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What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiGate?


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

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

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Reseller

I would rate Fortinet 8 out of 10 just for its Integrated Console. 

2021-12-20T04:56:58Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise others to find a local contractor. That's because it is a product that can do a lot of things. If you don't know it well, you can make mistakes. Because I learned how to use it, I can now modify or update it. I can do some of the things in FortiGate, but when starting with it, it is better to have someone locally to guide you and do the initial setup. It is a good and very useful product for me. It is very stable, which is the only thing that I want from a firewall. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

2021-11-26T19:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate FortiGate eight out of 10 based on the performance, stability, performance, management, rights, and features. So most people lack SSL encryption and the certificate part. Those servers are running behind the FortiGate firewall. And most of the people I've seen are not using SSL encryption over there. And even for internet purposes, they're not using deep scanning. So my suggestion to people thinking about using FortiGate is to prepare a plan before implementation and implement those things in inbound inspection and outbound inspection. This is recommended. And also, if you have multiple band links, then you must use SD-WAN. They have SD-WAN options in the FortiGate firewall. It's a pretty good feature. So you can use that to improve your stability and performance.

2021-11-01T13:55:08Z
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Real User

I rate Fortinet Fortigate a seven out of ten.

2021-06-06T11:35:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are going to continue using this solution. I rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-02-05T20:55:16Z
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Top 20Real User

It is my understanding that we are using the latest version of the solution. However, I am not 100% positive. I don't know which version number we are currently on. I'm not sure if I would recommend the product. It would depend on each individual company's needs. I would rate this solution at an eight out of ten. It's been a pretty positive experience overall.

2021-02-04T12:14:21Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Fortinet. We are using the latest version of the solution at this point. Overall, we've been pretty happy with the solution. I would rate it at an eight out of ten.

2021-02-03T16:40:32Z
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Top 20Real User

In summary, this is a good product, it works, it doesn't need any attention, and I'm satisfied with it. Although the initial setup is slightly complex, security is a complex question and I'm not sure that it can be simplified. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2021-02-02T22:19:41Z
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Top 5Reseller

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a nine.

2021-02-01T12:52:32Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Fortinet FortiGate a ten out of ten.

2021-01-29T05:52:08Z
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Top 5Real User

Follow the instructions on the application manual carefully. Otherwise, certain features would not be running quite as they need them to without clear errors reported. Contact technical support, they're responsive and have solutions for most of the problems. Chose/size the HW carefully based on your use case as certain features are HW accelerated in higher variants but takes a huge toll on CPU/ memory when running on lower variants. Consider using Fortigate DC Agent which is useful free feature to automatically detect logged on users and implement user based access policy Consider segregating functions on different units instead of having all features on a Fortigate (i.e avoid having wifi controller + firewall + VPN on a single unit specially for lower variants) Because of the flexibility, the advanced user features, the high level of security controls, and the tweaks that are available for the user, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T21:42:13Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T11:55:43Z
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Top 20Real User

I'm a service provider in China. Basically, I'm connecting companies, foreign companies or Chinese companies, or even foreign public services to business VPNs or business cross border interconnections. Whether we use the latest version of the solution or not depends on the client, their needs, and the environment. If a client needs more security, we may even layer in other brands to help with that. We tend to keep deployments on-premises as you can run into issues with using the cloud in China. We prefer to have it on-premises and then bring lines in to hook everything up. It's simpler and there are fewer issues. In general, I would rate the solution at a ten out of ten. We've just been pleased with the product and the ease of use.

2021-01-28T09:08:02Z
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Top 5Real User

It is a good product, but I would always recommend selecting an implementer partner carefully. The implementor should be able to implement all the features so that you get the best benefits of the firewall. An implementation partner is very important. If you don't have a proper partner, you will probably end up with a mashup, and you won't be able to use all the features. Your performance might also not get optimized. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-01-25T14:41:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Fortinet has a product that can cater to any area of the security market. For example, application firewall and authentication products. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

2021-01-25T06:52:29Z
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Top 20Real User

I think Fortinet is a cheaper, stable, scalable, and reliable device. From my experience, I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2021-01-23T11:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a good tool to control users. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-01-23T06:10:01Z
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Real User

I've had great experience with Palo Alto but I think Fortinet FortiGate is also a great solution. Some time ago we upgraded to the Fortinet solution of our previous partner and there was a memory leak which created problems. Our firewalls crashed multiple times a day and we had a lot of issues. I think the issue was a systems error and it shouldn't have been deployed. It's all very stable now. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.

