Compare Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Ermal Galo
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,209 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
"This solution is stable it runs without any interruptions.""The stability of the program is excellent.""The most important feature related to this solution is that most of the time, it covers all of what we need for our projects.""it's a stable solution. We have not experienced any bugs or issues. Many data centers and enterprise data centers prefer Cisco to any other product because they are very stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.""The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust.""The pricing of the solution is very good. It works well within our network.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic routing."

More Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches 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
"Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses.""In the next release I would really love to see a list option.""In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions.""The drawbacks come from support. The tools are rare, but to find someone knowledgeable with Cisco, is a problem.""The pricing for this solution needs to be improved.""Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI.""If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran.""The installation could be simplified."

More Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches 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
"It's an affordable price for small companies using on-premises networks where cloud services are too expensive for them.""If you look at the product portfolio from Cisco, it's quite expensive.""The price of this solution is high, but it depends on the number of units that you want to order.""I think that pricing should be more competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not competitive. People will end up going with other cheaper solutions such as Arista.""Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price.""The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable.""The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category.""Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."

More Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches 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 Ethernet Switches solutions are best for your needs.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

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
7th
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
3,750
Comparisons
3,419
Reviews
21
Average Words per Review
413
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
Also Known As
Linksys Ethernet Switches
Learn
Cisco
Fortinet
Overview
Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home 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 Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches
Learn more about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access
Sample Customers
Linz AGBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
University8%
Training & Coaching Company8%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company6%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government5%
Retailer4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise26%
REVIEWERS
Small Business88%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,209 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 24 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access report.

See our list of best Ethernet Switches vendors.

We monitor all Ethernet Switches 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.