2017-10-04T06:44:00Z
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 FortiGate?

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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Thomas Van Niekerk - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
User
2021-05-28T11:44:06Z
May 28, 2021

Getting good Fortinet pricing can be challenging, as it is a top tier vendor. What would greatly assist the general community would be for Fortinet, and also the other vendors to always publish RRP (recommended retail price) on their websites, for all their products.

What one will have to do now, would be to locate a partner in your applicable areas and contact them for pro-forma pricing, as most partners can provide preferential or discounted pricing, which can save you $$$ on your solution cost.
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JB
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-20T09:24:52Z
Sep 20, 2022

Licensing is renewed every three to five years. They are less expensive e than Cisco. It has reduced the overall cost of maintaining a Cisco environment. It's a package deal. There are no extra costs.

AhmedAboalassaad - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Security Team Leader at Amiral
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-26T10:04:00Z
Aug 26, 2022

We pay for the solution annually.

MS
Quality Trainer at MOH
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-02T10:27:00Z
Jun 2, 2022

We have the full version of Fortinet FortiGate and we are on a three-year contract with a commitment of five years.

SA
IT Manager at SICOM LTD
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-31T16:18:00Z
May 31, 2022

Its pricing is fine. It is on a yearly basis. Other than the licensing fee, there is no extra fee.

DO
Network Solutions Architect at Yazata Solutions
Reseller
Top 20
2022-05-02T05:32:14Z
May 2, 2022

Fortinet's pricing is more straightforward than other solutions. If Fortinet doesn't stick out when you're searching for a solution, you are a glutton for punishment. You only need to know two things when purchasing a Fortinet solution: your total bandwidth and bandwidth at the site. You need to estimate the future bandwidth with other solutions if your customer plans to upgrade. You have to consider whether you'll need to resell your licenses or wait until they expire and get new ones. You need to worry about out-of-pocket costs with other solutions, but you could pay for a higher-tier Fortinet license. You don't need to worry about it for 10 years and still be under budget. Fortinet encourages people to buy their base product and then add what they need. That mentality goes a lot farther in the game because it affords people security. That's how they got into the market and became so competitive.

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Costa Mitsios - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Technical Director at Space Hellas S.A.
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-10T11:09:55Z
Apr 10, 2022

We are on an annual license to use Fortinet FortiGate. I rate the price of Fortinet FortiGate a four out of five.

JS
Infrastructure Engineer at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T10:13:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

Currently, we have not added licenses for all the features we want. For example, we do not have intrusion prevention and detection.

Sunil Kumar Nair - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Technology at Al Falah University
Real User
Top 5
2022-04-05T10:01:44Z
Apr 5, 2022

There is a subscription-based model to use Fortinet FortiGate. We pay annually for the solution along with the support. If you want to have all the updates, and security patches you will need to renew your support. The price of Fortinet FortiGate is reasonable compared to other solutions.

Mohamed El-Sherbini - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Mada Insurance
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-23T15:30:14Z
Mar 23, 2022

The license of Fortinet FortiGate should be reduced.

Arf Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Readytech
Reseller
Top 20
2022-03-23T09:10:24Z
Mar 23, 2022

The price of Fortinet FortiGate is reasonable.

Mina Aziz - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at Effvision
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-22T20:43:51Z
Mar 22, 2022

Other firewalls are more expensive than Fortinet FortiGate, such as the Azure firewall. We are on an annual license and it is approximately 6,000 Egyptian Pound(EGP).

Thendo Ndzimeni - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-22T19:26:43Z
Mar 22, 2022

The product has different licensing models, depending on what you're going to do. For the IoT service, initially the program was for free, then the IoT service and the mix firmware that we had, we had to pay. Services are separate in terms of Fortinet FortiGate license models, e.g. you could have IPS, AV scanning on high availability, etc. The license could be on annual renewal.

Anderson Guedes - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist of IT Solutions at InterNexa
Real User
Top 10
2022-03-17T18:25:15Z
Mar 17, 2022

The price of Fortinet FortiGate could improve, it is expensive.

Yassin Hassan - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Support Engineer at a agriculture with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-01T21:47:17Z
Mar 1, 2022

We have a yearly subscription.

