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Fortinet FortiOS Pros

RaynoPowell - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at EOH
Their classification inside of that database of the various threats is typically very, very good.
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PR
System Administrator at RBDigital
It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site.
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CC
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The VDOM (Virtual DOM) is a virtualized firewall that has some opportunities for flexibility that are an advantage in certain configurations.
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Fortinet FortiOS
August 2022
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RR
IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The interface is good.
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Muhammad Jahangir - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Devops at emergent
I am satisfied with Fortinet FortiOS. It's a cool product and has a lot of UTM features. It has application control, web filtering, antivirus, IPS/IDS, DNS filtering, and many things in that firewall. It also has a web application firewall WAF feature. On the feature side, it's a good firewall.
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Sabyasachi Sen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT General Manager at Manav Rachna International School
The classification of the websites is helpful.
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Dago Pacheco - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Services Manager at Universidad Arturo Prat
The technical support on offer has always been quite good.
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Javed Hashmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
Has a very simple OS and a good price point.
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SB
President at a manufacturing company with self employed
I personally think the site-to-site VPN is the most useful feature. A lot of firewalls have that, but to me, that's one of the features that's essential.
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SM
Senior Network Administrator at Tawasul telecom
Compared to other firewalls, the segmentation is much easier in FortiGate.
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Fortinet FortiOS Cons

RaynoPowell - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at EOH
You can enable and disable certain modules in it. However, with disabling, nobody can really tell us if that module is disabled.
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PR
System Administrator at RBDigital
I can only compare it with SonicWall, and it is missing many advanced features that SonicWall has.
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CC
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing model makes this product far more expensive than similar solutions.
The implementation could be simplified.
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Fortinet FortiOS
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
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RR
IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are some features for FortiGate using FortiOS that can only be enabled via a command line. These aren't very advanced features they have been part of FortiOS for quite some time but they still aren't accessible from the graphical user interface. It makes it a little bit harder than it should be for us to manage the solution. That's my main concern with the user interface. Another concern we have is some elements for the user interface, if they're not properly configured, it could lead to hardware and performance degradation.
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Muhammad Jahangir - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Devops at emergent
It would be better if AWS instances were available. If I want to upgrade from T2.small to T2.medium, it should be available rather than having a big instance and paying a lot of money for that. The issue is that we had deployed in AWS Cloud, and we were using a very small instance. Recently we wanted to move in-house and deploy it on the big instance because it was struggling with the RAM. If we use T2.small, we cannot upgrade it to the T2.medium. It has predefined instances in the marketplace with a lot of cost differences. If I can increase the RAM, I have to choose the T3.large instance. If I'm paying $270 for the small instance, I have to pay more than double the cost for T3.large. It is about $850, and this is not good. So, it would be better if it was cheaper. I think both AWS and Fortinet should think about that. They should provide it on lower instances as well. If I want to upgrade it from T2.small to T2.medium, it should be available, but it's a problem.
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Sabyasachi Sen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT General Manager at Manav Rachna International School
There is no flexibility.
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Dago Pacheco - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Services Manager at Universidad Arturo Prat
The pricing of the product is too high.
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Javed Hashmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
Lacks flexibility for different scenario configurations.
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SB
President at a manufacturing company with self employed
FortiOS doesn't work well with all browsers. I think they need to do a better job of making it compatible with the various browsers that are out there.
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SM
Senior Network Administrator at Tawasul telecom
Their first-level support is often poorly trained.
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Buyer's Guide
Fortinet FortiOS
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.