Fortinet FortiGate Valuable Features

Eric-Smith - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Engineer/Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

One of the nice things about FortiGate is that it can be deployed on the cloud or on-premises. You can actually do both. That's the biggest reason why I stick with this solution as opposed to something like Cisco Meraki. Another nice thing is that I can log directly into a FortiGate or get to it through their FortiCloud access products. They're pretty reliable and consistent.

One of the reasons why I started using the product was their single pane of management. I can deploy their line of firewalls in conjunction with their switching and access points, and I can manage the entire network from one interface. I don't have to log into one interface for the firewall, another one for the access points, and another one for the switches. These firewalls have access point controller functionality built right into the system, so I don't even have to purchase additional devices to manage them.

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Network Solutions Architect at Yazata Solutions

FortiGate's web and URL filtering are unlike any other firewall I've used. The functionality of URL filtering in those solutions is problematic because everything is encrypted, and firewalls can't break that encryption protocol. 

Fortinet has an SSL proxy, so the encryption is done before the packet ever leaves the FortiGate. The URL filter is definitely one of the most helpful features.

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CEO/CTO with 201-500 employees

The solution offers a very good package for all kinds of virtual appliances, subscriptions, and so on. It's a reasonable price. It's not too much.

The services on offer are just superb. 

The way it can block certain content is very useful for us. It gives you a good heads up as to what streams are being blocked from the network, which helps with visibility.

The simplicity of the product is great. It's very easy to use, which is a compliment we get all the time in terms of feedback.

There seems to be good reporting features. 

The scalability is there. If you need to expand the product, you can.

The menu structure is more logical than, for example, Cisco or SonicWall. I find that the Fortinet is easier to understand in terms of the installation process and setup. 

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Network admin at Penobscot Valley Hospital

It does a lot for you for intrusion protection and as an antivirus. The threat management bundle is worth the money. You don't need another company to monitor your web traffic for you. You can do everything yourself on the firewall. You restrict your own black list for people on the firewall. You don't need to pay some other company for another product to do that for you. The firewall can do that for you. So, it's an easy-to-use product for people to be independent. They don't need to rely on other vendors to do what the firewall can do. They can do everything.

The GUI is good. I'm really happy with the ease of use of the firewall. Fortinet's support is also great.  

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Amar Patil - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.

FortiGate is primarily a gateway,  but customers also use web filter threat protection and application control. And some people use it as a special VPN for remote access. I recently deployed one virtual firewall where they're only using the FortiGate firewall for VPN. I can't say one feature is the most valuable because it's a bundle solution. So no one uses FortiGate for just one single feature. 

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Thendo Ndzimeni - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services

What we like about Fortinet FortiGate is that it's fast. You can also use it immediately, e.g. you don't have to wait and apply the policy before you can use it. It's robust and offers immediate usage, unlike Check Point, which we noticed was a slow product.

Fortinet FortiGate is also more secure, depending on how you set up the SD-WAN technology.

We also like the zero trust access, arrays, and the EDR features on this product. It's also 100% more user-friendly, e.g. even when I worked with them configuration-wise. The availability of the support hotline and their knowledgebase articles, e.g. the Cookbook, help a lot. Those articles are accessible to everyone, and they're free.

Whenever you implement a solution, you can run through Cookbook, then you can install the Fortinet certificate if you aren't able to, if you're stuck, but most of the time you are likely to get it right. The Cookbook explain everything straight to the point, and this makes it much easier.

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Kshitij Singhai - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Computech Associates

The web filtering facility and application control are the most valuable features from the point of view of our clients. The VPN feature is also quite popular amongst our clients. Two-factor authentication is one of the good features in Fortinet. These features are important for the current scenario of security. Security has become a necessity nowadays. With cyber-attacks becoming more common, protecting an organization's data is one of the major tasks. 

It is also very stable and scalable, and it is very straightforward to configure. Their technical support is also good.

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Michael-Sugg - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Sovereign Managed Services

The main reason why I purchased the particular unit was based on other reviews and leadership in this space. Being able to have a VPN solution as well as integrated access points is a plus. For me, it's all about simplicity. When you look at my particular model for a managed service provider, it's basically to help simplify, protect, and remain compliant. When you're trying to implement something, it's about making sure it is simplified. This seems to fit the bill.

