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Customers Praise FortiGate Enterprise Network Firewalls for Securing Their Networks

By Fortinet | September 19, 2019

Fortinet is committed to creating world-class security solutions designed for today’s complex networks and evolving digital business strategies. With a Security-driven Networking approach, the FortiGate next-generation firewall integrates security into all network elements and provides consistent security to all the network edges – from branches, to the campus, to the data center and to the cloud.

FortiGate next-generation firewalls secure multi-cloud environments with broad support for the top 6 IaaS providers. This allows customers to leverage consistent multi-layer security protection, automation, and deep integrations no matter how many clouds they adopt. With FortiGate network firewalls, organizations are able to deliver a great user experience while achieving transparent visibility and inspection of all SSL and TLS encrypted traffic—on-premises and in the cloud.

The feedback we receive from our more than 415,000 worldwide customers about our best-in-class products is very important. Gartner Peer Insights is an online forum where organizations are free to provide such feedback and insight into their experiences with solutions across scores of technology categories. And of the nearly 4500 customer reviews the Enterprise Network Firewall category spanning different 22 vendors, nearly a third of them are Fortinet customers. Not only have we garnered the lion’s share of reviews, we have also received the largest number of five-star ratings.

Customer Reviews of Fortinet’s FortiGate NGFWs

Here are some snapshots of what some of our users have to say about our FortiGate next-generation firewalls.

Fortinet FortiGate Is Well Suited For Any Sized Business To Protect Its Internal Network

Software Engineer, Knowledge Specialist, $50M-$250M Education

“We have two firewalls, one at each datacenter. They are configured as active-passive. All traffic coming and going passes through them for the entire organization. This ensures that all packets to and from users are managed and controlled. If you have straight forward needs, this thing is a good workhourse. We are not in the console every day. It is mostly set it and forget it for us. If this is what you need, it's not a bad solution.”

Powerful CLI Functions, API Integrations And Advanced Features

Security Analyst, Security and Risk Management, $50M-$250M Services company

“We use Enterprise Firewall in our location about 3+. This product is quite successful in terms of integration in terms of architecture. The API provided by the manufacturer allows highly successful integration. Designed with the safety of integration in mind. We are able to define permissions through the role-based API. Firewall Next Generation has firewall features. It includes advanced features for security. Especially our firewall and automation tool integration works smoothly. We are able to successfully block the intelligence data we feed on the firewall. It performs very successfully in high traffic. However, the log stream is about an hour behind. The use and management of the product are not very difficult and complex. The functions and functionality of the commands on SIEM include the utilities for the admin who manage the product."

“Easy Implementation, Simple GUI”

Network Engineer, $500M-$1B Manufacturing company

“We have been using Fortinet Firewall for quite a some time now. We are running FortiOS 6.0.4 which is performing exceptionally well. The GUI is Easy to operate and we are loving the product so far."

“Are You Thinking For A Firewall Solution ? No Need To Think Twice Go For It The FortiGate”

Server Administrator, Infrastructure and Operations, $50M-$250M Healthcare company

FortiGate offers several sizing options to suit any size organization from small businesses to large enterprises. The licensing options are flexible as well, allowing organizations to choose their level of protection. Options include antivirus, web filtering, DNS filtering, application control, intrusion prevention, anti-spam, web application firewall, and SSL inspection. They also include a cloud sandbox with their offering.”

“The Most Stable And Versatile Product With Outstanding Features And Superb Performance”

Project Manager, $3B-$10B Construction company

"If I talk about my overall experience I would say it is an outstanding product that can be implemented easily and considered to be the integral part of business. It is helpful in achieving our goals. It provides us easy ways of handling system. It is no doubt the most reliable product. It offers a great support with its efficient team gives quick response to our questions.”

Top-Level Performance, Top-Level NGF Firewall Features

Security Engineer, Security & Risk Management, $50M-$250M Services company

"Next Generation is one of the most successful Firewall products with Firewall feature. The antivirus engine is highly successful against high-level threats. You can start the automation process by detecting the same threats via the log. It also performs successfully in high traffic. When you complete segmentation correctly, the visibility level will begin to increase. The product has many successful capabilities, such as SSL inspection and bandwidth setting at the Application level. The product logs have official support for many SIEM systems. Syslog sends and sends log in quality. You can raise awareness in your incident response processes by producing various alerts over SIEM."

“Fight With The Cyber Threats With Peace Of Mind”

Vice President Infrastructure and Operation, $10B-30B Finance company

"After POC different fire walls available in the market ,Our network security team found Fort gate Firewall is the best gadget available FortiGate This device receives continuous threat and intelligence updates from FG Labs security services. Intrusion prevention, anti-malware, and , application control and web filtering protects your enterprises from known and unknown advanced attacks."

It's Always About the Customer

Everyone here at Fortinet has one goal – ensuring that our customers have the tools they need to successfully and securely meet their objectives. Feedback like that provided on the Gartner Peer Insights portal is just one of many ways that we seek out and listen to our customers.

This feedback is directly relayed to our engineering and development teams to ensure that we are not only developing solutions that meet the needs of today’s organizations, but that also remain several steps ahead of tomorrow’s cyber challenges.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.