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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...
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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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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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Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Apr 09 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.
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Senior Network & Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 15 2018

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. • Improvements to My Organization Better manageability. 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 occur during tunnel setup with other vendors' equipment. Ability to capture packets going through any interface of device (and VM too). You can set number of packets, filter out packets by IP and port number for particular troubleshooting purposes, then download a .pcap file...

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Fortinet Questions

Anonymous avatar x80
‎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?
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Jason PooleThis is a "how long is a piece of string?" type question. As the other... more»
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Alberto E. Luna RodriguezIf all you are looking for is Web Security Gateway, I would not consider a... more»
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Rick MaxsonAnswer is , it depends... If you do any web based business with Banks or... more»
Apr 16 2018
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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reviewer230721Looks like WatchGuard is doing a really bad job in it's marketing, as it's in... more»
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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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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»
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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John CrabtreeAre you limiting the results are a specific reason? The larger question... 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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