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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

87%
7 Ratings
7.0

FortiAP

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiAP

100%
1 Rating

Performance

9.0

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
7 Ratings

FortiAP

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

FortiAP

100%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.9

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

89%
7 Ratings

FortiAP

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.
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 and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • High bandwidth speed
  • Coverage for wireless connectivity
  • Adherence to Industry and Security standards
  • Integration to other Cisco product suites
  • Top tier technical support
  • Vast worldwide support from other business users
Victor Lau | 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 and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • more customizable options for coverage area configurations
  • more inbuild advanced features to use as standalone device
  • features such as locations tracking without advanced modules
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

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

FortiAP

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiAP

FortiAP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Performance

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Performance is an important requirement in the wireless network and the [Cisco] Catalyst 9105 [Access Point] manages to deliver great throughput as it is a WIFI 6 device with MU-MIMO 2X2 and beamforming technology. [It also] supports a medium density of users without experiencing internet downtime issues.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiAP

FortiAP 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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 and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Although the Cisco pricing within all the units I test is the most expensive one, I can satisfied with its performance.
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

Scalability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Scalability is not a concern for this product. We can readily add or remove access points as needed, depending on the requirement or the performance recorded - but so far everything has been smooth!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiAP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • Valuable solution with vast WiFi and security options
  • Users happy with excellent bandwidth and data handling
  • Higher initial costs, longer ROI than other solutions
  • Less support issues, return on support costs is lower
Victor Lau | 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

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