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Pros
"It's easy to set everything up during implementation."

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"The firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection.""The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks.""This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users.""The product is a stable solution.""I found that It's really good when comparing it to any other product or it is much better in terms of features that the customer requires.""Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management."

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Cons
"One thing that is lacking is, compared with some other brands, the signal is a bit weaker. Ruckus has much wider signal coverage."

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"This solution should be easier to set up in a production environment.""The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation.""The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned.""Technical support is very poor. We are not satisfied with the technical support because there is not any direct person from Fortinet for any troubleshooting, which we expected.""Documentation could be improved.""In the next release, they could improve by adding a controller-less server, or architecture that is provided in other solutions, such as Aruba. This would be a great benefit for customers."

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"For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee.""Fortinet would do something with their pricing model to attract smaller business users and eliminate the mandatory service contracts.""There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's easy to set everything up during implementation.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product is very reasonable and appropriate for the market. We are based in the Phillippines and we do not find it overly expensive. It's my understanding that we've been given… more »
Top Answer: During the implementation, I have had several problems. There were issues handing over the user to the other access point during our roaming. However, this has been addressed before. One thing that is… more »
Top Answer: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management.
Top Answer: There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced.
Ranking
12th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
241
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202
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
528
Rating
9.0
9th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
7,941
Comparisons
6,343
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
588
Rating
7.6
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Also Known As
FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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Overview

Fortinet controllers for infrastructure Wi-Fi manage authentication and encryption of our enterprise-class infrastructure access points. These controllers are powered by Fortinet’s System Director operating system for seamless mobility and high-density environments.

Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with our integrated wireless solutions. Single-pane-of-glass management for security and access without the need to add point products simplifies deployment and reduces management complexity. These solutions are highly scalable to support even the largest organizations and distributed enterprises.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
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Fortinet FortiWLC is ranked 12th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews. Fortinet FortiWLC is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLC writes "Easy to set up with fair pricing and excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Solves access point issues and reduces the need for excessive wifi transmission ". Fortinet FortiWLC is most compared with Aruba Instant, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ.

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