Charan RanaIT Manager at Waaree Energies Ltd
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Easy to integrate with any of the other hardware platforms."
"The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy."
"The interface is very straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is the port analytics."
"We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network."
"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."
"The number of surfaces that can be handled by the chipset could be increased."
"The solution could always benefit from more security. It's of critical importance to organizations right now."
"We need to understand a bit more about certifications and knowledge for understanding capabilities. The solution should make that more clear to its users."
"Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications."
"With IT products, there is always room for improvement."
"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."
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."
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The StrataDNX product line offers the greatest extensibility and scalability of any merchant silicon switch in the industry, with the ability to scale both tables and buffering with external lookup engines or memory. The StrataDNX chips can also be connected together via DNX fabric elements to build industry-leading switches and routers with hundreds of terabits of bandwidth. The StrataDNX line features a service-rich, carrier-grade programmable architecture to meet the needs of service provider core, metro transport, mobile backhaul, microwave, POTN, access, and data center networks.
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.
Broadcom StrataDNX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Broadcom StrataDNX is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Broadcom StrataDNX writes "Easy integration with hardware platforms; Proven merchant silicon for routing and switching". 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". Broadcom StrataDNX is most compared with Broadcom StrataXGS, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and HPE Ethernet Switches.
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