2021-01-22T21:08:36Z
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Top 20MSP

We are recommending this solution to help increase the possibilities of securing internal systems of companies against intrusions. I rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-01-21T19:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

We use a variety of Fortinet products. We are using mostly FortiGate 200E and we have some of FortiGate 100E and the FortiWiFi 60E. We are not using the latest version of the solution at this time. We have version 6.0 and it completely meets our requirements. When we will have to update it we will do so. However, that is not so necessary right now. We will not update it until we need to. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. It's been a positive experience overall. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-01-15T19:06:15Z
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Top 5Real User

We do not have plans to expand usage of the product at this time. I rate Fortinet FortiGate a seven out of ten.

2021-01-14T07:09:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Fortinet FortiGate to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate an eight.

2021-01-13T15:11:57Z
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Top 20Real User

They have many features On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate an eight.

2021-01-11T22:16:54Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of advice for anyone looking to use FortiGate, you need to learn about trouble-shooting, because sometimes you find out you have the wrong configuration, not because of a FortiGate problem or FortiGate config, so you are responsible to handle the trouble-shooting. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a nine. One thing they could offer is a version that already has the configuration. This would make it easier. This is something that I would request. I worked with Barracuda, I worked with Palo Alto. If you want it easy. It's very easy. But FortiGate needs to have something more like that, to do it faster.

2021-01-11T10:00:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We are customers and resellers of Fortinet products. We work with both on-premises and cloud deployment models. I definitely recommend this solution to other organizations. We've had a positive experience. In general, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. If the pricing were better, I would rate it higher.

2021-01-09T07:15:17Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2021-01-06T07:10:18Z
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Top 20Consultant

We are more of a solution integrator. We are not a straight reseller. We are partners, however. We recommend people to use products. That said, we don't actually resell the actual boxes. We use different versions and deployments of the solution. It really is dependant on the client and their needs. We mostly work with Fortinet. It's the main solution we recommend and use. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations. We've had a pretty good experience. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-12-31T09:56:18Z
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Top 5Real User

Fortinet FortiGate is a firewall product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-29T14:45:02Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a good firewall and I have recommended it to some of my colleagues in other organizations, and they have implemented it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-29T09:29:46Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-12-29T02:48:49Z
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Real User

I rate Fortinet Fortigate a six out of ten.

2020-12-28T11:15:19Z
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Top 20Real User

I use FortiGate quite a bit. I'm just a customer and end-user. I don't have a business relationship with the company. On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the solution at an eight. I've been pretty happy with it so far.

2020-12-25T01:44:56Z
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Top 20Real User

Fortinet FortiGate is highly recommended because they update everything every second. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a nine.

2020-12-24T19:42:12Z
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Top 20Real User

Take the training. They've got free training that is available online, and there are different levels for technical training. It is crucial. If you sign up as a partner, which doesn't cost you anything, the training is free. If you want to go for the test and get certified, you got to pay for the test, but the actual training materials are available to every partner for free. I would say that definitely take advantage of those. When you have new employees as network engineers, make this training a part of the routine. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten. I have been using it for years, and I do try to evaluate it on a regular basis and continue to stick with them. I just don't have a lot of bad things to say about them. Aside from their product, I'm a also fan of their company and how they do business, which makes it easier to do business with them. I don't necessarily appreciate the business practices of some of their competitors. It is nice not to have to worry about that.

2020-12-23T23:08:27Z
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Top 20Real User

I've been good with using Fortinet. It's a fine tool. Overall, I would recommend the solution to other organizations. I would rate it a nine on a scale from one to ten.

2020-12-23T23:08:26Z
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Top 20Real User

I wish that I could give more details on our technical use of FortiGate, but that isn't my main responsibility. I don't know much about this area and whether they are good or bad compared to other products. However, the feedback from our technical team has been generally good. That's why our teams use it every day. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a seven out of ten.