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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution has many valuable features. I like all of them.

Its stability is great. On a previous job, we set probably up to 100 FortiGates, and during the three years they were set up none of them failed.

It's a very scalable solution.

The pricing is great and very reasonable. 

The initial setup is simple. 

We use a yearly subscription for a unified protection model. I like the features that it gives me. It is actually a built-in proxy server and it allows me to use great protection and so on. In terms of application control, the built-in anti-virus is okay. One of the things that I like the most is it has a built-in SD-WAN solution - its price is included in the hardware. I don't need to buy anything else to use SD-WAN. This is the feature that I like, in Fortinet, probably the most. All other vendors sell SD-WAN as a separate solution and you must buy a separate controller which has to be installed somewhere, on-premise or on the cloud, and it costs money. Fortigate does not.

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Lead Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

Versatile with a lot of controls and expert level customizations for advanced users

NGFW features seems to be effective are relatively easy to implement. 

Fortigate DC Agent is a useful free feature to automatically detect logged on users and implement user based access policy

Basic VPN is included without extra charges

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IT Infrastructure Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The web filtering feature and the intrusion protection system are the most valuable.

It is a resilient appliance.

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Senior Network Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees

Their VPN connection, their routing capabilities, their layer three throughput, and their firewall management capabilities that limit access from one VLAN to another are all the most valuable aspects for us. 

The solution is stable.

It can expand easily.

Support is helpful.

The product is significantly cheaper than, for example, Cisco. 

The user productivity has been good as they can, for example, transfer files easier. There is no slowdown. 

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Daniel Gorham - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Architect at Combat Networks

We are software integrators. 

Our clients like the packaging because it's an appliance. It has specific chip sets to accelerate different features in the product.

Additionally, it's inexpensive compared to some of the other technology out there.

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Security Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the ability to work in proxy mode, which other solutions, such as Palo Alto cannot. There are some features that are better that come at no extra license or subscriptions cost, such as basic SD-WAN. The DLT is useful, other solutions have the same feature too, such as Palo Alto.

Fortinet FortiGate can be deployed in the cloud, they have a full portfolio for security. You are able to integrate other Fortinet solutions together to take full advantage of their security portfolio.

The Fortinet FortiGate documentation library and full resources can be reached easily. You can search and find a solution to a problem you might have. Additionally, the overall solution is highly user-friendly.

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IrfanShaikh - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Acme Technologies

Customers are more inclined towards FortiGate because of application control, web filtering, and anti-spam features. The support from the FortiGate team is good, and price-wise, it is affordable.

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Sunil Kumar Nair - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at Al Falah University

Fortinet FortiGate UTM has many valuable features, such as application control, advanced persistent threat protection, Web and content filtering, IP reputation, integrated WLAN controller, intrusion prevention system, data loss prevention, and antimalware, antivirus, and antispam. It has security features that are in level with the Firewall technologies that are available in the market.

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Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The solution offers very easy usability. 

The product can scale well.

The solution is extremely reliable.

The pricing and licensing models are pretty good. 

The user interface, both the web and CLI versions, are very good.

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Network Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is very easy to install.

The services from Fortinet products are very, very good. The WIFI that Fortinet provides for us, for example, is fantastic. 

The VPN tunnel is very stable and there is more than one option for the tunnel, which is helpful. 

We can customize the product well.

There's a very intelligent solution that they gave us in order to make the VPN connection easy. It is a very, very, very useful tool. 

The stability of the solution is excellent, as it is with other Fortinet products.

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Mario De Keer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure & Service Manageer at Cerba Research

We are mostly using it as a defense mechanism. It has many more possibilities, but at this moment, it is only used for defense against attacks. It is doing what it should do with the FortiGuard subscription on it, which is an advanced security subscription.

It is easy to use. We chose this product for the possibility to have virtual domains (VDOMs). We are building another company in the group, and we would like to split the firewalling rules and policies between these two companies. Each company would be able to manage its own policies and security rules, which is an advantage of Fortinet FortiGate. We can define VDOMs, and every company can manage its own VDOM as if it has its own physical firewall, but in fact, we would be using the same physical appliance because we are also using the same internet lines. So, it allows us to reuse the existing resources without the disadvantage of having to compromise on policies and security. Each company can choose its own way of working.

