FortiWeb Virtual Appliance - license

Mfg. Part: FWB-VM01 | CDW Part: 3557354 | UNSPSC: 43233204
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • License
  • 1 virtual CPU
  • 64-bit
FortiWeb virtual appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical web security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. Moreover, FortiWeb virtual appliances feature all of the web application security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiWeb appliances.

Technical Specifications
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Category: Online & appliance based services
Installation Type: Locally installed
Subcategory: Online & appliance based services - appliance software , Online & appliance based services - firewall

Brand: Fortinet
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Fortinet
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: FortiWeb Virtual Appliance

Licensing Details: 64-bit

License Category: License
License Qty: 1 virtual CPU
License Type: License

Product Reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by The VPN capabilities provide a reliable connection to our corporate network over low cost internet services. Valuable Features:* Great firewall capabilities* Great IPS and web filter for small remote locations, with VPNs for tunneling to the corporate network, makes this device a solid choice for many sites.Improvements to My Organization:These devices allowed my organization to connect a network of gas stations and convenience stores nationwide. The VPN capabilities provide a reliable connection to our corporate network over very low cost internet services (basically, any Internet service locally available can be used for this connections).We also leverage the NGFW, UTM and WLAN controller features to provide security for corporate network traffic, and secure, content-filtered guest internet access for customers in the convenience stores. All this at a relative low cost.Room for Improvement:Stability and technical support are the two major issues I have found with Fortinet.Use of Solution:I have used it for approximately three years.Stability Issues:We’ve had cases of unexplained bugs that go away with a simple device reboot. Software updates usually help with these issues.Scalability Issues:I have personally found that Fortinet advertising can be misleading. The devices will usually fail way before reaching the capacity advertised in the data sheets, especially when you activate several of the features the device can handle. This is not a dealbreaker for me, especially because of the cost. But I would advise care when dimensioning the device you’ll need.Technical Support:I would say technical support is 5/10. I’ve found tech support to vary, sometimes being decent, sometimes painfully inefficient. Much room for improvement here IMHO.Previous Solutions:We still use Cisco for some cases. However, where we need the advanced security and UTM features, Cisco’s prices can be very restrictive. Fortinet is a much more cost-effective choice for those cases.Initial Setup:Initial setup was very straightforward. Interface is very friendly and easy to comprehend.Other Solutions Considered:Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Cisco.Other Advice:Be careful with dimensioning. Don’t expect the device to handle ALL the features. Usually firewalls, the web Filter and the WLAN controller work well. But if you need IPS, app control and AV, I would advise over-dimensioning the device a bit (taking Fortinet data sheets as the reference).Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. November 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by 20 Gbps appliance throughput makes it useful for large enterprise deployment and also meets future requirements. Product support is a major concern. Valuable Features:In my opinion, the following features of FortiWeb 4000E are the most valuable & were appreciated during all my previous engagements:* 20 Gbps appliance throughput makes it useful for large enterprise deployment and also meets future requirements.* Easy integration with various Fortinet products such as FortiSandbox for APT detection.* ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) provides quick SSL offloading and doesn’t choke the user requests.Improvements to My Organization:* Operations overhead (administration and escalation management) has been brought down, as Fortinet provides flexible and customizable reporting options with the FortiAnalyzer appliance for logging and reporting.* Rule creation and fine tuning are easy, as compared to its competitors.* Product has provided adequate assurance to organization’s PCI DSS program.Room for Improvement:Product support is a major concern; if FortiWeb wants to become a market leader, then it must provide better after-sales services.The automatic policy learning feature also needs some improvement, as using this feature leads to more false positives.Integration with other cloud-based DDoS protection services such as CloudFlare, Arbor, Akamai, etc., is also a limitation.Use of Solution:It’s been almost one year since we started using this solution.Scalability Issues:The FortiWeb 4000E appliance comes with 20 Gbps throughput, 2X2 TB HDD and unlimited licensing. (Yes, you got it correct.) This adds value to the organization and meets its current and future requirements.Technical Support:As I wrote in my previous comments, FortiWeb needs to invest and improve its tech support services due to limited skills in market. Critical- and high-severity issues usually take more time for resolution.Previous Solutions:We were using Imperva as our WAF solution, which is also a market leader (as per Gartner Magic Quadrant) and provides lots of flexibility and cloud integration options. However, due to high cost, the organization decided to switch to Fortinet Fortiweb.Initial Setup:Selecting the appropriate deployment topology is a major task. Initial configuration settings are little difficult to implement but overall management is easy.FortiWeb provides a wide variety of deployment options such as* Reverse proxy* Inline transparent* True transparent proxy* Offline sniffing* WCCP (Web Cache Communication Protocol)Cost and Licensing Advice:Pricing and licensing are USP of this solution; deploying an appliance provides in-house control and flexibility. A dedicated 4000E appliance is appropriate for large enterprises, while Fortinet also provides a VM-based solution, which is perfect for small and medium enterprises.Other Solutions Considered:We did PoCs for other WAF products such as Citrix, F5 and Barracuda before finalizing on FortiWeb for our enterprise, which satisfied enterprise requirements.Other Advice:Thorough review of architecture is required. It’s recommended to get it deployed by authorized FortiWeb vendors. Attention to the rules is a must. Otherwise, it might lead to lots of false positives.Fortinet WAF can also be integrated with SIEM, which could be beneficial for centralized monitoring.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 2, 2016
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