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FortiGate review by Gabriel R.
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"My experience managing fortigate."

What do you like best?

In the company Serfiprima we implemented a fortinet of the manufacturer Fortinet as a firewall team. Fortinet computers are the computers by firewall preference. With the fortigate configuration options we impose security and restriction of pages, user locks, vpn accesses, among others. When we apply security the UTM we speak of blockages of pages by categories for example web filter and dns filter we apply restrictions between those category, also blockages of applications. These UTMs apply to only licensed equipment. They make mach with the fortigate database that are in the cloud.

What do you dislike?

With the time of implementation and administration of fortigate equipment I have not had failures with the equipment, without a doubt they are teams that work at a high intensity and without problems, with all the solutions they provide us. The complicated thing is the process of updating fimware configurations are lost when increasing of version, it is necessary to be on the lookout when they make these updates.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the application of the fortigate we have implemented the security branch making restrictions of prohibited pages, as well as providing VPN access for users who need to connect to the internal network to use the resources of the internal network.

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FortiGate review by Gerardo F.
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"My experience applying security with the Fortigate team Fortinet."

What do you like best?

In the insurance company mpiramide we have implemented as a firewall the fortigate team of Fortinet as a security barrier against the WAN network. Fortigate equipment provides security configurations to provide a secure environment in our business network. Fortigate gives us different methods of protection, one of them are the UTM that are categories of blocking pages. With the fortigate it also gives us remote access via VPN that is configured as a server on the computer and the clients manage a client called forticlient.

What do you dislike?

Implementing fortigate I have never had problems when assigning a permit or navigation policy. I configure the data links and the internet links dedicated to the equipment in order to do the filtering correctly, it has not fallen on the part of the team, until now the fortigate teams have responded as necessary to the company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

with the help of fortigate I have implemented malware security in pages infected with a virus, it has also helped us to block pages that can not be accessed by company policies such as social networks, obscene pages, policies among others, this is achieved with the implementation of the UTM in each policy. We also solve remote connections using SSL VPN or IPSEC connections.

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FortiGate review by Otto C.
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"My experience as a Fortigate administrator"

What do you like best?

The fortigate teams are the security in the area of ​​networks par excellence in the company Services alo24 we apply security with all the security mechanisms that Fortigate gives us. The application of the UTM as a security bonus is very useful since the UTM categories are updated with the fortinet database that is in the cloud for this to happen fortigate teams must have the updated license. On the other hand they also allow remote connection both by the SLL and IPSEC protocol that helps us or provides our remote VPN connection users with an internet connection. The fortigate teams provide a large number of benefits that meet the needs of the company Alo24.

What do you dislike?

For the Fortigate 500e eqipos, which is the model we have in the Alo24 Services company, we do not have any displeasure, it is true that the team provides us with coverage that covers our needs in the area of ​​telecommunications networks. I greatly appreciate the fortigate manufacturer for these equipments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have covered the improper access that we have configured as unsafe, also pornographic page. We have covered the remote connections with the application of SSL VPN and ipsec connections. And the application of SD-WAN and UTM in the security part.

FortiGate review by Enrique  P.
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"My experience with fortigate"

What do you like best?

with the application of UTM fortigate is shown as a security team that is updated with the database of fortine that is in the cloud, every moment updating, with this function restrictions of prohibited pages apply to apply security in the internal network . Fortigate equipment also provides secure VPN connections with two SSL and IPEC protocols, in the company we assign the connections with the SSL protocol to users to make connections with the forticlient client and the IPSEC to connect branches or a complete network . IPEC connections provide the solution to apply dynamic and static routing.

What do you dislike?

I have no major complaint of the fortigate teams, one of the things that are a bit complex are the firmware updates that must go through each of the versions that correspond up to the last version. But more than that, the fortigate teams are great and I have no complaints on their part

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of fortigate, it solves remote connection failures with the help of VPN and guarantees network security with UTM applications and policy restrictions.

