Fortinet Fortigate - my top choice for medium enterprise networks.
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Updated March 05, 2019

Fortinet Fortigate - my top choice for medium enterprise networks.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiGate

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.
  • VPN client is easy to use and can be customized for your organization.
  • All features are enabled on the firewall with little to no impact on performance.
  • Easy to configure interface on the firewall but also has a command line available for high level admins.
  • Excellent technical support department - very quick response time.
  • Pricing was amazing compared to peers.
  • Sales team was lacking information (type of licensing, hardware model, etc). Make sure you ask lots of questions.
  • The sales team recommended the wrong product for us initially. It was unable to keep up with the traffic load at our location, even with everything disabled. They resolved the issue by finding the appropriate device for us and giving us a steep discount due to the previous issues.
  • Since switching to the appropriate hardware we have had an increased in availability. No longer experiencing outages or slowdowns due to insufficient equipment,
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.
Our firewall is fantastic. It's very quick and easy to configure. Fortigate offered a lot of assistance during setup so that our downtime when switching was very limited. The technical support team is amazing and have a very quick response time. Compared to it's peers, Fortigate has exceptional pricing for the same or better feature set.

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