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Fabrizio Volpe
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...
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... 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,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Cisco ASA. We switched to Fortinet Fortigate because it was easy to manage, and it uses a Single OS for the whole... 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... more»
Chingiz Abdukarimov
User
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Sep 19 2018

What is most valuable?

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

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
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»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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... 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... 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... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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»
Reviewer3147
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?: I think the UI could be improved. In comparison, SonicWall is a better UI solution. • For how long have I used the solution?: More than five years. • How is customer service and technical support?: We sometimes wait 30-40 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...

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Fortinet Questions

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... 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»
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... 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»
Mehdi Gafsi
‎IT Manager with 51-200 employees
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»

Fortinet Consultants

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Security Consultant
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Manager, Enterprise Risk Consulting
Dynamic 9 years of IT career, reflecting progressive experience and performance in the computer and Internet industries. Specialized in providing cutting-edge solutions to traditional Security issues; establishing strategic ideas in various domains and demonstrating self-motivation, creativity,... more>>
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TOP 5
CEO & Sr. Information Security Consultant
A dedicated and innovative Information Technology management professional with demonstrated abilities and contributions in management, team, and individual environments. A highly skilled briefer to diverse audiences. Brings a proven record in progressively responsible and challenging... more>>
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TOP 5
Technology Consultant
▶ 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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Analista de Segurança da Informação
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TOP 20
Senior Associate Consultant - Network
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Security Engineer
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172
Senior Technical Consultant
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