FortiGate review by DIEGO G.
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" My fortigate experience"

What do you like best?

security is one of the things that a business needs in these times where very sensitive data is handled, for this the strategies and equipment are fundamental for security to be applied in the local network. Fortigate is one of the equipment that provides the necessary security through security policies that deny unwanted pages and the application of UTM to apply security by categories.

What do you dislike?

The security policies applied in the desired networks overlap and many are redundant. One must be very careful because applying an unnecessary policy can stop sensitive services in the network, there must be a lot of determination at the moment of applying said policies.

Also one of the weaknesses that present is the time of configuration of the FSSO because if it loses communication with the active directory of windows server none of the users will have navigation and the entire network will be without internet access

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of fortigate configure VPN users and apply security in my internal network is an indispensable equipment in my local network.

FortiGate review by Enrique P.
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" Experience with fortigate firewall"

What do you like best?

The company implements security mechanisms through different protocols to make the network impractical for malicious hachers, but at the same time it is necessary to manage a firewall to study and verify traffic entering and leaving the network and Fortigate is one of the best teams that perform that work. With the application of the UTM in the policy guarantees according to the configuration in the utm apply security also allows to block logical ports in the network. This equipment is very useful when applying security in the network.

What do you dislike?

With the experience I use with the fortinet team, I can not complain about many of the applications of the equipment, the most complex of the firewalls is the update part of the TFTP . It turns out that there is a jump from version to version. what do we want to get

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of the fortigate teams I have solved the remote connection through the VPN solution through the SSL and IPSEC protocols for the users who work remotely from their homes have access to the resources of the internal network.

FortiGate review by Alex F.
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"Firewall completely complete, robust and easy to use. Highly recommended!"

What do you like best?

Fortigate is a firewall that provides high security to a network, I like it because it has functions and features that other types of corporate firewalls do not offer, I like it because it is a very simple system and very easy to configure only basic knowledge of networks is needed to be able understand it, it has quite useful and practical functions such as web filtering or proxy system, the creation and organization of the ACL, I like the FSSO synchronization because it is quite fast like the LDAP system.

It should be noted that it contains a link monitoring system, ACL, VPN and log system to have a record of the actions that are done in the firewall.

What do you dislike?

Personally I don't have any negative comments or disgust with this system, since this is a fairly complete system with it you get a fairly comprehensive control in a network and giving greater perimeter security avoiding external cyber attacks, the only drawback that can be taken in account is the cost of your license since it is somewhat high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Personally I recommend this system for several reasons as: it is easy to use, it is easy to configure, it is intuitive, it has a friendly interface, it is a robust system compared to firewall systems. The price of the device and the license are somewhat high but considerable if you want to invest in the perimeter security of a network this would be the most viable or acceptable option to implement since it is complete and does not need third parties. The learning curve of this system is quite short and with enough information and courses in which they can help in this learning, it is definitely a highly recommended system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This firewall system has been offered to different clients as a perimeter security device and thus offering the configuration service of the different functions and features that they request in order to have greater security also giving 24/7 support in any service that they request, different services have been carried out, such as web filtering, access control to the network, configuration of VPNs and other types of services.

FortiGate review by Luis G.
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" Security experience with fortigate"

What do you like best?

The fortinet manufacturer designed the fortigate team, which is a firewall that I implemented in my company to solve the problem of hacking in the network and to add security and restriction to pages that are blocked by company policies. It also adds the VPN solution for the remote connection to the internal network with an internet connection through the SSL and IPSEC protocols.

What do you dislike?

One of the errors commented by the fortinet teams is the overlap of redundant policies when talking about the UTM applied to each one of the created policies, for example the web filters overlap with the navigation policies of the dns filter, many of the Pages are restricted by applying policies of these two. Also at higher UTM applied the speed of the packets in the network is much slower.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of the UTM I restrict the pages produced by the company's policies. It also helps to make remote connections from other locations through the SSL VPN connection, to connect a branch we apply the IPSEC policy for those connections.

