"I like the simplicity of it."
"The thing that sets Juniper apart from most switches is that when you're in the command line and you make a configuration change, you just write the command and then say "commit confirmed minutes". For example, I'm configuring a switch here in my office, which is five miles away, and I say, "commit confirmed 5". If I can't get back to the interface within five minutes to be able to make sure the switch came up, it rolls back to the previous configuration. This way I do not get locked out, or the switch doesn't get messed up because of the incorrect configuration. That's an automatic feature, which is pretty slick. I haven't seen that feature with other vendors that I've worked with. That's probably my most favorite feature."
"Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility."
"The solution has a high level of network functionality."
"One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work."
"The solution is stable and scalable."
"There is no end to the ability to scale Juniper."
"The most valuable feature is that Juniper is multiple kernels, so there's isolation, which means you won't get a process that runs away, creating problems across the whole platform."
"Its simplicity and web interface were most valuable. I also liked the two-factor authentication."
"It integrates well."
"I have found the solution to be scalable."
"An affordable and stable solution for small-medium companies."
"A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity."
"I have found the scalability could be improved in the version I was using."
"Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved."
"The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster."
"In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices."
"Some areas of technical support could be better."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches' operating systems get corrupted when the power fails. They have to improve this issue. I may have to use a newer version."
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable."
"The security features for the product should be more unified for the product regardless of the product model."
"Its scalability can be better. If possible, it can have Hyper POE. I am not sure if there is a fiber version."
"The solution can improve by upgrading QSFP+, it is very limited and must be supported more than it is now. If we need FortiSwitches to support all the QSFP ports our budgets would have to be very large."
"Does not have as many features as other solutions, such as segmentation and analytics engines."
"When there are many switches being used, the speed declines noticeably."
"The FortiSwitch product was initially quite complex."
Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.
Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.
With 10 or 40 GE access ports and a high-throughput backbone, FortiSwitch Data Center Switches are ideal for the top-of-rack (ToR) server or firewall-aggregation applications. The high-speed switching fabric is also well suited for enterprise network core or backbone network installations.
Extreme VDX is ranked 23rd in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 18th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews. Extreme VDX is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Extreme VDX writes "A simple and stable solution with a web interface and two-factor authentication". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good management integrity ". Extreme VDX is most compared with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst Switches, ExtremeSwitching, VMware NSX and Dell PowerConnect Switches, whereas Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and NETGEAR Switches.
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