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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Product Demos

FortiGate: Basic Configuration - FortiOS 6.4.0
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Features

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A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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 a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) that provides state-of-the-art security for your Network. Fortinet FortiGate provides the full Unified Threat Protection (UTP)Suite for our Company and includes powerful network protection services such as IPS, Anti-Malware, Antivirus, Flood Detection, BotNet Detection, Web Filters, and other security services. Fortigate provides a powerful first line of defense for our network, with proactive alerting and intrusion prevention. Fortigate and the FortiClient combine to provide versatile and secure VPN services for our Remote workers. the Site to Site VPN is also a powerful full-time VPN for larger sites that need WAN Connectivity. Fortigate provides a very intuitive interface which allows our Team to configure and utilize the most powerful features of this Firewall with ease.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been using multiple Fortinet FortiGate products. Fortinet 500D is a perimeter firewall that is on HA and protects our internal and external traffic from emerging threats. The throughput of the devices is completely appreciable and easy management, Remote SSO login, Web filtering, and Gateway antivirus security makes it different from others. Technical support is perfect and well trained to support you in any case.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet FortiGate is a scalable solution that could perfectly fit into a wide range of companies. All the used features do a great job in our organization. It complies with all the local data protection regulations. We had good support from partners with the demonstration of FortiGate functionality. The decision was made on the base of comparison with other competitors.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Being an IT consultant and Software Development Centre (Lab) for our Parent Company, we are very specific and skeptical when we choose a product that will be implemented across many other daughter companies. For FortiGate Firewall, the basic functionality and requirement is met easily as Fortigate is among market leaders in NGFW. There are some extra points that inclined us to use [Fortinet] Fortigate as our main Firewall. Fortigate has a very well refined and functional SD-WAN solution when it comes to load balancing for normal Internet Traffic, be it web browsing, Application traffic, IPSec or SSL VPN traffic. Some of the top NGFW still lacks the basic load balancing feature (to be practical) in small and mid scale organizations where budget is a constraint in selecting the technologies. Another feature is to have the traffic shaping (QoS) or bandwidth allocation to users, Application, subnets with all possible variables in configuration. Explicit Proxy is also a great feature, to be configured on the Firewall itself. SSL VPN configuration on firewall is also very easy with the help of Wizard.
Chantel Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
FortiGate is a robust network security solution that provides us with a reliable Unified Threat Management environment for legacy, cloud, and hybrid systems. It is proven that it is great for our business because we deal with sensitive data or run several cloud instances. Fortinet provides several data security options. This minimal investment is inciting because we don't have to keep a large IT staff. This firewall program offers powerful intrusion prevention systems that are easy to configure to recognize trusted employees, customers, and partners, and also keep the system secure from different types of harmful malicious programs. This product enhanced our company's security amazingly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Fortinet FortiGate as Perimeter FW on multiple locations. Applications visibility, scalability, feature availability, and ease of use are the most prominent attributes of Fortinet FortiGate firewalls. Just turn on the feature you require and if your license supports it, you are good to deploy the new requirement for your business.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet's FortiGate solution is being used in my organization and we are able to achieve the security with this cost efficient firewall. It comes with powerful technologies to secure the infra from known and unknown both attack types. On the top of that, it has an user friendly user interface where policy creation is easy and we can select the security profiles per rules.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Fortinet FortiGate] is [a] loaded and ready platform for any sized organization. Highly efficient security processors optimize network performance help you to secure you organization from any cyber attacks. This is also a top selling product because of advanced security features, fast processing and low cost. I am working on [FortiGate] 1800F series and I deployed this on my two other sites. I [am] happy with their features.