JA
Founder / Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2022-02-23T07:03:00Z
Feb 23, 2022

Fortinet costs are 25% lower than the high-cost provider. There is an equipment cost and a recurring monthly cost for licenses and technical support.

Ali ALI - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager Traditional Channels at FrieslandCampina
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-22T18:13:28Z
Feb 22, 2022

Pricing is lower than Cisco.

AR
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-22T16:58:00Z
Feb 22, 2022

It is affordable. Palo Alto is much more expensive than Fortinet.

JS
Network Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-02-22T16:10:00Z
Feb 22, 2022

Its pricing is competitive with other solutions.

DM
Founder, Chairman of the Board at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
MSP
2022-02-22T10:02:23Z
Feb 22, 2022

It is expensive. You need to pay for the subscription every year, which is very expensive. The subscription includes technical support and hardware exchange in case of failure.

AM
Security Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-22T09:56:12Z
Feb 22, 2022

The price of Fortinet FortiGate can be better than others solutions because Fortinet sometimes helps you with the prices. They help the customers buy the solution by providing them a discounted price for good technology to protect their environment from multiple exploitations and network attacks. Fortinet FortiGate as a less expensive solution than Palo Alto. I would rate the price of Fortinet FortiGate a four out of five.

JL
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-09T07:45:48Z
Feb 9, 2022

There is a license to use Fortinet FortiGate.

GD
Executive at Accenture
Real User
2022-02-07T19:39:50Z
Feb 7, 2022

It's very difficult to discuss pricing as we have generally, in terms of pricing, at the end of the day, we have leveraged deals the existing contracts the client had in place. The client uses various technology vendors. I can't say that one is cheaper than the other. It's all in the same ballpark when you are speaking about comparable products.

Silvia Ihensekhien - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at ShipServ Limited
Real User
Top 20
2022-02-07T07:28:56Z
Feb 7, 2022

The price of Fortinet FortiGate is reasonable for an SME.

JM
Network admin at Penobscot Valley Hospital
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-03T22:19:29Z
Feb 3, 2022

It was probably about $2,500 per firewall. It was all included. It included support, services, threat management software, and 24/7 FortiCare on it. Cisco products are more expensive.

YK
Head of the Satellite Infrastructure and Operation System Department at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-03T16:26:29Z
Feb 3, 2022

The licensing scheme of Fortinet is better than Cisco. It is more logical.

DO
Managing Director with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-02T20:19:11Z
Feb 2, 2022

The solution requires a license annually, it is not a user license, you can have as many users as your want. I must renew the license regularly per device. The support is included in the license.

ZR
Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-17T13:05:07Z
Jan 17, 2022

Compared to other vendors and other firewalls, the Fortinet pricing is reasonable.

Gilles Mousnier - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager GIS at epfam
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-26T19:31:00Z
Nov 26, 2021

I had to pay for the license for the firewall, but it is guaranteed to have updates. I expect a good service for it. It was about €1000 for a year, and there was no additional cost.

Amar Patil - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-01T13:55:08Z
Nov 1, 2021

I'm somewhat aware of the pricing, but most of the time, the pre-sales staff only defines their requirements. And we get the licenses at the time of implementation, then register and activate them. But I think Fortinet has multiple packages. They sell licenses for a period of one, three, or five years. They also have special add-on licenses for various things. So, for example, if you want to get a security rating for the firmware configuration and everything, you need to purchase an additional security license. And if you want to do some IoT-related security, you also need to purchase separate licenses.

Bojan Oremuz - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at In.sist d.o.o.
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-27T10:13:27Z
May 27, 2021

Fortinet has a reasonable price policy and is offering a good value for the money.

SW
Compliance Officer at a venture capital & private equity firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-04T12:14:21Z
Feb 4, 2021

The solution offers good value for your money. It isn't too expensive.

MA
Manager IT at Riphah
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-03T16:40:32Z
Feb 3, 2021

We've found that the cost of the product isn't too high. They are a bit higher than other options, such as Meraki, however, it's still not so bad. You need to pay for the hardware and then you need to pay for the licensing as well.

PH
President at Integral Design Software
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-02T22:19:41Z
Feb 2, 2021

The price of FortiGate is reasonable. In terms of the market, it's not a cheap product, but it's cost-effective.

NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-02-01T12:52:32Z
Feb 1, 2021

It's expensive, but compared to the competition it's okay. Fortinet's pricing is more attractive than some of its competitors. There's also an annual support license that you can buy with it.

MS
Lead Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-28T21:42:13Z
Jan 28, 2021

If you're a small-medium size business: - Size your use case carefully as licensing price jumps significantly with HW changes. - Customizable Forticilent SW can be downloaded for free with FNDN membership - If you have multi sites and require Fortigate based 2FA then consider getting a dedicated fortiauthenticator (VM) with fortiokens acting a central RADIUS server which can be cheaper than cloud tokens an with additional authentication flexibilities.

Bruno Barretto - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Analyst at Comdados
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-28T11:55:43Z
Jan 28, 2021

The price of the license and warranty can be better because it is very expensive. The license renewal is very expensive. There are no additional costs in addition to the standard license fees.

JT
CEO/CTO with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-28T09:08:02Z
Jan 28, 2021

The solution is pretty affordable. It's not overly expensive. It's not like Cisco where you pay an awful lot of money mostly for the name. There are extra apps you can add to the product, however, those come with an extra price tag as well. That said, it allows you to do more things and expands its capabilities. I like to use Fortinet due to the fact that with the device you can do so much more, it's not only web filtering. If you decide to use it for something else, you just pay some money to Fortinet for another package and you are good to go. It makes it a little bit easier for small or large companies as it's so flexible in its offering. In China, due to business constraints, licensing is quite complicated here.

Kshitij Singhai - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Computech Associates
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-25T14:41:56Z
Jan 25, 2021

Pricing and licensing is a little bit complicated in FortiGate. They are always on the higher side. This is one issue that we always raise with the company that they should reduce the price according to Indian market requirements. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

KN
Service Delivery Engineer - Network Security Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-25T06:52:29Z
Jan 25, 2021

The pricing of the solution is very competitive. The license price can vary depending on the product you have and the different types of licenses you need. For example, they have an enterprise and UTM license. It depends on the type of license and the size of the company.

UmerSiddique - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Network Engineer at fatima group
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-23T11:10:02Z
Jan 23, 2021

I think the licensing of Fortinet is in the middle range. We also had a demonstration from the vendor that gave us the confidence to work with these devices. We purchased the solution on a bundle basis which the vendor offered us. There are additional costs if we enable a new feature not included in the bundle.

MC
System ADM at a recreational facilities/services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T06:10:01Z
Jan 23, 2021

The price could be lower.

DO
System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-01-21T19:21:59Z
Jan 21, 2021

The price for the device and software is high. However, the solution is of good quality and has a lot of features. Licensing is on a yearly basis, it can also be purchased for a couple of years ahead. For example, for a single year or three years. If you purchase a license for a longer period you receive a discount or some type of credit.

VK
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-15T19:06:15Z
Jan 15, 2021

We've found the pricing to be fair and the licensing model is quite good. It's a reasonable cost. It's not too expensive. That said, I do feel they could work on the pricing policy a bit. Right now a license to use some of the simpler features like web filtering or antivirus, you have to pay about 80% of the hardware price to have a license for a year. That's a bit too much for such basic features.

MR
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-13T15:11:57Z
Jan 13, 2021

Setup costs and pricing depends on many variables, but it's mostly affordable.

YK
Head of the Satellite Infrastructure and Operation System Department at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-11T22:16:54Z
Jan 11, 2021

The price is fair compared to the other competitors.

Ferrianto Suryanto - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Technology at PT Exa Teknologi Indonesia
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-11T10:00:00Z
Jan 11, 2021

In terms of price, FortiGate's price is reasonable. Most of the customers stand by it, and are aware that the price is worth it for the performance.

MP
IT Operations Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-09T07:15:17Z
Jan 9, 2021

The solution is pretty expensive. That said, we see the value of the solution as it provides great value to our organization. We pay to license the product on a yearly basis. I'm not sure of the exact amount we pay, however, as it is not an aspect of the solution I handle directly.

LW
Consultant at Resolve Technology
Consultant
Top 20
2020-12-31T09:56:18Z
Dec 31, 2020

The solution is on the cheaper side. There are other products that are competitors that are much more expensive. That said, the pricing isn't just based on licensing costs. There are add-on costs as well a company will need to consider.

