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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

91%
8 Ratings
9.0

Fortinet FortiExtender

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

100%
2 Ratings

Fortinet FortiExtender

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is an excellent solution for small to medium-sized implementation, especially on-premise. The ability to centrally manage all policy-based access requirements for both registered users as well as guests using the portal is effortless. This is backed up by good documentation which is available and excellent vendor support (HP).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

Fortinet FortiExtender is well suited to delivering fast 5G and LTE service. The cloud-based system is great so that our agency can manage the cloud from anywhere which is great during remote work. The Fortinet FortiExtender was easy to deploy and the system has been easy to manage. The Fortinet FortiExtender is less appropriate when it comes to the cost to implement and the customer support could be improved.
Steven Quach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • It has cloud management for administration of access points remotely.
  • Automatic replication of custom settings to access points.
  • Solution with WIFI 5 and WIFI 6 hotspots.
  • They are powered by POE or power injector.
  • Compact access points.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Multi-band support for redundancy in case of band failure.
  • Remote control and administration of the system through the cloud.
  • The Fortinet firewall was integrated into the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • Licensing is slightly complicated and not bundled, separate costs for cloud controller is a no-no.
  • UI needs an uplift.
  • Coverage is good but can be better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • It is good when any problem occurred in our fiber cables but when it gets problematic then there isn’t any way out for us and its graphic interface is not helpful.
  • Its support team is useless and didn’t help in any regard.
  • The price is not in our favor.
Arthur Logan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Fortinet FortiExtender

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In the least concern we have, the support team has always been available and responds very quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

We used Xirrus wifi before we moved to Aruba. Xirrus is a great niche brand that has been sold to other companies a few times in the life we used the products. This negatively impacted the product availability in our country, local support, and amount of implementation partners. Due to Aruba their broad product range, availability in the market, and knowledge with implementation partners we feel that we can build upon their products not only for a product cycle but for the decade to come.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

FortiGate helped me to manage the firewall and fix it while easily managing the user. With FortiExtender, it is now easy to manage the connectivity, with minimizing downtime and maximizing the overall efficiency and connectivity of the member. The seamless integration, failover protection, and high-end cloud-based connectivity made it easy to adopt and implement.
Mohit Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • We have better coverage for our visitors and during trainings
  • We have enough bandwidth to accommodate everyone
  • No more dead spots in the building that effects our users.
Matthew Guzzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Backup connectivity is helping us in many ways especially at times when connections run out and we have to perform any action that is essential to be done at times.
  • It provides a secure network.
  • With direct management, we can monitor and add and remove unwanted devices.
Carol-Guðrún McComb | TrustRadius Reviewer

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