Compare Aruba Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access

Aruba Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 7.0. 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 "Easy to use, good network visibility, and is able to isolate compromising devices, but the network management needs improvement". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Aruba Switches.
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Pros
Aruba is very easy to use, the GUI is very good and the command line is quite similar to Cisco, so it is very easy to configure.We like the framework of fabric virtual switching.The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.The solution is very stable.The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.

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The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information.One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.

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Cons
I think that the performance is getting better but they need to have more powerful switches on the market so that they can capture medium and large businesses.Technical support response time could be better.The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.The templates to automate our switches need improvement.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.I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.

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I don't like the way it's managed.The solution has SD-WAN but it doesn't have SDN. This should be added.Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.

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It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees.The cost appears to be high in comparison to other competing products although with this product you are paying for what you get.

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7th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
506
Avg. Rating
8.2
11th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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3,204
Comparisons
2,907
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
633
Avg. Rating
7.0
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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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Aruba Networks
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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.

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.

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Sample Customers
Purdue UniversityBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company12%
Financial Services Firm8%
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