5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 5, 2016
The FortiGate deployment was for both perimeter protection and internal segmentation. We ran a competitive POV between Fortinet, Cisco, and PAN. Cisco was eliminated quickly because of functional gaps. Fortinet and PAN went head-to-head. Our top engineers reviewed both products rigorously. It wasn't even close. They loved the performance of the FortiGate over the PAN, and on-box management was far superior. Our deployment has gone very smoothly. Low-end models at our remote sales offices provide plenty of power even while implementing much of the UTM suite. We've also purchased an HA FortiGate pair for our DC for compliance segmentation.
Do a competitive evaluation. Don't only compare data sheets and listen to sales presentations. These units are vastly different in terms of how they are configured and deployed. Test with UTM features enabled! If you don't, you're not adequately testing the "next gen" functionality of the device. And compare the costs! Fortinet < PAN $$$.
The FortiGate UTM functionality is outstanding. It provides both the visibility and control that we need in our organization.
There are many models, so the selection is a little difficult if you're looking for a feature like 802.1x support. You really need pre-sales assistance to select the right model.
No concerns with Fortinet support.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 23, 2016
Price and support were excellent.
With educational discounting, these are hard to beat for value.
It would be nice to see a complete NAC solution developed around the FortiClient
Happy with the solution so would probably not do anything different.
Problems and queries get answered in a reasonable timeframe