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Senior ICT Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Fortinet FortiGate is user-friendly. When it comes to firewall enterprise security and email security, this solution is at the top. It's better and it's affordable. If you compare it with some other email security like Mimecast and similar solutions, those products are better than Fortinet, but here in the Fiji region, Fortinet FortiGate has better service. In some other regions, this solution may not be doing well, but in Fiji, it's working out well. Fortinet has so many customers in Fiji.

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Sales Engineer - Sênior at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution's most valuable aspect is the IPS for potential mitigation from the cloud inside our network. 

The VPN SSL is important for us. 

The web filter is very good. 

The GUI is okay.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The documentation provided is okay, I find that sometimes, with other startups, it's hard to find a good amount of documentation in order to assist you with the product. In this case, the solution offers a good amount of detail.

The solution offers good analyzing capabilities.

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UmerSiddique - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

With the Covid pandemic, the VPN has become the most valuable feature. With the majority of traffic connecting from remote locations, the VPN provides stability and reliability. The antivirus and its IPS, intrusion prevention system, also helps with stability.

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Head of the Satellite Infrastructure and Operation System Department at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The multi-tenancy feature is most valuable. It integrates very well with FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.

They are flexible in terms of installation. They support many architectures. They can operate with most major public cloud providers. It is a trend now to use hybrid solutions.

It has a lot of features, and it is reliable.

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Executive at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very user-friendly.

The collection of the integration of multiple nodes makes everything very easy. The fact that you can push, directly, one element, and you can leverage the distribution of the policy very well has been great. 

Honestly, the console is done very well. It's easy to use.

From a strategic point of view, I've seen, in recent years, a big challenge from Fortinet to recover some kinds of space with respect to the other two biggest players, Check Point and Palo Alto. That has happened much more since the beginning of the next generation file. I found Fortinet recovered much market space in the last year.

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Arkadiusz Świerczek - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist at Divante

Its administrative panel is very intuitive and simple. It is simpler than the other solutions that we had. As an administrator, we are always looking for the easiest solution to manage network policies.

We are able to filter everything on our network and also use the VPN feature, which is important these days when people are working remotely during COVID. 

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Gilles Mousnier - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager GIS at epfam

Its user interface is good, and it is always working fine.

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JackTrantham - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Account Manager at DSM Technology Consultants, LLC

There is an enormous amount but it also depends on the customer. Some have to do with the tracking of bandwidth to ensure that the students are not using too much or too little bandwidth. 

There is also reporting. The reporting is valuable.

The next-gen features, the unified threat management capabilities are something that just about everybody is interested in at this point.

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Senior Director Information Technology at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The best feature is the ease of use. I think it's pretty much a well-rounded product. It has more features than we use, but a lot of products are like that. We purchased Fortinet because of the pricing, its functionality, because it met our requirements, and the total cost of ownership over five years was quite reasonable. In the market, Fortinet is rated quite well.

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Ed Sexton - PeerSpot reviewer
Account Director at Exponential-e

Fortigate represents a really scalable way of delivering perimeter network security, some level of layer 7 security, WAF, and also a way to create a meshed ADVPN solution.

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Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

The performance of the solution is very good.

The product offers very good security.

It's pretty easy to install the solution.

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Mohamed Abdel Hassanein - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at FORESEC

The features that I have found most valuable are that it is good to use, and most importantly, the pricing. The customer especially likes the discount when they trade up or something like that.

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ICT Systems Administrator at a philanthropy with 11-50 employees

What I found most valuable in Fortinet FortiGate is its easy integration.

It's also able to individually manage users.

I also like the VPN aspect of this solution.

It's a product that's easy to work with, especially when you work from home, e.g. you're able to integrate it easily with the users.

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Data Center Operations and Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We have found it to be very reliable and that's why our teams and various users in our company use it as our main firewall every day. 

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Project Manager at renaissance group

The solution has a variety of excellent features.

The cloud base that they have on offer is great.

