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What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiMail?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiMail, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

PeerSpot user
2525 Answers

Samaiea Fernandes - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Fortinet FortiMail a nine out of ten.

Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using the latest version of the solution. I would rate the solution ten out of ten. We've had a good experience with the product. I'd recommend the solution to other users and organizations.

Vasanth Chellappa - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The Fortinet line of products concentrates more on the security of these solutions. That is where we see the competitive advantage over other service providers. I would definitely recommend Fortinet FortiMail and rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

reviewer1740486 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I believe that the only thing you may require in the initial deployment is assistance from Fortinet itself to show you how to deploy it. It is better t have a good experience and gain knowledge to avoid false positives. I would rate Fortinet FortiMail a nine out of ten. It has most of all of the features that we need.

reviewer1721355 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Fortinet FortiMail a nine out of ten.

Tariq-Mahmood - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

If someone is looking for an on-premise private email server, I would recommend FortiMail. If they have no concerns over privacy then there are cloud solutions available. I rate Fortinet FortiMail an eight out of ten.

Ahmet Coruk - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I rate FortiMail nine out of 10. I don't know what other solution is the best, but we are happy with Fortinet products. We offer FortiMail to all our customers. For example, when I go to any customer to explain the different solutions, I mention FortiMail if they don't have a mail solution. Or perhaps they have another product that they're using, say Kaspersky Mail Protection, but they're not getting any support from Kaspersky, so nobody knows how it's working. They installed the device, but nobody provided them support. In a situation like this, our sales pitch for Fortinet is that we will provide three years of support. Also, Fortinet itself provides support for them 24-7, so they're getting a fast response from Fortinet.

Salon Raj Joshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others and advise them to use the 400F series or higher because lower models do not have the DLP feature which is very important to have. I rate Fortinet FortiMail a nine out of ten.

Giorgi Sakhokia - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

After three months of evaluating FortiMail, it has exceeded our expectations and we will definitely continue using it. I would rate Fortinet FortiMail a ten out of ten.

reviewer943938 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

I would definitely recommend this product to others. I rate Fortinet Fortmail a seven out of ten.

Dikeos Davakis - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It's important to know what you're aiming for beforehand and what your environment needs in terms of implementation. It requires being very explicit so you can know what to set up with it. Things such as rules and domains that you can work with. You have to know your environment well. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Arnold Ramondet - PeerSpot reviewer

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

Daouda DEMBELE - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I would encourage everyone to use this product. Many organizations that are concerned about security especially with email, need to deploy FortiMail. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Rhonda  Sudduth - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. If it weren't for issues surrounding quarantining emails, I'd rate it higher.

Yash Rana - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The filtering is really effective to protect any mail environment of any company. I can definitely recommend this solution and my rating is a nine out of ten.

Anoob Valath - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This is a dynamic product that is continuously being improved. As we are moving to Office 365, we may be moving away from this solution. We may look for a cloud-based solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

reviewer1194153 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are using the on-premises deployment model. We're moving to virtual appliances soon. We are going to the government cloud, but all network appliances will be virtualized beforehand. Once we go on the cloud, everything will be hosted as assets. I highly recommend the product. The product is easy and there's no complexity. It's easy to use, easy to learn, easy to upgrade, easy to apply any changes. It offers a good price versus quality balance. I would rate the solution 8.5 out of ten.

Imad Awwad - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Emails are dangerous to deal with. You need backdoors for all people, You don't have any control over it because you are not the person who's dealing with emails for the employees. Everyone is dealing with their own emails. In order to secure your emails, you need to secure your employees and the emails that are trespassing into your environment. You need to find a solution that not only scans emails, but you also need to have some artificial intelligence for the machine learning for emails. That's what FortiMail is doing. FortiMail is flexible, straightforward, and easy to troubleshoot. This is key, for IT, they need to troubleshoot easily, and need to know why and how this was done. FortiMail is one of the important applications that can provide us what we require, as well as, being able to delegate your troubleshooting and your administration with many players or many, team members in IT. There are some that can do it while others cannot. You should test before you decide to own a product. Don't rely on people saying, that it's the best product I have. You should know what your business is working with. There are no best practices in IT. There is what the business needs in IT. The best practices that are there, are by the books, but the business may require different paths than the books and the best practices they tell you. So, always test. Know why and what you need the services for and don't buy everything, because you will not have time to be working on all of them. If you have things set up straightforwardly, and it is fast to configure, then, yes, these products are good for you. The differences are, the experience and stability of these products, and how far you can go with the policies. This is what I have learned, not only from FortiMail but from all the solutions we're working with. Never put your business and IT aside. They should collaborate and align together. Overall, this is a good and reliable application. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Elom Kutsienyo - PeerSpot reviewer

It is one of the best solutions on the market. I would highly recommend them. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

Jacopo Giusti - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I will definitely recommend this solution to others, and my rating is nine out of ten. It is very reliable and always available. In the future, I would like to see better management of the monitoring dashboard. Perhaps they can add a pie chart or other charts in the report because they are very useful and customers will really appreciate them.

Wagdy Hafez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

With the Fortinet FortiMail solution, you have a lot of advantages because of the effectiveness of security. You also see a return on investment in the cost of ownership and value. The licensing value — as I hear from clients — is very good, and the capacity of FortiMail is very scalable. You can have a large number of users and pay according to the capacity, not on the number of users so you pay for actual use. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and 10 is the best, I give FortiMail an eight out of ten.

Huthaifa Smadi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I recommend this solution to clients and I really love the way that Fortinet thinks about and executes most of their solutions. They maintain a simple graphic user interface and they give you a good view of your network and good visibility. I love the design of FortiGate. They know the protocol, how the protocol is being used and they protect the protocol from other mechanisms. FortiMail is an awesome product mechanically. I think they should have better features in FortiMail to integrate more tightly with Fortinet. It should also have a user awareness mechanism or more artificial intelligence. It is a user environment that should help the user to know how efficiently email is transacting in the system as well as what are the latest forms of phishing, spam and malicious emails. They should definitely involve an AI mechanism in the latest version to be more proactive and intelligently determine solutions without administrative interaction. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate FortiMail as a nine. With artificial intelligence, it could be a ten.

BrianAmenya - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It reduces the stress of keeping your environment safe. Security starts with the individual and it needs to be layered. Mail is the easiest way to hit up a company. Mail security is a must. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

Mohamed-Maher - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I rate this program a ten out of ten, because it's configured right. The person who configured it actually knows what the real function of anti-spam is. It protects me from cryptography. I do see some connection delay from time to time, but I believe it is because of the Sandbox check.

Secteamlead67 - PeerSpot reviewer

This solution contains all of the features that we need. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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