4 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
10 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 [Wireless] Controller is able to handle all of our wireless needs with only some minor support hardware. We were looking for a higher level of service that we could have gotten with Linksys. I am very happy that we went with Cisco, the improvement has made my work more efficient.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

Fortinet has a great portfolio of access points for indoor and outdoor needs, low and high density and even access points for ruggedized needs. So you can find the appropriate access point for pretty much all scenarios, from office to storage or outdoor environments. We can find all you need to roll out small to large deployments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Fast reliable data transfer. We have not experienced dropout.
  • Easy configuration and deployment. We were using the device in a few hours.
  • Management of the controller is user friendly and intuitive.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • Ease of configuration.
  • Ease of management.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Price of the hardware and licensing usually has room for improvement.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • Better to work with a Fortinet partner, their support is inadequate.
  • Maybe a lack of security features when using it without Fortigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I can not say much more about its availability and reliability. We have not seen any downtime or interruptions due to the controller. I am happy with our purchase and it is performing above my expectations. I will be adding additional hardware to the network and I anticipate it being a Cisco product.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have not had any issues with the Wireless controller. Our last system had consistent down time and intermittent dropout. The controllers ability to handle all of our traffic is impressive and a welcome improvement over our previous system. Our initial investment has already been recovered in reliable service and improved company wide throughput.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fortinet Wireless LAN

Fortinet Wireless LAN 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

We original worked with a Linksys based wireless system. Cisco improved our network reliability and speed which were the key reasons we upgraded our hardware in the first place. It appears that Cisco is better suited in a Business environment than its competitors are. I look forward to completing the network and to see it fully functional.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

Cisco Meraki also have a great Wifi solution and easily managed as well (even more user friendly). But, at the end, FortiAP just offer quite the same experience for less bucks. In greater deals, Meraki can sometimes be more agressive and compete on pricing structure, in this case, I would probably prefer Meraki MR solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • In the short time this hardware has been in place we have seen a marked improvement in productivity.
  • I have had to spend significantly less time correcting network issues.
  • The improvements will pay for the hardware in a short time.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fortinet Wireless LAN

  • The cost of management decreased,
  • End-users connect flawlessly to the solution and are able to be productive when they are mobile.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

General

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

Fortinet Wireless LAN

General

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

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