2020-12-23T11:59:09Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just customers and end-users of the product. We don't have a business relationship with Fortinet. I'd recommend the solution. It's very simple and easy to use. On top of that, it offers peace of mind. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-12-23T09:04:07Z
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Top 20Reseller

We plan to keep selling this solution. Fortinet has launched new partnership levels. They have removed the silver partnership. We were a silver partner previously, and we have now become a premier partner or something like that. So, we have to improve our partnership on new levels. I would definitely recommend this solution. We always support customers and recommend buying Fortinet. It is a better, more stable, and relatively cheaper product than Cisco. We supply Cisco only when a customer forces us to go for Cisco. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

2020-12-22T09:47:25Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend the product. I think it's good and they're doing well on the roadmap. But again, for the team they have to take better care of the local partner. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a seven.

2020-12-21T16:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-12-16T03:13:19Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend FortiGate to others. I rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten

2020-12-14T17:25:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend this product, but there are other products in the market, such as Sophos and SonicWall, that are just as effective. We will be using this solution for at least the next three years. We renewed the license for three years in August of this year. We are thinking of upgrading to a newer appliance before that. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten. I am pleased with this solution and the features it offers right now. It just needs minor adjustments in terms of reporting and staying up to date with industry standards.

2020-12-11T16:08:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a product that I would recommend. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-11T13:16:41Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a good product and I can recommend it to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-11T09:24:57Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing FortiGate that it is a great product and easy to use, but be careful which firmware you use. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-10T20:25:28Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a 10 out of 10.

2020-12-09T05:46:00Z
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Top 20MSP

FortiGate is the number one solution, both in the global market and the Chinese market. Most of the Chinese market follows FortiGate's news and its roadmap is very popular. I would recommend people buy it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-08T22:04:28Z
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Top 20Real User

I would definitely recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a 10 out of 10.

2020-12-08T16:51:55Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. Overall, I would recommend the product. It comes with a very good set of features. I would rate the solution ten out of ten. We've been quite happy with it.

2020-12-08T15:30:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale of one to ten I would give Fortinet FortiGate an eight.

2020-12-07T12:07:00Z
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Top 10Reseller

This is a product that I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-07T10:32:47Z
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Top 20Real User

The good news is that Fortinet does have a good support network as well as their education academy to help someone get up to speed on their product.

2020-12-07T06:26:18Z
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Top 20Real User

We are using FortiGate, but we are switching to Palo Alto. We are just moving over to the new next-gen and do an extra layer or higher layer filtering. Being a government organization, it was RFP, and basically, Palo Alto won the RFP. I wasn't part of the RFP review, so I can't tell which features pushed Palo Alto over the edge or not. For all I know, it could just be price. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten. I would also rate Palo Alto the same.

2020-12-06T06:26:41Z
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Real User

I'm just a customer. I'm using the latest version of the solution. I'm using the F-series. Previously, I used the E-series. We use the on-premises version of the solution as Fortinet does not yet support the cloud. I am not an organization, I am in IT support. I have my own agency for installing such devices. I use it for some universities which is more than 10,000 students in some cases. I also use it in some factories which have four to five users. It works just as well for small and medium-sized companies as it does for enterprise-level organizations. I would recommend the solution to others for sure. Overall, I would rate Fortinet's solution at a nine out of ten.

2020-12-06T06:26:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I work mostly with firewalls and network equipment including firewalls, switches, and routers. I don't just work with Fortinet. I also work with Sophos, Cisco, and Aruba. We're using the latest version of the product currently. Overall, I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

2020-12-06T06:26:40Z
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Top 10Real User

We are going to move over to Meraki, so we won't be using this solution. I would recommend this solution to others, but it is a matter of preference. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-12-04T13:50:13Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a special business relationship with Fortinet. We're a development company. We sometimes use the cloud, however, we're open to other deployment models as well. I've found the solution to be very good. Overall, I would rate it nine out of ten.

2020-12-03T17:54:25Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, I would recommend this solution. I'd rate it ten out of ten. We've enjoyed using the product and we appreciate its security features.

