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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Pros

Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
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.
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WilliamBurling - PeerSpot reviewer
IT consulant at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great.
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Ofelia Madriz V. - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Continex S.A.
It is very user-friendly. There is no need to use command lines to configure it or to do anything in it. You hardly use command lines, which makes it different from Cisco. In Cisco, the CLI is your best friend. Fortinet has the lowest TCO, so you can use its integrated components without having to buy additional licenses. They provide centralized management without needing to buy or acquire additional licenses. You have an integral or complete vision through a single pane of glass, and you can see everything from one single console without having to buy additional licenses, which is a plus. It works the same way when you add wireless. You can see everything from FortiGate. It has a security processor, which is another plus. It does not have a standard desktop processor. It has a multi-threat security processor, and it is built by Fortinet. So, all the components that you include in a Fortinet solution are proprietary and work in an integral way. It has one single solution, whereas other brands, such as Palo Alto and Check Point, have been acquiring certain solutions, and they're not fully integrated. With Fortinet, everything is integrated. If you start building on Fortinet, everything that you expand to the local LAN or WAN is integrated. You don't have to pay for professional services and other things to do that. Their technical information is also very good. Most of their information is based on how-to, and it can be found online, which is something my clients like.
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Rutul SHah - PeerSpot reviewer
CXO at Aariha Enterprise Private Limited
This device is easy to use.
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EmilVisdal - PeerSpot reviewer
System Consultant at I team
Stability and scalability for this product are very good. Setup is easy and deployment can be completed within minutes. The technical support for Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access is good.
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Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
The most valuable feature would be network management, separating the network management component from security. It can do both but we promote it on its own. It's a good solution to do network management.
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TN
Sales engineer/Technical support engineer at Vietnet
The most valuable feature is the breakability after integration with the FortiGate firewall.
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JC
Encargado de operaciones TIC at ONE
It can integrate well with other Fortinet products.
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RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
The technical support has been very good.
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GV
ICT Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Integration is good, as well as price and technical support.
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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Cons

Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
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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WilliamBurling - PeerSpot reviewer
IT consulant at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
It would also help if they lowered the cost of their service.
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Ofelia Madriz V. - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Continex S.A.
In Fortinet, the packet reconstruction in the SD-WAN solution needs a little bit of improvement. When it comes to the Secure Access to the switches or the mix of Fortinet solution, the very small ones do not have the capability to use fiber cables. So, the small FortiGates have to work with the copper cables and cannot use fiber cables. Even though they have the capacity and throughput on all technical connectors, they don't have the interfaces, which is one of the good things with Cisco. They just add models to it. You buy the independent models, and you add them.
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Rutul SHah - PeerSpot reviewer
CXO at Aariha Enterprise Private Limited
The reporting capabilities should be included.
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EmilVisdal - PeerSpot reviewer
System Consultant at I team
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.
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Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
It could be simpler but compared to the competition, it's not so bad.
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TN
Sales engineer/Technical support engineer at Vietnet
The central management needs improvement. The initial setup could be easier.
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JC
Encargado de operaciones TIC at ONE
The security of the solution could be a bit better.
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RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
The installation is not difficult. However, some features have to be activated from the CLI.
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GV
ICT Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Ethernet Switches
July 2022
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620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.