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July 2022
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FrançoisNolin - PeerSpot reviewer
Cybersecurity architect at Alithya
Real User
Easy to set up and user-friendly with good support
Pros and Cons
  • "It’s really easy to use."
  • "It would be interesting if the solution offered a way to try to investigate and create a use case to trace vectors."

What is our primary use case?

FortiClient is for the VPN. FortiClient is used with FortiGate. We have 100 users across both North America and Europe. We created a rule with the firewall to authorize the countries we are in, and we have rules to authorize specific IPs. We have to link to the internet.

How has it helped my organization?

The incidents in the log have been very useful. Some projects are really a pain to investigate. This helps.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly. It’s really easy to use. It is not like Cisco where GUI is really bad.

I don't have really issues with them. In terms of features, everything is easier.

When you want to find any information, you have documentation on hand that is easy to use.

You have good support and the price is good.

The solution is very easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

I’m not sure what exactly can be improved.

It would be interesting if the solution offered a way to try to investigate and create a use case to trace vectors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I’ve used the solution for more than two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don’t have any issues with stability. It’s been fine. There are no bugs or glitches and it doesn’t crash or freeze. We don’t have any issues with the internet or power supplies.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have about 100 users on the solution currently. We don’t really scale it.

How are customer service and support?

Technical support has been excellent. They are fantastic.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used a different solution. However, it does not cover the same responsibilities.

Sometimes, for SOCs, I’ve looked at WatchGuard, Palo Alto, Cisco, and Check Point.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple and straightforward. It wasn’t difficult at all.

I wasn’t a part of the initial setup and we tried to switch since the first time the person deployed it. In FortiGate, he used the wrong setting and the wrong methodology. We had to try to make some changes without creating any issues with the production.

It is very easy when you start at the beginning. It is not long to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

We handled the setup ourselves in-house. However, when I leave the company, likely they will try working with a third party as they don’t have the time and have a contract with other clients.

What was our ROI?

I don’t deal with anything related to pricing or costs or ROI.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don’t know the exact pricing of the solution. It’s not an aspect I worry about.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

To compare every project on FortiClient you have and compare it with Palo Alto. Palo Alto offers a few more powerful new features. You can automate the use case. You have internet analysis and endpoint analysis. I would like to see the same options in FortiClient.

What other advice do I have?

I administrate FortiGate.

Within my new job, I am trying to be a partner with FortiGate and FortiClient to sell it to other clients. I have to get my certification just to be expert

I’d advise users to just look into best practices. Maybe try to join a training session. You can also simply go on the internet and try to find the best practices that make sense for you.

I’d rate the solution eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Rieshananth Thambiaiyah - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Simple installation, good technical support, but simplified pricing model needed

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Hillstone E-Series within the past 12 months.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been satisfied with the technical support for small and medium scale clients but we have not seen the support quality for the needs of enterprise organizations.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, we have not had any complaints from our customers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing model is very complex with many subcategories of licenses you can purchase. They could make it more simplified for customers to understand.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated other solutions, such as Palo Alto and Check Point.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Hillstone E-Series a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
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