2020-12-03T16:04:03Z
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Real User

Before deciding to install this solution, be sure to conduct an analysis of your environment. You may need a larger one or this may be too big for their needs. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-03T07:46:04Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-12-02T23:53:15Z
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Top 20MSP

We deploy both on cloud and on-premises, depending on what the customer's requirements are. Fortinet solution has received great feedback. It compares well to Palo Alto. It's a lot more expensive. It's very full-featured solution and it's priced well. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-02T18:11:21Z
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Real User

We were not able to build a full-mesh VPN; however, I am not sure if this was the fault of Fortinet FortiGate. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a rating of seven.

2020-12-02T16:34:36Z
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Real User

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a rating of ten.

2020-12-01T02:04:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm not only an authorized reseller. I am a consultant that uses their equipment and recommends them on a routine basis. I am not a Fortinet partner, however. I use a series of FortiGate products, including the 60, the 90, and the 100. Some of them are E's, some of them are S's; it all depends. However, they have pretty much the same user interface. If a company is considering the solution, I'd advise that they consider purchasing the FortiManager if they really like the feature set and the way that Fortinet works. For example, a company we work with has these large scale solutions, and they use FortiManager. If you're a very large implementation, definitely look into Fortinet. If you're small, for example, under 20 devices, consider joining Cisco Meraki as it's so much easier. That's what I would tell any client. FortiManager and FortiGate are really good. If you like the way the GUI works it's more flexible than Cisco. There are more bells and whistles, however, Cisco is going to be the way to do it if you're going to do 50 sites. If you were to do a lot of sites, consider Cisco. If not, you can do Fortinet. At the end of the day, the solution is very flexible, and if the client has special business partners that want a special type of nailed up VPN or special configuration for the clients, it offers that. The lesson I learned using the solution was to go with the solution that's most flexible for the client and at the same time is as low touch as possible. That's why I've standardized on FortiGate, as it's low touch for me and I'd rather spend time fixing other stuff or troubleshooting the other problems for clients than this particular solution. You want to spend less time fighting with your remote access solution or your firewall solution and work on other problems. It should not be a difficult thing, and yet, a lot of people struggle with that. Especially today with the pandemic, they have to be able to have access to their stuff and that's crucial. That's the biggest takeaway. Is it easy to manage it, is it easy to connect? If so, it's worth the investment. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. If they included FortiManager in their offering, I'd give the product a perfect ten.

2020-11-29T05:37:05Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution if you can afford it. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

2020-11-27T02:21:39Z
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Top 5Real User

We're a service provider. We work with clients that use the solution. We utilize both the 1500 and 3000 series of the product. I would definitely recommend this solution to other companies to use. We've had a good experience overall. In general, I would rate the solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-26T18:55:47Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. That said, nothing is perfect and there is always room for improvement. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-11-26T18:09:47Z
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Real User

There is really nothing to complain about with this product. It's a very good product to use, and it has just started to get the top ratings for firewalls. This is a good product and I would recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-11-25T16:20:40Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. We plan to continue using it. Even though it has a few stability issues, its price is competitive. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-11-24T14:53:02Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate FortiGate an eight out of ten. They should improve the SD-WAN and central data management center.

2020-11-21T08:42:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are skilled in Fortinet and Check Point. For customers who specifically want Fortinet, we will continue to provide this solution. Our first preference is Check Point, but if a customer insists on Fortinet, then we can do a lot of integration there and incorporate other products like FortiNAC, FortiWifi, and so on. I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a seven out of ten.

2020-11-20T16:42:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I would rate FortiGate a nine out of ten.

2020-11-19T19:51:00Z
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Real User

They have very good documentation and if you've had experience with other products I'm pretty sure that you'd be able to deploy just by reading the documentation. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-11-19T05:38:13Z
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Real User

I would give Fortinet FortiGate a seven out of ten.

