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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiWLM and Ubiquiti WLAN 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.
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Pros
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The simplicity is great.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."

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

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"Ubiquiti WLAN's best feature is the free controller system software.""It is similar to the switches, where it is one of those things where it just works. They are very reliable.""Ubiquiti WLAN's most valuable features are that it works well in a hybrid environment and isn't heavy on resources.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""The solution works well and in the short time I have used it, I've enjoyed its capabilities.""The solution is very easy to install.""I have found Ubiquiti WLAN scalable. We have approximately 200 users using the solution in my organization and do not plan to increase usage.""Ubiquiti provides good connectivity for the end-user, so I think it's stable."

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Cons
"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 AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"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.""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 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.""Cost is something that could be improved, but you have to pay for what you get.""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."

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"I have never used cloud solutions. My first approach would be something related to the cloud, and backups on the cloud, and maybe an easier way to connect to it because I have an on-premises environment.""Ubiquiti lacks troubleshooting tools. For example, there aren't tools that your clients can use to gather input on the AP itself. There's no visibility in the application layer or reporting. It doesn't have a lot of management features.""The product needs to improve the user interface in the migration from old to new versions.""The solution could improve by having a cloud version. A cloud version is the easiest to configure anywhere in the world.""Ubiquiti WLAN only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio and would be improved by including support for 5GHz.""The coverage could be increased.""When they release new products, you should know if there backward compatibility, or do you have to replace the entire forklift, It is useful to understand their strategy and where they are headed.""Largely we're happy with the product, however, the firmware deployments could maybe be managed a little bit differently."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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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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  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Ubiquiti has a good price compared to the other ones."
  • "When comparing the price of Ubiquiti WLAN to Aruba the price is reasonable."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is less expensive than Ruckus, but its price could be improved to make it more affordable and accessible."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is fairly well priced and available as a one-time purchase."
  • "It is a stand-alone price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each… 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… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable. There are so many different types of licenses with Fortinet, but the licensing and the… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti WLAN's best feature is the free controller system software.
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    FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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    Overview

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    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.

    UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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    Sample Customers
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    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Educational Organization29%
    Healthcare Company14%
    University14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    University14%
    Training & Coaching Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 15 reviews. Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 8.0, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Impressive manufacturing quality, highly durable, and very easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Aruba Instant, NETGEAR Insight Access Points and SonicWall SonicWave Access Points. See our Fortinet FortiWLM vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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