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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points is very useful for outdoor locations that are more exposed to the wilderness or the weather, which provides uninterrupted wifi access during high winds and bad weather. It also is useful for hazardous locations that are prone to danger or wildlife. Unfortunately, it would not be appropriate to get a Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point if it is only needed for basic wifi use, or indoor use, as the extra features and price would not be necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

Any rollout is well suited for a FortiAP - from small office networks, to large warehouse deployments. Adding additional APs to your network is simple and easy. Monitoring is simple with Forticloud monitoring. Configuring the devices can be as complex or as simple as you need. Adding additional Fortinet devices (I have switches and firewalls) makes the network even more secure and easy to manage - all devices working in tandem make monitoring much easier
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Access points protected against lightning, rain, and fog.
  • Controlled and managed by central WLAN controller.
  • Elegant and beautiful design.
  • Cisco support and warranty very effectively.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

  • Built sturdy for harsh environments.
  • They perform and/or surpass performance levels shown on their data sheets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Very heavy
  • Price is a bit too high for its value
  • Configuration is harder than expected
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

  • Deploying your first AP is a little confusing - you need to register it with Fortinet, and then deploy it. I am a master now, but this took me call to support to understand how to roll these out.
  • Adding them in to the correct folders on Forticloud took a little bit of figuring out, but again, once I had it it was simple.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

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FortiAP

FortiAP 10.0
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This is an excellent product for an SMB - cost isn't outrageous and deploy is simple. I can monitor my network without breaking the bank.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

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FortiAP

FortiAP 10.0
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Fortinet support is outstanding! They are second to none. They pay attention to details and the needs of the customer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Point is very similar to the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point, but it has many differences too. The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points is made for more of an indoor use and less heavy-duty environments which leads to it being smaller and lighter. The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point is used for more of an outdoor use and heavy-duty environments which leads to it being much larger and heavier. Overall, if indoor use is required, I would recommend the 1560, but if outdoor use in hazardous and bad weather locations is required, I would recommend the 1550.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

FortiAP does not fall short compared to other vendors. They have all the features other vendors offer at a much more competitive price-point, which makes purchasing FortiAP a lot more attractive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Better taking advantage of collecting information with RFID.
  • No wireless network signal blind spots.
  • Better coverage of the wireless network in indoor and outdoor areas.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

  • Increased overall coverage of wireless for my users - no more calls about dropped wireless (our cell service is very spotty).
  • Easy to roll out - no issues here.
  • Expensive - you are paying for a business, not a home use devices - sticker shock might happen initially.
Nathan Venno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

General

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

FortiAP

General

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

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