Ayman SaidDeputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The cloud configuration is the most valuable feature of this solution. Watching in the cloud, propagating the actual devices themselves and the management of devices that are remote."
"This solution is easy to use."
"There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly."
"The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid."
"The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port."
"The solution is very stable."
"Aruba access points have a good transfer rate."
"The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions."
"One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement."
"The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information."
"The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network."
"What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate."
"The most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity."
"Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console"
"The most valuable feature would be network management, separating the network management component from security. It can do both but we promote it on its own. It's a good solution to do network management."
"It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great."
"In the next release, I would like to see network access control on the switches themselves. I would like to see security functionalities when it comes to monitoring the bit of the wireless section of the switches."
"The firmware in this solution has a lot of bugs that become noticeable when you have complex implementations."
"I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface."
"The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece."
"The templates to automate our switches need improvement."
"I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future."
"They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet."
"The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved."
"Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive."
"The solution has SD-WAN but it doesn't have SDN. This should be added."
"I don't like the way it's managed."
"If you contact Fortinet, it's a bit difficult. Most of the time, they send you just links and documents to read for troubleshooting. When you contact support, you don't need documents. You want someone that can understand your problem, give a hand, and help you. I'm not impressed by the support really."
"The product could use more security related features."
"Currently issues with some of the switches and problems with the firmware."
"It could be simpler but compared to the competition, it's not so bad."
"It would also help if they lowered the cost of their service."
"The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription."
"The price of these switches is high."
"Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."
"The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco."
"It is expensive compared to the competition."
"There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
"The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization."
"This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
"The cost appears to be high in comparison to other competing products although with this product you are paying for what you get."
"It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees."
"It's affordable compared to other switching products, like Cisco switches."
"You can buy this equipment in a multitude of ways. You can buy just the hardware, or you can buy the hardware and the licenses."
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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.
Ideal for small to medium businesses, distributed enterprises, and branch offices, FortiSwitch secure access switches deliver superior security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they help increase productivity for next generation applications through faster network access speeds.
Aruba Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access report.
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