If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
If you want to run full integration with the secure network architecture from a single point, you can use Fortinet. It's suitable for small and medium size business. You can run all your products like the wireless access points, and switches, and FortiGate and firewall from the single vendor. It will give you the security fabric features to take you to a high level of reporting and management skill. It's important to keep up with the technical news. They have released multiple versions of the firmware with new updates and it's important to follow the new version of firmware update for Fortinet. I think there are some features where Cisco is better than Fortinet. The decision to purchase one product over another depends on your needs, your budget, and your skill. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.
I think this is a great product and everyone who chooses it will enjoy using it. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.
I can recommend the solution. I would rate the solution as a seven (out of 10). FortiSwitch is a member of what Fortinet calls its security fabric.
I am working on a roadmap to ensure that everything is running on a Secure Access and not just from the switches. I am currently working on introducing SSO and Active Directory. It's going to be extensive, where everything will be running on a secure level. This solution is affordable, it makes sense, and it's easy to manage so it saves you time in both practice and in technical training. You don't have to train anyone to work with Secure Access. If you are going to invest in training, just invest in the training for FortiGate. After that, your environment is good to go because everything else is self-explanatory and easy on the interface for the Secure Access and all of Fortinet solutions. It makes economic and security sense for any organization that is intending to deploy this kind of solution. I wish that it had come sooner. There are several switches that I have looked at, and when I am looking at the capabilities of other switches there is still much to be discovered on Fortinet. They don't have all of the capabilities, especially when it comes to the throughput. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
I've been using the solution for five years. We use both cloud and on-premises deployment models. The solution is secure for small and medium-sized companies. For larger companies, you need to have an LPM on it. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as an eight. Nothing is perfect. The technical support is a bit of an issue.