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"Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account.""The most valuable feature is the central configuration for firewall policies.""Everybody is quite happy with the way that the graphical user interface works.""It has multiple features in one box, which helps to avoid needing a lot of equipment. This is something that makes them unique.""The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls.""We look at the traffic to segment the network and it improves and increases the performance. When we have a mobile connection and local laptops are on the same network. We have seen a big performance upgrade.""The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface.""The user interface is very easy to navigate."

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"I like the real-time location monitor or RTLS feature. It is similar to the monitoring feature in Cisco Prime.""I like that it supports all our Huawei devices. Unlike other network monitoring tools that monitor Huawei devices, it provides more details when it comes to monitoring or management. We can get complete details about the devices, and management is also simple."

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"It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another.""We have experienced a series of minor bugs that necessitated contacted technical support on several occasions.""We have some visibility issues with the reporting.""Fortinet is releasing quite a lot of new versions and I would say that most of the versions are not well tested before they're pushed out. Even the new versions sometimes are a bit buggy before it's all correct.""The solution could improve by having better integration with other solutions other than Fortinet.""The response times from technical support need to be a bit quicker.""Regional support in African countries needs to be improved.""Performance issues should be improved. We have problems when we have more mobile connections than local devices. Most of us have two to three devices."

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"It will be better if they can make the simple network topology part more presentable. It would also be better if they had API integration and integration with third-party devices.""eSight has many features and options, but sometimes, we feel that it should be more advanced, like Cisco. It would be good if they can enable some automation part in eSight. Most of our customers want automation in their network. They don't want a dependency on everything. That's why the automation part must be improved in Huawei. It will be beneficial for customers. Cisco has different products, and there are multiple products for monitoring, automation, etc. In the software-defined network, Cisco has ACI, and VMware has NSX. Such options must be there in Huawei to move to a software-defined network. Unlike Cisco, in the case of eSight, there is only one product. I am not aware of any other product. It would be good to enhance it with at least some automation options so that we can use it effectively in the campus network or big data center environment. When I implemented this Huawei solution, I faced some limitations in particular areas like wireless scanning. This is another part that they can improve. Wireless reporting option is not as effective as other monitoring solutions. For a particular use case, if a customer is asking for some reports, sometimes they are not 100% satisfactory. The reporting structure must be improved."

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"Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers.""Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls.""The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use.""In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable.""The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."

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"Its pricing is better than any other Huawei product. Some products are cheaper in Huawei, and some products are cheaper in Cisco. Cisco has more benefits and options than Huawei if you consider different network environments.""Pricing depends on the competition. If your competitor is like Cisco, then Huawei is much more competitive when it comes to pricing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has multiple features in one box, which helps to avoid needing a lot of equipment. This is something that makes them unique.
Top Answer: Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers. If you want to add something or if you want to resubscribe, there… more »
Top Answer: We have some visibility issues with the reporting. As the reporting is not properly available, we have to use many tools to get a meaningful outcome of the reports. There should be training available… more »
Top Answer: I like that it supports all our Huawei devices. Unlike other network monitoring tools that monitor Huawei devices, it provides more details when it comes to monitoring or management. We can get… more »
Top Answer: In my experience with eSight, I can tell you that you will experience a number of alerts that can be stressful to the administrator monitoring plenty of devices. They can simplify that part. It will… more »
Top Answer: We deployed Huawei eSight as a monitoring tool for monitoring switches and access points.
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Overview

Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

Huawei's eSight is a unified software suite for planning, operating, and maintaining complex enterprise ICT infrastructure from global, converged networks and data centers to multimedia and video communications that includes the facilities necessary for delivering performance and IT services. eSight provides a platform that supports infrastructure and devices from third-party providers, to develop custom management applications and improves O&M efficiency.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company24%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
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Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
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Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 15 reviews while Huawei eSight is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0, while Huawei eSight is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei eSight writes "Useful RTLS feature and good support but needs automation options and better wireless reporting". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Prime, whereas Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco Prime, Cisco DNA Center, Aruba Airwave, Cisco Prime LAN Management and PRTG Network Monitor. See our Fortinet FortiManager vs. Huawei eSight report.

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