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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the security that these switches provide.""These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.""The most valuable features are stability, ease of management, and the monitoring tool.""They provide great service in terms of replacing malfunctioning switches.""All of the networking products that we use are Aruba, so we use Aruba Central to manage them.""We have found that the command line interface is very useful and very similar to Cisco devices.""The solution has great open architecture.""This is a very stable product with good performance."

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"We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network.""The most valuable feature is the port analytics.""Configurations between FortiGate and FortiSwitch have to link to each other. We need configuration. The configuration is not like a Cisco switch. It has a unique configuration.""I have found the solution to be scalable.""The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy.""The interface is very straightforward.""A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity."

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Cons
"We don't have visibility in Aruba Switches and we are thinking of switching to Fortiswitch because it has visibility.""The element of security always can be improved. If the solution continues to improve its security functionality, it will continue to be a great product.""The product could be a little more competitive price-wise.""I would prefer it if they reduced the cost of the switches and the access points.""It would be better and easier for us to buy if the price were reduced.""We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.""They have limited CLI options in the UI and this is something that needs improvement.""The command-line interface could be easier to use, perhaps having voice control."

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"With IT products, there is always room for improvement.""When there are many switches being used, the speed declines noticeably.""Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications.""The solution could always benefit from more security. It's of critical importance to organizations right now.""The solution can improve by upgrading QSFP+, it is very limited and must be supported more than it is now. If we need FortiSwitches to support all the QSFP ports our budgets would have to be very large.""FortiSwitch should improve the FortiGate map. The diagram cannot move automatically to show the switch. The map does not map the physical location. It cannot move or touch the diagram.""We need to understand a bit more about certifications and knowledge for understanding capabilities. The solution should make that more clear to its users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is a bit expensive.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""The pricing is perfect.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product.""This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors.""The price of these switches is high."

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"This solution is expensive but it does not require a license.""Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."

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Top Answer: These switches have a good performance, and they are also quickly configurable.
Top Answer: I don't know the exact cost of the licensing, but based on what I have heard from my sales team, Aruba is affordable. Aruba switches are cheaper than the switches from Cisco and other vendors.
Top Answer: We had an issue with the hardware where one or two interfaces went down after one and a half years. This issue impacted only one or two interfaces, not the whole hardware.
Top Answer: A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity.
Top Answer: This solution is expensive but it does not require a license.
Top Answer: It would be great were FortiGate to allow for the management of many switches, such as 50 or 60 FortiSwitches. The managed display is very low. It takes a long time for the view to become visible, two… more »
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Also Known As
8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series
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Overview

Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

With 10 or 40 GE access ports and a high-throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for the top-of-rack (ToR) server or firewall-aggregation applications. The high-speed switching fabric is also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company17%
Consumer Goods Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Construction Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Media Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Reasonably-priced and easy to manage from a central location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good visibility, a seamless connection with FortiGate and very easy to configure". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Juniper Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center report.

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