Compare Extreme VDX vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access

Extreme VDX is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "Good management, good stability and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "Easy to use, good network visibility, and is able to isolate compromising devices, but the network management needs improvement". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Meraki MS Switches.
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Pros
The fabric of the solution and the management aspect are the solution's most valuable features.

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Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single consoleThe most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity.What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate.The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information.One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.

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Cons
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.

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Currently issues with some of the switches and problems with the firmware.The product could use more security related features.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.I don't like the way it's managed.The solution has SD-WAN but it doesn't have SDN. This should be added.Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive.

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It's affordable compared to other switching products, like Cisco switches.It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees.The cost appears to be high in comparison to other competing products although with this product you are paying for what you get.

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18th
out of 39 in Ethernet Switches
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
285
Avg. Rating
9.0
12th
out of 39 in Ethernet Switches
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3,773
Comparisons
3,247
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
564
Avg. Rating
7.5
Top Comparisons
Compared 37% of the time.
Also Known As
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.

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
Niagra Falls Bridge Commission, Medien System Partner, CDE Lightband, MaximumASPBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider24%
Software R&D Company22%
Construction Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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