Overall, the solution is very good and we've been very happy with it.

The solution is very user friendly. The user interface in particular is quite nice.

The integration is great.

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Managing Director with 51-200 employees

Fortinet FortiGate is a firewall solution and once it's deployed, you can rest assured that your system is secure.

Since we have been using Fortinet FortiGate, we've not had anyone breaking into our network. We've used some penetration tests, and the system is very secure. However, the security of the network is dependent on the personnel itself.

For example, if you have a phishing email, you click on it, it takes you to the wrong server, and you put your credentials there, they can use those credentials to attack your system. In terms of somebody trying to break into your network without having the necessary credentials, Fortinet FortiGate is very good.

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Consultant at Resolve Technology

The next-generation firewall features are the solution's most valuable aspect.

The implementation and deployment are pretty simple.

The pricing is very good.

We've found the solution to be pretty stable.

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Manager IT at Riphah

The threat prevention is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The solution's initial setup is very simple and straightforward. It's not hard to implement it.

The stability if the product is very good so far. We haven't had any issues.

The pricing of the product is reasonable.

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Senior Manager (Engineering Department) at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The UTM feature is quite good. FortiAP is easy to deploy because both Fortigate and FortiAP are under the same brand. Otherwise, you need to do more work on the configuration.

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IT Operations Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution has many valuable features. We tend to use all of them.

The initials setup is pretty easy.

The solution offers very good documentation.

The solution can scale well.

We've been happy with the technical support we receive.

The product is reliable and stable.

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RajM2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager Of Information Technology at Nitco Limited

The most valuable feature is the SSL VPN, as it allows us to connect and it separates this product from other firewalls.

The VPN performance with multiple users is very good.

We are able to generate a report where we can see details on exactly what the users are accessing. We can set limits as well as easily analyze what they are uploading and downloading.

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Responsabile ced with 1-10 employees

The user interface is very good.

FortiGate is very simple to manage and easy to use.

This is a secure solution.

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IT Manager at SICOM LTD

We were looking for the VPN feature and controlling the inflow and outflow of all the traffic within the site and across the sites. We are also using it for the VPN and VLANs.

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Ferrianto Suryanto - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Technology at PT Exa Teknologi Indonesia

The features that I have found most valuable are the SD-WAN and their IP4 policy.

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KrishnakumarNair - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at KSB MIL Controls Limited

The solution is very, very easy to use.

The user interface is very nice.

The product seems to offer pretty good customization.

The configuration of the product has been very straightforward and simple.

The reporting on offer is quite good.

The initial setup is straightforward as well.

We've found the pricing to be pretty good.

Technical support from the partner has been very helpful.

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Network Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees

The simplicity of the configuration and the stability of the product are most valuable. The VPN concentrator is very useful. 

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Compliance Officer at a venture capital & private equity firm with 11-50 employees

The overall experience has been very good. It fully meets our requirements. We find the solution to be pretty user-friendly.

The solution has a lot of features. I'm not sure if there is one that stands out as the most valuable for us.

The stability of the solution is very good.

The vendor has been very good at providing us with everything we need.

Overall, the pricing of the solution is very good. The product offers good value.

The product is quite flexible.

We've found the scalability to be very good.

The dashboards and UI are very nice.

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Adriana Ymeri - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Communication Progress

SD-WAN, Security fabric integration, two-factor authentication, ADVPN, Dynamic routing, single pane of glas managements are great features. FortiGate is very easy to use, and to configure.

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Ahmad Aloqlah - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at GlobalTech

The most valuable feature is the interface, which is very user friendly. We are utilizing most of the features, like content filtering. The firewall is powerful.

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Mohsinoddin Mohammed - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Principal at Alkhorayef

FortiGate Secure SD-WAN includes best-of-breed next-generation firewall (NGFW) security, SD-WAN, advanced routing, and WAN optimization capabilities, delivering a security-driven networking WAN edge transformation in a unified offering. 

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN delivered the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) per Mbps among all other vendors.

Antivirus, Application Control, Web Filtering, IPSec, and SSL-VPN are great features with the next-generation Fortinet firewall. They are all very easy to manage.

