2020-03-03T08:47:38Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Fortinet FortiManager?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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Taimoor Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Operations Engineer at Inara Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-10-18T15:31:23Z
Oct 18, 2022

FortiManager, we're just managing our FortiGates deployed in our different sites, and we are monitoring our MSSP solution there from the FortiManager. There are different sites and different clients that have their different FortiGates. The FortiManager manages all FortiGates. We push templates. If there are any changes in the FortiGate, we're just not doing that directly to the FortiGate, we are managing it via FortiManager.

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HarshanaSilva - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-09-16T13:05:25Z
Sep 16, 2022

We are one of the partners, so we are using it for customer testing for managers, owners, and others at head office. We are looking at FortiManager in terms of quality deployment and ability to manage everything. We're using it for management.

Jozef Beliansky - PeerSpot reviewer
Network engineers at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-13T09:25:10Z
Sep 13, 2022

We have 20 Forti Firewalls, including FortiManager. We use it for firewall management as we have many objects. In FortiManager, we use one type of object and implementation, the different firewalls.

ElisoBrito - PeerSpot reviewer
Analista de Suporte at NCT Informática
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-30T20:30:42Z
Aug 30, 2022

We primarily use the solution for managing FortiGate devices.

JavierSanchez - PeerSpot reviewer
CSO at Nologin
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-10T14:45:48Z
Aug 10, 2022

We primarily use the solution for managing firewalls.

Janderson Mira - PeerSpot reviewer
Diretor Técnico at TND Brasil
Reseller
Top 5
2022-07-19T08:03:39Z
Jul 19, 2022

It is used for the standardized configuration of all the firewalls that we have installed for our customers.

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Marnilo Cardenas - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Project Manager at EvaBssi APAC
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-30T11:27:23Z
May 30, 2022

Our client was at the start of a network automation journey. They were a multi-brand network environment and they started investing in the FortiManager to support their vision of network and security orchestration. That was their first step in a series of steps to build up their security capabilities or at least to get better visibility on the security topics within their environment. With a different team, they also deployed the Nessus and Lansweeper in the same environment to do automated vulnerability sweeps. Before I left that customer, there were plans of deploying additional Fortinet products - FortiAnalyzer, for example. I left the customer team in February this year, so I'm not updated anymore on what's happening there.

RM
User at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-03-21T18:14:00Z
Mar 21, 2022

We are using FortiManager to manage all the equipment. We have a hybrid deployment.

KA
Presales Technical Specialist at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-03T00:30:00Z
Feb 3, 2022

We used Fortinet FortiManager for managing multiple firewalls, because they had six or seven branches, so they need a single point of management. The Fortinet FortiAnalyzer was used for getting the logs out of all of these books, to store them in one place.

DK
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-17T22:18:34Z
Nov 17, 2021

I have used the FortiManager to implement and manage the Fortigate solution in one company that we implemented Fortinet. We use the FortiManager to manage all the Fortigates, firewalls, projects, and old projects.

Ahmet Coruk - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder at Korunet
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-28T13:51:31Z
Sep 28, 2021

Fortinet FortiManager can be used to manage all your Fortinet solutions. We are using it as a VM solution.

Riasat Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Head of IT at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-15T15:51:58Z
Feb 15, 2021

We use this solution as our core Firewall.

IJ
Network Delivery Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-15T11:13:33Z
Sep 15, 2020

The primary use case is internal security domain protection in corporate sites.

Slawomir Napiorkowski - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at IT Systems and Solutions sp. z o.o.
Real User
2020-06-01T05:06:29Z
Jun 1, 2020

FortiManager is used for centrally managing many FortiGate firewalls. It is a very good solution if you are using several of them.

FH
Consultant at DNS a.s.
Reseller
2020-05-28T06:28:00Z
May 28, 2020

FortiManager is a virtual appliance, you can have it in a cloud, buy your own license, or pay for the solution as a service. It's very helpful because you can manage many products from other customers, just from the cloud, which is where you administrate domains for all the customers you might have. You only have one point of deployment of the new FortiGates, for example, FortiSwitches, FortiAPs with a single click that you do not need to deploy the configuration on a unit itself. So it means, for example, you can just send the new boxes to new offices and from the cloud FortiManager, you just let some technical guy send it to the internet. It gets the serial number of the FortiManager. It can be paired and the configuration can be directly downloaded. You don't even need to touch the box physically. So that's an amazing feature.

