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Fortinet FortiGate-VM Primary Use Case

Chief Technology Officer at cornerstone defense

We primarily use the solution for checking a 250-person defense contracting company with multiple locations.

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Senior Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The use case for VMs is if you're going to deploy them like a SaaS edge, to protect your applications or provide deeper visibility into the traffic. Or you could use it in your data centers as well. However, that's not our preference.

We primarily use the solution for network segmentation at our data centers and remote connectivity to our distributed sites.

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Director at Treasure Technology

We primarily use the solution simply for its firewall functionality. It's the main reason we use it.

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Sr. Project Consultant (IFS-Complex MRO Process) at a aerospace/defense firm with 201-500 employees

The solution is mainly used for remote connectivity and endpoint and gateway network security.

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Network Administrator Team Lead at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

We use Fortinet FortiGate-VM for managing inbound and outbound internet traffic through our environment. Sometimes, we also use it for managing the site's internet outbound and routing. We also use it for IPSec on Azure. We also have an on-premises environment, and we're using it for IPSec on that environment. 

All the routing happens through it because we're swinging all the traffic on the Azure side through a firewall which is basically the gateway. It acts as the gateway and manages outbound traffic in that environment. We have also set up the SSL VPN for users. We do have FortiGate on-premise, and we set up the SSL VPN connection for users.

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EE
Lead Cybersecurity Analyst at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees

The client wants to use the solution for a mix of things, however, I can't recall exactly what they are at this time.

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ZM
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are service providers, and we provide managed services to external customers.

The primary use case of this solution is for firewalling, web applications, and proxying.

We use all of the UTM (Unified Threat Management) features that come with this product.

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EB
Engineering Manager at Primatel Communication Snd Bhd

We're using FortiGate-VM on-prem for our firewalls. The Fortinet component in the cloud is FortiGuard. We get our virus definitions regularly updated from the cloud, but the FortiGate firewalls are all on-prem. While the virtual firewalls are created inside the physical firewall, there is an option for a virtual machine firewall where we'll give you the VHD file, and you can install it to a server.

Virtual machines aren't widely used in Brunei because the Brunei government isn't ready for these things yet. They're more confident in hardware, but everything is slowly starting to head in this direction. Others are watching what will happen when people use the apps before they try them.

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Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited

We primarily use the solution for LAN connections.

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MM
IT Engineering Manager at Mission Critical Partners

It is primarily for VPN access and restricting access into the network. One of our clients has a shared system between multiple counties, and it is used to keep the right traffic flowing between counties and blocking the rest.

Each client has a specific version. We're trying to get them all current. Our number one client has the current version.

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GD
Chief Information Officer at LCC Group Inc

We primarily use the solution for the security so that our systems will not be penetrated externally.

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JV
Founder & Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

In the years that we've been using this product, we've deployed it five or six times. Most of our customers have dedicated firewalls, either physical or virtual format and a few are on a shared platform. We're authorized sellers of the product and I'm the founder and managing director of our company. 

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AM
Head of IT at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution for our internal worldwide corporate network.

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MV
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We use it to separate our office environment from our training courses and customer environment. 

We have on-premise and cloud deployments. We use the on-premise version for the functionality for our local network, and we use the cloud-based solution to provide the same functionality for our cloud-hosted workspaces. We have its latest version. 

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AR
IT Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

You can use the balance of FortiGate for an HTTP server, for example. It's not a total solution like a firewall, however, you have a lot of structure within it for normal firewalls or next-generation firewalls. FortiGate is the firewall for Fortinet.

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Technology consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The version I am using, 6.2.8., is not the latest. It's a somewhat older version and has not yet been upgraded. 

We have configured our use cases to be those of a banking environment. We have enabled the use of the firewall solution for our 300 branches. 

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Associate Pre Sales at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

I am using this solution for testing the protection, but not in a production environment.

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Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Originally, I used the solution for a graduation project. I'll soon be using it in a new context.

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JK
Principal & CTO at Constructure Technologies at a construction company with 11-50 employees

We use FortiGate as an edge security device. We are system integrators and we use this product ourselves, as well as implement it for our clients.

