Fortinet Software and Solutions

Fortinet FortiGate
117 reviews
32 discussions
Firewalls
SD-WAN
WAN Edge
Fortinet FortiGate-VM
24 reviews
24 discussions
Firewalls
Fortinet FortiWeb
23 reviews
14 discussions
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Fortinet FortiClient
21 reviews
10 discussions
Endpoint Protection (EPP) for Bus...
Endpoint Compliance
Enterprise Infrastructure VPN
Fortinet FortiOS
21 reviews
23 discussions
Firewalls
Fortinet FortiAnalyzer
18 reviews
7 discussions
Log Management
Fortinet FortiMail
17 reviews
3 discussions
Email Security
Fortinet FortiSIEM
14 reviews
13 discussions
Security Information and Event Ma...
Fortinet FortiAuthenticator
12 reviews
2 discussions
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Authentication Systems
Fortinet FortiManager
12 reviews
6 discussions
Network Management Applications
Fortinet FortiMail Cloud
11 reviews
Cloud Email
Email Security
Fortinet FortiNAC
11 reviews
7 discussions
Network Access Control
Fortinet FortiGate Cloud
10 reviews
6 discussions
Firewall Security Management
Fortinet FortiSandbox
10 reviews
2 discussions
Advanced Threat Protection
Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access
8 reviews
13 discussions
Ethernet Switches
Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center
5 reviews
13 discussions
Ethernet Switches
Fortinet FortiWLM
5 reviews
8 discussions
Wireless LAN
Fortinet FortiADC
4 reviews
3 discussions
Application Delivery Controllers
Fortinet FortiGate IPS
4 reviews
4 discussions
Intrusion Detection and Preventio...
Fortinet FortiEDR
3 reviews
13 discussions
Endpoint Detection and Response (...
Fortinet FortiGate SWG
3 reviews
1 discussion
Web Security Gateways
Fortinet FortiDDoS
2 reviews
10 discussions
DDoS
Fortinet FortiExtender
2 reviews
5 discussions
Wireless WAN
Fortinet FortiPortal
2 reviews
6 discussions
Firewall Security Management
Fortinet FortiSOAR
2 reviews
3 discussions
Security Orchestration Automation...
Fortinet FortiFone
IP Telephony & Unified Communicat...
Fortinet FortiWLC
Wireless LAN
Fortinet FortiVoice
Unified Communications
Fortinet FortiToken
Authentication Systems
Fortinet FortiTester
Network Simulators
Network Diagnostics
Fortinet FortiConverter
Migration Tools
Fortinet Penetration Testing Service
Penetration Testing Services
Fortinet FortiCASB
Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)
Fortinet FortiProxy
Web Security Gateways
Fortinet FortiCarrier
Carrier Grade Network Address Tra...
Fortinet FortiIsolator
Internet Security
Fortinet FortiCWP
Cloud Workload Security
OPAQ
ZTNA as a Service
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
FortiXDR
Extended Detection and Response (...

Fortinet Reviews

reviewer1294911
Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Aug 16, 2020
On-premises deployment and excellent log details make this product valuable

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Fortinet FortiAuthenticator is, first of all, as a two-factor VPN for enhanced access security. We use this product to provide secure access for all of our employees. Our other use cases have to do with using FortiAuthenticator for other security projects which includes things like access to some important web applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "The logs have great detail that make it easier to evaluate and control the security environment."
  • "It can not use SQL to query FortiAnalyzer directly."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Authenticator as about a seven-point-five. If it has to be seven or eight, I would choose eight. I have not used many products in that category with our site, but we can do what we want and need to do with that product.
Dikeos Davakis
ICT Manager at Nic. J. Theocarakis
Real User
Top 5
Oct 18, 2020
Secure with a very clean user interface and sandbox feature

What is our primary use case?

The solution provides security for our mail system. We're a group of companies, mainly dealing with car importation and distribution, and I'm the CIO.

Pros and Cons

  • "Clean user interface and good sandbox."
  • "The statistics and BI in general could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

It's important to know what you're aiming for beforehand and what your environment needs in terms of implementation. It requires being very explicit so you can know what to set up with it. Things such as rules and domains that you can work with. You have to know your environment well. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
MaheshPatel
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at Amity Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
Reseller
Top 5
Jan 18, 2021
Improved our organization through single pane of glass management

What is our primary use case?

VPN Over 3 Location Across India and We Get SD-Wan + UTM from Fortinet and Final got Solution SDWAN as well as UTM for Every Location

Pros and Cons

  • "Anti-Spam web content filterinG."

    What other advice do I have?

