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Fortinet FortiOS Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiOS Pros

PR
System Administrator at RBDigital
It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site.
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AM
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There are a lot of features that we like within the solution. The resources or performance of the firewall is very good. However, the real selling point is the fact that the solution offers so many features, it gives our clients a lot of extras that they can work with. There's a lot on offer.
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President at Key Solutions, Inc.
All networks are security-driven, we get throughputs and security. We feel that the people at Fortinet are easy to deal with from a support standpoint. If they need to jump in and help us, they're very willing to do that. Their email filtering, their data loss prevention, their intrusion prevention, type of products in the newest OSs has been outstanding.
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CC
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The VDOM (Virtual DOM) is a virtualized firewall that has some opportunities for flexibility that are an advantage in certain configurations.
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Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure.
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JL
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very user friendly.
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Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
Has a very simple OS and a good price point.
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SB
President at a manufacturing company with self employed
I personally think the site-to-site VPN is the most useful feature. A lot of firewalls have that, but to me, that's one of the features that's essential.
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AK
Senior Manager (Engineering Department) at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Performance-wise, I think FortiOS is much better than its Juniper counterpart. Based on our actual experience and performance metrics, FortiOS-based products are much better than Juniper.
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Senior Manager IT at Tata International Limited
The information security features are the most valuable.
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Fortinet FortiOS Cons

PR
System Administrator at RBDigital
I can only compare it with SonicWall, and it is missing many advanced features that SonicWall has.
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AM
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Right now, it's very trendy to integrate everything into the cloud. This solution would be more effective if they did more integration in that regard.
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President at Key Solutions, Inc.
It could more scalable for the lower end users.
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CC
Technical Head at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing model makes this product far more expensive than similar solutions.
The implementation could be simplified.
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Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Technical support could be better. Some competitors have much more responsive support teams.
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JL
Executive - Data & IP at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Fortinet needs to make this solution even more robust. Sometimes when we get a DDoS attack, the cannot withstand it. We can run out of sessions very easily. That said, I suppose if you want more a robust system, then you could purchase higher-end solutions, which are more expensive. Still, I would like to see more protection from even in the low-end version.
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Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
Lacks flexibility for different scenario configurations.
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SB
President at a manufacturing company with self employed
FortiOS doesn't work well with all browsers. I think they need to do a better job of making it compatible with the various browsers that are out there.
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AK
Senior Manager (Engineering Department) at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
They're using a lot of application-specific IC, so that may be causing some performance issues. And whenever a Fortinet adds new features, it can affect performance.
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Senior Manager IT at Tata International Limited
It would be great if they can push the Microsoft updates through Fortinet OS and provide a centralized patch management system. They should also include the data loss prevention (DLP) and data leakage prevention features. They could also add network monitoring more effectively.
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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiOS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.