4.6 out of 5 (487 Ratings)

487 Verified Reviews

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Implementation was not easy, but successfull.

Not so much customer oriented. Just got help on implementing from a partnership Not easy to integrate with other existing solutions.

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Simple, easy to setup firewall

Simple and easy to setup. Handles 99% of the features and requirements. More advanced configurations tend to get a little tricker but that is true of most products.

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Easy to Use Firewall with great support

Definitely get the support, it's excellent so helpful when learning a new product

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

really good cost-performance trade-off, sometime convoluted configuration

not really good with next-generation firewall funcion (firewall rules using URL, performance when adding extra component like antivirus, IPS or IDS ), also the same funcions have really convoluted configuration. Management interface improving but still not so good

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Implementation was easy, very module approach to delivering an enterprise firewall

The web interface is very intuitive, therefore reducing learning curve in comparison to other firewall manufacturers. The feature set is very modular, this way you can grow into the product by enabling features that hit critical pain points. Then later enhance the capability by subscribing to the enhanced features that meet requirements and/or enable the business. The Fortinet Enterprise Firewall is a full UTM which is only limited to the horsepower incorporated within the appliance that is purchased. So right sizing the appliance base on some core factors is important, yet pretty easy using basic metrics. The Fortinet companion products further enhance the capability by leveraging LDAP/RADIUS. Fortinet has also rounded out the suite of products to provide a single pain of glass approach for monitoring, managing, and reporting. This allows the administration to focus on critical tasks without being distracted therefore reducing time to identify and repair.

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Simplifying our IT landscape with Fortinet

We had to refresh our existing security infrastructure (Watchguard) and sent an RFP to many suppliers. We selected Fortigate due to the most "bang for the buck" and the fact they met all of our requirements and more. We are a mid-size enterprise company with about 70 sites, small IT team, and smaller budget!. I am always looking for ways to simplify our IT landscape so our team can do more to drive the business (not stuck maintaining and troubleshooting). Fortinet offered this by combining firewalls/switches/Wifi and managing them under the centralized Fortimanager. The synergies gained and simplification of support when combining these elements made for a quick win with Fortigate. Our Helpdesk can now do most of the rudimentary troubleshooting within minutes and resolve most issues. There is a reason why they are in the leader quadrant - great company and very responsive!

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

datacenter firewall / office firewall and remote access solution

(1.) The performance of the boxes for the price is great; (2.) Price for performance and feature set is even better; (3.) Pay the box and use what the box can deliver (instead of buying licenses for each feature, MBit or CPU); (4.) Support via Fortinet is quick easy and helpful and solved all problems occurred during implementation (for FortiGate cases; forticlient issues took longer to be resolved - but also the rollout to 2k users worked finally and is extended to all users now); (5.) The upgrade procedure is very easy; (6.) Product is very stable - no major incident even though the boxes are in every traffic flow; (7.) Support handling is straightforward

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Easy to use and intuitive gui

Easy to use system, works well.

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Easy to setup and maintain, but fortinet support isn't great

Once you get a hang of using Fortinet, it is pretty easy to manage. There is a huge community for support on everything you can possibly need with the Fortinet cookbook

FortiGate - Enterprise Firewall

Ease of use with all the functionality you would expect!

Had previously worked with this technology and critical to our project was the ease of use whilst not sacrificing the functionality of the applicance. Fortinet wins here when compared to other vendors.