Fortinet FortiWLM Pros and Cons

Fortinet FortiWLM Pros

Rick Williams
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
Having the single pane of glass, by using the Fortinet Security Fabric, allows us to tighten security, and more easily and quickly create additional VLANs to help protect data. Rules in the firewall mean we can protect data and systems so that, should anything go wrong, any security issue is held to an individual device.
We can deploy a tunnel-based VLAN and SSID, for something that happens at the last minute, in a matter of minutes, because of the interaction between the FortiGate, the FortiSwitches, and the FortiAPs.
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Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With Fortinet, there is a feature called Network-In-Control. It's the AP controller that decides what the clients are going to connect to... Even though your phone sees, let's say, two APs, since the wireless controller has visibility into and access across all the APs, it knows the best AP for the client to connect to. This way, the controller makes sure that none of the APs is over-crowded, and the spectrum is used properly.
If you do have a FortiGate Firewall somewhere in the network, you can connect the wireless controller to that... You get 100 percent visibility from a single point... You can see everything that's connected to the FortiGate, whether it's a switch or a wireless AP or a wireless controller or any other Fortinet product.
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PeterMacTaggart
IT and IT Security Consulting at MacTaggart IT Security
This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users.
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Antonio Acevedo Boguer
User
Security is the feature we like most from Fortinet. In general, their security architecture is really great, because it involves everything: firewalls, wireless LANs, the user. Everything is really secure.
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Piyush-Patel
Senior Technical Support Executive with 11-50 employees
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.
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SnrNetEng237
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
Seamless roaming by leveraging Virtual Cell is a major advantage which reduces roam times and issues related to roaming. Code stability has been excellent and the hardware quality is second to none.
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Suresh Sharma
Sr. Technical Executive at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is a stable solution.
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Dilip_Kumar
Service Delivery Manager at ZAVASI TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD
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.
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Emerson Luis De Oliveira
User at Tilibra
The firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection.
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Fortinet FortiWLM Cons

Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One of the main features that I see as lacking in any of the Fortinet products is the reporting. If you want to have proper, end-to-end reporting, you must purchase the FortiAnalyzer... If Fortinet could offer some better, built-in reporting, that would be a point of improvement.
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PeterMacTaggart
IT and IT Security Consulting at MacTaggart IT Security
The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned.
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Piyush-Patel
Senior Technical Support Executive with 11-50 employees
The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation.
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SnrNetEng237
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
There is very little publicly available information about Virtual Cell and Single Channel Architecture. Promotion of the overall technology is limited as well. Being more vocal about a product that has many advantages would go a long way to eliminating a lot of the confusion and negative perception about Virtual Cell and Single Channel Architecture.
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Suresh Sharma
Sr. Technical Executive at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Dilip_Kumar
Service Delivery Manager at ZAVASI TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD
Documentation could be improved.
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Emerson Luis De Oliveira
User at Tilibra
This solution should be easier to set up in a production environment.
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