Anonymous UserIT Manager at a renewables & environment company
Philbert NduwimfuraIT Manager at a pharma/biotech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I have found the solution to be scalable."
"The velocity of the process is the most valuable feature."
"They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily."
"The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features."
"Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line."
"The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time."
"Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good."
"The technical documentation available is very good. The technical support for the customer is also good - I would give it 8 out of 10."
"When you buy a switch from Huawei, the switches come along with a lot of features that you do not need to pay extra money for."
"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."
"The solution can improve by upgrading QSFP+, it is very limited and must be supported more than it is now. If we need FortiSwitches to support all the QSFP ports our budgets would have to be very large."
"Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower."
"The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit."
"The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable."
"One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei."
"In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets."
"There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit."
"The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware."
"The technical support is a bit difficult to work with if you don't speak Mandarin."
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."
"This solution is expensive but it does not require a license."
"We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee."
"The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase."
"Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain additional features."
"The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap."
"The product is competitively priced in its market."
"It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors."
"The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."
"The switch came as part of a package bundle that includes internet service."
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.
Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good visibility, a seamless connection with FortiGate and very easy to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with H3C Ethernet Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.
See our list of best Ethernet Switches vendors.
We monitor all Ethernet Switches reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.