Fortinet for small business
March 14, 2019

Fortinet for small business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiGate

We are using Fortinet FortiGate as our firewall for our office as well as its client VPN capabilities for certain users to connect back remotely. The firewall provides some website and antivirus filtering to help keep our network secure without solely relying on desktop antivirus programs. It's critical for some workers to be able to connect back to office resources securely with the client VPN installed on their laptops.
  • It's a cost effective solution for a smaller business like ours.
  • Consulting companies like the one we bought this thru offer support for the product
  • Performance of the firewall and VPN are good
  • The VPN client install is not very clear. It includes other features like antivirus that we are not wanting to use but you have to know where to look to prevent that from being installed.
  • Configuring the firewall is a bit complicated. It really helps to have someone familiar with it do that for you.
  • ROI has been good in that we had it installed and configured and haven't had to touch it. The initial cost was reasonable so the total outcome of expense has been good.
Similar prices, but the Fortinet had a few more features and a better VPN solution for our situation.
If you buy it from a consulting company where they can configure it for you it's pretty much a set it and forget it solution. This suits our needs well. If you are constantly tweaking applications or services in your environment you may have to spend a little time getting familiar with its configuration to be able to manage that yourself.