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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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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 most valuable feature is the level of security on the Wi-Fi network.""Great management interface.""The most beneficial thing about Ubiquiti is that it is simple to deploy.""The solution is scalable.""The pricing is very competitive and the feature sets are very good. It compares well against more expensive options.""All of the interfacing is very good.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""I have found Ubiquiti WLAN scalable. We have approximately 200 users using the solution in my organization and do not plan to increase usage."

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Cons
"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 strength of the signal from the access points could be improved.""Switching devices requires reconfiguration from scratch.""The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates.""I have found they need to work on the stability of the solution.""The support needs improvement. The official support is kind of complex. It's not that straightforward compared to Cisco and Aruba.""Largely we're happy with the product, however, the firmware deployments could maybe be managed a little bit differently.""The coverage could be increased.""The solution is stable but could improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"This solution is reasonably priced.""This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market.""It is a cost-effective solution.""There is no licensing cost for this solution.""There is a license required for this solution."

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Questions from the Community
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 very easy to install.
Top Answer: The pricing is reasonable. There are no licenses required to use the solution. That's one of the benefits of using the product.
Top Answer: The new user interface could be improved - some of the features in the old UI are missing in the new UI.
Ranking
9th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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5
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Rating
7.6
5th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
14,363
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12,717
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
492
Rating
7.5
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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.

UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 6 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 9 reviews. Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.6, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.6. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Stable, easy to deploy and manage, and fewer access points are needed when compared to other vendors". Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLC, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Aruba Instant, Cisco Wireless, D-Link Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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