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Likelihood to Recommend

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FortiConverter

Unless you are rebuilding rules from scratch, FortiConverter is a must-have when migrating legacy rulesets from competing platforms such as Cisco ASA, CheckPoint, Juniper, etc. to FortiGate Appliances. Without FortiConverter, guaranteed there will be some flows you missed and you will be troubleshooting them during your cutover maintenance window. Utilizing FortiConverter, you will minimize such issues as cutover time because you have the ability to stage the new ruleset in advance. Complex topologies and multi-platform migrations require highly skilled consultation from experts that [have] done this several times before.
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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FortiConverter

  • Audit existing rulesets from CheckPoint, Cisco, Juniper and other platforms
  • Build migration rulesets to FortiGate
  • Stages migration before actual cutover
  • Reduces or eliminates obsolete and shadow rules
  • Simple logic
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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FortiConverter

  • Programming or scripting skills are not needed but highly recommended
  • Requires excellent command of REGEX
  • Interface Mapping from complex topologies requires a deep understanding of FortiGate interface capabilities and scripting
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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FortiConverter

FortiConverter 10.0
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FortiConverter is currently the best option to assist in migrating legacy firewalls to FortiGate firewalls. FortiConverter is flexible enough to be the single tool to use when migrating Check Point, Cisco ASA, Juniper and other platforms to FortiGate Firewalls. FortiConverter is not a multi-user software however it is easy for multiple engineers to work on a single or multiple migration projects.
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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FortiConverter

FortiConverter is the easiest of the firewall migration tools to use compared to Checkpoint SmartMove, Cisco Firewall Migration Tool, FWMIG, etc. It has a more robust user interface and allows you to customize the rule imports as needed. Rulebase analysis, hit count, NAT, and dynamic routing are presented in an easy to understand format with FortiConverter.
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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FortiConverter

  • Streamlined migrations successful on the first try
  • Simple and fast cutover maintenance window
  • Audit and tune existing rule base
  • Quickly identify shadow rules
  • Quickly identify rules with elevated access
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

FortiConverter

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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