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"The ease of management is the solution's most valuable feature.""I like how the look and feel of the product is standardized to match other Cisco solutions.""This stability is one of the major reasons to stick with this product.""The program is very stable.""The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.""Mobile anchoring and graphic user interface are helpful features.""This is the most stable product in the market.""Granularity of standardization and technical controls."

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"The solution is extremely user-friendly.""The initial setup was was just beautiful. It was straightforward."

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"Pricing is very high with Cisco products. It's something that many people complain about. They should work to make it more affordable.""The pricing could be improved in future releases. It's quite expensive.""The worst thing about the Cisco controllers is that they only have two ports.""The integration support technology should be improved.""There is no centralized management for multiple wireless control deployments or a user tracking feature.""The reporting feature needs improvement, especially adding information with regards to availability uptime.""Include more managing features within the product, rather than having to purchase them as extras.""The cloud interoperability needs improvement."

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"The engineering of the solution has some negative points, especially in terms of troubleshooting. It's difficult to troubleshoot when we have a problem. It's not like other products like Cisco or Palo Alto which make troubleshooting much easier.""The solution would be a lot better if it was a little bit more intuitive. Additionally, the help menu would be a lot better if it was easier to identify the items that I was looking for. I find the graphical interface a little bit difficult to navigate. And I find the font that is used on the HTML interface not conducive to being able to be read in low light situations."

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"It is very expensive.""Cisco is more expensive than other solutions.""This is a very expensive solution but there are no additional costs.""It was a one time fee and there are no costs in addition to this.""There is a license that is needed for the use of this solution."

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Top Answer: The solution does come with a price tag. It's not the least expensive option on the market.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could always be better. If they could work to make the costs more competitive, that would be ideal.
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Cisco Wireless WAN can help your business expand rapidly while making critical applications and services available when and where needed. Your business can run applications such as interactive video and TelePresence on a primary 4G LTE WWAN link, which is 10 to 15 times faster and 5 times lower latency than 3G.

With businesses increasingly relying on cloud and remote applications, WAN connectivity must always be available. FortiExtender can be used as a primary connection or deployed as a backup connection to ensure reliability. FortiExtender integrates directly into the FortiGate security platform. This provides centralized management and enables seamless security. In addition, deep visibility into performance and data usage lets you monitor health and avoid excess data charges.

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Sample Customers
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
Computer Software Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company9%
Educational Organization6%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Fortinet FortiExtender and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cisco Wireless WAN is ranked 4th in Wireless WAN with 13 reviews while Fortinet FortiExtender is ranked 8th in Wireless WAN with 2 reviews. Cisco Wireless WAN is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiExtender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless WAN writes "Enables you to control everything, every technology within the wireless arena and has good granularity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiExtender writes "Very user-friendly, extremely simple to set up and good scalability". Cisco Wireless WAN is most compared with Cambium, whereas Fortinet FortiExtender is most compared with . See our Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Fortinet FortiExtender report.

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