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Pros
"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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"The performance is very nice, the throughput is better than any other product, and it's reliable.""The analytic solution is good and should be improving further.""I made some comparisons with other competitors and I found that Ruckus was number one in regards to stability.""The performance of this solution is amazing in terms of radiofrequency technology.""The feature I like most, is the product activity.""The deployment access in the local system is about 200 access points. External access points is more. The number is huge. There about 1,000 users in total.""The solution is easy to use and offers good management for wireless.""The most valuable feature is the ease of adding an access point."

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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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"The pricing needs to be reconsidered because it's expensive.""This product needs a point-to-point, bridge solution.""I have some friends who have not heard of Ruckus, but are aware of other competitors.""The captive portal should be more customizable because right now, it is very limited.""I would like to see built-in Wi-Fi.""The support could be faster. It takes time for them to reply.""The solution could use a better user interface.""Integration with AirMagnet, the design software, would be good because it takes the layout of a building and positions the access points accordingly, based on the areas and the construction materials."

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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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"The solution is a little pricey, so customers sometimes select other products because of the price.""This solution offers a yearly subscription. The price is not high, other solutions are much higher than Ruckus.""This is a wonderful product for the price.""It's expensive but you get more coverage.""Here in India, Ruckus is chosen often because it is priced low."

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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.
Top Answer: The solution is suitable for many types of environments, such as small businesses.
Top Answer: There is a license required for this solution. Here in India, Ruckus is chosen often because it is priced low.
Top Answer: The solution could be more stable.
Ranking
9th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
7,941
Comparisons
6,343
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
588
Rating
7.6
2nd
out of 11 in Wireless WAN
Views
3,777
Comparisons
3,374
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
360
Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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Overview

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.

The Ruckus product portfolio of Wi-Fi, switching, IoT, LTE, software and SaaS lets you deliver a great end-user connectivity experience while reducing the amount of time you spend managing the network. And because Ruckus packs more capability into every network element, you can build that network at a lower cost per connection.

Whether your users are employees, customers, guests, residents, students, visitors, fans, or subscribers, Ruckus products are designed to enhance their experience—and yours.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
American University of Sharjah, Dordt College, Drew University, Lamar University, Raroa School
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company15%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Cisco, Ruckus and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: September 2021.
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Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews while Ruckus Wireless WAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless WAN with 15 reviews. Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.6, while Ruckus Wireless WAN is rated 8.4. 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 WAN writes "Great management features and easy to set up". Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Huawei Wireless, whereas Ruckus Wireless WAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless and Cambium.

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