2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiWeb?

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

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

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39 Answers
AANKITGUPTAA - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Pi DATACENTERS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-10-14T20:56:20Z
Oct 14, 2022

I highly recommend that any web application firewall be deployed in the IT infrastructure where companies host web applications. It should be there. Whatever you choose should integrate with a third-party load balancer. I'd rate the solution a ten out of ten.

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Saeid Khanipour Ghobani - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Technology Evaluation Center
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-26T13:50:04Z
Sep 26, 2022

It is important as part of your regular process to update any tools including the solution. Versions are built in other countries so it is a good idea to ensure you are using the latest, gold-standard version for your area. For example, check for direct internet access, review active directory authentications, and configure users, servers, and certificates. The solution is super easy to use, is inexpensive, and includes great technical support.

Sisay Assefa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Specialist, IT Security at Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-25T13:49:36Z
Aug 25, 2022

I rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.

Eduard Otto - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Consultant at PROMOS consult
Consultant
Top 20
2022-06-16T17:17:57Z
Jun 16, 2022

We are just customers and end-users. Potential new users should compare different products from different vendors to make a decision on a web application firewall. It doesn't matter if it is FortiWeb, or F5, or something else, just take some time to compare. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

DT
Presale Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
2022-05-19T10:58:00Z
May 19, 2022

I sell or presell, and in general, the feedback is great. In fact, I think that Fortinet FortiWeb is number one in terms of performance.

Ali Rochmat - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Manager For State-Ownership Enterprise at PT EDI INDONESIA
Reseller
Top 10
2022-02-15T10:38:30Z
Feb 15, 2022

I rate Fortinet FortiWeb an eight out of ten.

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SC
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
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2022-02-10T08:01:01Z
Feb 10, 2022

I would advise getting the right engineer. You need someone who is a specialist, and that's very important. I would rate it an eight out of 10.

Mohamed Hussein - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-31T11:06:41Z
Dec 31, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. Additionally, I would recommend F5. I rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.

MA
Security Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-23T19:16:10Z
Nov 23, 2021

I would recommend this solution. I hope they are able to make some changes to compete with other solutions, such as F5 and Citrix. I rate Fortinet FortiWeb a seven out of ten.

MauricioCorrĂȘa - PeerSpot reviewer
Full support analyst at Gruppen
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-07T10:14:56Z
Nov 7, 2021

As I am a Fortinet partner, I make use of many of its products. I like the FortiWeb products. I rate Fortinet FortiWeb as a nine out of ten.

Carlos Pindado - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of business and digital transformation at SERNIVEL3
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-29T21:31:16Z
Oct 29, 2021

I would recommend those wanting to implement this solution to use good integrators, there are not too many people who know about this solution. I lived in Spain and there are not too many installations made, it's quite difficult to find people that know a lot about it. It's not a difficult installation and the vendor helped us a lot and is very helpful. You have professional services you can use from the vendor if you choose, but they are quite expensive for customers. One of the biggest lessons I have learned from using Fortinet FortiWeb is Fortinet helps you a lot. They can develop something specifically for a customers' use case without any costs for them. I rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.

PK
Engineer : Cyber Security & Telecommunication at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-08T16:40:36Z
Oct 8, 2021

Our company is a Fortinet partner. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. In terms of functionality, it does a perfect job, however, when you have to integrate with third-party tools, that's where you might have issues. Going forward, maybe what Fortinet needs to do is to ensure that they don't have integration issues with the other big vendors that are common in terms of what's deployed out there. Someone might want FortiWeb, however, for example in my case where a bank needed to integrate that with Jamalt or HSM for description, they have to do their homework. When you're dealing with financial clients, they need to have seamless integration and not to have these challenges where it would take time to fix as an issue. That should be figured out pre-deployment. Companies in banking can't wait for clients to point out that this is an issue. They have to attend to it beforehand and resolve issues to meet expectations.

AP
Sales Specialist-Network Solutions at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-10-05T14:35:00Z
Oct 5, 2021

I rate FortiWeb nine out of 10. I would recommend it.

Dino R - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-15T13:03:00Z
Sep 15, 2021

You need to accurately calculate the requirements of your infrastructure before implementing FortiWeb or any other web application firewall. Accuracy is very critical when scaling the product or the model that will be deployed on your infrastructure. I would rate FortiWeb an eight out of ten.

