Enterprise Level Protection for your business
March 03, 2020

Enterprise Level Protection for your business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiGate

Fortinet Fortigate currently sits on the edge of our network, and it is used to monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on the network. It allows us to shut down access to the network and restrict access only to applications and protocols that should be allowed based on the services we currently use. It is a core component of our IT security strategy for the organization.
  • Allow secure access to the network for external vendors.
  • Protects the network from nefarious online activities
  • It gives us granular control over what we allow in and out of the network and the flow of traffic between network points (LANS & WANS).
  • It allows us to connect multiple offices over WAN connections.
  • Training - The software and device is complex I believe free training should be offered for administrators to become experts on how the device function as opposed to learning by a bit of trial and error or discovering useful features only when the necessity arises. Companies usually like to avoid the added costs of training. Therefore, free training courses to certification would benefit all shareholders and lead to even further widespread adoption over the competition.
  • Any simplification of the user interface to implement essential security features would be welcomed. It can be relatively daunting for a new administrator, especially if having to use the command prompt.
  • More screenshots in the online documentation or more videos to guide admins on how to implement useful security features I find the documentation online sometimes a bit hard to follow. Still, if screenshots were added, it would simplify the process.
  • It allows us to provide a secure network for the business.
  • It allows us to manage connections and data flow from multiple ISPs and users.
  • It allows us to provide redundancy in services dependent on the ISP's internet connection.
  • It allows us to implement multiple security features to improve the security posture of the organization.
Before Fortinet FortiGate, I used to use a Symantec Firewall for the enterprise, which I don't believe is offered anymore. In comparison, now the Fortinet FortiGate is a next-generation firewall that can do a lot more such as handling multiple network interfaces, much better user interface to implement features, easier setup of client VPNs, and two-factor authentication. Lastly, Fortinet FortiGate is also a market leader.
In my experience, the support is usually outstanding. You have some wait time to deal with, depending on the issue. Thus far, my experience with their support has been positive.

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To protect networks ranging from small to enterprise, especially if you are connecting multiple office locations to share IT services where feasible.

FortiGate Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Not Rated
Visualization Tools
Not Rated
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Not Rated
Stateful Inspection
Not Rated
Proxy Server
Not Rated