We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The product is a stable solution."
"Although there are a few steps, the initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"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."
"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."
"Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management."
"Its roaming capabilities and the fact that we can have redundant backup controllers are the most valuable. There is a backup controller that is heart beated to the primary. It is also fairly easy to install."
"I really like Ruckus Unleashed, which is the feature that provides a quick solution for me to control the APs."
"The scalability has been very good."
"The beamforming has been the most valuable aspect of the solution for our organization."
"The most valuable features are the coverage and durability."
"I can manage the network through a cell phone, which is a plus from my side. I am also able to visualize the network. I can also check the quality of the signal for different clients that are currently connected and see whether the quality is excellent, moderate, or poor. Sometimes, I can even adjust the signal strength."
"The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with them, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best."
"The solution has many innovative features."
"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."
"When using the FortiGate as the wireless controller, you cannot have automatic user registration, which is something that they should offer."
"Documentation could be improved."
"The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation."
"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."
"The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned."
"Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful."
"I have not got any major problem using Ruckus, but the price and technical support could be better."
"They should work to make their licensing more affordable."
"They could add more flexibility for switching over to another radio if a radio is poor. I am not able to change the radios from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz. I am yet to figure it out. I want it to be a bit more explicit or a bit easier to change radios. When you shut it down, you lose some of the information. It would be good to have a controller where I can store the information, and later on, I can retrieve the information. There should be some form of small storage to keep the information. Its price should also be improved. Its price is currently quite high."
"I would like the option to not have my logs deleted when I shut down the device so that I will be able to troubleshoot."
"The solution should have more analytics capabilities."
"The cost could be slightly improved. It's not on the low end, and it's not in the high end. It's in that middle area, which can be a deciding factor between someone going with this solution versus another one."
"Its pricing and licensing can be improved. Its UI can also be more user-friendly. Currently, in the Unleashed mode, the information that you have about the switches that you add to the controller is quite limited. I would like more information regarding switches. In this mode, an access point acts as a controller, so you don't need a controller. It is for deployments with less than 125 access points, and you can use an access point as a controller."
"There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."
"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."
"It is a pricey solution."
"The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best."
"The price is reasonable."
"It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive."
"It is decently priced."
"It's quite expensive, but that is what you get with these types of solutions."
"This is a very expensive solution."
"It depends on the client. You have an initial license cost that you need to buy to bind the access point with the controller. This is a one-time fee. You also have to pay the support fee that, if I remember correctly, is about $25 per access point. Its pricing and licensing can be improved."
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Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 12th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews. Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Solves access point issues and reduces the need for excessive wifi transmission ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti Wireless and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and ExtremeWireless. See our Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ruckus Wireless report.
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