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Pros
"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."

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"The firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection.""The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks.""This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users.""The product is a stable solution.""I found that It's really good when comparing it to any other product or it is much better in terms of features that the customer requires.""Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management."

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Cons
"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."

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"This solution should be easier to set up in a production environment.""The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation.""The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned.""Technical support is very poor. We are not satisfied with the technical support because there is not any direct person from Fortinet for any troubleshooting, which we expected.""Documentation could be improved.""In the next release, they could improve by adding a controller-less server, or architecture that is provided in other solutions, such as Aruba. This would be a great benefit for customers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale.""It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed.""It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."

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"For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee.""Fortinet would do something with their pricing model to attract smaller business users and eliminate the mandatory service contracts.""There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."

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Top Answer: What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from… more »
Top Answer: It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution.
Top Answer: Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on… more »
Top Answer: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
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Also Known As
Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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Overview

ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with our integrated wireless solutions. Single-pane-of-glass management for security and access without the need to add point products simplifies deployment and reduces management complexity. These solutions are highly scalable to support even the largest organizations and distributed enterprises.

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Sample Customers
Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Educational Organization22%
University11%
Non Tech Company9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Retailer5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company18%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom, Fortinet, Cisco and others in Network Management Applications. Updated: July 2021.
523,975 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Solves access point issues and reduces the need for excessive wifi transmission ". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Mist Access Points and Aruba Instant, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless WAN.

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