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Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Aug 25 2017

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...
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Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Valuable Features Complete and cost-effective next-generation firewall features with app identification, and IPS and URL filtering with SSL inspection. • Improvements to My Organization Better manageability Straightforward deployments Streamlined and reliable upgrades Customers have more time to focus on security because maintaining the firewalls is completely hassle-free. • Room for Improvement Grouping/tabbing (not only by interface) in the policy table of the web GUI would be a great addition. • Use of Solution I have used it for two years. • Deployment Issues We have not encountered any deployment issues. • Stability Issues We have not encountered any stability issues. Stability has dramatically improved over the previous main version branch of FortiOS;...
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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...
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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.
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Senior Network & Security Engineer with 1-10 employees
Nov 09 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Valuable Features 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. • Improvements to My Organization It has improved the security posture and visibility of our traffic. • Room for 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. • Use of Solution One year. • Deployment Issues No issues. • Stability Issues No issues. • Scalability Issues No issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: An eight and a half out of...
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Senior Network & Security Engineer with 11-50 employees
Nov 29 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

Primary Use Case We use FG-90D as UTM device to protect users and servers, and also to enable inter-vlan routing with advanced security policies inside our lab zone. • Valuable Features Good VPN, IPSEC and SSL (web-mode, tunnel-mode). An engineer/network administrator has tools to debug VPN issues that can occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. Advanced routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, PBR). It gives you a seamless and simple integration into a large network. IPS and AV are working very well. Human readable firewall policies with editable security policies and addresses in single page. This is very useful feature. SSL Inspection and CASI (Cloud Access Security Inspection) profiles. Straightforward SNAT and DNAT. Rich logging options. LDAP integration...

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Fortinet Questions

Dec 20 2017
Can I please get feedback on which of these three Firewall products are the best? Is there another product you would recommend?
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Eric BurkeI've utilized both SonicWALL and Fortinet in many implementations over the... more»
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reviewer215406Out of these three firewalls I would, and have chosen Fortinet. Checkout NSS... more»
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Ian MothersillFortinet is a good option, the interesting thing with them is all the other... more»
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System and Network Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017
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.
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Technical Support Engineer with 11-50 employees
Nov 01 2017
Hello, I am new to Firewalls. Please give me a detailed comparison between Fortinate and Barracuda. 
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Admin - IT Infrastructure, Networking ,Communications & Security at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 01 2017
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»
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ramesh1923Here I would suggest your to go with Fortigate, The model 60E or 100 E is... more»
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Milenko JakovljevicCan't tell about Sophos, but we have Fortinet firewall, and we are very... more»
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Leko FordThe Gartner Magic Quadrant report for 2017 list the Fortigate much higher... more»
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System Administrator
Nov 01 2017
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»
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Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at a tech services company
Nov 01 2017
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.
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Senior Enterprise Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 31 2017
Performance comparison between Cisco Firepower and FortiGate - Which is better?
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Alberto E. Luna RodriguezThe short answer is it depends on what you are looking for. FortiGates are... more»
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Vũ TiếnCườngTo answer your question, let me ask a question first? What's your main... more»
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Hamada AhmedWith a fraction of the cost , the FortiGate3600C vs. Cisco ASA5585-XSSP60 is... more»
Oct 04 2017
Which is the best and why? Comparisons would be appreciated.
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Matthew TitcombeI have worked on PA, CP, & Fortinet. I found Fortinet to be the most... more»
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TeresaHi, It's very hard to compare brand name of firewalls and you did not... more»

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