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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiAuthenticator?


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Network admin at Penobscot Valley Hospital
Real User
Top 10
08 August 22

First you have to buy the unit, then you have to buy the license for it. I think we have a 100-user license. The price depends on the model. We have a FAC 300, which channels X number of users, so if you have a lot more users, you're going to buy a higher model, like with any other solution. We got the reseller price, so we paid $3,450 for the authenticator model itself. The support contract is about $2,900 for three years, which is a pretty good deal. Then you've got to pay the fee for their help with the installation. That was like $6,000, but it varies depending on the vendor. So between paying them to help with the configuration, the box itself, and the support, it came to like $12,500, including a three-year service agreement. The only other cost is for the SMS messages, which are not expensive. It's under $30 for like 100 SMS messages, so it's not a big deal.

PedroMaia - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Intdev Internet Technologies
Real User
19 July 22

The actual cost is fair but when our exchange rate in South Africa goes through the roof, then the price changes quickly. It would assist us if the cost could be standardized or fixed. The exchange rate has a significant impact on us.

Mechnical, of 1 adjustment and assembly at Daumar
Real User
19 May 22

We have a yearly license for FortiAuthenticator. I give it 10 out of 10 for affordability.

MS at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Top 20
23 February 22

The pricing is fair.

Channel Account Manager-Lead-West at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
28 December 21

We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Assistant Infrastructure Manager at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
09 November 21

The cost of the license could be less expensive. The license is paid on a yearly basis.

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Ernesto Chang - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
22 February 21

FAC is an affordable solution for Middle Range (200E/400E) and also needs a package of mobility agents (2,000) perpetual. There is nothing to buy in the gateways (FG) and it is fully integrated.

Ayokunmi Ogundapo - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at Interswitch
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
01 February 21

The license is a one-off payment.

Ibrahim Massad - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Top 20
29 January 21

Generally speaking, Fortinet prices are competitive enough. It depends on the markets, but in our market, the price sensitiveness is high, especially now with the current economic situation after the COVID-19. This became something to take into consideration even more. Price is always important, but after such a situation, it's even more so. Customers became even more sensitive to the prices. So, price is another value point for Fortinet.

IT Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
07 December 20

The licensing fee is less in the long term because it's not a recurring cost.

Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
16 August 20

I think FortiAuthenticator is more expensive than other products like Cisco Duo. It could be more competitively priced. We want to use high-availability in our products, so we need to get a higher grade and more expensive license for that purpose.

WahidAlarasi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Exclusive GRP
Real User
04 November 19

I think the setup cost is reasonable, and we don't need to renew the license. Sometimes there are extra costs for the VM. Our main competitors are RSA and Gemalto, and the Fortinet prices are very competitive relative to their prices.

Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
15 October 19

The cost is okay. It's moderate to inexpensive.

it_user1179432 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Blockness
Real User
07 October 19

The pricing is okay. It could always be less expensive, however.

RAMACHANDRAR - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Global Solutions & Customer Service at Bits and Byte IT Consulting
Real User
04 June 19

You buy the pack for 100 to 200 users. Once it goes over, you have to renew it on a yearly basis. It may be on a term where you license for one business. Officially, the authentication license has a third-party involved. Then you need to take your action. I don't see any additional license costs from FortiAuthenticator, but for the add-on features like MS Gateway, etc., you need to buy them.

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