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2020-02-02T10:42:08Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Fortinet FortiGate-VM?


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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The license we pay is a yearly fee. I can't say it's very expensive; it is a good price and is highly suitable for our usage.

2021-12-13T11:43:41Z
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Top 20Real User

Our licensing costs are of a general nature. There are no additional costs beyond the standard fee.

2021-11-02T18:19:30Z
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Top 20Real User

Like most similar products in the market, Fortinet's enterprise customers need to pay for annual support. They call it FortiCare, and it's direct support from Fortinet. FortiCare is renewed annually and covers support for new releases, purchases, and updates.

2021-10-22T18:44:48Z
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Top 5Reseller

With Fortinet FortiGate-VM you can bring your own licensing, or it can be paid on a yearly basis. Pricing is very flexible.

2021-09-22T16:59:04Z
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Top 20Real User

Pricing is somewhere in the middle. It's a mid-ranged product. There are additional fees with this solution.

2021-09-03T19:58:15Z
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Real User

For our entire fleet of 120 firewalls, we're paying about $100,000 per year. The licensing fees give you support and the capability to download updated definitions of threat intelligence from Fortinet.

2021-08-05T17:16:13Z
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Top 5Real User

Fortinet is competitively priced, it's cheaper than Palo Alto and Check Point.

2021-07-13T11:07:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

At present, the SD-WAN licenses are on an annual basis. We have no specific complaints about the licensing prices.

2021-06-03T09:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a support fee that can be bought on a yearly or two-yearly basis. I don't think they do five years. The best benefit is that the same pricing is guaranteed for that duration. If you can afford it, I would recommend using the longest possible time span.

2021-05-04T14:11:20Z
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Top 5Real User

The price could be lower. It's expensive.

2021-05-01T15:25:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's probably a couple of thousand dollars per firewall. On top of that, if you maintain a hardware warranty, so that you own the devices, you still maintain a warranty on them. There's sort-of a service contract, or you can go at risk. I don't know where we are in that. I'd have to go look, but I know at one point in time we talked about again, if we're going to be doing a tech exchange, maybe we don't want to maintain the warranties on them anymore. The competitors actually have lower prices for more functionality. On the higher side, if you go with Cisco, it's more expensive, however, it's obviously more functional. A Palo Alto is probably a better solution than a FortiGate.

2021-04-01T09:46:43Z
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Top 20Real User

For FortiGate-VM, we mostly have UTP Bundle. MA is for three to five years, but we just discovered that VM is cheaper; we found that it actually costs more than a physical appliance excluding the servers for the platform.

2021-02-22T13:24:03Z
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Top 5Real User

We found the pricing to be okay. It's reasonable and not too expensive.

2021-02-16T17:34:39Z
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Top 5Real User

Our clients tend to deal with the licensing aspects of the solution.

2021-02-03T09:34:03Z
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Top 20Real User

Of all the firewalls that we compared, FortiGate is the cheapest and most affordable, so we are satisfied with the pricing.

2020-12-02T14:51:28Z
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Top 5Real User

We have clients with three-year licensing and others with five. It's not a cheap solution but it comes with its benefits. It's all bundled. When we purchase this product, it is bundled with a support license for that period.

2020-08-02T08:16:47Z
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Top 20Real User

Since we don't primarily work with the solution, I'm not sure what the licensing costs are.

2020-07-22T08:17:31Z
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Top 20Reseller

The pricing of the solution is strange. We don't understand exactly how it's calculated or how it works.

2020-07-22T08:17:26Z
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Top 20Real User

The cost of the solution is good.

2020-07-22T08:17:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing of the solution is moderate. It's competitive, although I wouldn't consider it a cheap solution per se. Aside from the licensing, there are some add-ons that need to be added that we personally haven't added. There are features such as content filtering, etc., that we haven't opted for. However, users can add them on if they need to for an additional cost.

2020-07-15T07:11:41Z
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Top 20Reseller

With Cisco, licensing is quite complex, but with Fortigate, you simply need to buy a bundle and they give you everything you'll require.

2020-06-15T07:34:11Z
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Top 5Real User

Fortigate is cheaper if you compare it to Palo Alto, a main competitor.

2020-02-10T07:39:02Z
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Top 5Real User

At this time, I'm unsure of what the costs related to the solution are. It's my understanding that support is part of the OEM fee and you do have to pay that yearly. However, it does depend on the arrangements with the OEM.

2020-02-06T11:37:16Z
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Top 10Real User

The price is similar to Symantec Endpoint, but it's more expensive than Forcepoint solutions. Fortinet is better than Forcepoint. I don't see that it's a problem concerning the pricing, but it is expensive for Turkey. We do not pay any additional costs for technical support or additional features.

2020-02-05T08:05:09Z
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Top 5Real User

This solution is very expensive. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

2020-02-05T08:05:06Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a benefit in terms of the cost of using this solution because the price is very good. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

2020-02-03T09:10:18Z
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Top 5Real User

The price of this product is great compared to others.

2020-02-03T09:10:18Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm not aware of the specific costs involved in the licensing of the solution. I don't know that prices are competitive enough compared to other vendors.

2020-02-02T10:42:08Z
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