Compare Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Meraki MS Switches

Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 11 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 7.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "Easy to use, good network visibility, and is able to isolate compromising devices, but the network management needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Aruba Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information.One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.

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The solution's most valuable aspect is the ease of stacking. The configuration on the MS Switches is very good, as well as its ability to assign the LANs.The technical support is very good. They offer some of the best support on the market.The most valuable features are the cloud management, the monitoring, and the visibility available on the report's facts on the cloud controller.The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices.The solution has been very stable so far.The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.

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Cons
I don't like the way it's managed.The solution has SD-WAN but it doesn't have SDN. This should be added.Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive.

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The solution needs to improve its ability to back up the auto-configuration.The solution needs to improve its scalability.The quote-building process is challenging and it needs to be simplified.Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed.It could be easier to use and easier to implement.The solution could be simplified a bit.There is not much training available for this solution.Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees.The cost appears to be high in comparison to other competing products although with this product you are paying for what you get.

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The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.This is not a cheap solution.With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.

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11th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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Avg. Rating
7.0
3rd
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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3,114
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2,768
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
549
Avg. Rating
7.8
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Also Known As
MS220, MS320, MS420
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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.

The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataCisco Live Milan, Hyatt
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