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Pros
"These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.""Its integration is the most valuable."

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"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."

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Cons
"I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.""It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud."

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"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."

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"The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco."

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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.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.
Top Answer: The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco.
Top Answer: D-Link switches are not as robust as Cisco. I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.
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 »
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Overview
Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.

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
George Mason University, Somerville House, Hiperwall, New Brunswick School District 16, The Fulcrum Group, Bremond Independent School District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Grand Canyon Skywalk, SUN Area Career & Technology Center, Abington Senior High SchoolBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company13%
Media Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government5%
Retailer4%
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Small Business88%
Large Enterprise13%
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D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 8 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "A cost-effective switch that is easy to set up and has room for growth". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access report.

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