2020-11-18T13:22:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would advise others to use the documentation. The official documentation is very comprehensive and complete. I use the Cookbook Reference Guide. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-11-14T09:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

It is a fine solution. We have been using this solution for some years, and we are happy with it. We will continue using it unless the FortiGate solution is running itself in some other ways with new features. I would recommend this solution. It is working fine for us. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-11-13T14:33:09Z
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Top 5Reseller

FortiGate is a product that we recommend and we have migrated many customers from other vendors. FortiGate is a better option, although small customers don't care much about security. They only care about basic security. There are only a very few who are really concerned about it and most of them don't have a proper IT group in their company. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-12T18:37:56Z
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Top 5Reseller

We're integrators. We help our clients with this solution. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend this solution to other users. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-11-11T08:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a good product, however, there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-11T08:12:05Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are strictly a government entity. We are a customer. The model that we are using is the 500E, which is for small and medium enterprises. We are not a big institution. We do not have the latest version. We like to wait about three months before we apply anything new to make sure the early releases aren't flawed. After three months, after we've got a good review, then we will say, "Okay, let's upgrade to that version." Even though we feel that sometimes they create a new version to take care of a vulnerability or threat, we like to be safe and avoid bugs. The version that we are fitting currently is 6.4.2, which is fairly stable. Apart from the fact that they should just include everything in their offering, everything else works fine for me. There's a whole lot of Fortinet products that work together, FortiSwitches, FortiAP's, etc. Overall, I would give it eight of ten.

2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-11-07T07:35:23Z
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Top 20Reseller

In the beginning, I would be the one who would install them, but later it will be our technicians. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-03T14:41:58Z
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Top 10Real User

We are using the 200E in our environment. We had 200D before. We're not using the latest version of the solution, which is 6.4. I like to wait on new versions to see if it is stable before deploying it. I like to take my time and avoid headaches where possible. I would recommend the product to other organizations. It's got great bundle options which make it a very good choice - and it's much cheaper than Cisco.

2020-11-03T00:07:14Z
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Real User

We're partners with Fortinet. I'm not sure of the exact version of the solution. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It's offered us a very stable VPN and we can access it from anywhere in the world. We're not facing any challenges whatsoever. I'd happily recommend Fortinet to other organizations. It's one of the best products out there.

2020-11-02T22:32:50Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten.

2020-11-02T22:27:13Z
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Top 5Reseller

Although we largely handle on-premises deployment models, we have suggested cloud versions to our clients recently. We are a solution-providing company, and we are offering products to our customers. Although we really enjoy the solution, there's a lot of very interesting competition in the market. The competition is huge. As a partner of the product, we get a lot of questions we have to answer, and, to be honest, this solution isn't as strong in some areas as others. That said, we would recommend the solution to others. Overall, I'd rate the solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-02T21:24:05Z
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Top 20Real User

We would recommend this firewall at any given point in time. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-10-28T22:16:17Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Fortinet FortiGate a rating of nine. Other than the price and the lack of extensibility and transparency (which is inherent in any proprietary platform); if you're going to compare it to pfSense, then I would not give it a nine. I would give it an eight, and I would give pfSense a 10. pfSense has its drawbacks, but not that many, in my opinion. Take the time to learn the platform and you won't run into trouble later. That's my advice. Other than that, it's super solid, super reliable. It does the job.

2020-10-26T18:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. Fortinet FortiGate is simple and effective. I would rate Fortinet Fortigate a nine out of ten.

2020-10-26T14:49:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We installed FortiGate four or five years ago. We are just phasing out FortiGate and not doing new installations of FortiGate. Whichever model is getting end of life, we're just replacing it with a Palo Alto device. We can use it in the future, but I don't see any presence of Fortinet in my company at this time. I see a lot of push from Palo Alto, Check Point, and other vendors, but I don't see Fortinet around at all. With the current COVID situation, I don't know how FortiGate behaves when working from home, which is an entirely different concept. In other firewalls, we create HIP profiles and similar stuff, but I am not sure how FortiGate works in such an environment. I would definitely recommend this solution, but I think Fortinet has to first create a presence. That is more important. Nobody says anything bad about the product. The product is still widely being used. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2020-10-26T10:33:43Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-05-18T07:50:11Z
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Top 20Reseller

Fortinet was initially scoped as 25 rules for small, 50 for medium, and 100 for large. We need to incorporate more rules but there would be additional professional services or staging services. We are looking to incorporate the cloud access with the Fortinet UTM solution.

2020-03-05T20:17:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

There is always a need for improvement with any vendor.