FortiGate review by Alfred P.
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"Fortigate High quality business security solution."

What do you like best?

Fortigate is a very advanced firewall system, it offers many functions that are quite useful, it is an easy to use system, I like its graphical interface is quite intuitive and helps to understand the operation of the system, it has web filtering according to its license. of the options that I like the most because this way I can perform the different filtering I want to apply to the users of the networks, this device gives me the necessary security that I am protected against any threat, I also like the ease of creating policies that are quite intuitive and easy to edit

What do you dislike?

Until the moment I honestly do not have any type of displeasure or negative comments with fortigate, it is a highly secure system with an easy handling and configuration, with quite good features and features that will help any network to be protected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The system really has a high price, but it is accessible for companies that need to have security in their networks since nothing is more important than the data of a company, I recommend it in all respects, its functions are of high quality, Support is pretty good and it's easy to use and simple to set up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use fortigate in several of my clients since it is a system that we offer for perimeter security, helps to maintain a high level of security and give peace of mind to customers who will be protected all the time while everything is updated, apart from traffic control, Use of proxy, vpn with forticlient and vpn Site-To-Site type fits highlights that are excellent features and that are easy to configure.

FortiGate review by Grecia S.
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" Experience with Fortigate in my network"

What do you like best?

With the help of the manufacturer Fortinet and its fortigate devices I have spread security throughout my network, thanks to the strengths of fortinetgate and its applications and functions for security I apply restrictions of infected pages and viruses in the network. With its useful UTM tool I apply restriction by categories web filter, dns filter and aplication control. We have configured with a domain server we apply FSSO to synchronize the active directory with the fortinet to create navigation profiles, they are categorized in order of priority and are encrypted by charges.

What do you dislike?

At the time of the configuration of the FSSO on occasions when the communication loses the fortinet with the active directory each one of the users that are logged in the active directory of the server lose navigation, one of the solutions that we have found is to block and unblock the team to re-synchronize the fortigate with the active directory.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of the fortigate 500 I have managed the creation of VPN users, either IPSEC or SSL, apart from security, users download the Forticlient client, add the credentials created in the fortigate and access the internal network remotely.

FortiGate review by Arturo R.
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"One of the best firewalls in the world"

What do you like best?

What I like about Fortigate is the easy administration for users of any network level.

The creation and implementation of your security policies is the easiest to use, just choose source interface, destination interface, ports and UTM and you have already created a security policy according to the needs.

The customization of the UTM is a great advantage that offers network administrators because in a few clicks you can adjust the UTM to the requirements of the company. Fortigate has a great variety of UTMs in which web filtering and application control stand out.

The option of having SD-WAN is advantageous when having more than one Internet provider, the reports are of great help when solving problems.

Totally Fortigate is one of the best firewalls at all levels. For some reason they lead the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Totally recommended.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like about Fortigate is that it needs to mature its firmware, there are a lot of erroneous firmware coming out and it's already creating what's called more quantity than quality.

They should test their firmware better before throwing them to the public because a network administrator wants to have their computers updated but it is difficult when the released firmware have errors and compromise the productive of the company.

Of the rest I have no objection to Fortigate firewalls.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would strongly recommend Fortigate firewalls for their ease of administration and learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems we are solving with Fortigate are Internet bandwidth management and Internet access classification using FSSO.

FortiGate review by Miguel S.
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"Firewall thanks to Fortinet with its team Fortigate"

What do you like best?

With the firewall fortinet implemented in my company it has helped me to apply security at the block level of malicious pages, viruses in the navigation. Thanks to the application of the UTM, which block services, pages by category among others. With the help of these applications in fortinet my network has grown a lot in the security field.

What do you dislike?

