We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable."
"We like the stability and scalability of Cisco Ethernet Switches."
"Cisco as a whole is flexible."
"I like that it's easy to use."
"Cisco Ethernet Switches is stable and robust."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the auto-complete functionality and the end-to-end functionalities such as routing with the channel."
"Cisco is the world leader in these systems. The expertise they have is very good compared to others. We can trust Cisco from a technical perspective."
"This solution is overall a high-grade solution compared to others."
"A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity."
"We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network."
"The interface is very straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is the port analytics."
"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 solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy."
"I have found the solution to be scalable."
"Very highly priced in comparison to other similar products."
"If Cisco Ethernet Switches can work both on-prem and in the cloud, it would be an advantage."
"Cisco is not user-friendly. It would be best if you had a technical expert. The graphical user interface is more like a command line, and most functionalities are on the command line."
"If we can have fewer bugs on our switches, that would be great. We had bugs that caused the switch to reboot. There is probably a problem with the software."
"Cisco needs to include new features to attract new customers."
"The user interface, the UI, could be better."
"Cisco has a lot of propriety protocols compared to other products, such as Arista Networks."
"Putting in a more complete management infrastructure would help when it comes to handling lower-end switches."
"With IT products, there is always room for improvement."
"The solution can improve by upgrading QSFP+, it is very limited and must be supported more than it is now. If we need FortiSwitches to support all the QSFP ports our budgets would have to be very large."
"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."
"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."
"When there are many switches being used, the speed declines noticeably."
"Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications."
"In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side."
"In some of the latest switches, the warranty is not included in the pricing and we have to purchase it separately."
"The price of this solution is fair."
"Cisco is quite expensive. In our market, a lot of customers are forced to go with something else because they cannot afford a brand-new Cisco even though they know a Cisco switch will be more reliable."
"There is a license required for this solution and the price could be better."
"I pay a fixed price on it. I'm not the person on the pursing, so I don't really compare."
"The solution can be comparatively cheaper."
"The price is on the higher side."
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."
"This solution is expensive but it does not require a license."
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.
Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 54 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". 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". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Juniper Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center report.
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