MA
Asst. Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-05-13T09:29:00Z
May 13, 2020

We are a solution provider, reseller, and distributor. Fortinet FortiManager is one of the security products that we implement for our customers.

Rias Majeed - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Security Manager at Exceed NetSec LLC
Reseller
Top 10
2020-04-26T06:32:00Z
Apr 26, 2020

Our primary use case is to analyze the internal traffic to see what's happening in the network. We can analyze the logs and push policies. In case something happens, after rebooting it, we can push the configuration back into the appliance.

EA
Owner at EASI Network
Real User
2020-04-01T07:25:52Z
Apr 1, 2020

We work with the FortiManager tool to configure several solutions for our customers. Generally, our customers already have the product installed on their network. We work as independent consultants.

Mak Kazemaini - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
Real User
2020-03-25T07:03:05Z
Mar 25, 2020

The primary use case of this solution is the management of firewalls.

Dilip Saraf - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Head at MASS INFONET (P) LTD.
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:51Z
Mar 5, 2020

FortiManager Automation-Driven Centralized Management Manage all your Fortinet devices in a singleconsole central management system. FortiManager provides full visibility of your network, offering streamlined provisioning and innovative automation tools. Integrated with Fortinet’s Security Fabric, the security architecture and FortiManager’s Automation Driven Network Operations capabilities provide a foundation to secure and optimize network security, such as provisioning and monitoring SD-WAN. FortiManager VM-S The new FortiManager Subscription license model consolidates the VM product SKU and the FortiCare Support SKU into one single SKU, to simplify the product purchase, upgrade and renewal. The FortiManager S-Series SKUs come in stackable subscriptions to manager 10, 100 and 1000 devices/vdoms, so that multiple units of this SKU can be purchased at a time to increase the number of devices/vdoms as needed. This SKU can also be purchased together with other FMG VM-S SKUs to expand the total number of devices/vdoms. FortiManager VM Fortinet offers the FortiManager VM in a stackable license model. This software-based version of the FortiManager hardware appliance allows you to expand your virtual solution as your environment expands and is designed to run on many virtualization platforms. The FortiManager virtual appliance family minimizes the effort required to monitor and maintain your network and offers all the features of the FortiManager hardware appliance.

Mohamed Talbi - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at Neurones
Real User
2020-03-03T08:47:38Z
Mar 3, 2020

We use it on a virtual machine in our data center. We are not using a box. We have many types of clients so there are many types of use cases for our clients who we are deploying FortiGate for on-site to create the local network. Many sites are using FortiGate firewalls like 60E, 100E, 200E and 500E and some 3100D. We are using what we call zero-touch deployment. It is a very important technology or process that helps us to make the deployments efficiently. It is called zero-touch deployment or ZTD. It helps us to implement our configuration on these client sites by using FortiManager. Zero-touch deployment is the central piece here and it is made possible by the use of FortiManager. What happens is we prepare our configuration in the FortiManager. After that, the technicians who are doing the installation just need to connect the instance of FortiGate to the internet. They only have to do that and FortiGate automatically downloads the configuration from FortiManager. So this is the way we can optimize the implementation and reduce the duration of the setup time involved. It would normally take us a handful of days to install one FortiGate instance on one site. But with this technology, zero-touch deployment, we need just one hour or maybe as little as 30 minutes to install one site. It is much more efficient. We reduce the time further by installing the configuration in all the FortiGate instances that we are managing at the same time. For example, say we need to install a new policy to deny or to allow something to connect to the internet. We can create this configuration in the FortiManager and we can push it out to 100 or 200 FortiGate instances at the same time. So it helps us to reduce the time it takes to install and to perform maintenance as well as to minimize the errors. We are human so errors are more frequent than a deployment managed by a machine. With this process, if anything is wrong it is also easier to correct.

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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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Mohamed Talbi - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at Neurones
Mar 3, 2020
Generally, what I know about the pricing is that Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and like Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls.
Mak Kazemaini - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure and Cloud Architect at Vizion network
Mar 25, 2020
The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use. It's based on the licensing model and the number of devices you add to the system. The more devices you add to FortiManager, the more you need to pay. I am not aware of any additional costs.
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