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Fortinet Reviews

Cesar Nieves
Real User
Technical Services Manager with 501-1,000 employees
May 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a complete solution. You can purchase switches and you don't need to do anything with them. You just put in the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first benefit is the cost. It is very affordable. Also, it's very easy to set up, it's very easy to make policies and… more»

What needs improvement?

For me, at this time, it's very complete.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is good. They offer a lot of things, the most important is the support. Every time you upgrade your license, you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using a SonicWall. The problem with SonicWall is that they were purchased by Dell, and apparently, Dell is not… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate FortiGate a 10 because every time I need to use the support, they are there. There were times when I went to a… more»
MnG32
Real User
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
May 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The filtering that you can do with the firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

We have peace of mind. We do work in a very dangerous environment, the internet, and this device gives us alerts. It gives us the opportunity to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to do segmentation, for a specific user, with more priveledges. I would also like to see an easier user interface to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

One of the main reasons we're considering switching from FortiGate is because many companies have a lot of features and you don't have to pay for… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate FortiGate at seven out of 10 because, although they are doing well, the problem is the licensing, the cost is too high, and how they… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Nov 12 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for our small company. It is basically for users on the LAN-side. So, it is just for browsing mostly.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the policy routing and application control. In addition, the firewall will act as a call-switch. So, the performance within the LAN is good.

What needs improvement?

The UI could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

How is customer service and technical support?

We sometimes wait 30 to 40 minutes to get a tech engineer. But, then they are pretty good. Whenever I call for a problem they will assist me and correct me and they will fix up the call. Only one they are sure we have solved the problem will they disconnect from the call.…
Iz
User
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Sep 10 2018

What is most valuable?

All the features are very good, straightforward licensing, Fortinet product integration, standardized FortiOS and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the security posture and visibility of our traffic. The OS and the firmware updates are very straight… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvements made to the dashboard and UI, as well as to the reporting. I would also like them to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They have very competitive solutions across the entire product line. They also offer very clear licensing and pricing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Cisco ASA. We switched to Fortinet Fortigate because it was easy to manage, and it uses a Single OS for the whole product… more»

What other advice do I have?

I found that the memory usage for the Fortigate firewall are relatively higher than other firewall brand when compared to… more»
Chingiz Abdukarimov
User
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2019

What is most valuable?

Good VPN, both IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Better manageability (opening and closing ports/services/addresses is very quick). Outstanding reporting tools when… more»

What needs improvement?

I think there could be more QoS features in GUI. FortiGate has Traffic Shaping that is enough in most cases, but sometimes… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used an old IPS from Cisco. We switched because of End-of-Support on that device.

What other advice do I have?

Many interesting things are hidden in CLI, they can help you in different situations. Web-interface (GUI) is primarily… more»
Diana Nongera
Real User
Senior I.T. Administrator at a agriculture with 201-500 employees
Jul 29 2018

What is most valuable?

* DHCP functionality: The object tab where we manage our IP addresses and static. The DHCP monitors them. * FortiClient: You can easily connect… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The greatest improvement was on security. If you put rules that will not allow certain traffic, it won't happen. You can close the traffic that you… more»

What needs improvement?

It should come integrated or have its own type of network monitor tool in a module. There should just be one package, and you are good to go.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were previously using Netgear, which was smaller. It didn't have the advanced technology in terms of what we wanted it to do. It was an older… more»

What other advice do I have?

You don't need to reinvent the wheel, as FortiGate is the best solution. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * The ability of the… more»
Andrew S. Baker (ASB)
Real User
Cybersecurity & IT Professional (VirtualCIO) at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* The CLI is robust and powerful, enabling rapid, consistent changes via SSH. The device identification is very flexible… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first implementation I performed of a FortiGate 200D was to replace a Juniper SSG-140 in a main corporate office. This… more»

What needs improvement?