MR
Junior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-29T14:45:02Z
Dec 29, 2020

The price of FortiGate support is too expensive.

RajM2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager Of Information Technology at Nitco Limited
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-29T09:29:46Z
Dec 29, 2020

The licensing costs are very low.

Ahamed Ali Hameed - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Hadef & Partners
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-29T02:48:49Z
Dec 29, 2020

They are very competitive, but we like to have the factory warranty taken care of. We had to pay a large amount for the first year contract and support.

SA
User at Aeon Mall Indonesia
Real User
2020-12-28T11:15:19Z
Dec 28, 2020

The pricing for the product is alright. Our organization has not yet provided an end budget for this area.

SR
Project Manager at renaissance group
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-25T01:44:56Z
Dec 25, 2020

The price is pretty much standard with the competition. It's not overly expensive. That said, if you want to have a good security VPN or firewall, then you should invest more than money and pay interest in local devices. If you want a better network structure and better security, then you need more local devices.

AM
Chief Information Officer at teamddt
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-24T19:42:12Z
Dec 24, 2020

Fortinet FortiGate's price can be reduced.

PH
Deputy Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-23T23:08:26Z
Dec 23, 2020

The pricing is fair. I don't feel that it is too expensive.

SP
Data Center Operations and Customer Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-23T11:59:09Z
Dec 23, 2020

As far as I'm aware, in our case, it's just a yearly pricing arrangement with no additional licensing costs.

KrishnakumarNair - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at KSB MIL Controls Limited
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-23T09:04:07Z
Dec 23, 2020

The pricing of the solution is fair. We don't find it to be overly expensive.

IrfanShaikh - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Acme Technologies
Reseller
Top 10
2020-12-22T09:47:25Z
Dec 22, 2020

Its price is affordable and lesser than Cisco. Cisco is expensive. In terms of licensing, there is only one issue. If a customer's license has expired a month ago and they do the renewal after one month, Fortinet renews the license from the start of the previous month. The activation of the product is done from the previous month, not from the date of renewal. The customers usually shout and complain that because they are paying today, the renewal should start from today. The support contract renewals or licensing should be renewed from the date of renewal, but Fortinet starts from the day it had expired. It is a loss for customers. They might have had some problems because of which they did not take the license one month before. Fortinet should work on this. Cisco doesn't do this. Cisco always starts from the day they apply for the license.

Mohamed Abdel Hassanein - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at FORESEC
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-21T16:36:00Z
Dec 21, 2020

There is also an issue here. Maybe we get a massive discount on the product, but the renew cost is higher. In addition there are some admin issues. When I receive a request for a renew for a customer, the local team here only deals with the company that makes the primary deal, and refuses to give us a quotation. So we may lose the opportunity, or we may go with the vendor with their native product.

QV
IT Infrastructure managerInformation an Communication Services Manager at a agriculture with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-16T03:13:19Z
Dec 16, 2020

This is an affordable solution.

NN
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-11T16:08:25Z
Dec 11, 2020

We just pay an affordable flat monthly fee to the vendor for the monitoring and support.

PD
Group Leader – FM Operations Team at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-11T09:24:57Z
Dec 11, 2020

We purchased a five-year bundle package, which worked out cheaper than competing solutions.

Mauricio Lazaro - PeerSpot reviewer
Director/Owner at Miodesk
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-10T20:25:28Z
Dec 10, 2020

The price of FortiGate is good.

Daniel Gorham - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Architect at Combat Networks
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-09T05:46:00Z
Dec 9, 2020

Fortinet FortiGate's pricing is pretty hard to beat.

RW
Documentation Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Top 20
2020-12-08T22:04:28Z
Dec 8, 2020

Fortinet bundles FortiGate with other products and because of this, the price is a little expensive to some SMB enterprises.

Adriana Ymeri - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Communication Progress
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-08T16:51:55Z
Dec 8, 2020

Fortinet offers four types of licensing - Advanced Threat Protection, Unified Threat Protection and Enterprise Protection and 360 degree Protection. Licensing costs are dependent on the VM or Hardware model, not per features. For example if vm or Hardware model supports 200 IPsec tunnels you can setup 200 IPsec tunnels, it doesn't matter what kind of license you have.

