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"It is very user-friendly. There is no need to use command lines to configure it or to do anything in it. You hardly use command lines, which makes it different from Cisco. In Cisco, the CLI is your best friend. Fortinet has the lowest TCO, so you can use its integrated components without having to buy additional licenses. They provide centralized management without needing to buy or acquire additional licenses. You have an integral or complete vision through a single pane of glass, and you can see everything from one single console without having to buy additional licenses, which is a plus. It works the same way when you add wireless. You can see everything from FortiGate. It has a security processor, which is another plus. It does not have a standard desktop processor. It has a multi-threat security processor, and it is built by Fortinet. So, all the components that you include in a Fortinet solution are proprietary and work in an integral way. It has one single solution, whereas other brands, such as Palo Alto and Check Point, have been acquiring certain solutions, and they're not fully integrated. With Fortinet, everything is integrated. If you start building on Fortinet, everything that you expand to the local LAN or WAN is integrated. You don't have to pay for professional services and other things to do that. Their technical information is also very good. Most of their information is based on how-to, and it can be found online, which is something my clients like.""The technical support has been very good.""It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great.""What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate.""Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console""It can integrate well with other Fortinet products.""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.""The most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity."

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"The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The two most valuable features are the remote access user and the side-to-side connection.""The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects.""I haven't found the cost of the solution to be too high.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""The performance is good. They also have good prices."

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Cons
"The security of the solution could be a bit better.""It would also help if they lowered the cost of their service.""The installation is not difficult. However, some features have to be activated from the CLI.""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.""It could be simpler but compared to the competition, it's not so bad.""The product could use more security related features.""I don't like the way it's managed.""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."

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"The documentation for command lines needs to be improved.""Most configuration can be done on the GUI but sometimes you have to go under the hood and tweak on the CLI.""I would recommend changing the solution to a recognized one, such as Check Point or Fortinet.""I had some initial problems with the configuration that necessitated contacting technical support.""This brand is not very popular in China.""The stability and installation 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.""The management of this product needs to be improved."

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"It's affordable compared to other switching products, like Cisco switches.""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.""Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access requires a license and the price is expensive.""It's affordable and there are no additional costs, just regular support, and license fees."

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"The price of this product is cheap.""The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""The price is reasonable.""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."

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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: 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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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.

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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 Company18%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Large Enterprise18%
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 9 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 17 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.6, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "A security solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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