Fortinet Fortigate 110C General Review
April 24, 2018

Fortinet Fortigate 110C General Review

Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiGate

We're currently working with amaze with a FortiGate 110C, that is our front end Firewall for ISP routing and as a first layer to declare web access policies, anti-spam filtering, IPS, application inventory and to implement fail over policies to warranty the Internet connection to all departments. The UTM Solution from Fortinet brings a bundle package of features that is allowing the company to establish a MAN and an extreme secure VPN layer to deliver to our branch offices the WAN access with incredible ease. I do strongly recommend this quite remarkable Security Solution.
  • An accurate Web Filtering module that will allow to your IT Staff, leverage the administration of the web access from the end point users. Also will allow to customize the policies through a broad presentation of options, where you can customize or schedule the access to specific web sites.
  • AD & LDAP integration will allow you to sync your DC with the Firewall and set the traffic rules and packages with ease.
  • VPN through SSL Web Portals will simplify the scale of adaptation for final user, allowing a customization of the front end portal, with corporate image.
  • Improve time for releasing bug fixing.
  • Integrate graphical troubleshoot tools for policies based on devices or user identities, will help IT Sec Admins to answer faster to security breaches.
  • Using CLI reference guides and a better sort options.
  • Renewals are quite decent but if you scale them over 2 - 3 years, I strongly recommend updating the unit after that time, will give the more juice from the FortiOS releases.
  • The initial investment from the FortiGate UTM Solutions will always come with a better bundle license and features, also it's an advantage for those who seek to lower the cost of initial investment to enable specific features.
  • ROI will be seen after the 6th month.
Juniper, Cisco ASA, pfSense, WatchGuard, are strong competitor for Fortinet FortiGate units, sometimes the IT budget and requirements have specific sights over features that are in several cases quite different from the most seen on the market, also FortiGate units gives you a bundle module for reports that can be ease to manage.
FortiGate for large scale solutions with a tight budget can work quite remarkably. Making the right design having all the specs for the network workload, and security areas where the Fortinet UTM solution will be involved can give you the exact model and bundle options needed to make an accurate purchase.

For those IT pros that can save money and use their own resources you can have pfSense Firewall to cover SMB, SOHO offices also for mid size companies 50-99, should work perfect and you will save time money, and training.