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Gartner Peer Insights for Enterprise Firewalls: See What Financial Services Leaders Are Saying About Fortinet

By Trish Borrmann | August 25, 2017

The financial services sector has unique security needs. Financial services firms are considered critical infrastructure by many governments, and therefore are bound by strict government cybersecurity regulations. They house highly personal information of their clients that has to be accurate and accessible at all times, as well as secure from new, sophisticated cyberattacks.

Ensuring data security, accuracy, and compliance was simpler when there was a defined network that could only be directly accessed by bank employees. However, consumers now expect to be able to access and edit their information in real-time using a variety of devices. Even though an increased number of endpoints that all have access to the network complicates security, this trend is a critical user demand that keeps banks competitive.

Fortinet has strived to create an in-depth network security solution for the financial sector that provides comprehensive network security that meets compliance requirements, while allowing users to enjoy the functionality they need.

We are pleased to share that the user reviews posted on Gartner Peer Insights by Fortinet Enterprise Firewall, sandbox, and Unified Threat Management customers in finance prove that we have overwhelmingly succeeded in this task.

Gartner Peer Insights provides verified and unbiased software ratings and reviews from enterprise IT professionals, enabling their IT peers to make better-informed decisions about the technology their organizations require. Fortinet currently has nearly 700 reviews* posted, across a range of products.

Below are some of the comments IT professionals in the financial services sector have written about the effectiveness of Fortinet’s products, as well the customer support provided during and following implementation.

Fortinet Provided An End-To-End Security Solution For Our Global Financial BusinessCISO, 3-10B USD company

“Fortinet has been a partner in building out our security strategy. They have become part of the team and are viewed as a resource rather than a vendor. The technology is innovative, efficient, and provides an end-to-end solution that has advanced our security program tremendously in a very short time.”

Integrating FortiSandbox Into Our Security Architecture Lets Us React At Machine SpeedCISO, 3-10B USD company

“Fortinet delivered cutting edge and sometimes bleeding edge tech to fight growing cyber threats, they worked with us like true partners to get it done in a tight timeline.”

Our Implementation Went Flawlessly And Fortinet's Sales Team Was Available The Whole TimeInfrastructure and Operations Professional, 3-10B USD company

“Sales reps were responsive and knowledgeable. Sales engineers took a personal interest in making sure our onboarding went smoothly. We have open communication and solid relationships with our sales rep and the sales engineer. Our sales rep always intercedes on our behalf when we have any issues.”

Implementation and Integration Was Seamless With No Noticeable DowntimeInformation Security Architect, 1-3B USD company

“Implementation and Integration of the appliance with our data center was seamless with minimal downtime.”

Implementation Was Very Easy and Complemented Other Technologies Already DeployedInformation Security Manager, 500M-1B USD company

“Fortinet’s support has been superb in providing detailed assistance when needed. Key subject matter experts assisted with key configuration elements in controlling outbound Internet traffic.”

Fortinet FirewallsEnterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Professional

“I have used Fortinet products for many years. The ease of use on configuring the FortiGate products along with their reliability make them an excellent choice in a firewall. With the addition of UTM in the product, this makes Fortinet an excellent choice for many institutions.”

Fortinet Has Been A Great Company To Work With. The Implementation Has Been Very EasyDirector of Risk Intel

“Fortinet has bent over backwards to help me with any questions that have come up over the past few years. I am happy we went with them over a Sonic Wall or other firewall device.”

Great Product, Great Price!!!CTO, 10-30B USD company

“Fortinet has been a great partner to work with. Wish I had known about them before.”

They Always Listen To Their ClientsEnterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Professional

“They always listen to their clients. They have a lot of products according to the needs of the customer.”

We are proud to offer comprehensive security solutions that resonate so well with the financial services industry. We encourage any IT professional searching for a new security solution to consult Gartner Peer Insights when making their decisions. The candid and unbiased posts from qualified industry professionals can provide immense insight into how a solution operates in a live financial environment. 

You can read about the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report here.  We also invite you to take some time to learn more about the FortiGate Next-Gen Firewall and the Fortinet Security Fabric.

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.

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*Reviews as of August 15, 2017