Some of the things I do not like about fortigate are that UTMs are redundant in the case of web filters and dns filters, while more UTMs are applied in the policies, the packages take many more to be processed and that degrades the service of velez from Internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of FortiGate apply security and permits by priority level per charge. Limiting bandwidth to consume. Applying FSSO that is associated with Active Directory.

FortiGate review by Gabriel C.
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"Very Popular And Respected Firewall In The Market"

What do you like best?

The graphical interface of the system provides easy status visualization through the dashboard menu, not to mention the ease of making settings.

Among the protections we can avoid contraindications, Web filtering, antimalware and application control and encrypted traffic. The way we can implement is also flexible, with FortiGate's corporate firewalls, we can deploy them from the edge of the network to the core, internally and in our datacenters. Because the filter possibilities are immense, its CLI becomes simple after an adaptation, but the interfaces are preferred by the graphical interface (GUI). FortiGate is an essential part of the security mesh, which protects the corporate network against known and unknown attacks.

What do you dislike?

Some specific settings are only possible via CLI in some cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

State-of-the-art firewall of enough confidence, it protects your real network.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to perform the total control of the traffic passed to the router, filtering everything in the way we thought best, defending against attacks and invaders.

FortiGate review by Marcos P.
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" Excellent data center and access CPE"

What do you like best?

Fortigate is an equipment that has powerful firewall functions and excellent routing performance. Its graphical interface is very practical and intuitive. The Virtual Domain (VDOM) capability enables the implementation of several types of service in a single device. Integrates seamlessly with other vendors.

What do you dislike?

Its graphical interface, although very useful for simplicity and practicality, does not allow to make some configurations, although it understands that this must be a mechanism of security but in some cases this can disrupt. It could have higher capacity interfaces.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fortigate is an excellent device, with very good performance in the Data Center environment and also as a client access router. It has several routing configurations and the possibility to implement Virtual Domain (VDOM) to separate the services is an attraction in these equipments. A very worthwhile investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Fortigate we deliver several types of services to our clients. We were able to for example deliver a dedicated IP service and L3VPN on the same equipment. It is a formidable firewall as well.

FortiGate review by Barnett M.
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"high-end firewall with powerful features and 100% reliable security"

What do you like best?

Fortigate is one of the best firewall I have used throughout my career, I have achieved it in several jobs that I have been and implemented many times, it has some of the best configuration systems very easy and very practical, it is quick to configure it and quite intuitive, I really like the wizard to perform many of the configurations such as the VPN IP-SEC Site-to-Site, ACL, and among other configurations, I like it because this system is so practical that it can be configured in virtual machines and can also be emulated in programs such as GNS3 and EVE-NG thus having a time release to test features that you want to test.

What do you dislike?

the only thing I have to say negatively and really would not take it so negative is its price, although it is quite acceptable and considerable since you pay a license for good service as it has fortigate, it has different characteristics depending on your license and is considered get it since with it you get functions such as web filtering, proxy and among others that help to have a better security and control over the network.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fortigate really is one of the security systems that complies with what it offers, it has a variety of functions that help maintain a fairly secure network, I always recommend studying it, although it is easy to configure it, you must always be clear about the functionalities of each one of your Features, there is enough information and course that Fortinet offers about Fortigate and they are quite useful and good to learn, and on the other hand I consider it one of the best firewall and I recommend it to anyone as the first option for perimeter security device.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use in cases Fortigate to perform configurations in various clients and also to perform tests on virtual machines created in virtual box or vmware and perform tests of connectivity and configurations of different functions such as proxies and ACL rules according to the need of the client who requests it , it is also very practical to create these laboratories with this system to know how to make the configurations before implementing it in a production environment, although there are not many complications because fortigate is quite easy to understand, Fortigate is one of the best devices security that I was able to configure as a perimeter device.

FortiGate review by Pedro J.
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"My experience with fortigate firewall"

What do you like best?

