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Real User
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

We're discussing a family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances.  FortiGate is a term which includes a wide range of products, starting with small ones dedicated to small offices, and developing into devices which are able to grant security and networking for large companies. The family includes physical devices and virtual machines, which grant network security on different layers using a single point of control. FortiGate is optimized to avoid bottlenecks or delays while the various controls are performed. High availability is also part of the available features with various solutions to avoid single points of failure.  In the following short list, I will list some interesting points about the FortiGate solution.  1. Administrative Interface If you are...
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 firewall and the switches get all the policies and rules that you already have in the firewall. That's a very nice feature... 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, for an organization, that means you don't need IT expert in firewalls. You just need to have somebody who knows a... more»

What needs improvement?

For me, at this time, it's very complete.
Real User
Owner at a tech services company
Nov 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* The prompt and knowledgeable support behind them. * Their reliability and their policy of pre-shipping replacements when a unit has failed. * The simplicity and clarity of their user interface and documentation. * Their 'cookbooks' that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am a one-man show, so there is not much that can be done to improve the way that I function. However, these products provide best-in-class security at reasonable prices. One of the most helpful features is their VPN, the client could not be... more»

What needs improvement?

I can't think of too much which they can improve upon. I just have not come across any situation where they have fallen short of expectations.
Real User
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Oct 18 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Valuable Features FortiGate is really strong in the following: UTM IPS-like Antivirus App control AntiBotnet Anti-Spam web content filtering L3 routing • Improvements to My Organization Single pane of glass management Easy GUI for monitors • Use of Solution We have been using it for the last five years. • Deployment Issues Easy installation through the mobile app. • Stability Issues Stability is fine. I rebooted after 755 Days from the date of installation. • Scalability Issues Scalability is Fine. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: Partner support is very good. Technical Support: FortiGuard Service is also good with the push method update. • Previous Solutions We were previously using Cyberoam. • Initial...
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 automatic uninterruptable firmware upgrade. Easy to use support and licensing portal as well as activation process.

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 forward.

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 consider offering more predefined security templates.
User
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Sep 18 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Primary Use Case We used FG-90D as UTM device to protect some users and servers, and also to enable inter-vlan routing with advanced security policies inside our lab zone. We also using FG-500D in transparent mode in front of Cisco ASA 5585-X for advanced and high performance protection of clients' traffic by applying AV, IPS, AntiSpam, App.Control and DoS-protection profiles. • Improvements to My Organization Better manageability (opening and closing ports/services/addresses is very quick). Outstanding reporting tools when coupled with FortiAnalyzer (Fortinet's log collector and reporting tool). Better security posture. • Valuable Features Good VPN, both IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can...
Real User
Manager and General Attorney with 51-200 employees
May 21 2018

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Primary Use Case The main use is to protect from outside attack, from any side. Because we work with sensitive data, we have to protect our work. We use it mainly for security, not only for content control. • Improvements to 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 know what is going on. • Valuable Features The filtering that you can do with the firewall. • Room for 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 implement that. • Stability Issues Sometimes we found that the traffic to the internet froze, I don't know exactly the reason. The...
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 when you are home, check out what you want to do, and connect to your network when you are not at... 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 don't want in your network, because of malware and people fishing and spamming.

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.

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Fortinet Questions

Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 11 2018
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... more»
Maher AbdelshkourSophos and FortiGate are good solutions, but you need to know the advantages... 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»
Apr 25 2018
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»
Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 25 2018
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... 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... more»
Milenko JakovljevicCan't tell about Sophos, but we have Fortinet firewall, and we are very... more»
‎IT Manager with 51-200 employees
Mar 30 2018
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?
Jason PooleThis is a "how long is a piece of string?" type question. As the other... more»
Alberto E. Luna RodriguezIf all you are looking for is Web Security Gateway, I would not consider a... more»
Rick MaxsonAnswer is , it depends... If you do any web based business with Banks or... more»
System and Network Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am trying to pick between Palo Alto 5060 or Fortigate FG-1500D. Any input will be much appreciated. We have over 100 branches with non-PA, and non-FG firewalls and we are trying to pick 5 of those to act as a gateway to tunnel all branches of traffic to those firewalls.
Technical Support Engineer with 11-50 employees
Hello, I am new to Firewalls. Please give me a detailed comparison between Fortinate and Barracuda. 
System Administrator
What do you recommend for a firewall between Sonic Wall Tz500 and Fortinet FG-100E-BDL. I have two sites which are on different geographic locations and they are on two separate networks, one is production and the other is backup  and both are running web applications which are accessible to our... more»
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
We have two options: FortiGate 200E or Cyberoam 300iNG-XP. We are looking for strong gateway level security like antivirus, antispam, IPS, web content filtering, application control and secure wireless access points. Thanks.
Senior Enterprise Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Performance comparison between Cisco Firepower and FortiGate - Which is better?
Alberto E. Luna RodriguezThe short answer is it depends on what you are looking for. FortiGates are... more»
Vũ TiếnCườngTo answer your question, let me ask a question first? What's your main... more»
Hamada AhmedWith a fraction of the cost , the FortiGate3600C vs. Cisco ASA5585-XSSP60 is... more»
Which is the best and why? Comparisons would be appreciated.
Matthew TitcombeI have worked on PA, CP, & Fortinet. I found Fortinet to be the most... more»
John CrabtreeAre you limiting the results are a specific reason? The larger question... more»
TeresaHi, It's very hard to compare brand name of firewalls and you did not... more»

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▶ Profesional responsable con deseos de crecimiento, orientada al desarrollo profesional. Me gradue en Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones y especialice Redes IP y Seguridad IT, durante el último año he desempeñado el puesto de Consultora de Seguridad IT. Actualmente estoy en nuevos proyectos y... more>>
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