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Does Fortinet FortiGate have AI capabilities?

Carlos Simbana - PeerSpot reviewer
DBA at Uafe

Hi peers, 

I am looking for a firewall suitable for my company (size: < 500). I've been researching the Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall and the Fortinet FortiGate one. 

Can you please tell me whether the Fortinet firewall has any AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities as it seems Palo Alto does have them?

I appreciate your inputs.

PeerSpot user
1215 Answers

João Garcia - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I agree with Michael Zhang, Fortigate uses FortiSandbox when there is suspicion. 
FortiDDoS also is based on AI, I don't know if the DDoS Fortigate's license is based on AI 

MichaelZhang - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User


Not sure about your business needs for an AI-enabled firewall system. I haven't seen such a feature for networking policies or IPS in FortiOS 7, but if you have the anti-virus model license, you can try the FortiSandbox which is AI-powered. 

Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Sophos includes AI for the NG Firewall

Truc Ngo - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Actually, FortiGate does not have AI capabilities.

But the FortiGuard have. You can refer FortiGuard datasheet for this information (

FortiGuard is the Threat Intelligence Research Center, and it updating signature to FortiGate for Security Features (like Antivirus, IPS).

reviewer1116360 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The FortiGate with the new FortiOS release have new features that could integrate the AI with some bundle security solutions.

Cesar Beut - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I have several FortiGates and they don't have AI features, or I can't find them.

ABHILASH TH - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller


Is there a special use case you are looking for?

Please refer to these links below to know more about Fortinet AI updates

Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Hi Carlos, I Agree with Darryl, by now one of the most suitable and affordable solutions with great power, scalability is the XG Sophos NGFW. if sizing is needed please don´t hesitate in requesting it, it fits to anysize, bandwith, throowoutput, etc...

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Javier Medina, how about artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities? Do you have any information about it? 

Javier Medina - PeerSpot reviewerJavier Medina
Top 5Real User

@Evgeny Belenky hi there, in AI not yet, but i have worked in SOC automation with complex workflow based on IOC, automated mitigation based on EDR and other cool stuffs with Arcsight SIEM, and BPMN based playbooks

Darryl Theron - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Hi, Check out the new Sophos XGS Firewalls.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

Hi @Darryl Theron , does it have AI capabilities and if it does can you please share more details? I'm trying to help @Carlos Simbana get an answer to his question.

imadam - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User


what do you expect from AI (Artificial Intelligence) to do :-)? In IT there are many 2 o 3 letter "words" and they are often referring to something already probably deployed somewhere in some form. 

As far as AI, most of the vendors are driving to same direction. To make your network secure. How fast they are driving that depends on many factors. You should look at broader picture here where you will include EPP+FW+EMG+NAC and make them working as one system.  

Jonathan Arteaga Alarcon - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Hola Carlos,

Efectivamente Fortinet en su solucion Fortigate integra solucion de IA para mejorar los aspectos de detección y prevención de amenazas cibernéticas. Puedes apoyarte con mas información en el siguiente Link:

Aplicar IA para acelerar la prevención de amenazas, su detección y respuesta en el SOC (

Las 2 soluciones Técnicas (PAN y Fortinet) son bastante buenas.



Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager

Hello @MichaelZhang, @Thameem Ansari ​and @Spencer Malmad, maybe you have some insights?

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