2020-02-17T12:54:00Z
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Consultant

This is a product that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

There is a VOIP feature that by default is enabled on the Fortigate 60D. This greatly increases the CPU usage, which causes bad behavior in the equipment. This feature should be disabled and if necessary, the user can re-enable it. The FortiGate 60D is a fantastic piece of equipment.

2019-04-27T00:45:00Z
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Real User

In terms of rating, Fortinet FortiGate will come in with an eight out of ten. We are satisfied with the product overall.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

Before implementing this solution, you have to study your network first, and then consider your needs. Decide what features you need and what features you don't need. It is important to know what is required from the device because they come in very different models. There are different features and each feature costs money, so you need to be prepared so that you can optimize your cost. You don't want to end up buying something that you won't use in the future. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

I would rate it a seven out of ten. Not a ten because of the monitoring and the stability issues.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

FortiGate is very good if you're thinking of expanding where you have remote offices, then it's a good solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If anyone asks me for my experience with Fortinet solutions, I would recommend FortiGate, especially if they need to use it for security. I would recommend the FortiGate series for integration with any hardware or software product. I am very satisfied with Fortinet. I would rate it a 9 out of 10 overall.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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The policy for integration and for configuring Fortinet FortiGate should be friendlier than in the version we are using now. Because Fortinet has been in the market for a really long time, and we are very experienced with Fortinet products, I would rate FortiGate with an eight or nine out of 10. I would rate it this score because of the experience that Fortinet has as a market leader for such a long time.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

We may increase our usage of Fortinet next year. I would recommend to anyone to buy Fortinet FortiGate. I would rate the product ten out of ten.

2019-03-14T11:34:00Z
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Reseller

The Fortinet FortiGate solution has to have a system-wide update for improvements. First and foremost, you need to have a patch. You have to continually improve FortiGate by having continuously updated patches applied. Then always check for the admin reports from Fortinet that the patch was applied. When it comes to the features of this device, I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an eight out of ten.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Consultant

Fortinet FortiGate is a stable and affordable product. I would rate Fortinet FortiGate an 8/10. So far, Fortinet FortiGate has been enough for our business requirements.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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I cannot find anything lacking in Fortinet FortiGate. I would rate it a nine out of ten. We advise other users to go for Fortinet. There is a back-up service that needs to be included with the firewall support. I have the requirement to filter what information goes to the user to see which user require the most bandwidth and other resources. When there is a disconnection, that should be shown somewhere in the reports.

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
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Real User

I would rate Fortinet FortiGate a nine out of ten because I don't know all of the features of the platform personally.

2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
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Consultant

We look for a couple of things when selecting a vendor or product. First, we look at the user interface and figure out whether it is easy to manage. We also consider the price because we do not want to overpay. That said, price is not our number one priority; user manageability is. We have been using a pretty wide range of products. We have used models such as the Fortinet FortiGate-30E, 51E, 90D, and 200D. They are all pretty good at doing the job that they are configured for. Obviously, the firewall sizing has to be done right, but if the product sizing is done correctly then they will never go wrong. I have not yet used the cloud access capability, but we do plan on testing it. After we purchased FortiGate we grew by forty percent, and it was able to continue to perform as it had before. Overall it is user-friendly, easy to configure, easy to manage, the support is pretty good, they are priced low, and they do the job that you require. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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Maintenance only requires two or three people. At the moment both a Senior Executive and an IT manager are in charge of maintenance. Besides wanting to see a faster connection speed I would like to see the expanded bandwidth, IP, and proprietary net settings feature included within the tool. I rate this product an 8 out of 10.

2019-02-13T08:31:00Z
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Top 20PopularUser

Many interesting things are hidden in CLI, they can help you in different situations. Web-interface (GUI) is primarily intended for day-to-day routine. Don't underestimate FortiAnalyzer. It can give you a better understanding of what is going on in your network. When FortiGate sends logs to FortiAnalyzer, FortiAnalyzer inserts received log data into database. Predefined and customizable data queries, charts and reports can significantly help you by visualizing problem points, so you can thoroughly investigate security events and traffic behavior anomalies. FortiGate is a constantly evolving product, so pay attention to FortiOS version it runs.

2017-11-26T17:38:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Buy FortiGate for a hassle free network management and excellent ROI.

2017-10-04T06:44:00Z
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