If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering FortiNAC, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice for anybody who is considering this product is to first do a proof of concept. Everybody has different requirements and it is best to ensure that FortiNAC meets your needs before implementing it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
I try to push the use of this product because sometimes, the complicated solutions like Cisco ISE sometimes make the customers feel annoyed. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is that if the budget allows it, the entire security solution should be made up of Fortinet products. They integrate well and it will be better overall. A complete and secure solution will include products like FortiSandbox and FortiAnalyzer as well. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
You need to think about what you need as a company. There are so many government institutions, so many corporate institutions in the world that want to protect their networks. People have different privileges within a network, an instructor cannot have the same privileges as a normal user and the guest. We have guests coming onto our network, contractors coming to work at different times on the network, the main users who are working in different departments and who shouldn't have access to some platforms. When it comes to authentication you need to make sure you're protected from all kinds of threats. You have different products, Vendors and divices that all need to be controlled. If something goes off you need to know where and why. I would rate this product a eight out of 10. It's still evolving.
I don't exactly remember the version our clients are using currently, however, and I believe it is vm based for 2000 devices. We don't actually use the solution in our own organization, but we have deployed it and we provide service, support, and monitoring on the devices to our clients.
The good thing about FortiNAC is that it's more vendor agnostic. And then we have the deployed FortiNAC activate solution, which are different kinds of firewalls, which works perfectly fine. On a scale from one to 10, my rating for this program will be a nine. Additional features that I would like to see included in the next release of this solution is more integration with third-party products and probably some improvements on the dashboard.
I would rate this product an eight out of 10.
We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I'd give to others, I'd say the most important thing to worry about is organizing the network, like active directory groups and groups of users, etc. Organize the groups with VLAN IDs that are not too specific and the VLANs should be on all company switches. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
I would rate this solution at a seven or eight out of 10. If they improved their network devices and their IoT product I would rate them higher. The solution is pretty inexpensive. That's why we are using it. I am satisfied with the interface, the dashboard, and the overall support.
Look into the complexity of using tools. Anything that is difficult to manage will probably be painful to maintain. We have a very aggressive roadmap with a fairly mature security posture.
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