We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Ethernet Switches solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup."
"I like the simplicity of it."
"I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches."
"The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness."
"The solution is stable and scalable."
"In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products."
"Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up."
"The solution is easy to use and has good integration."
"It integrates well."
"I have found the solution to be scalable."
"A valuable feature of FortiGate is its management integrity."
"An affordable and stable solution for small-medium companies."
"I haven't found the cost of the solution to be too high."
"The two most valuable features are the remote access user and the side-to-side connection."
"Overall the solution functions very well."
"For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."
"The user interface makes it simple to configure and manage."
"It is a high-quality product, and it won't let you down."
"Ubiquiti is one step above the consumer level. They cost a little bit more, but they just seem to be drop-dead reliable, and they're keeping up with the latest standards."
"The performance is good. They also have good prices."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches would be improved by upgrading the uplink port in EX2300 categories service from 10G to 25G."
"Juniper's support could be much better and faster."
"Has a steep learning curve."
"The difficulty of the installation of Juniper Ethernet Switches depends on the environment it is being implemented in. It is fairly straightforward in terms of being able to source the technical information as we need it. However, this process could improve."
"More security could be provided, especially with the rising cyber-attacks in business organizations."
"The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable."
"Support could be improved."
"The operating system could be better."
"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."
"The FortiSwitch product was initially quite complex."
"When there are many switches being used, the speed declines noticeably."
"Does not have as many features as other solutions, such as segmentation and analytics engines."
"The stability and installation could be improved."
"Ubiquiti tends to end-of-life things faster than other companies do. Cisco tends to be in the 8-, 10-, 12-year time frame, and Ubiquiti tends to be in the 4- or 5-year time frame."
"I would like to see the pricing improved."
"The price could be lower."
"It would be nice if there was a way to label all of the ports on it so that I could include information about where the various connections go."
"New products don't integrate well with their management platform. Sometimes you have to go directly to the box or the switch to do the management."
"I would recommend changing the solution to a recognized one, such as Check Point or Fortinet."
"It would be beneficial for us if Ubiquiti had a team of advanced data transportation specialists that we could get feedback from. We are not experts in data transportation, so having this sort of resource would be helpful for us."
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.
Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are managed Gigabit switches (Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports) designed to meet all your network needs while delivering excellent performance. The switches’ excellent network performance is combined with fiber connectivity that includes two SFP ports and the ability to process traffic without putting packet loss at risk.
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Reviews from Real Users
A PeerSpot user who is a Director of Technical Operations/CTO at a consultancy says "The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects."
"The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable," says Doru I., Senior solutions architect at Aplix Technologies
Murali S., Management Consultant at a consultancy, explains that “For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."
Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is rated 8.6, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center writes "Good management integrity ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Rock solid stability with adjustable voltage configuration for PoE". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center is most compared with Aruba Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches and Arista Networks Platform. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.
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