license renewal process is also complex.

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

It is not a very costly product if you compare it with other products. The return on investment is also good. If you compare the return of investment and money that you are spending on this product with Palo Alto, Cisco, Check Point, and other solutions, the investment is very less. We are happy with this solution. The optional licenses are there, and you can choose which one you want and which one to avoid.

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

Compared to vendors like Cisco and Palo Alto, FortiGate is the cheapest. However, they only have a small segment of the market. Fortinet is trying to appeal to small and medium-sized customers, and I think that their prices should be a little lower for this segment. On the high-end devices, it is fine. However, the problem is that their subscription price is very high. If you purchase a one-year subscription with the hardware and then you want to renew for the second year, it is very costly. Your whole price ends up being very high.

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

The solution isn't too expensive.

2020-11-11T08:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is okay.

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

They have almost all the features embedded in the solution. It's just that some features are not available because you have to pay for it. There are lots of add-ons available, and you need to pay extra for them, so pricing can add up.

2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
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Top 20Reseller

It's an expensive solution. The price should be lower.

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

The licensing is paid on a yearly basis.

2020-11-03T00:07:14Z
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Top 10Real User

We received this solution for free because we are one of the leading and exclusive partners for Fortinet in Uganda.

2020-11-02T22:32:50Z
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Top 10Real User

For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year.

2020-11-02T22:27:13Z
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Top 5Reseller

I don't handle the pricing side of the product and therefore can't speak to anything in regards to the licensing or costs.

2020-11-02T21:24:05Z
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Top 10Real User

The Indian market is different than the European and American markets. When you compare, they need to be a bit more aggressive on pricing.

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

I think that the pricing is fair.

2020-10-26T18:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is very competitive. It's cheap for what it offers and for what it does. It's very affordable.

2020-10-26T14:49:14Z
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Top 20Reseller

Fortinet is the least expensive solution.

2020-03-05T20:17:00Z
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Consultant

The pricing for this solution is good.

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

Before choosing a piece of equipment you have to take into account the cost-benefit offered by each one. Sometimes it is not worth paying a very cheap price to have a minimum level of security.

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

Each feature costs money, so it is important to study your needs.

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

Our licensing costs are on a yearly basis.

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

The pricing and licensing of Fortinet FortiGate are good if they stay the same. The price is not too high now, but license pricing still changes too much. Fortinet FortiGate is comparable with the other products in the current market.

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

The licensing price for the Fortinet products is approximately a thousand of dollars per year for the FortiGate 100E and $200 per year for the FortiGate 50E. I don't use additional licensing, just the yearly subscription.

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

There are no additional costs aside for the standard licensing fees.

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

With Fortinet licensing, you have to buy a license for every product: for the stamp, for the email, for the firewall, for everything. This is all the same for all vendors. You have to buy a license for each service. In terms of pricing, they are reasonable compared to Palo Alto Networks. FortiGate is much cheaper than Palo Alto Networks with more efficiency in operations.

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

Fortinet is reasonable in pricing and licensing. Overall, FortiGate is affordable. The licensing fee can be a little high, depending on the budget for your project.

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

There is only one issue with Fortinet FortiGate: It's the price. If the company makes its products cheaper then we can convince our clients to buy more.

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

In terms of pricing, the cost of the product is important because we do not want to pay for something that is too expensive. At the same time, however, pricing is not as important as manageability and support. I would say that all things considered, the pricing is pretty good.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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Top 10PopularUser

Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you.

2017-11-26T17:38:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

It's a little bit higher than Cyberoam but the security is More higher compared to the other vendor.

2017-10-04T06:44:00Z
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