AC
Sales Engineer - Sênior at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-08T15:30:07Z
Dec 8, 2020

We're charged a licensing fee on a yearly basis. I'm unsure of the exact cost to the company, however. I'm not sure if there are other costs over and above the standard licensing fee.

Vandy Va - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-08T12:00:18Z
Dec 8, 2020

This product could be a little cheaper although compared to other similar solutions, it's more reasonably priced.

SN
Product Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2020-12-07T10:32:47Z
Dec 7, 2020

The price of FortiGate is average and I would say that based on the top five products available on the market, it is in the affordable range.

Michael-Sugg - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Sovereign Managed Services
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-07T06:26:18Z
Dec 7, 2020

When you look at these endpoint security systems and firewalls, these products a few years were way too expensive for a small business. Now we have enterprise level security in a footprint that is less than $1,000. For offices that have 10-25 computers needing protection, this is a better solution.

TF
Officer / General Manager Software R&D Laboratory at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-03T17:54:25Z
Dec 3, 2020

The pricing isn't too bad. Right now, we find the cost to be manageable.

Anderson Clivati - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist of IT Solutions at INTERNEXA
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-02T23:53:15Z
Dec 2, 2020

We pay an annual license fee - I get a good price on this product.

AC
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-12-02T16:34:36Z
Dec 2, 2020

I think the price of Fortinet FortiGate is very reasonable.

Pier Andrea Gabutto - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Gabutto MArket
Real User
2020-11-27T02:21:39Z
Nov 27, 2020

It is too expensive for us. My organization is very small, and we have a total of ten users. We have three internal users and seven external users. The FortiGate 100D series is too expensive for renewing the licenses.

TK
CIO at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-26T18:09:47Z
Nov 26, 2020

The pricing is fair.

Thameem Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior solution architect at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-24T14:53:02Z
Nov 24, 2020

It has a competitive price.

TN
Sales engineer/Technical support engineer at Vietnet
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-21T08:42:00Z
Nov 21, 2020

I think the pricing is fair.

Rodolfo Bento Matos - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO e confundador at Infinity Learning
Reseller
2020-11-14T09:21:59Z
Nov 14, 2020

The license is too expensive to renew. The license renewal process is also complex.

SK
Deputy General Manager Information Technology at a media company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-13T14:33:09Z
Nov 13, 2020

It is not a very costly product if you compare it with other products. The return on investment is also good. If you compare the return of investment and money that you are spending on this product with Palo Alto, Cisco, Check Point, and other solutions, the investment is very less. We are happy with this solution. The optional licenses are there, and you can choose which one you want and which one to avoid.

UB
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2020-11-12T18:37:56Z
Nov 12, 2020

Compared to vendors like Cisco and Palo Alto, FortiGate is the cheapest. However, they only have a small segment of the market. Fortinet is trying to appeal to small and medium-sized customers, and I think that their prices should be a little lower for this segment. On the high-end devices, it is fine. However, the problem is that their subscription price is very high. If you purchase a one-year subscription with the hardware and then you want to renew for the second year, it is very costly. Your whole price ends up being very high.

RJ
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-11-11T08:22:00Z
Nov 11, 2020

The solution isn't too expensive.

IK
System Administrator at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-11T08:12:05Z
Nov 11, 2020

The price is okay.

JC
Network Security Engineer at a performing arts with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
Nov 8, 2020

They have almost all the features embedded in the solution. It's just that some features are not available because you have to pay for it. There are lots of add-ons available, and you need to pay extra for them, so pricing can add up.

SH
CEO at SAYCOM
Reseller
2020-11-03T14:41:58Z
Nov 3, 2020

It's an expensive solution. The price should be lower.

JA
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-03T00:07:14Z
Nov 3, 2020

The licensing is paid on a yearly basis.

SP
Enterprise Service Manager at Technology Associates Limited
Real User
2020-11-02T22:32:50Z
Nov 2, 2020

We received this solution for free because we are one of the leading and exclusive partners for Fortinet in Uganda.

Ted De Vos - PeerSpot reviewer
President at simnet
Real User
2020-11-02T22:27:13Z
Nov 2, 2020

For our organization, the licensing costs are approximately $7,000 per year.

IQ
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2020-11-02T21:24:05Z
Nov 2, 2020

I don't handle the pricing side of the product and therefore can't speak to anything in regards to the licensing or costs.

