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Fortinet FortiOS Valuable Features

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System Administrator at RBDigital

It is very robust.

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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. The other valuable part is that this flexibility makes it easy to integrate with Cisco products.  

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RR
IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The interface is good.

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Fortinet FortiOS
July 2022
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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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JL
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very user friendly. 

The product is very easy to configure, compared to other firewalls that I've worked with.

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Dago Pacheco - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Services Manager at Universidad Arturo Prat

The solution is very easy to use. It's a solution that has a powerful CLI and a very powerful graphical user interface.

The solution scales well.

In terms of stability, the solution is reliable.

It's not too hard to implement the solution.

Technical support is helpful and responsive. 

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Javed Hashmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies

Fortinet is a feature-rich firewall. The ease of use is one of the primary advantages of this product. It has a very simple OS and things are pretty easy to do. Fortinet has a good price point which is one of the reasons it's so popular. It's also a good security product. With Fortinet, the link balancing features are easier to use compared to other firewalls. 

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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. Either you want to just do some basic routing or use one of these kinds of practices.

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SM
Senior Network Administrator at Tawasul telecom

Compared to other firewalls, segmentation is much easier in FortiGate.

The initial setup is straightforward. 

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KO
Security Architect - SME at Rrivate Entrepreneur

The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiOS network segregation, UTM, and antivirus, freight management protection, such as DDoS. Additionally, the command-line interface(CLI) and the graphical user interface(GUI) are easy to use. The architecture makes sense, and the commands in the CLI are organized well. They have quite a lot of features are easy to use, and are user-friendly. Any novice can use Fortinet FortiOS without an issue.

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

Performance-wise, I think FortiOS is much better than its Juniper counterpart. Based on our actual experience and performance metrics, FortiOS-based products are much better than Juniper. We've experienced some trouble with Juniper in the past and some unstable, unpredictable performance on Juniper devices.

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Andrey Kurtasanov - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Orange

I have found the most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiOS is the low maintenance.

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Sudeep Maydeo - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager IT at Tata International Limited

The information security features are the most valuable. 

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Subbu Madhira - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at OmniNet Systems

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiOS are the granular control and their interoperability is good.

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RiteshJha - PeerSpot reviewer
Director (FS Strategy) at LPP

I like that the firewall gives me a lot of control in terms of outgoing and inbound traffic, and it scores better in deep packet inspections when compared with the Azure Firewall.

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SamiEsber - PeerSpot reviewer
Security consultant at Manaai corp.

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiOS are the ease of use and user-friendly interface.

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Vincent Gonzales - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The main features I find useful are intrusion prevention and web filtering. Additionally, the solution is easy to manage.

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Mitku Bitew - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Network Administration Section at Zemen Bank S.C.

FortiOS' most valuable features are management, security, and easy updates with no downtime.

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PA
Systems manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

I have found the most valuable features to be the policies, cache, and the SD-WAN.

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GG
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The user experience is great. The graphical user interface is also good.

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AS
Technical Presales Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

FortiOS allows us to set up alarms for blocked websites and SSL verifications. When someone tries to access a blocked site, the solution sends a notification to the IT manager's mailbox.

The user interface is easy to use. Fortinet has high availability features, so you can have an active and hot standby box. We can have two boxes in Rio and two in São Paulo. When a box crashes, we can transfer all the operations to the second box. 

FortiOS tells you exactly what is happening in the first box, so you can quickly understand what went wrong and troubleshoot. Users rarely notice an impact on the daily operations. 

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Gaurab Dev Manandhar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the ease of use, and the overall simplicity, everyone can use it with a small introduction.

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Ravinder-Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Junior Manager at Paytm Payments Bank

FortiOS's most valuable feature is a next-generation firewall that can be used as the APT solution in advanced threat protection. The IPS feature is also very good and can sometimes detect threats that are not detectable by the Palo Alto firewall.

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Joao Gama Mendes - PeerSpot reviewer
Responsible for Cyber Security at IMT IP

The most important features of Fortinet FortiOS are the ability to block and make white and black lists. Additionally, the filtering of user access to websites is useful. 

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CR
Director at REDCO

The solution is very easy to configure and has a good interface, plus it offers more configuration options than other vendors.

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RR
Sr. Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features of Fortinet FortiOS are its simplicity, highly user-centric, and performs well. The line speed and for heavy traffic, is helpful for us.

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HK
Software Development Specialist at Unicomp Information Co. Ltd.

There are many useful features, such as web security and advanced threat detection.

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AA
Manager IT at wintac

Firewall and overall management are valuable features. They are a leader in the market.

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Vijay Bhaskara Maram - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Pyramid IT Solutions Pvt Ltd

This is a user friendly solution and offers comprehensive integrations. 

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Buyer's Guide
Fortinet FortiOS
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.