Fortinet products applied to my network has guaranteed the security of my network and restriction of pages of leisure for the users to whom we provide service, with the help of utm that brigitte fortigate teams apply to policies that need to apply security. Fortigate computers also have the option to create remote connections through VPN with two security protocols with SSL and IPSE. In the company we use IPSEC for remote branch connections and SSL for employee connections remotely with the help of the forticlient client.

What do you dislike?

The level of pairing of the packages is a little slower if we use the equipment as the main router, it would be recharging the functions of what the device can offer. The more utm we apply in the different policies, the speed of the packets decreases significantly due to the fact that

packages go through analytic processes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of this team I apply security with the UTM, and we apply policies of access to pages, services, restriction of logical ports. The teams come with a function called forti analizer to verify the accesses of each of the users of the network and verify that they access and if they are in pages that should not.

FortiGate review by Miguel G.
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" I am an administrator of a Fortigate 500E and it seems to me an easy-to-use firewall device"

What do you like best?

What I like the most is the very illustrative and easy to configure configuration interface. UTM options that are updated with the server in the cloud indicating that the database is always updated to provide maximum protection in the network.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like about the fortigate is the statements of some policies, it has to be very precise.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the company a virus was spread throughout the network, because a user downloaded some movies by torrent, by implementing Fortigate the policies were implemented that denied the torrent service through a UTM. And you have a more centralized administration thanks to the fortigate

FortiGate review by Jose Antonio B.
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"easy management UTM"

What do you like best?

its easy management, i like the way you change something and it gets applied in the same moment, the same way you can revert something really fast, no need to apply settings, also its multi operating system, since it uses a website to manage the configuration.

What do you dislike?

theres not much to dislike really, it does what it says it does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are using gcloud servers, give fortigate a try, it will help you alot with the security

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

enterprise security, also cloud security, we tried other solutions to use on Gcloud, but this was the more user friendly and works like expected.

FortiGate review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Fantastic product and support"

What do you like best?

For me, the fortigate just works. I have not really been able to complain about a situation in which I wasn't able to get something working on my own or in the end, support helped and they have always been very knowledgable.

What do you dislike?

Some of their logging can be a little cumbersome to decipher and sift through. If you have fortiview internally it would make it easier but we don't have that product so our logs are purely deciphered on our siem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We've considered moving to other alternatives such as Palo Alto but couldn't justify the cost. The fortigate appliance along with the IDS feature has been everything we've needed to this point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've not only been able to have it protect my environment, but I'm also able to segragate network spaces out with it and am able to get very granular in policies that I can create. There are a number of features you can turn on which will definitely help your environment not be so vulnerable in today's landscape.

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"Fortigate features in the corporate environment"

What do you like best?

Fortigate has many features, supports several services and protocols, as an example of services we use in this equipment we can highlight, support the configuration of routing protocol BGP, MPBGP, OSPF, IPSEC VPN, VDOM that guarantees the implementation of several services in the same without intrusion on the other, high availability with HA, integrated Foritguard offering more security, advanced firewall features, traffic shapers and traffic shapers Policy, are just a few examples of features that are easy to deploy, etc.

What do you dislike?

So far we have used several services from Fortigate and we have nothing to complain about, because in all the services we implement, all are operating very well and our end customers are also very satisfied with the services we deliver with Fortigate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Garente security, high performance, easy implementation, great cost and benefit, optimization of the execution of services in production.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Implementation of several services in the same equipment, we can use services in L2 and L3, VDOM, separation of services by port, excellent performance in the execution of services, etc.

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"Robust NGFW with DLP function!"

What do you like best?

In this SMB segment, Fortigate would be the better option. There are many features available this box but I did like most oft them, andI am impressed with device throughput, WEB and Application filter, process of deployment, DLP, robust VPN, impressive GUI, LOG monitoring, strong IPS signature bundled. When it comes to log monitoring they have excellent analyzer called FortiAnalyzer. I guess I have mentioned most of things which is required while evaluate for any one.

What do you dislike?

