We performed a comparison between Aruba Airwave and Fortinet FortiManager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It's scalable because it's licensed per device and we bought licenses with each device. I would rate it a nine out of ten for scalability."
"Aruba Airwave provides a robust solution for monitoring and configuring Wi-Fi networks."
"The solution's initial setup process is straightforward."
"The most valuable feature of Aruba Airwave is the multivendor support, which enables you to manage and monitor different vendors or products."
"It can interact with other vendors better than Cisco, which is a good point of AirWave. It is easy to use, and its reporting is good."
"The solution is not overly expensive."
"The technical support services are good."
"AirWave definitely helps us troubleshoot and get to the root cause of the issues. It gives you an excellent indication of what's going on within your network at different locations. You can get to the area, take a look at the AirWave analysis, and make informed decisions."
"Fortinet FortiManager allows you to manage multiple FortiGate devices from a single console, and this is a valuable product feature."
"The integration is quite good."
"FortiManager's best feature is the integration of administrator users."
"The SD-WAN deployment environment, and the SD-WAN templates are particularly useful. Managing the solution is very intuitive. The initial setup of the solution was very straightforward."
"Central management system for Fortinet devices that's simple, scalable, and stable, with a straightforward setup."
"The setup is very simple."
"The main benefit of Fortinet FortiManager is the ability to control all the devices from a central location, view their statuses, and manage their configurations and updates from a single management console."
"The solution is very stable."
"I want a management solution to manage and monitor everything from a single dashboard. This is not there with Airwave."
"We sometimes have problems with troubleshooting between the GUI and the CLI manipulation."
"I would try to integrate more products from different vendors in future releases. Because that's really good features that Aruba Airway has, but it's so limited."
"Pricing for Aruba Airwave could be cheaper, which is an area for improvement in the solution."
"We're looking for more device compatibility. Like compatibility with third-party devices."
"Its pricing and support could be improved."
"We encounter delayed ETAs in the manufacturing of hardware."
"They should make it cheaper. By doing that, they can replace Cisco, which is also very expensive. If it is equivalent to Cisco in the features, with a reduced price, they can sell it more than Cisco."
"There are a lot of bugs that need to be fixed, for example, the ZTP."
"If you have more than one FortiMail device, you can't manage it then with FortiManager on FortiGate."
"FortiManager would be improved by putting everything into a single console, including Microsoft O365 integration."
"The CLI could be enhanced."
"The scalability has room for improvement."
"The documentation could be better."
"In the next release, FortiManager should include more protection features."
"This solution needs more experienced technical support staff. There's nothing special about it compared to other vendors."
Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.
Aruba Airwave is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 11 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 42 reviews. Aruba Airwave is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Airwave writes "Good for monitoring, but is missing a dashboard for easy configuration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Easy to set up, quick response to threats, and collaborates well with other Fortinet products". Aruba Airwave is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, HPE Intelligent Management Center, Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper and Huawei eSight, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, Zabbix and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection. See our Aruba Airwave vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.
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