Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center Review

Easy to setup, configure, and use, but IT devices are always in need of improvement


What is our primary use case?

We are using FortiSwitch at our factory. We are using both the Firewall and Wi-Fi devices with this device.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network.

What is most valuable?

This solution is very easy to configure and use.

The level of security that is provided is good.

The support for this product is good.

What needs improvement?

With IT products, there is always room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are currently evaluating this product and have been using it for two or three months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not faced any issues with respect to stability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support regarding this solution. However, I have spoken with them about issues related to a Fortinet Firewall and a VPN configuration. I found that the support was good and we were happy with it. The engineer brought us to a good resolution and it was on-time.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have experience with similar solutions by Cisco.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy and did not present any difficulties.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are in the process of evaluating this solution and so far, it is good.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I would recommend. It is very consistent, and its upgrade and updates are current. The support is good, and the pricing is also good.

Overall, our experience with this product is good.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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