Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Pros

WilliamBurling
IT consulant at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great.
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BrianAmenya
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.
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reviewer1316790
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is very user-friendly. There is no need to use command lines to configure it or to do anything in it. You hardly use command lines, which makes it different from Cisco. In Cisco, the CLI is your best friend. Fortinet has the lowest TCO, so you can use its integrated components without having to buy additional licenses. They provide centralized management without needing to buy or acquire additional licenses. You have an integral or complete vision through a single pane of glass, and you can see everything from one single console without having to buy additional licenses, which is a plus. It works the same way when you add wireless. You can see everything from FortiGate. It has a security processor, which is another plus. It does not have a standard desktop processor. It has a multi-threat security processor, and it is built by Fortinet. So, all the components that you include in a Fortinet solution are proprietary and work in an integral way. It has one single solution, whereas other brands, such as Palo Alto and Check Point, have been acquiring certain solutions, and they're not fully integrated. With Fortinet, everything is integrated. If you start building on Fortinet, everything that you expand to the local LAN or WAN is integrated. You don't have to pay for professional services and other things to do that. Their technical information is also very good. Most of their information is based on how-to, and it can be found online, which is something my clients like.
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Mohamed Rashwan
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.
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reviewer816639
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate.
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Mohamed Rashwan
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console
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GalFuchs
Technical Support Engineer at Point PC
The most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity.
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Dave Power
Vice President at IMP Solutions
The most valuable feature would be network management, separating the network management component from security. It can do both but we promote it on its own. It's a good solution to do network management.
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Yousef Altaj
Tech Manager at Global tec
The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information.
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Joel Corniel
Encargado de operaciones TIC at ONE
It can integrate well with other Fortinet products.
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Cons

WilliamBurling
IT consulant at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
It would also help if they lowered the cost of their service.
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BrianAmenya
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I don't like the way it's managed.
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OM
reviewer1316790
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In Fortinet, the packet reconstruction in the SD-WAN solution needs a little bit of improvement. When it comes to the Secure Access to the switches or the mix of Fortinet solution, the very small ones do not have the capability to use fiber cables. So, the small FortiGates have to work with the copper cables and cannot use fiber cables. Even though they have the capacity and throughput on all technical connectors, they don't have the interfaces, which is one of the good things with Cisco. They just add models to it. You buy the independent models, and you add them.
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Mohamed Rashwan
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
Technical support needs to take a different approach and pricing should appear more competitive.
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DD
reviewer816639
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
If you contact Fortinet, it's a bit difficult. Most of the time, they send you just links and documents to read for troubleshooting. When you contact support, you don't need documents. You want someone that can understand your problem, give a hand, and help you. I'm not impressed by the support really.
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Mohamed Rashwan
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
Currently issues with some of the switches and problems with the firmware.
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GalFuchs
Technical Support Engineer at Point PC
The product could use more security related features.
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Dave Power
Vice President at IMP Solutions
It could be simpler but compared to the competition, it's not so bad.
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Yousef Altaj
Tech Manager at Global tec
The solution has SD-WAN but it doesn't have SDN. This should be added.
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Joel Corniel
Encargado de operaciones TIC at ONE
The security of the solution could be a bit better.
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Learn what your peers think about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
475,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.