    Buy FortiGate for a hassle free network management and excellent ROI.
    Chingiz Abdukarimov
    Director at a integrator with 11-50 employees
    User
    Top 5Popular
    Oct 30, 2020
    Don't underestimate FortiAnalyzer. It can give you a better understanding of what is going on in your network.

    What is our 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. Also used FG-500D in transparent mode in front of Cisco ASA for advanced and high performance protection by applying IPS, AV, AntiSpam, App.Control and DoS-protection profiles.

    Pros and Cons

    • "Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network."
    • "I think there could be more QoS features"

    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 intended for day-to-day routine. Don't underestimate FortiAnalyzer. It can give you a better understanding of what is going on in your network. When FortiGate sends logs to FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer inserts received log data into database. Predefined and customizable data queries, charts and reports can significantly help you by visualizing problem points, so you can thoroughly investigate security events and traffic behavior anomalies. FortiGate is a constantly evolving…
    reviewer1429443
    Technical Presales Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    Oct 19, 2020
    Stable with a simple deployment and lots of extra features

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution for configuration and structuring policy.

    Pros and Cons

    • "The solution has a very simple deployment."
    • "It may be better if it were easier to create roles."

    What other advice do I have?

    We're using the latest version of the solution. Usually, for our security programs, I'm using on-prem. For now, in my experience, the typical Indonesian customer is using on-prem, as they worry about using the cloud, as the data cannot be stored in HR and it's actually often stored in another country. It's my understanding that we'll continue to use the solution for a while to come. Overall, I would recommend the product. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. If it had a better interface and/or better pricing, I might rate it a bit higher.

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    Fortinet Questions

    Irvan Kurniawan Jong
    User at PT. Autojaya Idetech
    Feb 18 2021

    How do FortiAuthentucator and FortiNAC differ? I am also comparing it with ClearPass.


    Irvan Kurniawan Jong
    User at PT. Autojaya Idetech
    Feb 18 2021

    How do FortiAuthentucator and FortiNAC differ? I am also comparing it with ClearPass.


    BONEY NAIR
    System Administrator at HABITAT SCHOOL
    Feb 14 2021

    I'm looking at options for firewalls. I'd like feedback on Fortinet FortiGate vs Sophos XG.


    Thanks

    Suresh Sharma
    Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Feb 08 2021

    I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation.


    We are currently evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei. Which one of these is. the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput?

    Imad AwwadHi, Every one of the mentioned solutions is good but you need to check the… more »
    Jim RousseauRuckus virtual smart zone will be your best bet allowing up to 300k connected… more »
    Shrijendra ShakyaCisco has maximum client connectivity and high throughput.
    Lancy DeAlmeida
    User at Home User
    Jan 30 2021

    I'm researching switches. Which do you recommend - Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs Cisco Catalyst?

    Nirmal Unagar
    Cyber Security Intern at ECS BIZTECH PRIVATE LIMITED
    Jan 19 2021

    I'm researching Firewalls. Which NGFW do you recommend between Fortinet Fortigate and Cisco Firepower NGFW?


    Thanks!

    Erik Flores
    SOC Manager at CORE ONE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SA DE CV
    Jan 15 2021

    What can I do to show a client that buying the most important doesn't mean that it's the best option? For example, how do I deomnstrate this with Fortinet Fortigate vs Cisco ASA Firewall?

    Phillip PeermanIf you have a client that knows what a Fortigate and an ASA are you have a good… more »
    Jon BoothCisco makes great gear, but I hate Smartnet costs as a budget manager. Cisco is… more »
    John Johny Restrepo HernándezAlthough it may seem simple to say, quality is price-related, but an expensive… more »
    Buddhika Karunanayaka
    Senior Manager, System Administrator at RIL
    Jan 05 2021

    I am researching Fortinet FortiGate. What is the lifetime of the Fortigate 200F?


    Thanks?

    Sajjad Ahmad
    System Support Engineer at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
    Jan 04 2021

    I have around ten years of experience as a system support engineer for an engineering company. 


    We are currently evaluating Sophos UTM and Fortinet FortiGate. What are the technical differences between the two. Which would you recommend?


    Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

    Narendra SinghWe replaced Fortinet with Sophos as our public-facing UTM in 2017 & since then… more »
    Alessandro TurchiI would have no doubt in recommending Fortinet. I do not know the Sophos UTM… more »
    Gonzalo MorenoIn my opinion and as a result of years of experience: - Both are great… more »
    IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
    Nov 25 2020

    I need to decide between a Fortigate 60d and Meraki MX67. I am leaning heavily towards the MX67 as it is a small company without a dedicated IT Department.


    We are approx—50 network users.


    Please advise.


    Thank you.