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Charbel Hajj - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Supervisor at MEPEQ

The performance is good.

It is easy to use.

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Systems Engineer at Vernity

It's a flexible solution. The security that it's providing is a valuable aspect of the product.

FortiGate integrates well with other equipment such as FortiSwitch, FortiIB, and more, and delivers one pane of glass for the management of those devices. 

It's an easy solution to set up.

Technical support has been good.

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Luis Teran - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer at Cyber Sea

The license management is very valuable. You can get a new license each year, or you can enroll every two to four years. You can get the logs, and you will get the information on the risk in your network and the entire organization. With this information, you can take action on your actives, computers, or devices. You can bring your own device as an SSE.

The simplicity of the deployment and the digitization of risk are other valuable features that Fortinet provides.

The cost is low.

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Founder / Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

It increases security posture and is helpful for firewall reporting, intrusion protection, web filtering, and SD-WAN implementation.

The hardware is reliable. There are no surprises in terms of performance or add-on pricing.

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Network Administrator at Hellenic National Meteorological Service

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are remote access, web filtering, and IPS.

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Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

When trying to move from MPLS to SD-WAN they have a very good SD-WAN offering. 

The solution integrates well.

It has high-quality security features.

It provides a full end-to-end security suite.

The security of the solution is good.

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NomanSaleem - PeerSpot reviewer
IT & PPN Coordinator at a manufacturing company

The solution is very easy to understand. It's not overly complex.

The product is user-friendly and easy to manage.

Fortigate overall has a very high security rating in Gartner. We feel safe under their security features. It has extended options as well, if you would like even more security for your organization.

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Deputy Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The solution has a very good set of rules.

The customization potential is quite impressive. It can be customized based on our licensing contracts.

The initial setup was pretty simple. We didn't find it to be overly difficult to execute on.

Technical support is rather helpful.

We find the stability to be pretty good.

We didn't have any trouble setting up the solution.

We find the pricing to be fairly good.

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System & Network Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The features I found most valuable in Fortinet FortiGate include their SD-WAN features and their VPN. They are good and very useful. My remote user and I are using them all the time. The URL filter is also good.

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Ehab.Fawzy Mohamed - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Engineer at Hilton Worldwide

I like FortiManager.

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Officer / General Manager Software R&D Laboratory at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The initial setup is pretty easy, at least if you are looking to take advantage of basic functionality.

The usage in general is pretty good.

The GUI is pretty good.

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Girgis Hady - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Technical Lead/Manager at WadiDegla

It is our perimeter firewall. URL filtering, IPS, and antivirus features are most valuable.

It is easy to manage, and it doesn't need much knowledge from the team. It is a stable device, and there are many features that are included out of the box.

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Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the ease of use and there are several operating systems that can include the hardware capacities. In the newer releases, the resources were more useful because they were included in the operating system.

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Security Systems Analyst at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees

I only deal with it from a security analyst's point of view. I don't really get into the features of the actual FortiGate. From the security point of view, it works, and it does its job. 

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President at Integral Design Software

Once it is in use, it is intuitive to use. Once it's in place, it doesn't require any further interaction.

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Engineer at The Learning Network

The firewall is stable and that's important. There are a lot of functions we use on the IPS and it works well for us. It's stable, the interface works for me.

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Head Of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable features are the security and the integration with the entire Fortinet product line, from access points to switching.

FortiGate has a very strong unified threat management system.

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Michael Vlahakis - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Digivalue

It is useful for protecting and segregating the internal networks from the internet. Most of our customers also use the FortiGate client to connect to their offices by using the VPN client, and of course, they usually activate the antivirus, deep inspection, and intrusion prevention services. They are also using it for web filtering and implementing various policies dealing with forwardings, NAT, etc.

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Hariom Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Technical Support at Rubik Infotech Pvt. Ltd

With many companies dealing with users now working from home, definitely a great feature is the SSL VPN. With that, a user can control everything from their own devices and get connected to the servers even if they are off-site.

The initial setup is easy. It's not overly difficult. 

The solution offers very good security. 

It's a good firewall. It's very easy to configure.

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AhmedAboalassaad - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Security Team Leader at Amiral

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the different types of profiling. It has been the most effective for me. The WAF and the antivirus profile are the most effective in network protection.

