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Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
Aug 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The Fortinet product is intuitive, scalable, stable, and easy to manage. Seamless roaming by leveraging Virtual Cell is a major advantage which reduces roam times and issues related to roaming. Code… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to leverage Virtual Cell in our environment has been a major advantage. Creating small cells of APs using Single Channel Architecture has improved roaming of our more mobile clients and… more »

What needs improvement?

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… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing has become easier. There is no longer a per-AP license needed on the controller.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Although I have worked with Fortinet (Meru) for several years, my current employer chose Meru prior to my employment.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very viable solution for all verticals. Do not discount the technology based on what was said several years ago. Just like any other wireless solution out there, a wireless network can be… more »
Real User
Sr. Director, IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* UTM (Unified Threat Management) * Centralized management * Cost * Ease of use Manageability is a key.

How has it helped my organization?

We're using SD-WAN at all of our locations now, which helps increase and aggregate and lower response time and improve application performance. Another thing we have seen… more »

What needs improvement?

The centralized management features could be improved. I think they're good, but I think they could be better.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product's pricing is a good value. Licensing is the only area where I think they are below average. They need enterprise licensing, an all-encompassing license to… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched primarily due to feature functionality and cost. It offered a lot more value.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, putting it in place was fairly straightforward. As with anything, I would plan it and test it before implementing. That's for any product, it's not specific to… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a lot of different solutions including Palo Alto, Cisco, SonicWall.

What is Fortinet FortiWLM?

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.

Also known as
FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
Fortinet FortiWLM customers

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

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