Khalil AbdulrahmanAlasbahi - PeerSpot reviewer
Customer Service & Support Manager at Natco Information technology
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-27T15:53:35Z
Jul 27, 2021

We're using the latest version of the solution. I cannot speak to the exact version number, as I don't have it on hand. We're a company that helps implement this product for clients. At this time, I'd rate the product at an eight out of ten. We've largely been very satisfied with its capabilities. I'd recommend the product to other users and companies.

RR
Jefe de Venta Especialista de Seguridad Informatica at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-02-18T05:08:33Z
Feb 18, 2021

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Giorgi Sakhokia - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Officer at State Audit Office
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-12T16:02:19Z
Dec 12, 2020

We like the product, but we haven't yet decided to purchase it because we don't have the budget for now. We will express our preferences towards FortiWeb to our top management, and it will be decided by them. We will suggest to them that it is a good product. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.

MohamedTaha - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Division Manager at 3SC Security Solutions Services and Consultant
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-26T09:29:19Z
Nov 26, 2020

FortiWeb is a security product that I can recommend. My advice for anybody who is implementing this type of solution is not to simply believe the words of the vendors. Test the product in your environment and then you can select the best one for your needs. A lot of vendors nowadays will tell you that they are the best, but the best thing to do is test each of the products inside your network. The roadmap that the vendor has for this product is good. They have a lot of extra features that they are developing for future releases. They have an amazing R&D team, they know the competition, and they know the market. In my department, we find that it is amazing and are not searching for additional functionality. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

ZM
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-17T13:17:38Z
Nov 17, 2020

I would recommend this solution to others if they can afford it. We plan to continue using this solution. It is a good solution, and the customers are quite happy using it. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.

AhmedIsmael - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Telecom Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-09T11:06:34Z
Nov 9, 2020

In summary, this is a good product and I can recommend it for others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Thameem Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-02T06:13:22Z
Nov 2, 2020

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I plan to continue with my usage of this solution in the future. It's a good product, but if they could better the stability, it would be great. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb an eight out of ten.

Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-20T04:19:21Z
Oct 20, 2020

Fortinet FortiWeb is rated as one of the top WAF devices in many of the independent research reports. Our customers find Fortinet FortiWeb much better than other solutions. We plan to continue using this solution if an opportunity is there. It depends on the customer's requirements. If a customer is going for an online e-commerce website, we would always recommend going with Fortinet FortiWeb. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb an eight out of ten.

FP
Technical Presales Engineer at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-10-19T09:33:39Z
Oct 19, 2020

We're using the latest version of the solution. Usually, for our security programs, I'm using on-prem. For now, in my experience, the typical Indonesian customer is using on-prem, as they worry about using the cloud, as the data cannot be stored in HR and it's actually often stored in another country. It's my understanding that we'll continue to use the solution for a while to come. Overall, I would recommend the product. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate it at an eight. If it had a better interface and/or better pricing, I might rate it a bit higher.

BrianFortington - PeerSpot reviewer
GRC Security Consultant at Ionize
Consultant
2020-10-07T07:04:33Z
Oct 7, 2020

My advice to people would be to evaluate the marketplace against your requirements and choose appropriately. Fortinet does operate at the enterprise level. It is listed on the Australian standard and it does carry Australia's approval for common criteria. So it does address the requirements needed for security for the assessments. Not every product can. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this Fortinet solution as a seven-out-of-ten because of user administrative controls, usability, and price.

Muhammed-Shafi - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Solutions Architect at Hilal Computers
Real User
2020-09-17T08:05:58Z
Sep 17, 2020

We are a solution provider and system integrator company. We work for DCC countries. We deal with Fortinet, Meraki, Sophos, Check Point, Barracuda, and Juniper SRX solutions. Fortinet FortiWeb is comparable to Barracuda. We don't have many customers for Fortinet WAF, and we couldn't get that much good feedback. We mostly use Barracuda WAF. We use it even in the cloud environment. Fortinet is fine on the firewall side. We haven't sold many Barracuda firewalls, but for WAF, we mostly use Barracuda. We prefer Barracuda because they provide good training, and they always follow up. Customers also prefer Barracuda or any other WAF service. Customers receive good support from Barracuda. Fortinet WAF is rare. I would recommend this product only based on customer requirements. At the end of the day, how you install, configure, and meet customer requirements are more valuable. I never place a product ahead of a customer. Fortinet WAF might not be suitable for certain customers. Similarly, Barracuda WAF might not be suitable for certain customers. I always get customer requirements and then supply the product according to their requirements. I would rate Fortinet Fortiweb a five out of ten. It is neither good nor bad.

