Charan RanaIT Manager at Waaree Energies Ltd
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."
Earn 20 points
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.
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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