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Ashok Lamsal - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Overall beneficial features, scalable, but configuration could be made easier
Pros and Cons
  • "The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good."
  • "The solution could improve by having some additional features, such as IBS and better cloud administration."

What is our primary use case?

We use Fortinet FortiGate SWG as a security package tool for many of its features, such as analyzing and VPN services.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped us have control over our network. We are able to put in place traffic restrictions and have a visualization of what is happening in the network.

What is most valuable?

The overall features of Fortinet FortiGate SWG are good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having some additional features, such as IBS and better cloud administration. Additionally, the web and DMC features are not very good. 

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For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the new releases tend to have bugs making them not stable. The solution should be less memory and CPU-reliant.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and support?

We have been satisfied with the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

We have run into some problems with the configuration that could be made simpler. Additionally, when migrating there can be some difficulties.

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

The price is relatively expensive compared to other solutions which are providing similar features.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I have recommended this solution to others.

I rate Fortinet FortiGate SWG seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Security System Consultant at Secureway Tecnologia da Informação Ltda
Real User
Top 10
Useful inspection capabilities, helpful support, and simple deployment

What is our primary use case?

We are using Fortinet FortiGate SWG to control the user's web access to certain places, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, or streaming sites.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiGate SWG is inspection.

What needs improvement?

Fortinet FortiGate SWG could improve the price, it is expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Fortinet FortiGate SWG for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Fortinet FortiGate SWG is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of Fortinet FortiGate SWG is good.

We have approximately 100 people using this solution in my company.

How are customer service and support?

The service provided by Fortinet FortiGate SWG is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of Fortinet FortiGate SWG is simple.

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

When comparing the price of Fortinet FortiGate SWG to other solutions it is expensive. The price could be better.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others is for them to research the installation mode to see if it will be transparent or not.

I rate Fortinet FortiGate SWG a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Network Security Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees
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Top 5
Good performance and simple management

What is our primary use case?

We consider the solution to be useful. It is utilized solely for IPS web application. This we filter, as the basic features related to next-generation firewall are being employed, including IPS, application ID and filter, web application and annex. 

What is most valuable?

The performance is very good and the solution is simple to manage.

What needs improvement?

The solution has many heightened points which we cannot get to without working on CLI. There are many features but these are hidden. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Fortinet FortiGate SWG for nearly one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is acceptable. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. 

It took ten minutes. 

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

There is a need to pay for a license for the product. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is cloud-based. 

I would recommend it to others. 

I cannot tell you how many customers are using it. 

I rate Fortinet FortiGate SWG as an eight out of ten. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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IT Security & CyberSecurity Consultant at DigitalDefense Information Systems GmbH
Consultant
Top 20
Improves speed and response to IT threats

What is our primary use case?

FortiGate SWG is mainly used for threat detection and response.

How has it helped my organization?

FortiGate SWG has helped our IT security teams to be faster and more responsive.

What is most valuable?

FortiGate SWG's most valuable feature is integration with vulnerability management.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using FortiGate SWG for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

FortiGate SWG is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

FortiGate SWG is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Fortinet's technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is medium complex and takes between five days and a week.

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

FortiGate SWG is reasonably priced.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate FortiGate SWG nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

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

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