FortiAP vs. Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiAP
Score 6.4 out of 10
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FortiAP is an access point from Fortinet.N/A
Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Juniper WLA & WLC Series, from Juniper Networks are a series of Wireless LAN Controllers that have reached end of life and end of sale. End of Support will be reached in 2021.N/A
Pricing
FortiAPJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FortiAPJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FortiAPJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Top Pros
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User Ratings
FortiAPJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiAPJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
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
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Juniper Networks
Back in the day these were really well priced, and had some amazing coverage. After using newer Cisco gear, while more expensive, they dont shine so brightly anymore. They did have trouble under load as well. I would recommend them to someone only if they were really constrained in their budget for wifi equipment.
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Pros
Fortinet
  • Built sturdy for harsh environments.
  • They perform and/or surpass performance levels shown on their data sheets.
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Juniper Networks
  • Great pricing structure
  • Licensing was easy and straight forward
  • Interface was quick and simple
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Cons
Fortinet
  • 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.
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Juniper Networks
  • Bug patches were always a problem to do
  • Support was rarely helpeful
  • It seemed they stopped releasing fixes for many bugs we encountered so we had to live with them
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Likelihood to Renew
Fortinet
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.
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Juniper Networks
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Support Rating
Fortinet
Fortinet support is outstanding! They are second to none. They pay attention to details and the needs of the customer.
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Juniper Networks
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
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.
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Juniper Networks
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • 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.
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Juniper Networks
  • A bit more time troubleshooting client disconnects
  • Money saved on the more expensive hardware
  • Frustration with support on many occasions
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