10 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points are well suited for a small to mid-size setup (i.e., from 20 users to 500 devices that need to connect to WiFi). Aruba provides access points for both indoors and outdoors (e.g., commercial spaces and offices, and manufacturing units as well). Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points can also support controller-based architecture, and I would recommend going for that when the AP devices are more than 30.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

Fortinet offers great Security features and is one of the leaders on that, and integrating Wireless LAN infrastructure with Access points proved to work rather seamlessly. Ease of management, single platform and ability to customize licensing as per needs were elements in favor of adding the Wireless LAN solution from Fortinet to our security portfolio.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

  • Controllerless solution
  • Users connect to different APs seamlessly (soft handoff) when moving from one region to another
  • Stable--we have never faced any downtime with any APs
  • Different SSID to segregate internal and guest networks
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • Really easy to configure
  • Really easy to manage
  • Great value for price
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

  • Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points miss having OTP generation--this is must, for guest users at least
  • Pricing is high
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • In the web portal, it would be nice if you could create a customer, assign that customer all the devices in the solution, and have a single pane glass to manage them all. Right now you need to access different web links to manage the devices.
  • The security feature set could be a bit more sophistication, like an Arista AP which polices the air.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

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Fortinet Wireless LAN

Fortinet Wireless LAN 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Fortinet offers excellent support. They will work with you until the solution is doing what it is designed to do, within its capabilities. They also do an excellent to follow-up with the end-user prior to closing the ticket.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

as a stand-alone product, the Fortinet wireless LAN solution isn't the most powerful, nor compelling out there. Others, like Cisco Meraki, offer great products, with added wifi features at a similar price point, but where Forti shines, is when integrated into a network with firewall enablement such as FortiGate. Overall, it stacks up well with others and is a solution that needs to be evaluated in a purchasing project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

  • Our users' productivity has increased, as they can now connect wirelessly
  • We are now centrally controlling users' traffic from firewall and blocking or limiting use of unwanted web apps
  • Has helped us in improving monitoring of user traffic
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • Less management cost
  • Less expensive to buy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Points

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Fortinet Wireless LAN

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

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