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Network Engineer with 51-200 employees
Real User
Good performance and web filter capability

What is our primary use case?

This firewall is an antivirus, protects against spam, and is an IPS.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the web filter. The performance is fine.

What needs improvement?

Some of the features in the graphical user interface do not work, which requires that we used the command-line-interface. We have problems with that. Log retention should be greater than 24 hours.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiGate for about eight years.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup depends on the implementation. There are some that are very simple, whereas others are complex.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you

What is our primary use case?

This firewall is an antivirus, protects against spam, and is an IPS.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the web filter.

The performance is fine.

What needs improvement?

Some of the features in the graphical user interface do not work, which requires that we used the command-line-interface. We have problems with that.

Log retention should be greater than 24 hours.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiGate for about eight years.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup depends on the implementation. There are some that are very simple, whereas others are complex.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Senior Scientist at Ats, iNC.
Real User
Top 20
Good SSL-VPN, anti-virus, and anti-malware protection

What is our primary use case?

FortiGate is used as the primary firewall and malware detection device for the company.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows solid VPN service for access from the field, and the anti-virus/anti-malware detection works well.

What is most valuable?

SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up. There are too many pull-down menus.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiGate for five years.

What is our primary use case?

FortiGate is used as the primary firewall and malware detection device for the company.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows solid VPN service for access from the field, and the anti-virus/anti-malware detection works well.

What is most valuable?

SSL-VPN is very useful for us and has been very reliable.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be improved to make it less confusing and easier to set up. There are too many pull-down menus.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using FortiGate for five years.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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