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MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology

The notable features that I have found most valuable are that it includes the antivirus, IPS, and even SD-WAN.

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Mina Aziz - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at Effvision

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the rules and quality of service.

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Ismael Abdelkader - PeerSpot reviewer
Strategic Development Manager at Arrow Electronics

The most valuable features are simplicity, management, and that it's constantly evolving. 

Different modules offer different functionality including the facility for web application control, VPN, and complete security integration.

It is easy to integrate FortiGate with other products.

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Product Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

FortiGate is flexible and easy to use.

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Business Development Manager - Security at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The security on offer is very good.

It's very simple to use.

They have a very good technical center.

It's, overall, a very good product.

The solution is stable.

The initial setup is straightforward.

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Assistant Manager - Network & Security at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are it is one of the most mature firewalls in the UTM bundle.

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Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiGate is load balancing. It can provide central management and VPNA. Additionally, it has enhanced our security environment.

The management UI is more user-friendly than Cisco's solution.

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Kirubel Markos - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Cyber Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the APIs. They are the most widely known.

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IT Infrastructure managerInformation an Communication Services Manager at a agriculture with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like the fact that we don't have to use our IP address and that it roams. I also like the load balancing feature which allows you to attach several internet connections and load balance.

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Raphael Haroun  Ikyagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am satisfied with the solution for now.

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Fraud Risk Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

What I found most valuable from Fortinet FortiGate is that it gave us better protection against internet-based threats. Aside from giving us good protection, it is also easy to use, and it's fully automated.

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System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

There are lots of features and most of them are deployed for internet security. Users are protected if they accidentally go to some malicious sites.

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Infrastructure Engineer at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees

What I like about this solution is that it is simple to use, has less complications and is very straightforward. Their interface is very easy to use, it is without bugs. 

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Shaik Sayeed - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Solutions Manager at UBG

The most useful functionality of Fortinet FortiGate is the user interface, multiple engines, and their cloud with the latest integrations. Additionally, the Security Fabric tool is very good.

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System ADM at a recreational facilities/services company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is Quota. It allows the user to go where they want to go and to use the internet.

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Costa Mitsios - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Technical Director at Space Hellas S.A.

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiGate is URL filtering.

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MaheshPatel - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at Amity Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.

FortiGate is really strong in the following:

  • UTM
  • IPS
  • Antivirus
  • App control
  • AntiBotnet
  • Anti-Spam 
  • Web content filtering
  • IOC (indicator of Compromise)
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Vulnebarity Management 
  • FortiView
  • L3 routing
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Junior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

This is an easy solution to deploy.

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Tamer Baher - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Services Manager at Insight Technology

From the firewall perspective, the rules and policies are very sufficient and easy to use.

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Vandy Va - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like the payment function for applications.

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Ali ALI - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager Traditional Channels at FrieslandCampina

The interface is very good.

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Group Leader – FM Operations Team at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I think that the UTM features are the most value, as it truly protects my infrastructure.

The interface is user-friendly.

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Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I like how we can achieve total integration.

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Mohamed El-Sherbini - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Mada Insurance

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiGate are the ease of use and the UI. It has always provided me with what I needed. I have no need for additional costs that other solutions have, such as Sophos.

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Founder, Chairman of the Board at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like several features that this product has, such as antivirus and internet navigation inspection. It is also simple to use.

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Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I like that you are able to manage FortiGate from the FortiManager to create a more centralized environment.

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Dy General Manager at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees

Some of the valuable features are the firewall, IPS, web filter, and gateway capabilities. Additionally, it is easy to use and flexible.

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Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the FortiManager for centralized management.

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Telecommunications Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the policies, filtering, and configuration.

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Ahamed Ali Hameed - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Hadef & Partners

What I like the most is the configuration and that it's simple, and straightforward to maintain.

The UTM configuration on-premises is straightforward and simple to use.

Support is good and the interface is simple and intuitive.

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Yassin Hassan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Support Engineer at a agriculture with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like Fortinet's cloud management. It allows me to manage all my devices in different branches for three cloud accounts. Even though I use on-prem devices, I can manage everything on the cloud.