Lenos Jacob - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Customer Success at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-10-28T22:16:17Z
Oct 28, 2020

The Indian market is different than the European and American markets. When you compare, they need to be a bit more aggressive on pricing.

EP
Director of IT with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-10-26T18:43:00Z
Oct 26, 2020

I think that the pricing is fair.

AN
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-26T14:49:14Z
Oct 26, 2020

Pricing is very competitive. It's cheap for what it offers and for what it does. It's very affordable.

Miguel Ortiz - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Solutions Architect at Verizon Communications
Real User
2020-03-05T20:17:00Z
Mar 5, 2020

Fortinet is the least expensive solution.

KO
Consultant at WorldNet ICT Solutions Limited
Consultant
2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
Aug 28, 2019

The pricing for this solution is good.

Fernando Neto - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Analyst at Aloo Telecom
Real User
2019-04-27T00:45:00Z
Apr 27, 2019

Before choosing a piece of equipment you have to take into account the cost-benefit offered by each one. Sometimes it is not worth paying a very cheap price to have a minimum level of security.

DA
Directorate at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
Apr 18, 2019

Each feature costs money, so it is important to study your needs.

Mohamed Abdullah - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Security Engineer at crystal networks
Real User
2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
Apr 2, 2019

Our licensing costs are on a yearly basis.

Derrick Slaton - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist 3 at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
Mar 26, 2019

There are no additional costs aside for the standard licensing fees.

Amgad Soliman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
Mar 26, 2019

The licensing price for the Fortinet products is approximately a thousand of dollars per year for the FortiGate 100E and $200 per year for the FortiGate 50E. I don't use additional licensing, just the yearly subscription.

NC
Director, CFO at IT Green Public Company Ltd.
Real User
2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
Mar 26, 2019

The pricing and licensing of Fortinet FortiGate are good if they stay the same. The price is not too high now, but license pricing still changes too much. Fortinet FortiGate is comparable with the other products in the current market.

it_user819147 - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at CGP
Real User
2019-03-14T11:34:00Z
Mar 14, 2019

With Fortinet licensing, you have to buy a license for every product: for the stamp, for the email, for the firewall, for everything. This is all the same for all vendors. You have to buy a license for each service. In terms of pricing, they are reasonable compared to Palo Alto Networks. FortiGate is much cheaper than Palo Alto Networks with more efficiency in operations.

DY
Principal Mining Consultant at senhwabio
Consultant
2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
Mar 6, 2019

Fortinet is reasonable in pricing and licensing. Overall, FortiGate is affordable. The licensing fee can be a little high, depending on the budget for your project.

Gamal Al-Hamzah - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at LinkTech
Real User
2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
Mar 3, 2019

There is only one issue with Fortinet FortiGate: It's the price. If the company makes its products cheaper then we can convince our clients to buy more.

VeerSharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Branch Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
Feb 26, 2019

In terms of pricing, the cost of the product is important because we do not want to pay for something that is too expensive. At the same time, however, pricing is not as important as manageability and support. I would say that all things considered, the pricing is pretty good.

Chingiz Abdukarimov - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at a integrator with 11-50 employees
User
2017-11-26T17:38:00Z
Nov 26, 2017

Setup cost may be not so low, as you expect, because it depends on different factors, but TCO for 5 years may pleasantly surprise you.

MaheshPatel - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Corporate Marketing Executive at Amity Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
Reseller
Top 10
2017-10-04T06:44:00Z
Oct 4, 2017

It's a little bit higher than Cyberoam but the security is More higher compared to the other vendor.

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Hi community members, I'm considering replacing a Cisco ASA Firewall with Fortinet FortiGate FG 100F. This is in order to reduce the cost. Is this the right thing to do? What would be your advice? Please elaborate. Thank you for your help!
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Hi @Isaiah Dominic, ​I have a few questions:Does replace mean that you already have a Cisco device? What's the reason for replacing it if is working? So, I assume it's not working. In that case, I have the second question:I suppose you should have a configuration backup for using it, in case your device crashes. How much do you value all that job? Is the cost of the new different device worth it?  If you make the change you gonna need to config the whole thing from scratch!! Is it worth it?Both devices are good enough.I expect this could help you,  Good luck!
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