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We performed a comparison between ExtremeCloud IQ and Fortinet FortiWLM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"It's extremely easy to deploy. Even our access points are behind the net, not using real, public IP. We can easily add to the cloud. For deployment, we just need to let the access point take the DSCP from IP and then, even if it's not a requirement, we can see the serial number from the access points and add the serial number to the cloud directly.""I like ExtremeCloud IQ's unified single-pane-of-glass dashboard. It offers a lot of visibility of performance, and it's great for troubleshooting. You don't have to go to 55 different places. You can get the information you need with just a few clicks.""The technical support for this solution is good.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""When we deployed the new IP that is managed wirelessly in the cloud, it fixed the problems. Now, we don't have any more reports, and everything works fine.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive."

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"The most valuable features are the roaming profile, the mesh, and the performance.""The most valuable features are central management and the many other features available.""The most valuable features of this solution are its speed, reliability, and integration with the firewall.""Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management.""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.""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.""Although there are a few steps, the initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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Cons
"The certification costs from suppliers are getting out of control, and it's not just Extreme. We have the same problem with Cisco and Huawei.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""Pricing could be improved. It could be lower.""I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""I would like to see more security features such as NAC integrated to the solution. This would allow customers to be able to control all other users under one dashboard.""The licensing model could be improved."

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"When using the FortiGate as the wireless controller, you cannot have automatic user registration, which is something that they should offer.""Areas for improvement would be the compatibility with Apple products and cross-platform integration.""Cost is something that could be improved, but you have to pay for what you get.""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.""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 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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
  • "Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software assurance for the second year, the access points will still work, but you can't use the cloud management tools."
  • "I am not involved in the price, but I am sure that it is not cheap."
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  • "There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."
  • "Support contracts typically cost approximately $100.00 per year."
  • "To save yourself from increased setup and maintenance costs, I highly recommend undertaking a proper site survey from the beginning."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable. There are so many different types of licenses with Fortinet, but the licensing and the 24/7/365 support are so reasonable that I automatically include it with every transaction. I never line item it without it. There are no additional costs."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer:This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.
    Top Answer:Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software… more »
    Top Answer:All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable. There are so many different types of licenses with Fortinet, but the licensing and the 24/7/365 support are so reasonable that I automatically include it with every… more »
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
    FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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    Overview

    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

    Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with our integrated wireless solutions. Single-pane-of-glass management for security and access without the need to add point products simplifies deployment and reduces management complexity. These solutions are highly scalable to support even the largest organizations and distributed enterprises.

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    Sample Customers
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization25%
    University10%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Educational Organization29%
    Healthcare Company14%
    University14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Impressive manufacturing quality, highly durable, and very easy to deploy". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Networks Wireless WAN.

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