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Pros
"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."

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"The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The GUI is easy to use.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect."

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Cons
"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."

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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cost-wise, Fortinet solutions are cheaper than those offered by Cisco.""This solution is expensive but it does not require a license."

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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors.""This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee.""The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution to be scalable.
Top Answer: This solution is expensive but it does not require a license.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
Top Answer: The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
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Also Known As
MikroTik CRS 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.

MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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Sample Customers
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%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Energy/Utilities Company3%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 15th in Ethernet Switches with 5 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.6, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Mellanox Switches, Aruba Switches and NoviFlow NoviSwitch. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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