Fortinet FortiExtender Overview

Fortinet FortiExtender is the #8 ranked solution in our list of top Wireless WAN tools. It is most often compared to Cisco Wireless WAN: Fortinet FortiExtender vs Cisco Wireless WAN

What is Fortinet FortiExtender?

With businesses increasingly relying on cloud and remote applications, WAN connectivity must always be available. FortiExtender can be used as a primary connection or deployed as a backup connection to ensure reliability. FortiExtender integrates directly into the FortiGate security platform. This provides centralized management and enables seamless security. In addition, deep visibility into performance and data usage lets you monitor health and avoid excess data charges.

Fortinet FortiExtender Buyer's Guide

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Fortinet FortiExtender Customers

Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data

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MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 29, 2019
Very user-friendly, extremely simple to set up and good scalability

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the FortiExtender for a mobile connection with sites where there is no wireless connection.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is extremely user-friendly."
  • "The engineering of the solution has some negative points, especially in terms of troubleshooting. It's difficult to troubleshoot when we have a problem. It's not like other products like Cisco or Palo Alto which make troubleshooting much easier."

What other advice do I have?

There's no need for maintenance with this product. Occasionally something may need troubleshooting. If it's something the team can't handle, you can always call Fortinet's support team. I'd advise others to test the solution. It's a very good product with the possibility to use it as a firewall. You should learn it before you use it so that you know its features and its full potential as a solution. I was very impressed when I used it for the first time. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
reviewer1024680
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Mar 9, 2020
Stable and scalable but it should be more intuitive and user friendly

What is our primary use case?

We use it in our head office.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup was was just beautiful. It was straightforward."
  • "The solution would be a lot better if it was a little bit more intuitive. Additionally, the help menu would be a lot better if it was easier to identify the items that I was looking for. I find the graphical interface a little bit difficult to navigate. And I find the font that is used on the HTML interface not conducive to being able to be read in low light situations."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people looking at the solution is that I think they should buy it. On a scale of one to ten I would give Fortinet FortiExtender a seven.
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