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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

It is well suited for business applications where you have a large group using it all at once. It is very reliable when using it as the primary WiFi for your business. The coverage is fantastic and you can move about the office while staying connected very well. It may not be appropriate for larger areas. We use the IAPs, so you may need to upgrade to their models that require a controller for that situation.
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

If you have Fortinet's SD-WAN solution, this might be the perfect backup solution, as we switch over to 4G in case our primary network fails by using these extenders. It works in around two or three seconds to establish the connection backup. Also we do use it daily as secondary link to utilize a mobile connection for non-business-critical tasks like PC patching so we don't have an affect on the primary link of the remote branches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • High quality products.
  • Easy management and administrator features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Direct integration and management through the Fortigate Firewalls we use.
  • Easy SD-Wan implementation in the Fortigate platform.
  • Can be installed in a separate area of the facility from the Firewalls, allowing the installation location to be determined by Signal, where a USB modem would have to be plugged directly into the Firewall at it's current location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • Admin UI is a little clunky, but not bad
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • Doesn't work too well with PoE; always use power supply
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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Alternatives Considered

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

I like it compared to Meraki because it doesn't require a constant license.
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

By looking at the market of similar devices, we quickly recognized that Fortinet FortiExtenders are very reasonably priced; however, they provide top-level functionality that even some of the competitors don't have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • When we use them with AirWave, we gain a lot of features.
  • ArubaCentral is also a good way to centrally manage overall equipments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet FortiExtender

  • These devices have kept our cashiers collecting money when the internet goes out. Our Management loves hearing that nothing has stopped money from being collected.
  • It is also very useful to have an out-of-band source of connection for VPN use as well as ensuring IT alerting continues to function in the event of an ISP outage.
  • Direct management from within the Fortigate has made it very easy to monitor and has removed a bunch of devices from our regular upkeep and maintenance routines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

General

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

Fortinet FortiExtender

General

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

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