Tony Dous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This device is being used across the entire organization. We are using it as our primary internet-facing firewall. It is protecting our network from outside threats and ensuring that the users inside the organization are protected as well. Some sister company authorized users have access to the FortiClient VPN software so they can access resources from remote locations.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Fortinet FortiGate in our Remote area locations because it has one of the best features of remote VPN for connecting remote sites to the main branch. Also, they are providing the UTM feature that is giving the best outputs as compared to other firewalls we have in our enviorment. Fortinet FortiGate resolved our Security & remote VPN issues.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet FortiGate firewall provides you ultimate threat protection for your organization. This is only one and [many] powerful firewall offers UTM. Most of firewall offers UTM but most of main features is missing but in Fortinet we have web filtering, anti virus, content filtering, application control, which help you organization from external threats so your business will not [be] harmed from any cyber attack. I have this product in one of my location. I am satisfied with [its] high performance and advanced protection.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It used as our first layer of security and often used as a Site-to-site VPN connection in our AWS environment. It helps the business to secure live or on premise environment to the outside world or to the public while connecting to our cloud environment. We also able to filter and alter who will manage the appliance.
Andrew Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am using the FortiNet FortiGate 60D Firewall as my main internet connection. Implementing this gave me faster networking throughput than I had with my previous device and easier security policy enforcement. The ability to create L2L VPN tunnels with this device made it a lot faster to configure/program.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This device is being used across the entire organization. We are using it as our primary Internet facing firewall. It is protecting our network from outside threats and ensuring that the users inside the organization are protected as well. All authorized users have access to the FortiClient VPN software so they can access resources from remote locations.
December 04, 2020

FortiGate Firewall

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet is our main firewall. We use it for IPS, Network Antivirus, application control, and web filtering. The FortiGate is used across our entire school district. It does a tremendous job of safeguarding our district from cyber threats.
Michael Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Coming from a Cisco background, I first brushed this off as some knockoff. But in all honesty, it is far superior to the products I have used in the past.

My department (Enterprise Managed Services) currently uses Fortinet FortiGate in tens of thousands of locations. We use the whole suite with FortiAP and FortiSwitches. The whole family intertwines fluidly with great features and support. Even better is its policy and configuration management with FortiManager or logging and reporting with FortiAnalyzer. The web interface is so intuitive and the CLI is a breeze to use. The current offerings of FortiGates range from small branch office sized firewalls to large multirack datacenter beasts. The VPN capacity, SSL inspection, and other traffic metrics are insane for the purposes we use them for. The high availability and SD Wan features that customers want are so easy to use and configure. I highly recommend FortiGate as an alternative to more expensive solutions that are still 5 years behind.

Another side note, the support and training portals are very very informative. Even the certification exam materials are now free. FortiGate is definitely pushing boundaries with its UTM devices. Many job listings in Denver are now asking for FortiGate experience! Highly recommended.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We decided to try FortiGate solutions when we wanted to upgrade our Network infrastructure. We have been using it for about 5 years after the results. It is at the heart of the entire infrastructure and is in a critical position because our business is on the internet.
Donny McIver | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use FortiGate internally and as our go-to solution for our clients looking to replace/upgrade their current firewall solution. With the recent work from home scramble and COVID-19 - quickly deploying VPN setups to users we never imagined would need to work remotely was a snap -- thankfully we had FortiGate in place for those clients!

We appreciate the next-gen firewall feature set and ease of building policies to tailor to our client's needs for their infrastructure. While we're a pretty small shop, supporting businesses with < 100 users it's nice to have a very scalable solution that we can lead with for clients of any size. We know there's plenty more to learn and grow into the Fortinet universe - but their partner support team is amazing.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet Fortigate currently sits on the edge of our network, and it is used to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on the network. It allows us to shut down access to the network and restrict access only to applications and protocols that should be allowed based on the services we currently use. It is a core component of our IT security strategy for the organization.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We use Fortinet FortiGate to terminate to our AWS instances for monitoring thousands of customer devices. Using the Fortigate was the answer to the overlapping network issues we had with customers. It's working as designed
Mauro Osvaldo Sepulveda Gutierrez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have been working with this solution over 5 years and we are very satisfied. We use it for one of our offices and the configuration is very easy and intuitive. You can apply policies by address or by user, the integration with Active Directory is not complicated, the cost of the solution is cheaper in comparison with other vendors and including the same solutions.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Fortinet Fortigate is the Firewall of choice in our organization now. We use them at every location, in every city or town, in every building, as well as in the homes of employees requiring remote access to the organization systems. Fortinet Fortigate solved two problems in our organization:
1. How do we reduce the costs incurred securing our infrastructure and assets, while at the same time not exposing those assets to undue risk; and
2. How do we simply our infrastructure, while increasing our visibility into those assets, with the limited resources available.

Fortinet Fortigate solved both those questions, and actually improved our security posture.
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