We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Fortinet FortiWLM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."
"In terms of reporting, in terms of all the user reports, it's very rich."
"The simplicity is great."
"The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done."
"With Mist, every Wednesday they roll out new features."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system."
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."
"Meraki WLAN is easy to deploy, includes a cloud controller, and updates continuously. It also offers high visibility."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is that it is fast and does the job."
"The visibility of the site is most useful."
"The graphic user interface is very nice."
"You can scale the solution easily."
"Meraki is a decent solution for a small company, and we use it in a pretty typical way. We need Teams and Zoom to work, and we need a high level of security because we want our business to remain confidential."
"If you're trying to identify one of the switches or pinpoint a computer or pinpoint something, you could find it just like that and change the IP address. It's easiest to do it that way."
"Allows for cloud-based management of your Wi-Fi network."
"Although there are a few steps, the initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"At the moment, particularly with the COVID-19 situation, the most valuable feature is probably the IPsec VPN, which is easy to implement with Fortinet."
"The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiWLM is the single management pane and integrated controller inside the firewall."
"For me, the ease of setup and the rugged nature in harsh environments are most valuable. So, durability and ease of use have been its best features."
"Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is the management."
"The most valuable features are the roaming profile, the mesh, and the performance."
"The most valuable features of this solution are its speed, reliability, and integration with the firewall."
"Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."
"The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location."
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features."
"If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."
"Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage."
"The price could be better."
"The solution is expensive."
"Cisco offers pretty expensive devices."
"There should be better Spanish-language technical support."
"Licensing is, in my opinion, the least appealing component. It can be difficult to keep licenses up to date in order for the system to function properly."
"The only thing that always causes problems with Meraki is the license. It's a bit of a bugbear with Meraki, and it remains today. So it's an unusual concept compared to the other products in the marketplace, but then it does cause a bit of a nuisance from time to time."
"The dashboard could be a bit better. I'd like to see more information about the whole controller and APs. It should be as simple and convenient."
"An area for improvement would be that Meraki doesn't work well in a warehouse environment. The device is too sensitive to other wireless devices, which provokes noise and can require a reboot to erase this."
"We'd like to have better mapping to showcase low-coverage areas."
"They're great. If there's anything that they need to change, it is just simplifying the site to which you go to make changes on the admin side."
"The roaming of Fortinet FortiWLM could improve when comparing it to other solutions. We are missing some of the functionality in the controller. Additionally, they should offer more logs instead of using FortiAnalyzer because all the users will not be using the same thing."
"They need to do more with their marketing. That's what's wrong with them. Nobody knows they do all this other stuff. I love the product. For an enterprise-level system, you never have to explain why you're recommending Fortinet, whereas you might have to do that if you want to use the Ubiquiti Professional or the new Netgear line, but you don't have to explain Fortinet. It has been remarkable to work with."
"The pricing for the solution is expensive and can be improved."
"The interface could certainly do with some improvement. We have other customers with WiFi networks, and they always use Ubiquiti. With Ubiquiti, it's a much better user interface, and it is much easier to configure."
"Areas for improvement would be the compatibility with Apple products and cross-platform integration."
"In the next release, they could improve by adding a controller-less server, or architecture that is provided in other solutions, such as Aruba. This would be a great benefit for customers."
"The initial setup is complex and has room for improvement."
"When using the FortiGate as the wireless controller, you cannot have automatic user registration, which is something that they should offer."
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Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 44 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Highly reliable, effective site blocking, and beneficial reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Impressive manufacturing quality, highly durable, and very easy to deploy". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Aruba Instant, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Fortinet FortiWLC and Ubiquiti Wireless. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Fortinet FortiWLM report.
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