WAN load-balancing could be a lot better at detecting when a link is poor or inconsistent, and not just flat out dead… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing and setup costs are generally pretty clear with Fortinet. If you go with centralized management or their Log… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously favored NetScreen/Juniper SSG solutions, but Juniper stopped supporting the SSG line, and FortiGate provides… more»

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend, and often try to deploy Fortinet solutions for my office network and for my customers. They run for a… more»

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Fortinet Questions

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 19 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs WatchGuard XTM. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and WatchGuard XTM? Which of these two… more»
Nilanka CostaFortinet FortiGate is a firewall with assured performance since it has ASSIC… more»
Ben NgTechnically, watchguard can't scale in terms of performance and features… more»
Eduardo GarciaThe main difference between Watchguard and Fortinet is the operating system, and… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Feb 14 2019
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Meraki MX Firewalls. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Fortinet FortiGate and Meraki MX Firewalls? Which of these… more»
Phillip PeermanMeraki equipment requires a current license in order to operate. This also gets… more»
Mike RobinsonI have used Meraki Fortinet and Cisco. They all 3 have their own language. Cisco… more»
Matt EllsworthI'd add that from a feature standpoint there is some differences. The… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Dec 20 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco ASA vs Fortinet FortiGate. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Cisco ASA and Fortinet FortiGate? Which of these two solutions would… more»
Alberto E. Luna RodriguezFortinet FGs: Great devices, relatively easy to deploy and maintain. Cheaper… more»
KevinRobertsCisco has been playing catchup for years with regards to firewalls, they still… more»
Jefferson LoiseauIn order to answer that question a few things needs to be understood about the… more»
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos UTM. One of the users on our site says about Fortinet FortiGate, "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… more»
Maher AbdelshkourSophos and FortiGate are good solutions, but you need to know the advantages and… more»
reviewer175356I would like to strongly recommend for Fortinet products because of following… more»
Jeff StutzmanI have no real experience with Sophos, but can comment on Fortigate. I'm a… more»
Sunil Soni
User
Can I please get feedback on which of these three Firewall products are the best? Is there another product you would recommend?
reviewer230721Looks like WatchGuard is doing a really bad job in it's marketing, as it's in… more»
Eric BurkeI've utilized both SonicWALL and Fortinet in many implementations over the… more»
reviewer215406Out of these three firewalls I would, and have chosen Fortinet. Checkout NSS… more»
Amitava Ganguly
Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We are planning to procure UTM along with end point solution. Primarily we have selected the following brands and models by going thru different reviews. SOPHOS XG 210 HW & SOPHOS XG 135 HW. FORTIGATE FG 100E & FORTIGATE FG 60E. Ours is a medium size organization with 100 desktops and 10 windows… more»
Andrew S. Baker (ASB)Both Sophos and Fortigate offer end-point software. Depending on your needs… more»
Justin Twiss Hi guys, Not familiar with the Sophos units but definitely am with the… more»
ramesh1923Here I would suggest your to go with Fortigate, The model 60E or 100 E is based… more»
Mehdi Gafsi
‎IT Manager with 51-200 employees
Mar 06 2019
We are a medium size company with 120 employees across 3 offices and growing. We are still debating between a cloud solution such as Zscaler Web Security or iboss and a physical appliance such as Fortigate 201E. Which Web Security Solution do you recommend?
Alex DMy recommendation is Cisco Meraki MX84 with advanced security license (its have… more»
Stuart ClowesBluecoat and Forcepoint offer credible solutions. Think through where your users… more»
Jason PooleThis is a "how long is a piece of string?" type question. As the other vendors… more»
Nkwa Ronnie
ICT OFFICER - SECURITY at a construction company with 201-500 employees
I need to acquire a NAC for our network. We have Wired LAN & (WLAN) Wireless APs at Head Office and branch offices in different places. I need to manage all of these branch offices centrally from HQ. Please advise of the best NAC Solution I can acquire. Thanks

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