    Rafael RieraI definitely recommend Fortinet. The Meraki firewall is more intended to be… more »
    Paul YuenI recommend that using a Sonicwall as the peripheral firewall as you can easily… more »
    reviewer732537We have Meraki Mx devices now, we are looking to replace them. But that is… more »
    Donny Lee
    User at KLA

    I work at a large enterprise manufacturing company. 


    Between Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, which one has better features?

    Donny Lee
    User at KLA

    I work at a large enterprise manufacturing company. 


    Between Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, which one has better features?

    Donny Lee
    User at KLA

    I work at a large enterprise manufacturing company. 


    Between Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls, which one has better features?

    Ivars Ostrovskis
    Presales Manager at SIA Latnet

    I'm looking for a pricing comparison of F5 Advanced WAF vs Fortinet FortiWeb.


    Thanks!

    Alireza Sabzi
    Datacenter Systems Engineer at trec

    I'm a Datacenter Systems Engineer at a mid-sized enterprise Energy/Utilities Company. 


    What happens if FortiGate VM next-generation firewall in VMware NSX license becomes expired? In our scenario, we have FortiGate as a 3rd party next-generation firewall and I want to know what happens when the license expires; does firewall stop or just no new updates?


    Thanks a lot.

    SheryarSaqibIf the license expires, the services will run but you will not get updates.
    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiManager, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiManager.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiManager?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiWeb, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiWeb.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiWeb?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What needs improvement with Fortinet FortiGate?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Mubashar Hanif
    Network Administrator at Lahore Garrison university

    I work as a network administrator and assistant IT manager for a university.


    We are currently researching Cisco ASA NGFW and Fortinet FortiGate. What are the biggest difference between Cisco 5508-X and FortiGate 200E?


    Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

    Brian Fortington
    Account Manager at Communications Design & Management Pty Limite

    I am an account manager for a small tech services company that consults, delivers, and manages the technology needs of our clients'.


    We have a FortiSIEM. What is the best way to configure Netflow on it?


    Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering FortiNAC, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with FortiNAC.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about FortiNAC?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering FortiEDR, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with FortiEDR.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about FortiEDR?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    AileenWatangia
    IT Director at PNG Power Ltd

    I am the IT director of an oil and energy company.


    We are currently evaluating Fortinet FortiGate. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this solution? Would you recommend it?


    Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

    Gabriel Sicouret VillalobosI'd tell you that instead of the common thought that Fortinet has the best-price… more »
    Mike HancockFortiNet FortiGate firewalls in my opinion are are great NGFW for the price… more »
    Christine ParrFortinet is a great firewall with more threat engineers than any other security… more »
    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering FortiCache, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with FortiCache.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about FortiCache?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    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 solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating firewalls and why?Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!

    Nilanka CostaFortinet FortiGate is a firewall with assured performance since it has ASSIC… more »
    Eduardo GarciaThe main difference between Watchguard and Fortinet is the operating system, and… more »
    reviewer779877Technically, watchguard can't scale in terms of performance and features… more »
    Chetan Woodun
    Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

    Is your organization prepared for remote access by many users in context of Covid-19?


    Pre-requisites:


    1. Policies/Procedures


    2. Awareness


    3. Tools


    4. Infrastructure ( security and optimization)


    5. Controls


    6. Engagements



    Questions:


    1. Do you have a Business Continuity Plan? Has it been reviewed and Aligned? Risk Evaluation?


    2. What are the possible business and customer impacts? What will be the minimum services provided? What are the legal obligations?


    3. Do you have a VPN or remote access and work from home policy?


    4. Has your HR created adequate awareness?


    5. Do you have an adequate VPN gateway/Firewall?


    6. Will your Gateway and Throughput be adequate to support the work from home connections. Remote IT support for staff?


    7. Controls for security, monitoring, proactive response and data leakage.


    8. What are the engagement plans? Collaboration tools.


    9. Health and safety arrangements for onsite staff and arrangements for medical assistance.


    10. Align your plans with your suppliers and business partners.


    11. Have communication plans for staff, partners and customers.


    12. Escalation process.


    13. Pilots have been executed to test run?


    Would you agree with these guidelines? Is there anything else you would add?


    Thanks! I appreciate the help.

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiAnalyzer, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiAnalyzer.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiAnalyzer?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiExtender, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiExtender.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet FortiExtender?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Julia Frohwein
    Content and Social Media Manager
    IT Central Station

    If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet Wireless, what would you say?

    How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    How do you or your organization use this solution?

    Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

    Thank you!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi Everyone,

    What do you like most about Fortinet Wireless?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet Wireless.

    What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

    Miriam Tover
    Content Specialist
    IT Central Station

    Hi,

    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.