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"There is something called zero-touch provisioning, where you can add a new device without any configuration. You just add it to FortiManager and then forget about it.""The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls.""Everybody is quite happy with the way that the graphical user interface works.""Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account.""The solution is very stable.""A fully integrated solution.""We look at the traffic to segment the network and it improves and increases the performance. When we have a mobile connection and local laptops are on the same network. We have seen a big performance upgrade.""The best feature of Fortinet FortiManager is its ease of use. It is easy to manage the firewall from Fortinet FortiManager. Additionally, the interface is very good."

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"The solution is stable.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The GUI is user-friendly.""The deployment was very easy.""The ability to configure multiple policies for different requirements is a strong feature of Fortinet FortiWeb.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.""If I need something from tech support, I can get it answered within the hour."

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"Troubleshooting for Fortinet products is more difficult than competing products like Cisco and Palo Alto.""Fortinet is releasing quite a lot of new versions and I would say that most of the versions are not well tested before they're pushed out. Even the new versions sometimes are a bit buggy before it's all correct.""Can be difficult to configure.""Setting up FortiManager can be complex because it involves changes from other devices and a lot of configuration.""The GUI could be updated. It's not as good as it could be and is something the solution should improve in an upcoming release.""The solution could improve by having better integration with other solutions other than Fortinet.""Performance issues should be improved. We have problems when we have more mobile connections than local devices. Most of us have two to three devices.""We have experienced a series of minor bugs that necessitated contacted technical support on several occasions."

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"It is not entirely user-friendly.""When we look at the incident reports in the dashboard, they are available for a maximum duration of 24 hours. They should provide more time for the analysis and increase the duration of the availability of these reports. Currently, it gives the options for 5 minutes, 1 hour, and 24 hours. It would be excellent if there are more options for a longer time period. It may be configurable, but I don't know how to do it.""We have had problems with deployments where we've had to contact technical support to resolve them.""The reporting could be optimized.""The integration with other products should be improved.""I would like to see the Application Delivery Control (ADC) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) combined in one device.""I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls."
  • "The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use."
  • "In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable."
  • "Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
  • "The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."
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  • "The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly."
  • "All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."
  • "FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive."
  • "It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs."
  • "It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."
  • "It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise."
  • "Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."
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    It has multiple features in one box, which helps to avoid needing a lot of equipment. This is something that makes them unique.
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    Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers. If you want to add something or if you want to resubscribe, there… more »
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    We have some visibility issues with the reporting. As the reporting is not properly available, we have to use many tools to get a meaningful outcome of the reports. There should be training available… more »
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    We are on an annual license for this solution and the price is approximately €100.
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    The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.
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    Overview

    Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

    FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company3%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 27 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Reasonably priced and offers a good graphical user interface but need better integration capabilities". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Appgate SDP, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiOS, Fortinet FortiADC, F5 Advanced WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Darktrace.

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