MH
Information Security Specialist at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-16T08:18:35Z
Sep 16, 2020

In my opinion, F5 is the best solution in the world, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb would be second. I have heard that Barracuda is a good solution, but I have not worked with it. In my experience, F5 is the better solution. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb a seven out of ten.

PK
Jr. Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:24Z
Aug 19, 2020

We have been using Fortinet for four years and internally we are using Cisco. We would certainly recommend this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Arash Azari Samani - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Center Network Expert at TOSAN
Real User
2020-06-28T08:50:00Z
Jun 28, 2020

This is a good product and I strongly recommend it, especially for companies in the banking industry. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user976896 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2020-05-13T09:16:36Z
May 13, 2020

While I have not done comprehensive testing with FortiWeb, I have no complaints so far. My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that if they are not very advanced in terms of technical training, this product is a good choice because it is very simple to implement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AG
IT Infrastructure Manager with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-05-05T06:08:00Z
May 5, 2020

The type of product you get depends on what you want to protect, how you want to protect it, and how many people will be accessing FortiWeb. What we have now is working fine. I would rate FortiWeb as an eight (out of 10).

reviewer1217868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information security at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
Apr 19, 2020

Be sure that the security is correctly configured and all the attack patterns are covered. Make sure to do an independent assessment of the security. I would rate it a nine out of ten. We are very satisfied with it. We have an issue when the underlying web protected generates a logout and we want the authentication portal to recognize that the application has been logged out. When the underlying application generates a logout, the portal does not recognize the logout. I would like a way for the FortiWeb portal to easily recognize the portal.

SI
Manager at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-03-18T06:06:02Z
Mar 18, 2020

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Yousef Altaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Manager at Global tec
Reseller
2019-07-09T05:40:00Z
Jul 9, 2019

In the version of Fortinet FortiWeb that we have, it does not include the scanner. We cannot access every feature. If you have all the popular products, you can use the system perfectly to connect everything. Fortinet can improve the security firebase in support for HTTPS and the CPU with additional configurations. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb a two.

E Beernink - PeerSpot reviewer
Netwerk and Security Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-07T06:35:00Z
Jul 7, 2019

Every external solution acceptable for work will use FortiWeb. We do have three or four FortiWeb solutions now and if there is anything we need to share through the internet, it's going to be through FortiWeb. In terms of advice, I'd say take a good look at the support side of the help documents. There a very good document cycle on the Fortinet website. There's a lot of information. Get to know the solution. I would rate this solution eight out of 10.

MB
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

The interface has been a pain in the past but now with the later version, 2.2, the user behavior analysis has improved. Before when you want to deploy an application, for example, you needed to have a login page and make sure to search for the user behavior and all the interactions. That way, you could generate flexible usage for that application. Now that's automated, so apart from that, there's no huge report or feature that we would like to improve. I would rate this product a ten out of ten.

DI
SE at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
Jun 24, 2019

If you are looking to be partner with Fortinet, you have to buy licenses. Not even VMs are free to partners. Fortiweb in essence, needs to become part of Fortigate. Fortinet is not suitable for SMB customers since you have to deploy several boxes in order to get thing right. Also, speed of deployment is important and that isn't fast with many boxes. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a solid seven. It's a good product.

Oliver Rodrigues - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Planning at Ooredoo Kuwait
Reseller
2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
Mar 6, 2019

I would rate it a seven out of ten. A seven and not a ten because of the antivirus issue.

RafigFeizullayev - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Security systems department at Zerde Business Solutions
Reseller
2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
Mar 6, 2019

I would rate it an eleven out of ten.

DD
Network Security Engineer at Technicom Mali
Real User
Top 5
2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
May 23, 2018

I rate FortiWeb at eight out of 10 because it is good at what it does but I think it could do more, like combining DDoS protection.

Related Questions
Ivars Ostrovskis - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Manager at SIA Latnet
Jul 22, 2020
I'm looking for a pricing comparison of F5 Advanced WAF vs Fortinet FortiWeb. Thanks!
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 14, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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RafigFeizullayev - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Security systems department at Zerde Business Solutions
Mar 6, 2019
The licensing policy is very good. Our customers are very happy with that.
DI
SE at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Jun 24, 2019
The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from few K Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.
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