Reduce Your Corporate Risk with Fortinet Fortigate
February 12, 2020

Reduce Your Corporate Risk with Fortinet Fortigate

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

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.
  • Fortinet Fortigate created a simplified cost structure for every device we installed, saving our company thousands of dollars compared with our previous vendor of choice.
  • Fortinet Fortigate firewalls contain a tremendous and robust feature set allowing our organization better protection while reducing the number of devices and software required to do similar functions if we went with our previous vendor.
  • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
  • As I've mentioned before, the cost of Fortinet Fortigate is significantly lower than it's competitors. It has the same, if not better, features as it's competitors, same throughput and resilience, for a cheaper price. We have switched out most of our gear for Fortinet, and continue to do so until Fortinet is the only product on our network.
Feature to feature comparisons, Cisco and Fortinet are on par with each other. Both have great service and support. Both have robust security features that protect your network from various threats and exploits. Both have great logging and reporting capabilities. Both are high performing security appliances that protect your network.
What differs is the price, and the ability to have a single appliance that does multiple functions, that required multiple devices or appliances in the Cisco world.
It's true that people used to say " No one ever got fired for buying Cisco! ". However, more and more, budget cuts have impacted every technology department. If a device performs the same, if not better, but is 1/3 the price, you owe it to yourself and your organization to investigate that product further.
The Support team at Fortinet is excellent. They can not only help you configure the device for what you are trying to do, they offer suggestions on improving rules, and troubleshooting issues. Their response time is fast, ensuring you are up and running immediately with no questions asked.
We had a hard drive failure in one of our Fortinet Fortigate appliances. The tech answered immediately, and started rebuilding the drive after some preliminary investigations. After rebuilding, there were still errors and issues, so they dispatched a brand new Fortinet Fortigate appliance. The tech then backed up the configurations for when the new device came in, which showed up in a few hours. A restore of the configuration took less than a minute, and there were no more errors or issues.

Do you think Fortinet FortiGate delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Fortinet FortiGate's feature set?

Yes

Did Fortinet FortiGate live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Fortinet FortiGate go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Fortinet FortiGate again?

Yes

Fortinet Fortigate is a robust firewall and security device. Fortinet has devices geared for any situations, and for any sized company...from single computer small businesses to extremely large organizations with thousands of computers. Fortinet Fortigate is reasonably priced and contains the ability to have multiple functions embedded into a single device, making management that much simpler. Its robust feature set is top-notch and is on a level playing field with the largest names in the business, and in my view, because of the cost difference, wins hands down.

FortiGate Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
10
Visualization Tools
10
Content Inspection
10
Policy-based Controls
10
Active Directory and LDAP
10
Firewall Management Console
10
Reporting and Logging
10
VPN
10
High Availability
10
Stateful Inspection
10
Proxy Server
10