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Network Administrator at Furnmart

My primary use case is for controlling the internet in our organization, as well as for our VPN for those working from home. I also use it for routing the connection to stores so we can access them.

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IT Manager at Zipper

We primarily provide the solution to our clients. We typically use it in the financial services industry.

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Network Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

We primarily use this solution for the firewall and IPS.

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MA
Consultant at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

It's an edge firewall that provides failover and redundancy management with the SD-WAN. We also use it for its traffic shaping capabilities and visibility through a central orchestrator.

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JD
IT Director at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

This firewall appliance is part of our overall security solution.

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JR
Manager-Information Technology at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We are primarily using the solution on the VPN box as a perimeter firewall. We use it to secure internal networks and a few servers. Our network is solely on Fortigate.

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Network Security Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees

The majority of the government sector prefers using the solution as an external firewall and most of the customers prefer that it be one layer. It's good for use as a preemptive firewall.

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Tech Security & Networking Support Lead at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees

FortiGate is an Exhibition Firewall that comes with the Antivirus, IPS, and Web Applications

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DK
Information Technology Manager and ISMS Auditor at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

We primarily use the solution for the firewall capabilities and security.

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Director of Information Technology at KOTTO A.Ş.

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

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RV
Network Engineer at a maritime company with 201-500 employees

FortiGate-VM is installed in our data centers and is used for site-to-site connections between offices. 

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TL
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

I am a design engineer and we are designing a security operation center for data censoring in Turkey.

We are using FortiGate to protect more than 3000 end users.

More than one gigabyte per second bandwidth is necessary. FortiGate was quite useful for this scenario, but we are just in the planning and analyzing phase. The tender should be in the near future.

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MR
Manager, Infrastructure Support at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

Our primary use cases are using the solution as a configuring solution or data management. We use it for simple data center segmentation.

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LM
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Most of the use cases that we have are SD-WAN and perimeter firewall related.

Our clients are mostly small to medium-sized businesses. We also have large enterprise clients that range from 1,000 to 8,000 users. We haven't planned to increase the usage, but we are currently using Fortinet FortiGate-VM for perimeter firewalls and SD-WAN for our branch offices.

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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We have many Fortinet use cases in Brazil. One particular use case could happen at a high school; they want a new firewall and high availability to their students to access the internet. They want a secure way to connect to the internet. We are proposing FortiGate 200TF. 

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Information Technology Solutions Manager at UBG

We provide Fortinet services to our clients, sometimes on-prem and sometimes on cloud. 
We are a system integrator which makes us a partner of Fortinet. I am an information technology solutions manager.

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LM
CISO at a religious institution with 501-1,000 employees

We use Fortinet FortiGate-VM as a firewall, for intrusion detection and prevention to protect our Azure data center, principal operation sites and our mobile users. 

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Owner at Mindware Computer Solutions

We installed Fortinet FortiGate-VM for security purposes. Our main motivation is for security reasons and improving networking.

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PB
Director Of Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Fortinet FortiGate-VM may be installed on Azure or AWS.

You can either install it in your data center alongside your virtual applications or put it in the public cloud to secure it.

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AM
Creative Head/Director at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

We use the solution for creating IPsec tunnels and web and application filters. We use it for monitoring virtual traffic on platforms including VMware solutions. 

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Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The primary use case of this product is as a firewall. We are partners of Fortinet and I'm a security engineer. 

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Network Security Engineer at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees

We use the solution for IPS, internal segmentation, inspections, and VPN.

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Consultor Infraestructura, Networking y Seguridad en Seti Consulting at SETI CONSULTING

We use Fortinet FortiGate-VM as an SD-WAN solution and for security profiles.

I do not recall which version we are using. 

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AZ
Project manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

I work for a telecommunication company. We are a service provider, and we use it for our internal network and for providing services to our customers.

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Operario de doblez cnc at CIE

We primarily set up this solution with our large clients.

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IT Analyst at Comdados

We work with the government and the customers do not want the VM solution, they prefer appliance solutions.

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MT
Network Enginner at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

I use FortiGate-VM for testing.

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JC
Project Coordinator at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees

We use Fortinet FortiGate-VM as a firewall to deliver high-performance network security solutions that protect our network and data from evolving threats.

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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiGate-VM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.