Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs Huawei Ethernet Switches comparison

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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Huawei Ethernet 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches Report (Updated: November 2023).
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"Deploying the solution is a breeze, even a novice can do it.""Integration is good, as well as price and technical support.""It is easy to set up.""I can say that the product is easy to use...The initial setup of the product was easy.""The product is very secure.""The most valuable feature is the breakability after integration with the FortiGate firewall.""I like that everything flows back to FortiGate, which is the controller, management console, and firewall. There's one central point for the entire network, so the security, switching, wireless, etc., flows back to the FortiGate. The ease of management is what customers like. They don't need separate solutions like Cisco.""It is a cheap and secure solution. The job switching and security features are better than other solutions."

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"The solution is easy to set up.""The required functionalities align with telecom requirements and have improved from a capacity perspective.""The most valuable feature of the solution is its network monitoring system.""The initial setup is straightforward.""It is a stable product. I rate it a nine out of ten...It is a scalable solution.""We have not encountered any issues in the locations where the product has been deployed. I am impressed with its performance and pricing.""The solution is stable and the performance is good.""It is easy to understand all the features of Huawei Switches."

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"I give the stability a seven out of ten because we have noticed when we hook up phones the switching of ELANs et cetera doesn't work as it should.""It would be easier if Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access could be managed via cloud, and this is something that could be improved in this product. Bandwidth display could also be better.""I would like Fortinet to make this product easier to configure.""The product's end-user protection feature needs improvement.""An area for improvement would be the segmentation and network in logic networks.""I believe that stacking, a feature that is available in Huawei and Cisco, is not available in Fortinet products.""When we started using the solution, it was quite complex but then it became easier to use. It takes a while to get used to the interface.""While Fortinet is good for school boards and mid-sized businesses, enterprise-class networks require a zero-trust solution. If you're building a zero-trust network with end-to-end security, that's where Fortinet falls behind Cisco, HPE, and Aruba."

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"The product’s pricing needs improvement. It could be more stable as well.""Huawei Ethernet Switches should improve its user interface.""The solution can improve by adding virtualized switch functionality.""The pricing could always be improved.""Connectivity is an area that needs improvement in the solution. Interconnectivity with third-party versions or Cisco Meraki should be made available to users in future releases of the solution.""It’s hard to get technical support.""We would like to have a greater level of automation using this solution. The customer support could also be faster.""The solution should make the text report more accessible."

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  • "The price is good."
  • "The price of the solution could improve, it is expensive."
  • "Licensing is billed annually and contracts are either one or three years in length."
  • "We have an annual licensing cost. There are no additional costs."
  • "The pricing for Fortinet FortiSwitch is not expensive."
  • "The solution is expensive but overall the cost makes sense."
  • "The solution is cheaper than Cisco but more expensive than Huawei."
  • "We have to pay for the solution's subscription."
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  • "This is an affordable solution."
  • "From the initial purchase, you will pay for a license and you do not need to pay for a license again. The price depends on the size of the infrastructure."
  • "The pricing is good so is rated an eight out of ten."
  • "Huawei Ethernet Switches are cheaper than other competitors."
  • "The pricing is good. Still, I can choose a cheaper solution that offers a good value."
  • "The solution's price is reasonable compared to other products like Cisco."
  • "The tool's price is affordable and I would rate it a five out of ten. The prices are fixed with no additional cost involved."
  • "I rate the tool's pricing a five out of ten."
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    Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access is a secure, high-performance, and easy-to-manage switch. Fortinet FortiSwitch is the best solution for threat-conscious enterprises of all sizes because it is secure, simple, and scalable. Secure Access, which is tightly integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric via FortiLink, may be handled directly from the FortiGate interface.

    Regardless of how people and devices connect to the network, this single-pane-of-glass administration provides total visibility and control. This makes the Fortinet FortiSwitch perfect for SD-Branch and campus deployments, allowing enterprises to combine their security and network access with applications ranging from desktop to data center aggregation. Fortinet FortiSwitch's Secure Access is the most adaptable security platform with end-to-end protection in the industry.

    Switches for Secure Access: Small to medium-sized businesses, scattered organizations, branch offices, and industrial control systems can all benefit.

    Switches for Data Centers: Ideal for users requiring high-performance 10 GE or 40 GE.

    Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access Features

    Fortinet FortiSwitch has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access is designed for various installations, including desktops and wiring closets.
    • Deploy and manage switches using the FortiGate interface, with FortiGate Cloud as a cloud administration option, or manage as a standalone switch using CLI, API, GUI, or the cloud with FortiSwitch Cloud.
    • Switch configuration, management, and troubleshooting are all simplified with a single-pane-of-glass dashboard.
    • Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access is ideal for SD-Branch deployments.
    • Secure Access uses FortiGate interfaces to connect with FortiLink. This provides centralized security and access control.
    • Integration of the Security Fabric: Fortinet FortiSwitch's FortiGate management brings Security Fabric features to the Ethernet access layer.
    • Voice, data, and wireless traffic can all be carried over a single network, making it ideal for converged network environments.
    • Non-FortiLink deployments can be supported via the onboard GUI, API, or command line settings.
    • Up to 48 ports in a compact and 1 RU form factor.
    • Depending on the model, up to 300 switches can be stacked per FortiGate.
    • Supports wire-speed switching, as well as store and forward mode.

    Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Fortinet FortiSwitch. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • You can easily manage all deployments in one interface if your company scales and opens a new office or location.
    • You can ensure that users are authenticated before giving network access.
    • Power over Ethernet makes it simple to set up wireless access points and IP phones.
    • With network segmentation, you can help satisfy data separation compliance.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Fortinet FortiSwitch stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its stability and its VLAN setup. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Rutul S., CXO at Aariha Enterprise Private Limited, writes of the product, “The most valuable feature is the SD-WAN support. This device is easy to use.” He adds, “Stability-wise, this product is better than others that are on the market.”

    Emil V., System Consultant at I team, notes, “I like the VLAN setup of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access has very good scalability.” He adds, “Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is easy to set up. It only takes minutes to deploy this product, because it is mostly boxes.”

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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company31%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Pharma/Biotech Company16%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise6%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 24 reviews. Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is rated 8.0, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access writes "It's a strong product that's easy to manage and costs significantly less than competing solutions ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Diverse range of switches with various capabilities and use cases". Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Arista Networks Platform. See our Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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