I would say enhancement rather dislike. There are couple of features that can be improved and which are DLP custom classification, device does not store logs init as it required cloud or other hardware, slow GUI access and some times issue with memory utilization.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say if someone is looking for NGFW with advance features in budget, than this can be your companion in their security architecture. It's quite reliable, easy to maintain and robust.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously we had lot of issue with other device, but this FortiGate has resolved most of them. There are many merits we can say after deploying this device, and which are better SSL VPN to connect our office from all our globe with any interruption, throughput, strong web and application filter, good endpoint policy for remote user, IPS signature is very strong so detecting many vulnerable alarms, log monitoring is excellent again with reports in details. though log are being stored on cloud with limited size we are getting good result out of it, and we are also planning to deploy analyzer to all reports for future as well.

We believe that network and security issue has been improvised after deploying this device and we are very happy having this device in our network.

FortiGate review by Jamie J.
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"Reliable and simple to use network hardware firewall security devices"

What do you like best?

Fortigate offers a comprehensive line of network hardware firewall security devices. These offer the best reliability for securing your network. The dual-wan feature also gives you the ability to have load-balancing or failover for multiple WAN connections.

What do you dislike?

I have had only a couple issues mainly due to correct flash memory in the Fortigate unit. Fortigate happily and quickly RMA'd my device to get me back up and running in no time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for good hardware security firewalls, I would highly recommend considering the lineup available from Fortigate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fortigate gives us protection from network attacks, helps easily open and close ports to keep us secure, and also gives us redundant internet connections with failover thanks to having dual-WAN ports.

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"Renowned Firewall Solution"

What do you like best?

Easy setup in a user friendly administrative interface. Advanced firewall solution for corporate use. Intergra functions as an antivirus and antspan tool allied to advanced routing protocols.

What do you dislike?

It is not a cheap product for small businesses but its value is justifiable if we compare its functions offered.

Advanced commands are only applied by command line.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Targeted product for medium and large companies.

Investment for an integrated enterprise security solution.

If you can buy it will be a good investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firewall solution for internetwork easy administration and comprehensive security features.

FortiGate review by Renan A.
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"Nextgen Firewall with expert layer 7 control and easy configuration."

What do you like best?

We bought two FortiGate 800D for a branch. The second Fortigate is a backup and works in passive mode.

The experience has been fantastic with them. Fortigate 800D has easy configuration through a very friendly graphical interface and also has a excellent attractive value. In our branch we use it for protection services, Web filtering, VPN and application control.

What do you dislike?

So far we have not had any problems. I'm enjoying all the features and performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No problems. We needed technical support once, and the service was quick and efficient.

FortiGate review by Mike B.
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"Fortigate's, keep out the trash"

What do you like best?

Nice gui, robust CLI, webfiltering is very customizable, sslvpn feature is great coupled with forticlient.

What do you dislike?

A bit pricey, but worth it if you're tired of the Cisco machines. Chatty with the email alerts. No easy option to drop incoming traffic without an alert every time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Their support can't be beat. Next day service on all dead boxes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using as our main firewalls/routers, and also as a part of our SSLVPN solution. Networking all branches with these via BGP tunnels

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"best firewall that comes with excellent support flexibility and its "

What do you like best?

I love the interface, the admin interface is now mobile friendly.

What do you dislike?

The ipsec tunnel with other products get hang often

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for 100d if you are a sme

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secuurity, abikity to add web filter, custom policoes on port forwarding, blocking of unwanted traffic. Ability to create vpn from site to site onternationally and locally has saved a lot of money. Ability to see the logs using the forticloud free account makes lofe much easier.

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"Easy to Use Firewall"

What do you like best?

I love the insights that I can see based on the application being used. It is very easy to see which user or device is sucking up the bandwidth.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I didn't like was the device needed a software upgrade that "soft bricked" my firewall. The upgrade path wasn't followed, so that was my fault. But I wanted to cancel the upgrade before it started but there was no way to do that. It involved a long night trying to get the device back up and running. Eventually it did and is working great now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to limit bandwidth on certain applications, block websites, and route traffic as needed. Policy based routing has helped us use a secondary connection as a fail-over if our primary goes down. This has been a lifesaver.

