Compare Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access

Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 2nd in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.8, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Provides stable security and configurable VLAN management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "Offers excellent reporting and monitoring of the endpoints and has good integration with FortiGate". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Aruba Switches.
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Pros
The queue functionality is the solution's most valuable feature, specifically because we are delivering a lot of Layer 2 services. Layer 2 protocol tunnels work well on Cisco switches.This is a great solution for network switching and security.A stable product that is absolutely dependable.The technical support is good and they respond quickly. I haven't had any problems.The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.For me, the initial setup was easy and straightforward, but for some of our customers who are not as familiar with networking, it can be complicated.Good and stable operational experience with nearly no loss of hardware and very few software bugs.DNA Center is very interesting in automating the setup and monitoring as with each occurrence it gets easier to troubleshoot and provides an impression about what could be the problem.

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One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.

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Cons
The solution needs to work on lowering the amount of bugs. We find them quite regularly.Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.The product could improve in the area of simulated switches.This may be something that they are already working on, but it would be an improvement if they could add a layer of security to layer two and layer three to protect the server and to protect the data.Pricing could be lower.The dashboard needs some minor improvements.Location of customers to connect clients to the servers and transport the data and VoIP in parallel with QoS and NBAR with 802.1X.

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Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.

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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.

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Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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Overview
Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

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
Linz AGBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider20%
Software R&D Company13%
University13%
Transportation Company7%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Software R&D Company16%
Government8%
Healthcare Company8%
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