Fortinet Wireless Other Solutions Considered

Rick Williams
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
We looked at Aruba, we looked at Cisco Meraki, and we also looked at Aerohive. They were all good solutions, but the reason that we chose the FortiAP solution was because of that single pane of glass and that tight integration with FortiGate. It made it so much easier to manage, and so much easier for us to do things if we need to something at the last minute. If we need to create a network for someone at the last minute, we are able to do so very quickly. The other ones just didn't have that. I can't stress enough: If a customer already is a FortiGate customer, the cost to go to the FortiAP is incredibly affordable, because they already have the controller. Now, Fortinet does also have a separate Fortinet Wireless controller, and it does add some extra bling features. We are fine without those features. A lot of those extra features are tight integration with the port of presence, which is used to collect email addresses, and for monitoring. It's something that you'd use more in a shopping mall setting or a store. View full review »
Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In looking at Ruckus vs Fortinet Wireless and some other WiFi providers, the others are just doing the WiFi part. With Fortinet, the plus is that you also get a very secure network which is easily adaptable to the security design provided by Fortinet: the FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, or any other feature in there. That is one of the deciding factors for organizations but, in certain cases, the fact that we can give it at a much more affordable price also helps. View full review »
Sr. Director, IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated a lot of different solutions including Palo Alto, Cisco, SonicWall. View full review »
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