2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access?

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

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DD
Network Security Engineer at Technicom Mali
Real User
Top 5
2022-10-04T06:43:48Z
Oct 4, 2022

It is easy to set up.

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Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
MSP
Top 10
2022-08-04T15:56:25Z
Aug 4, 2022

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.

TN
Sales engineer/Technical support engineer at Vietnet
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-26T13:43:58Z
May 26, 2022

The most valuable feature is the breakability after integration with the FortiGate firewall.

Rutul SHah - PeerSpot reviewer
CXO at Aariha Enterprise Private Limited
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-25T11:59:16Z
Apr 25, 2022

This device is easy to use.

EmilVisdal - PeerSpot reviewer
System Consultant at I team
Consultant
Top 20
2022-04-05T11:54:46Z
Apr 5, 2022

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.

Lotfi Bel Hadj Yahia - PeerSpot reviewer
Administrateur at Geiser
Real User
Top 20
2022-04-05T11:30:29Z
Apr 5, 2022

The most valuable feature is the security switch.

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JH
Senior Network Security Advisor at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-02-14T17:55:21Z
Feb 14, 2022

Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access has good scalability.

GV
ICT Architect at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-21T10:46:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

Integration is good, as well as price and technical support.

RJ
Firewall Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-12T07:50:35Z
Aug 12, 2021

The technical support has been very good.

Ofelia Madriz V. - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at Continex S.A.
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-03T00:34:33Z
Mar 3, 2021

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.

JC
Encargado de operaciones TIC at ONE
Real User
2021-03-02T19:44:49Z
Mar 2, 2021

It can integrate well with other Fortinet products.

WilliamBurling - PeerSpot reviewer
IT consulant at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-10T08:06:18Z
Jan 10, 2021

It works really well, I think the equipment is solid, and the help is great.

Dave  Power - PeerSpot reviewer
vice president at IMP Solutions
MSP
Top 10
2020-10-28T07:56:00Z
Oct 28, 2020

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.

Mohamed Rashwan - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
Real User
2020-05-18T07:50:13Z
May 18, 2020

Ability to manage FortiAP, FortiClient, and FortiGate all from a single console

GF
Technical Support Engineer at Point PC
Real User
2020-02-18T07:41:00Z
Feb 18, 2020

The most valuable feature of this product is its simplicity.

DD
Network Security Engineer at Technicom Mali
Real User
Top 5
2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
Jan 12, 2020

What I really love in FortiSwitch: its usability, the graphical user interface, and the ability to be managed by FortiGate.

BrianAmenya - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-11-28T11:33:00Z
Nov 28, 2019

The most valuable feature is that I can completely isolate devices that are compromising the network.

Yousef Altaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Manager at Global tec
Reseller
2019-11-20T05:39:00Z
Nov 20, 2019

The visual scope of the solution is very good. It allows me to see and download all of the network information.

Mohamed Rashwan - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at C-Selection Technologies
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

One of the most feature-packed switching solutions you can implement.

Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 1, 2021
And why?
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Nov 1, 2021
We researched Cisco but ultimately chose Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access, mostly because of the price. Fortinet FortiSwitch is an ethernet switch solution that provides security and performance for small and medium-sized organizations. It increases the network access speed, improving productivity. We use this solution to achieve access-level connectivity for desktops and phones. It is easy to use, and you can connect the access point to the switches via their POE. What we like about FortiSwitch is that when it finds compromised devices, it can isolate them. It connects perfectly with FortiGate and gives complete visibility of knowing which device is connected and at what access point. The solution is also very stable. That being said, FortiSwitch has room for improvement. The management (via the FortiGate firewall platform) is kind of cumbersome, and it stalls when trying to get the smaller switches. Their support, though, is great if you call or send an email. Cisco offers extremely fast network transfers. So if you need to focus on speed, Cisco is a great choice. It is scalable, and the best features are probably the stability and the POE switches. When we were evaluating Cisco ethernet switches, we found several advantages. The command-line interface is straightforward and intuitive. The hardware quality is very high, and they offer updates very often. It also provides LAN capabilities. It is a good switch and does the basic job. Cisco has downsides, though, and the main one is the price. It was too high for us. Additionally, it doesn’t offer customization of the graphic user interface. Finally, it is quite hard to install and configure if you are not familiar with Cisco products. Conclusions Cisco is an excellent solution for medium-sized organizations and up. For us, the price and usability of FortiSwitch were better suited.
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