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"The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.""Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."

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"The solution has made configuration and setup very, very easy.""The interface is very straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the port analytics.""We are able to monitor everything that is happening on our network.""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."

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"The only problem is that at the moment it's an Extreme product and Extreme is not really pushing it. They have to make up for weak innovation and I'm not sure if they want to do that.""Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."

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"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.""Before using FortiSwitch, you need several certifications.""With IT products, there is always room for improvement.""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."

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"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."

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"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."

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Top Answer: Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version.
Top Answer: Read the documentation of the current model and always create a backup because anything can happen. I was working in a rural area, and the weather kept interfering with signal strengths and bandwidth… more »
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VDX, Brocade VDX
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Overview
Brocade VDX Switches support Layer 2 and Layer 3 fabrics with open standards and extensive scalability to deliver high performance, capacity, and reliability for data center spine and leaf deployments. It includes the following products: Brocade VDX 6740 SWITCHES, Brocade VDX 6940 SWITCH and Brocade VDX 8770 SWITCH.

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.

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Sample Customers
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASP
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company11%
Government6%
Media Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Extreme VDX vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". 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". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch. See our Extreme VDX vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center report.

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