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"Awesome firewall quick setup"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use the software is the same from a switch to an AP. And you can work it from 1 plane of glass to configure all equipment

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes of the firewall. I find that some of the software is buggy at times and you have to refresh your browser so often which could be an issue on my end

Recommendations to others considering the product

If cost and ease of use then I would reccommend this product. Also the training is really good too. It is all done from one plane of glass

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you want a very inexpensive and reliable firewall that is easy to setup this is the firewall to do it. We were able to setup a customer with no issues in about 5 minutes

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"Fortigate"

What do you like best?

Flexibilidad , gestión, variedad de equipos para distintas oficinas con múltiples funciones de seguridad tanto de antivirus , ids, ips,

What do you dislike?

en principio no tengo muchas pegas el servicio es bueno

Recommendations to others considering the product

danip_hotmail.com

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

tiene muy buenas soluciones tanto de conexión como soluciones para pequeñas oficinas con una buena cobertura de seguridad

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"Great Product For Using At Work"

What do you like best?

Not only does this program help me work, but it also helps me go back home and feel accomplished at work. I am very happy with this product and our company is constantly working.

What do you dislike?

I rarely have any problems with this product, but updates do take some time out of my work schedule.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product helps our company stir less confusion with our clients. We are able to identify our customers when we look at our inventory.

FortiGate review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Fantastic security for complete security."

What do you like best?

1) Ease of use

2) Simple GUI

3) CLI option

4) Fabric

5) VDOM

6) Easy to deploy

What do you dislike?

1) Quick support - We can't raise P1 or P2 tickets from support portal.

2) Configuration backup - There has to be an option to email configuration on daily or weekly basis.

3) HA configuration needs license for 2nd device

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of use & deploy to secure your network.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1) Secure network

2) Block attacks from outside

3) Access office setup remotely using SSL VPN

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"Solid product. Good UTM solutions that does not break the bank"

What do you like best?

Amount of features. I am happy to have a good UTM product that is providing use with the ability to content filter . / Application firewall and IPS.

What do you dislike?

A few small bugs have been found during our deployment. But all seemed to have a solid workaround. The ability to see traffic in real time could be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy the high end appliances. Its better to plan for 5+ years outs needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IPS / Content Filtering / Application Firewall. The biggest benefit is the ability to manage a large number of firewalls at once with the global management tool.

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"Great firewalls"

What do you like best?

The user interface is very user friendly, the software works well and is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like that you can’t map user with a solution agentless like with Palo Alto.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I changed two old firewalls with a couple of Fortigate in HA. Now create new policies is very simple.

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"Fortigate firewalls"

What do you like best?

My main job function is to manage Fortigate firewalls. They are very easy to make minor adjustments to web content filters and feature a robust Unified Threat Management system.

What do you dislike?

Setting up SSL and IPsec VPN tunnels is not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They're easy to manage once they're setup, but can be tricky to implement originally.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Fortigate firewalls to manage LAN to WAN and WAN to LAN traffic, as well as VPN access for both SSL and IPsec VPN tunnels.

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"FortiGate"

What do you like best?

Online technical documentation is extensive.

What do you dislike?

Some features and capabilities don't work as documented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Logging can significantly degrade performance, causing the FortiGate to go into "Conserve Mode." If you plan to use logging, you may need a more expensive model of the FortiGate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This firewall provides excellent perimeter security at an affordable cost.

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"Excellent firewall "

What do you like best?

How you can customize the firewall to our liking

What do you dislike?

I have nothing to complain about. I have been

Using it for over a a year!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It does the job and I can’t complain. If you need a firewall try fortigate out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It does the job wonderfully!

Kate from G2

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