Compare Aruba Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Ruckus, Cisco and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.""I like the way it groups and manages access points.""The technical support is very good.""It is easy to install and deploy.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.""Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.""The technical support is 24/7 from the UA.""The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions."

More Aruba Wireless Pros »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Pros »

Cons
"For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.""A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.""There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.""The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.""The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.""Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change.""Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice.""Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them."

More Aruba Wireless Cons »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""I think they should lower their prices.""Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""I think it would be better if they lowered the price."

More Aruba Wireless Pricing and Cost Advice »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Wireless LAN solutions are best for your needs.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Antenna system named BEAMFLEX + is the great difference between all other brands. This Patented Technology gives Ruckus the best performance in all scenarios. No doubt Ruckus is superior.
Top Answer: Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console
Top Answer: The licensing costs are on an annual basis and cover warranty and support. There are no additional costs.
Top Answer: There are currently issues with some of the switches, problems with the firmware. I think they need to check the firmware, especially, with the new FortiGate firmware integration and they need to… more »
Ranking
1st
out of 25 in Wireless LAN
Views
54,365
Comparisons
45,888
Reviews
17
Average Words per Review
586
Rating
7.9
11th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
4,970
Comparisons
4,139
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
520
Rating
8.0
Popular Comparisons
Compared 25% of the time.
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 14% of the time.
Compared 4% of the time.
Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
Learn
Aruba Networks
Fortinet
Overview
Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.

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.

Offer
Learn more about Aruba Wireless
Learn more about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access
Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company17%
Government5%
Construction Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
REVIEWERS
Small Business88%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Ruckus, Cisco and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 19 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches.

See our list of .

We monitor all Wireless LAN reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.