3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued) vs. FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)
Score 5.6 out of 10
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3Com Baseline Switches (also known as HP Baseline Switches) was a brand of Ethernet switches, owned by Hewlett-Packard since 2009 and divested to HC3 when 3Com assets were sold. The product line is no longer available.N/A
FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California offers the FortiSwitch Secure Access line of Ethernet switches.N/A
Pricing
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Cons

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Best Alternatives
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
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User Testimonials
3Com Baseline Switches (Discontinued)FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
H3C Technologies
As our company is growing we need to be able to upgrade our equipment. It is great for smaller companies.
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Fortinet
If you've got a large network and are already using FortiGate firewalls or FortiAP access points, integrating FortiSwitch Secure Access Switches makes for one integrated solution. Previously we had Cisco switches that had to be configured and managed separately, which was always prone to error. Now that we have our entire network backbone on FortiNet devices, managing and configuring them is smoother. We are now able to see much clearer if there are any configuration issues between networking devices.
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Pros
H3C Technologies
  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
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Fortinet
  • Makes them easy to manage within one spot
  • Allows for advanced network configuration
  • Has plenty of power for all our PoE devices
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Cons
H3C Technologies
  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
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Fortinet
  • Would be nice to have a bit different layout on the configuration page. Sometimes can be hard to find what you're looking for.
  • When disabling ports, it would be nice to have batch setting features rather than having to make changes individually.
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Alternatives Considered
H3C Technologies
I used Cisco and Cisco is a great product but more on the expensive side. This is a great product for smaller companies.
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Fortinet
We have previously used both Cisco 220 Series and Dell PowerConnect 8000 Series switches that were managed separately from our firewalls and access points. The Cisco and Dell switch worked fine and we never had a problem with them, but it was always a hassle to have to make configuration changes since that would have to be done via separate GUIs. Having the ability to configure and manage firewalls, switches, and wireless access points all within one central GUI saves time and headache.
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Return on Investment
H3C Technologies
  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
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Fortinet
  • It has made management of the network much easier and less time consuming
  • We are more confident that our network traffic is being secured
  • Ability to monitor network traffic and detect potential anomalies
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