FortiGate

FortiGate

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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Fortinet FortiGate

Overview

What is FortiGate?

FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.
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Popular Features

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  • VPN (37)
    9.6
    96%
  • Firewall Management Console (37)
    9.3
    93%
  • Policy-based Controls (37)
    9.0
    90%
  • Reporting and Logging (37)
    8.4
    84%

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What is FortiGate?

FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.

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Product Demos

FortiGate: Basic Configuration - FortiOS 6.4.0
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Features

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Product Details

What is FortiGate?

Fortinet’s FortiGate is a firewall product with high integrability. It can be deployed on-premises or as a Virtual Machine in a variety of modules. The granularity of the product enables buyers to tailor their purchase to their business needs. FortiGate integrates into multivendor environments, including IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.

FortiGate’s functionality includes the core firewall features, such as intrusion prevention, anti-malware, and web filtering. It also includes SSL inspection, threat protection, and scalable segmentation, all within low-latency standards.

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FortiNet FortiGate is a firewall option with high integrability. It offers a variety of deployment options and next-gen firewall capabilities, including integration with IaaS cloud platforms and public cloud environments.

Reviewers rate VPN highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of FortiGate are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Jesse Bridgelal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet FortiGate is an all-round Network Security solution with advanced Next Generation Firewall features. The purpose built hardware provides unparalleled performance when compared to other similar solutions. The licensing model is very flexible and accommodates networks of all sizes as you pay only for the features you need and not by nodes or user count. The ease of configuration allows for a much simpler configuration task with a lower learning curve due to its very intuitive and flowing interface and many wizards that remove the complexity of programming the device.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
An excellent ratio of functionality and cost of the solution, the UTM subscription and a wide partner network determined our choice of the Fortinet FortiGate. The solution met all the defined requirements, including personal data protection. Local vendors like UserGate were also in scope, but we decided to go with Fortinet.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As mentioned in the previous sections, Fortigate is best suited for our use cases of SDWAN, load balancing, SSL VPN, IPSec Tunnels, Bandwidth allocation (per IP, per user based ). Comparing with Palo Alto NGFW and Cisco ASA, the SD WAN and link load balancing based on the different performance SLA is not best. Cisco ASA also has complexity in terms of managing the firewall, as configuration of simple IPSec tunnel and associated policies can be cumbersome and very hard new Admins.
Chantel Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I stick with this program because of many reasons like it is extremely robust and scalable, as well as simple to set up. Protecting an organization's data is one of the most important duties as cyber-attacks become more widespread and this product always helped me a lot protect my data. This excellent tool keeps its antivirus databases up to date with the newest known zero-day threats, vulnerabilities, ransomware, viruses, and malicious activities. My time with the other two tools was good but I like Fortigate more than any other.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Fortinet] FortiGate is not only cost effective but it gives the comprehensive security against the APT attacks and gives the complete traffic visibility and granular control. You can easily create the VDOMs (Virtual firewall) within a Fortigate firewall and customize the dashboard as per your requirement if you have multiple VDOMs within a single firewall.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cisco ASA is [a] good product but you can't say this is providing the security from every points. Lots of features are missing in Cisco ASA but Fortinet [FortiGate] is fully loaded and all the advanced features are available for secure your company.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are previously using Cisco ASA in our environment & always concerned regarding security because ransomware attacks are increasing day by day. After implementing Fortinet FortiGate we are getting a bucket of security features at almost the same cost with the best technical support.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have both devices Fortinet FortiGate and ASA with firepower services, but [the] main difference is price. The price is [less for] Fortinet FortiGate and we are getting the all features. Email filtering and DLP is extra features and very advanced which we will get only in Fortinet FortiGate.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sonic wall as a firewall also gives us its main function as the Fortinet FortiGate. Sonic Wall is best suited when you want to use it to connect your cloud environment to your private on-premise network. But on reputation most vendors prefer or recommend Fortinet Fortigate if it will act as a firewall alone.
Andrew Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet code configuration is a little bit cleaner, it has sub-modules for different components. One of the nice things about Juniper and pitfalls is that you drop out to the FreeBSD command line if there are any issues. Fortinet and Cisco do not have that capability. Ciscos still has some limitations on the hardware and software side.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The cost was comparable to the SonicWall we were looking at but feature wise, they are in a different league. The Fortigate offered far more next generation firewall features and they were bundled in with the license we chose. The interface is much easier to use and we spend less time bouncing between different screens when configuring rules.
The Cisco offered a similar feature set but was significantly higher in price. We use Cisco for all our other network equipment so it made sense to stick with them for our firewall but we couldn't justify the difference in price.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Before Fortinet, we used checkpoint and our log was closed to gain performance. However, all devices were accessing Checkpoint through a different gateway inside. FortiGate is definitely more successful in log detail. We preferred Fortinet FortiGate because it offers stable performance and does not cause any problems although it passes all network traffic.
Donny McIver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ongoing costs and licensing options - the FortiGate product line comes out a winner every time. We especially like the granularity and licensing options compared to something like Meraki that is mostly "all or nothing" or the SonicWall which is less granular and just not as superior as a product.

We haven't compared against Palo Alto networks and if Fortinet didn't work for us, they would have been our next go to solution to explore. We know the products like Cisco ASA and SonicWall are mostly in the rear-view mirror - and we just hate the licensing model for Meraki and can't get behind that approach. Everything we do, we put ourselves in our client's position to evaluate what serves them best (more than what serves our current need). As a result, Fortinet is a product that best aligns enterprise capability to a typical SMB and doesn't require such a specialized skillset the client is left hanging if they kick us to the curb.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Before Fortinet FortiGate, I used to use a Symantec Firewall for the enterprise, which I don't believe is offered anymore. In comparison, now the Fortinet FortiGate is a next-generation firewall that can do a lot more such as handling multiple network interfaces, much better user interface to implement features, easier setup of client VPNs, and two-factor authentication. Lastly, Fortinet FortiGate is also a market leader.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
In my opinion, Fortinet Fortigates is an enterprise-level firewall. They are workhorses and perform without a stutter. The WG comes close but lacks many features that the Fortigate has by default, and I needed to implement it into our environment. MX firewalls are good but still fall short of being an enterprise-level solution.
Mauro Osvaldo Sepulveda Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortigate is cheaper than other vendors and includes basically the same features. The performance is very good and the configuration is really very easy, you don´t need a lot of training to understand the configuration. The VPN connection works very well and the application control too. But the most important reason that we decided on this solution is because the overall cost is less than the other brands.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Feature to feature comparisons, Cisco and Fortinet are on par with each other. Both have great service and support. Both have robust security features that protect your network from various threats and exploits. Both have great logging and reporting capabilities. Both are high performing security appliances that protect your network.
What differs is the price, and the ability to have a single appliance that does multiple functions, that required multiple devices or appliances in the Cisco world.
It's true that people used to say " No one ever got fired for buying Cisco! ". However, more and more, budget cuts have impacted every technology department. If a device performs the same, if not better, but is 1/3 the price, you owe it to yourself and your organization to investigate that product further.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cost-wise there is no comparison. Palo Alto looked like a solid option but they were just incredibly expensive without any major differences and were not very helpful when it came to making a decision. In the firewall shoot out the FortiGate came out on top with Palo Alto behind it. From what I understand PA people were involved in FortiGate development. The Cisco option was not even an option. To set up a comparable solution required 3 different pieces of hardware at the time we were looking. Nothing else was close.
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