Fortinet FortiGate - Fantastic platform, hardware and service!
March 06, 2019

Fortinet FortiGate - Fantastic platform, hardware and service!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiGate

We are using Fortigate Firewalls at all of our properties, from large campus installs to small branch office locations. We use Fortigate units to route traffic and as a Next Generation Firewall, to allow policy based security at all of our locations. The Fortigate units allow us to secure our networks, while providing a great experience for our administrators
  • Simple but complete GUI allows for easy management.
  • Intuitive CLI allows experienced CLI users from other platforms to come up to speed quickly.
  • Unit comes out of the box with a feature rich logging capability, FortiAnalyzer brings it to the next level and is very easy to install.
  • Licensing is easy to understand, The device is a single line item and support has 2 options 8x5 and 24x7.
  • Fortigate's SSL VPN client isn't available via MSI with an easy options for mass deployment and configuration out of the box. You need to have a Fortinet Developer Network license to create a custom deploy image.
  • Fortinet's after hours support is overseas and is adequate. Not stellar.
  • Increased visibility into our traffic flow
  • We've experienced no outages during business hours since installing the devices 4 years ago.
Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Fortinet's Fortigate units are very solid Next Generation Firewalls. In my experience they have done very well both at our branch offices and our Corporate Offices. They are feature packed, the support is fantastic and we've experienced fantastic stability. Anyone with experience managing enterprise class firewalls will have a shallow learning curve moving to the Fortigate units.