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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It was around $1500 a year. It is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Ruckus."
"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."
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.
Extreme VDX is ranked 20th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.4. 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 - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches, ExtremeSwitching and VMware NSX, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and NETGEAR Switches. See our Extreme VDX vs. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access report.
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