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2018-07-15T14:43:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Fortinet Wireless?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Fortinet Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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Suresh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
05 March 20

The product is a stable solution.

DK
Service Delivery Manager at ZAVASI TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD
Real User
2020-03-04T08:49:00Z
04 March 20

I found that It's really good when comparing it to any other product or it is much better in terms of features that the customer requires.

PeterMacTaggart - PeerSpot reviewer
IT and IT Security Consulting at MacTaggart IT Security
Real User
2020-01-27T06:39:00Z
27 January 20

This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users.

Piyush-Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Support Executive with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
22 January 20

The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks.

ED
Real User
2019-10-21T13:15:00Z
21 October 19

The firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection.

Panduka Samarasinghe Cissp - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Pre-Sales Engineer - Southern Reigion at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-12-09T07:24:00Z
09 December 18

With Fortinet, there is a feature called Network-In-Control. It's the AP controller that decides what the clients are going to connect to... Even though your phone sees, let's say, two APs, since the wireless controller has visibility into and access across all the APs, it knows the best AP for the client to connect to. This way, the controller makes sure that none of the APs is over-crowded, and the spectrum is used properly.

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RW
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-11-11T13:13:00Z
11 November 18

Having the single pane of glass, by using the Fortinet Security Fabric, allows us to tighten security, and more easily and quickly create additional VLANs to help protect data. Rules in the firewall mean we can protect data and systems so that, should anything go wrong, any security issue is held to an individual device.

2018-11-06T13:09:00Z
06 November 18

Security is the feature we like most from Fortinet. In general, their security architecture is really great, because it involves everything: firewalls, wireless LANs, the user. Everything is really secure.

MD
Senior Network Engineer at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-08-16T08:28:00Z
16 August 18

Seamless roaming by leveraging Virtual Cell is a major advantage which reduces roam times and issues related to roaming. Code stability has been excellent and the hardware quality is second to none.

DA
Sr. Director, IT at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-07-15T14:43:00Z
15 July 18

We're using SD-WAN at all of our locations now, which helps increase and aggregate and lower response time and improve application performance.

Related Questions
Suresh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 08, 2021
I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation. We are evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei.  Which one of these is the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput?
2 out of 7 answers
AlanTran - PeerSpot reviewer
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17 February 20
Hi, It is all dependent on the size of the controllers in question. Though I would suggest getting a cloud base technology so you are limited by any controller and have much better redundancy. Take a look at Arista Cognitive Wireless
Imad Awwad - PeerSpot reviewer
Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
17 February 20
Hi, Every one of the mentioned solutions is good but you need to check the needs which are security since the firms you are working with need protection and tracking of data. For this reason, I recommend: - if you have FortiGate installed then go for Fortinet Wireless since they can be integrated with the Fortigate without buying a controller and they work perfectly together and you will get the advantage of applying rules to the client himself whether mobile or computer, easily managed & monitored, more visibility over your network and incident notifications. If the above doesn't apply then you can go with the best one that fits your budget and security needs which for me doesn't fall on the mentioned solution but to go with ARUBA Instant Access Wireless Solution and the reasons are as such: - Cisco is too much expensive and you got to pay smart support with some complexity in configuration and you need to buy a controller - Ruckus is good but when you want to have the security you need to buy a controller with licenses and it won't give you the security needed since it is just a wireless solution - Huawei is not a stable company since it had many ups and downs and they can reach with you to have all the solutions nearly free so that you install their brand. Whereas Aruba you don't need a controller in the Instant access points and you will get the minimum security with radius integration and what is important a lifetime warranty on the access points. In addition, if the number of access points increased and you want more detailed management and more advanced configurations, you can buy a controller either on-premises or on-cloud with Aruba. The above information is based on my experience with all the solutions and their POC. If you need any more details and consultancy, kindly feel free to contact me. Regards.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 05, 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.
2 out of 7 answers
Piyush-Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Support Executive with 11-50 employees
22 January 20
For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee.
PeterMacTaggart - PeerSpot reviewer
IT and IT Security Consulting at MacTaggart IT Security
27 January 20
Fortinet would do something with their pricing model to attract smaller business users and eliminate the mandatory service contracts.
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