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What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiEDR?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiEDR, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Reseller

With any of these products, you need to step back and look at where the wave of technology is going in the security posture. I think that you need to step back and say, "Here's my current situation, what's the best solution two to three years from now?" If you look at that, I don't see Fortinet or Palo Alto or any of those traditional product vendors being the future state. These companies are like system integrators. A lot of system integrators went out of business mostly because they couldn't make the paradigm shift from a product led business to a service led business. I see the same type of thing happening in the traditional Perimeter Security companies, that are not designed from the ground up. They make an acquisition of a product and they try to integrate it into their business model, and to leverage all their other products in a suite. That's not the way the industry is going. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Fortinet FortiEDR somewhere around a six. It goes back to what I said that I don't think it's got a huge future. If you compare it to CrowdStrike or those type of products, it is very similar to Palo Alto's Cortex, they didn't even come out with an an EDR solution, they went directly to an XDR solution. What is XDR penetration? About 2% of the market right now. It's just not a fit to the future. That's why I give it a six.

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Top 5Real User

For some organizations, FortiEDR is good enough, but for others, it's not. It depends on the organization's infrastructure. I would rate Fortinet FortiEDR at six on a scale from one to ten.

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Top 5Real User

I would rate Fortinet FortiEDR an eight out of ten.

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Real User

This is definitely a good product and will make your life easier. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

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Top 20Real User

Overall, we are quite happy with this product. It basically works the way we want it since we have installed it. It's as per expectations. I would rate Fortinet FortiEDR a nine out of ten.

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Top 10Real User

As of now, it's very good. We don't have a lot of challenges. The EDR concept is new to the market. It doesn't have a lot of competition. As of now, we don't have a lot of user input. If it's on the market for a few more years, I'm sure people will have more feedback. We do our own documentation and share the whitepapers with our clients. I don't find Fortinet to be a difficult tool. The reporting is good and designed in a way that even a newcomer can use it easily. As of now those clients who have migrated from other security vendors don't have a lot of challenges. The clients appreciate the technology and report that they have tangible benefits. I would rate it a nine out of ten. All of the requirements are addressed nicely and the security is covered. It has everything it needs.

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