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2020-03-03T08:47:38Z

What is your primary use case for Fortinet FortiManager?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use this solution as our core Firewall.

2021-02-15T15:51:58Z
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Top 5Real User

The primary use case is internal security domain protection in corporate sites.

2020-09-15T11:13:33Z
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Top 10Real User

FortiManager is used for centrally managing many FortiGate firewalls. It is a very good solution if you are using several of them.

2020-06-01T05:06:29Z
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Top 10Reseller

FortiManager is a virtual appliance, you can have it in a cloud, buy your own license, or pay for the solution as a service. It's very helpful because you can manage many products from other customers, just from the cloud, which is where you administrate domains for all the customers you might have. You only have one point of deployment of the new FortiGates, for example, FortiSwitches, FortiAPs with a single click that you do not need to deploy the configuration on a unit itself. So it means, for example, you can just send the new boxes to new offices and from the cloud FortiManager, you just let some technical guy send it to the internet. It gets the serial number of the FortiManager. It can be paired and the configuration can be directly downloaded. You don't even need to touch the box physically. So that's an amazing feature.

2020-05-28T06:28:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

We are a solution provider, reseller, and distributor. Fortinet FortiManager is one of the security products that we implement for our customers.

2020-05-13T09:29:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our primary use case is to analyze the internal traffic to see what's happening in the network. We can analyze the logs and push policies. In case something happens, after rebooting it, we can push the configuration back into the appliance.

2020-04-26T06:32:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We work with the FortiManager tool to configure several solutions for our customers. Generally, our customers already have the product installed on their network. We work as independent consultants.

2020-04-01T07:25:52Z
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Top 5Real User

The primary use case of this solution is the management of firewalls.

2020-03-25T07:03:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Many clients use FortiManager and they use it for centralized management of other FortiGate products including FortiAP, FortiSwitch, etc.

2020-03-05T08:39:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We use it on a virtual machine in our data center. We are not using a box. We have many types of clients so there are many types of use cases for our clients who we are deploying FortiGate for on-site to create the local network. Many sites are using FortiGate firewalls like 60E, 100E, 200E and 500E and some 3100D. We are using what we call zero-touch deployment. It is a very important technology or process that helps us to make the deployments efficiently. It is called zero-touch deployment or ZTD. It helps us to implement our configuration on these client sites by using FortiManager. Zero-touch deployment is the central piece here and it is made possible by the use of FortiManager. What happens is we prepare our configuration in the FortiManager. After that, the technicians who are doing the installation just need to connect the instance of FortiGate to the internet. They only have to do that and FortiGate automatically downloads the configuration from FortiManager. So this is the way we can optimize the implementation and reduce the duration of the setup time involved. It would normally take us a handful of days to install one FortiGate instance on one site. But with this technology, zero-touch deployment, we need just one hour or maybe as little as 30 minutes to install one site. It is much more efficient. We reduce the time further by installing the configuration in all the FortiGate instances that we are managing at the same time. For example, say we need to install a new policy to deny or to allow something to connect to the internet. We can create this configuration in the FortiManager and we can push it out to 100 or 200 FortiGate instances at the same time. So it helps us to reduce the time it takes to install and to perform maintenance as well as to minimize the errors. We are human so errors are more frequent than a deployment managed by a machine. With this process, if anything is wrong it is also easier to correct.

2020-03-03T08:47:38Z
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