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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 solution's most valuable feature is its reliability.""The GUI interface is very easy to use and the Linux-based command-line interface is also good.""I like the control one has with this solution.""The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN."

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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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"We've had issues with the power supply. I've had to change the power supply twice. I'm not sure what the issue is. We're still trying to work out why we're having problems with the switches and the cutting of the power supply. The solution should look into this to see if there is something wrong with the product.""The technical support for this solution could be improved.""Some of the features needed to set up the solution are too complex. There's a lot of technical information that is required.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""The management of this product needs to be improved."

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"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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"Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches.""The price is reasonable.""The price of this product is cheap.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."

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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: The performance is good. They also have good prices.
Top Answer: The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.
Top Answer: They improved the stability a little bit, but it still requires more stability. Installation could be easier as well.
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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.

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Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 7.6, while Ubiquiti UniFi 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 Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Mellanox Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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