We performed a comparison between Cambium Networks Wireless WAN and Fortinet FortiExtender based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Wireless WAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is easy to deploy, and it is not that complicated. There are a lot of systems that are very complicated, and they require a special kind of training. Their response is also very slow, especially with the Chinese vendors, but with Cambium, we have not faced any issues. Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing."
"What I find valuable is the fact that you don't need to purchase any license. Basically you just get the hardware for the access points, configure an IP and connect it with a switch."
"The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment. Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points."
"The initial setup of Cambium is straightforward."
"The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable."
"Technical support has been good."
"One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution."
"It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference."
"You don't need to have two different vendors to interoperate and get into comparability issues or inter-operability issues."
"The most valuable feature will be that it works."
"Management can be carried out from a central point."
"For me, the best feature of Fortinet FortiExtender is its integration with an external solution such as a 5G LTE broadband modem, wired modem, and cellular network. I also like that the product can be integrated into one device or a unified device, and that is one of its best features because it allows you to manage and centralize the control of every device."
"The Wifi coverage and throughput performance of Cambium could improve."
"The installation and configuration are a bit complex."
"Cambium Networks Wireless WAN is stable but sometimes the 2.4 gigahertz network is sometimes not as stable as the 5 gigahertz. The 5 gigahertz works smoothly with everything, but 2.4 has some problems. If we change the configuration I am not sure if it would fix the problem."
"The range of the product is disappointing so far."
"Cambium Networks Wireless WAN could improve by providing a better signal range."
"I think this product could be improved if It were SMS based. If I have a visitor in my office, I'd like to be able to send them the wireless password as a message via SMS, so I don't have to give it out."
"It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer. It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices."
"The installation is difficult."
"Though Fortinet FortiExtender has some security features, the product could still be improved by adding features similar to those in FortiGuard, such as antivirus, intrusion, prevention, and detection, as well as web filtering features. The product is also not as user-friendly, so that's another area for improvement. In the FortiGate UTM solution of Fortinet, there's software-defined or SD-WAN, and in the next release of Fortinet FortiExtender, I'd like to see SD-WAN embedded in the product. Most of the communication in Fortinet FortiExtender is related to WAN and Edge, so having an SD-WAN function in the product would be useful for integrating and controlling WAN communication."
"I would like to see them make it smaller in the next release so that it has a smaller footprint for mobile clients."
"There is a huge downside because we need to remove and insert the SIM to get it working."
"What most of my clients are telling me is the price is a problem."
Cambium Networks is a global provider of wireless broadband solutions for business and residential uses. Cambium cloud-based software serves a wide range of industries, including governmental and military agencies, oil, gas, and utility companies, Internet providers, private enterprises, and public safety networks. It features an extensive portfolio of managed WiFi and broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms.
Cambium Networks provides a reliable, scalable, and secure wireless fabric infrastructure. It gives organizations end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics to maximize broadband and Wi-Fi performance.
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Benefits of Cambium Networks
One feature that stands out is Cambium’s flexibility. Network designers can choose the right technology mix to solve their problems, thanks to open APIs that enable you to add services whenever necessary. This flexibility allows Cambium Networks to deliver consistent high-performance WiFi that feels like it’s wired, with extended coverage and security that serve all sized companies.
Cambium solutions securely provide a cost-effective wireless fabric, customized for enterprises needs. This flexibility results in Cambium solutions application in an array of use cases, from healthcare and education to mining, law enforcement, public safety, oil & gas. The adaptability and multiple options make Cambium a sort of wild card you can apply to whichever networking challenges you may have.
Reviews from Real Users
PeerSpot users have the following to say about Cambium Networks:
- "It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference." - Manish N., Owner at IT Logic
- “Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing." - Sami A., Manager at Global Trading
- "The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable.” - Tahmeed S.G., Executive at Integra Technologies Limited
Fortinet FortiExtender is a cost-effective hardware WAN device that is robust, easily scales, and delivers 5G, LTE, and Ethernet options. FortiExtender is designed using Fortinet’s trademark security-focused networking. The solution enables organizations to have enhanced secure network connectivity with cellular and wired broadband network options.
FortiExtender can be used for secure point of sale (POS) systems to transport fleet communications. The device delivers dependable broadband access to the internet and increases the usefulness of the Fortinet Security Fabric integration to enhance seamless business processes that rely heavily on remote device connectivity to get the job done.
FortiExtender delivers super-fast 5G and LTE wireless to connect and quickly scale any WAN edge. Users get 5G/LTE cellular, out-of-band management (OBM), high availability (HA), and dynamic risk security in one comprehensive, reliable solution.
Fortinet FortiExtender Benefits
Fortinet FortiExtender Features
Reviews from Real Users
“Fortinet FortiExtender helps facilitate Fortinet connectivity. When it comes to cell phone towers, you never know what you'll get with global configurations. We use this solution to mitigate switching cell phone towers. The scalability is limitless based on your cell and your internet or your cloud connectivity. It's similar to any other VPN in terms of how simple it is to set up in a global or extended environment with a large number of clients.” - Clement J., Chief Executive Officer at Clemtech LLC
Cambium Networks Wireless WAN is ranked 5th in Wireless WAN with 10 reviews while Fortinet FortiExtender is ranked 7th in Wireless WAN with 4 reviews. Cambium Networks Wireless WAN is rated 7.6, while Fortinet FortiExtender is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cambium Networks Wireless WAN writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiExtender writes "Seamless with excellent integration capabilities and flexibility". Cambium Networks Wireless WAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Ruckus Wireless WAN, Cisco Wireless WAN and Aruba Networks Wireless WAN, whereas Fortinet FortiExtender is most compared with Cisco Wireless WAN, Ruckus Wireless WAN and Ubiquiti Wireless. See our Cambium Networks Wireless WAN vs. Fortinet FortiExtender report.
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