2019-08-19T05:47:00Z

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

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

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5Real User

I work on the configuration and not really involved in the pricing. It was already in place when the company decided to switch back to Fortinet. I concentrate more on security.

2021-04-16T22:15:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The costs for the maintenance and subscription for Fortinet FortiOS software alone is actually half of the cost of the hardware. For example, if your hardware costs were about $40,000, your yearly subscription to FortiOS is about $20,000. That is kind of the drawback to using Fortinet. By comparison, that $60,000 is already three years of maintenance or support with Check Point for the same scale setup. It is a significant cost difference.

2020-08-11T06:17:33Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is too expensive. If they could push down their prices, that would be great. However, I'm not in charge of purchasing. I wouldn't know about the exact costs.

2020-08-05T06:59:29Z
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Top 5Reseller

The pricing is good. They are especially fair when compared with other companies, like Palo Alto, for example, which can get quite expensive.

2020-06-30T08:17:34Z
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Real User

I'm not sure of the pricing, but my understanding, after looking into Sophos, is that Fortinet is less expensive than Sophos.

2020-06-18T05:17:49Z
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Top 20Real User

They're very competitive and easy to work with in terms of pricing. I can't say, that's why we chose them, that's why we've stuck with them. It's a very well-respected name in the industry. Everybody wants to go to Cisco for different things and everybody loves to hate Cisco. Cisco is a great product for large companies. They're low income, they're low-end products and their support for their low-end products leaves a lot to be desired. That's hence why SonicWall, Extreme Networks, and Fortinet are in business. There are these other smaller companies that are getting involved with the smaller companies, taking market shares away from Cisco because Cisco's support for their product is bad. The support contracts are usually about $100 - $200 a device. The support contract usually includes software upgrades, hardware maintenance, and hardware break-fix. And they very seldom break.

2020-06-15T07:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I think the cost of the product categorizes FortiOS because it is a bit more expensive than small businesses will usually want to spend. It is not really practical for SMB or for small businesses. It is mostly for mid-range or higher SMBs because of the pricing. It is not expensive compared to some products, but a small business may not justify the cost. The cost ends up being dependent on the solution you choose and if you want individual or package licensing.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Real User

We pay $100,000. That covers the cost of the hardware that we run the VN's on. That also includes any SGNA costs for the internal support tech.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We pay an annual license fee. It is rather expensive so I would like to perhaps see a drop in price in the future.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Reseller

The pricing will depend. It can depend on your partner. Sometimes your partner can get you a better price.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

As far as choosing the best licensing solution for your organization, do not buy the cheapest solution. Instead, buy the one that fits the traffic for your company with some room for expansion or headroom. Next year, if the business grows — which is usually what you want to do — you could reach a point where there is more traffic and the performance could become an issue.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Real User

Licensing is renewed on a yearly basis.

2019-08-19T05:47:00Z
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