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"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."

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"What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.""The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.""The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.""Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.""The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good.""The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.""It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.""This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition."

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"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."

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"It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.""The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.""It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.""The stability of this solution should be improved.""We are undergoing a migration to software-defined networking. Different vendors have to integrate with each other and we are not seeing this type of capability within Juniper. We are getting left behind in this technology trend by staying with this solution. Juniper is also losing a bit of market share because of this.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking.""The initial setup of switches is not that simple.""The operating system, Junos OS, often has bugs which forces rollbacks or additional upgrades to resolve."

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"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco."

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"We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.""The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.""This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.""The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.""You don't need to license every switch. We only chose to cover support on core/key equipment and keep a cold spare available when needed.""Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more.""The pricing for the support is very high.""It's was $100,000 per year."

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Top Answer: Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.
Top Answer: The pricing is very aggressive. The only disadvantage with Juniper is the modules are very expensive lately. It could be cheaper, but they are always expensive. If you want support with Juniper you… more »
Top Answer: The problem is with Juniper is the OS. Not everyone knows about Junos. If they are comfortable with using Junos then it will be the best switch. More people are accustomed to the Cisco platform… more »
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Juniper EX Series
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Overview

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.

Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company14%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Comms Service Provider53%
Educational Organization7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 19th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.2, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. 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 Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Mellanox Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform and HPE Ethernet Switches. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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