Fortinet Wireless Scalability

Rick Williams
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
It's extremely scalable. As long as your firewall is big enough to handle your needs, and the connection, the product is extremely scalable. They're very good at supporting products for a decently long amount of time. When we did the access-point switchover, we upgraded our firewall. The firewall we replaced was six years old. We would have been able to stay on that firewall, but at the same time, because of all the other work we were doing, we wanted to expand it, knowing that we were probably going to keep it for an extended amount of time. They're very good at keeping support on the product; updates as far as they can. At the time that we retired our product, it was just about to the point where it was not going to support the next versions of the software. Even though we only had it for six years, we did buy an older model when we bought it because of cost. So the product was actually an eight-year-old product. And it did very well. View full review »
Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is pretty high. In a large enterprise, the single largest box we have is the Forti FWC-3000 which can hold up to 30,000 clients. That's just one box. If we need more I'm sure we can scale more. View full review »
Antonio Acevedo Boguer
It is really scalable. That is one of the decisive, key points we consider in all our projects. In the case of Fortinet Wireless, it is really scalable. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 10,001+ employees
With roughly 100 schools and over 6,200 access points servicing 80,000 concurrent users, we have not run into scalability issues. We still primarily use Single Channel Architecture across all of our schools but employ variations of Virtual Cell in special situations. View full review »
Sr. Director, IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is fine. View full review »

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