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"Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console""The technical support has been very good.""It can integrate well with other Fortinet products.""The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.""It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great.""The most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity.""The most valuable feature would be network management, separating the network management component from security. It can do both but we promote it on its own. It's a good solution to do network management.""What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate."

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"Easy to use, flexible, stable, and offers great performance.""The Huawei switches are stable, easy to set up, and cheap.""This product is competitive technically with the best products in the class.""What we like the most is that the price is reasonable and it's easy to manage.""It integrates well.""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.""If you're a small one-on-one organization, then cost-effective-wise, I would recommend it.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, easy to configure, it's priced well, and the operating system is easy to understand."

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Cons
"If you contact Fortinet, it's a bit difficult. Most of the time, they send you just links and documents to read for troubleshooting. When you contact support, you don't need documents. You want someone that can understand your problem, give a hand, and help you. I'm not impressed by the support really.""The product could use more security related features.""It could be simpler but compared to the competition, it's not so bad.""Currently issues with some of the switches and problems with the firmware.""In Fortinet, the packet reconstruction in the SD-WAN solution needs a little bit of improvement. When it comes to the Secure Access to the switches or the mix of Fortinet solution, the very small ones do not have the capability to use fiber cables. So, the small FortiGates have to work with the copper cables and cannot use fiber cables. Even though they have the capacity and throughput on all technical connectors, they don't have the interfaces, which is one of the good things with Cisco. They just add models to it. You buy the independent models, and you add them.""The security of the solution could be a bit better.""It would also help if they lowered the cost of their service.""I don't like the way it's managed."

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"The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable.""The graphical user interface could be much better.""The knowledge base needs to be improved and expanded.""It could potentially be difficult to get parts depending on where you live.""Devices should have the ability to configure more easily.""The technical support is technically savvy, but the communication via English is not so easy.""The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees.""Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access requires a license and the price is expensive.""You can buy this equipment in a multitude of ways. You can buy just the hardware, or you can buy the hardware and the licenses.""It's affordable compared to other switching products, like Cisco switches."

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"The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap.""The product is competitively priced in its market.""The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase.""It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors.""Compared to other brands, I think that the price is quite fair.""It is cheaper than Cisco.""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."

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Top Answer: We researched Cisco but ultimately chose Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access, mostly because of the price. Fortinet FortiSwitch is an ethernet switch solution that provides security and performance… more »
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access requires a license and the price is expensive.
Top Answer: Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.
Top Answer: We don't have an issue with the price. It is cheaper than Cisco. Our licensing fees are every three years.
Top Answer: The configuration is very difficult even for someone who is already familiar with the configuration process.
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Overview

Ideal for small to medium businesses, distributed enterprises, and branch offices, FortiSwitch secure access switches deliver superior security, performance, and manageability. In addition, they help increase productivity for next generation applications through faster network access speeds.

Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Pharma/Biotech Company25%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider46%
Computer Software Company13%
Government5%
Cloud Provider4%
Company Size
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Small Business82%
Large Enterprise18%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise30%
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 9 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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