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Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access Questions

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 26 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 26 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 26 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 25 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 26 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Ethernet Switches Questions
Sandeep Pandit - PeerSpot reviewer
Sandeep Pandit
Heading IT at Hero steels Ltd
Apr 27 2022

Hi community,

What are your recommended Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches (apart from the Cisco ones)? My main consideration is performance.

Thanks.

Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewer
Cesar RezaIt depends on your budget, but here is a list: -Extreme -Ruckus -Aruba… more »
reviewer160041 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer160041Depends upon what feature you NEED to operate within your network and the size… more »
9 Answers
Anurag Jain - PeerSpot reviewer
Anurag Jain
Co-Founder at Shellios Technolabs
Feb 15 2022
Hi, I'm a Co-Founder of a Tech Services company.  Currently, I'm researching ethernet switch vendors/solutions and I've been looking at NETGEAR switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch Ethernet Switches. Which vendor and product (or a product family) would you recommend ...
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Davy MANTE - PeerSpot reviewer
Davy MANTEMy last experience with Netgear wasn't good but it was a long time ago. It may… more »
4 Answers
Hassan Shozeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Hassan Shozeb
Network System Engineer at Mutex Systems limited
Hi community, One of our client's queries (after getting their penetration testing report) has stated that there has been found a vulnerability via TLS 1.0. How can I disable TLS 1.0 via the Cisco SG300's UI?  I have searched but I'm unable to find it out.  Thanks and Regards!
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Hassan Shozeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Hassan Shozeb
Network System Engineer at Mutex Systems limited

Hi community,

Is it necessary to stack power cables while stacking switches in Cisco Catalyst 9300 into the HA mode (I am stacking using StackWise-480)?

Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluIf you are asking if it is mandatory, no it is not.  If you are asking if it… more »
Stephen Hope - PeerSpot reviewer
Stephen HopeYou can do it, but you don't have to.  We have noticed that the power stacking… more »
Greg Plante - PeerSpot reviewer
Greg PlanteThe simple answer is "no". It is not required but, for improved resilience due… more »
3 Answers
Eric Biller - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
Hello,  We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ. Any suggestions? 
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Michael Fulton - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
5 Answers
Stephen Larcara - PeerSpot reviewer
Stephen Larcara
Sr. Toll Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Apr 28 2022
I am trying to determine if we need to specify and justify the cost for FM200 fire suppression. Client has about 24 sites each with a computer equipment room containing anywhere from 3 to 5 racks with 3-4 Dell and HP servers, CIsco network switches, patch panels, UPS and batteries. Many of these...
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Richard Artes - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard ArtesNo, i've been working it IT for 20 years and never seen a fire in a server room… more »
Jerry K - PeerSpot reviewer
Jerry KFire suppression solution is always recommended in a HVDC environ. If you want… more »
DaraAzartash - PeerSpot reviewer
DaraAzartashThis type of info is just statistics and no one can tell you how often a… more »
8 Answers
Chris Fritzke - PeerSpot reviewer
Chris Fritzke
User at CxDesign
Jan 12 2022
Hi community, Use case:  Use existing Netgear products in the home network  Home network:  LAN, WAN, managed network both wired and wireless Security:  POE cameras, doorbell, PC's Room for growth: server,  local cloud storage
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Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
Luis ApodacaOk, first, what level of management you need ? Do you want to use all the… more »
1 Answer
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 30 2022

Hi peers,

What sort of network would benefit from switch stacking? Are there any drawbacks to taking this approach? 

What would be an alternative to stack switches?

Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluThere are two ways of connecting multiple switches together: a) Cascade: You… more »
Jasmine Koh - PeerSpot reviewer
Jasmine KohIt reduces costs of operations. Additional switches can be added and unwanted… more »
Menachem D Pritzker - PeerSpot reviewer
Menachem D PritzkerStack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of… more »
5 Answers