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User at Aeon Mall Indonesia

We currently are using the basic features of the product but one of the features we use is for blocking traffic.

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Head of the Satellite Infrastructure and Operation System Department at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The virtual domains feature and the ease of use.

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Systems & Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Fortinet FortiGate's most valuable features are ease of use, flexibility, and most of the configuration we can be done using the GUI. When we compare Fortinet FortiGate with other solutions the firewall policy are very easy to understand.

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Rehan Rauf - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Nayatel Pvt. Ltd

I like the security that Fortigate offers; it has great URL filtering with a next-generation firewall that can do internet routing, plus give us advanced layer seven application control. It offers good features. 

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Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Fortinet FortiGate is easy to use. 

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GM: Information Systems at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees

Its stability is the most valuable.

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Network Manager at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The product is easy to use and is stable. The SV1 functionality is a benefit. 

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Chief Information Officer at teamddt

I like Fortinet FortiGate's antispam filter, SPN, and clustering features.

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Silvia Ihensekhien - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at ShipServ Limited

The dashboard I have found the most valuable in Fortinet FortiGate.

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Mauricio Lazaro - PeerSpot reviewer
Director/Owner at Miodesk

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. It's very simple and this is one of its advantages.

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Anderson Clivati - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist of IT Solutions at INTERNEXA

I like the anti-malware and web filtering features. 

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Anderson Guedes - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist of IT Solutions at InterNexa

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiGate is the simple configuration.

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Documentation Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The interface is very user-friendly and I like it very much.

The functions are designed very logically.

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Presales Manager at rayat

I like its interface. It is a simple solution. As compared to Sophos, its interface is easier. It is easy to create a policy, and you can easily understand it. 

The integration with Active Directory is one of the good features. Most of the customers are now looking for the Single Sign-on feature. So, being able to integrate Active Directory with the firewall is useful. It is also easy.

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Product Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I'm pretty happy with its reliability. It is also very scalable.

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Walid Semrani - PeerSpot reviewer
Networking and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

FortiGate has a strong security topic which allows all of the Fortinet devices to communicate and share information which makes their security more powerful.

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Matteo ZAMOLO - PeerSpot reviewer
Program director at a tech consulting company with 201-500 employees

It is a safe product.

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Bruno Barretto - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Analyst at Comdados

We have a lot of experience with this solution and haven't had any issues. For repairs, the RMA process is also good.

We don't have any issues with the interface, customization, or integration. This solution works well.

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Sales project manager at Saraha

All of the features of Fortinet FortiGate are useful and the security protection is good.

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LeandroCoelho - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre-sales Analyst at Algar Telecom

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiGate is security. They are known for efficiency and are on the top of Gartner Quadrant reviews. Fortinet FortiGate has an easy-to-use platform with a good graphical interface. The configuration is simple and the solution provides an overall good layer of security.

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Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

Some of the key features of the solution is that it has good reporting, you can receive many details from the connection, for example, clients and website information. Additionally, you can determine if an action has taken place such as virus scan information.

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Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

Valuable features include the performance, stability, and virtual domain ability as well as the management that it provides.

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Suresh Bora - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager & Tech Lead at iConnect IT Business Solutions DMCC

I think the overall security features and the performance routing is good.

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TEDDY LLANO - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Yssy

The inspection and web security features are most valuable.

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Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It's great for capturing the traffic and troubleshooting it.

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Group Manager Procurement/SCM at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The network security and cloud security are most valuable.

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System Admins at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

I have found the IPS, antivirus, and the feature that allows you to have a firewall in the same appliance most valuable. Additionally, the solution has good throughput and can handle many types of operations, such as VPNs and firewall rules.

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ZaidoonAbuhanak - PeerSpot reviewer

The most valuable features are the enterprise modeling and the simple interface.

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Managing Director at Converge Solutions

The SD-WAN is the most valuable feature.

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User at a non-profit with 51-200 employees

It is simple to manage, and there are a lot of functionalities in the same box.

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Sr. System Administration at Grind Master Machines Pvt. Ltd.

It is quite easy to handle.

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Buyer's Guide
Fortinet FortiGate
December 2022
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