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"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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StrataConnect switches support 1 Gigabit, 2.5 Gigabit, 5 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 25 Gigabit I/O speeds covering switch bandwidths from tens of gigabits to hundreds of gigabits. StrataConnect switches integrate optional CPU, Copper PHYs or high-speed SerDes with built-in buffering, traffic management, and L2-L4 processing enabling complete “system-on-a-chip” solutions. The StrataConnect line is designed for low power, optimized Layer 2 switching, and simplicity of design ideal for SMB, SME, industrial, embedded, control plane, and layer 2 data plane switch applications. Market-leading switch products are enabled by pairing FASTPATH turnkey software with StrataConnect switches via a low touch, rapid time-to-market model.
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.
Broadcom StrataConnect is ranked 29th in Ethernet Switches while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. Broadcom StrataConnect is rated 0.0, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". Broadcom StrataConnect is most compared with Broadcom RoboSwitch and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches.
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