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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Ruckus ICX Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Fortinet Wireless LAN

88%
3 Ratings
8.9

Ruckus ICX Switches

89%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Fortinet Wireless LAN

100%
2 Ratings

Ruckus ICX Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Fortinet

Fortinet offers great Security features and is one of the leaders on that, and integrating Wireless LAN infrastructure with Access points proved to work rather seamlessly. Ease of management, single platform and ability to customize licensing as per needs were elements in favor of adding the Wireless LAN solution from Fortinet to our security portfolio.
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ARRIS

I love this switch for access and aggregate, especially due to the lack of needing reboots. [Other systems require this] reliable and stable platform.
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Pros

Fortinet

  • Really easy to configure
  • Really easy to manage
  • Great value for price
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ARRIS

  • They are relatively easy to configure and to maintain.
  • They have all of the high-end configuration capabilities as Cisco switches.
  • The switches have excellent performance and reliability.
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Cons

Fortinet

  • In the web portal, it would be nice if you could create a customer, assign that customer all the devices in the solution, and have a single pane glass to manage them all. Right now you need to access different web links to manage the devices.
  • The security feature set could be a bit more sophistication, like an Arista AP which polices the air.
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ARRIS

  • Not the most recognisable brand in networking
  • Lack some of the product diversity that other vendors offer
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Pricing Details

Fortinet Wireless LAN

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Fortinet Wireless LAN editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Ruckus ICX Switches

    Starting Price

    $835

    Editions & Modules

    Ruckus ICX Switches editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Compact Switch$835.001
    Port Switch$1,000.002

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Fortinet

    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.
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    ARRIS

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Fortinet

    as a stand-alone product, the Fortinet wireless LAN solution isn't the most powerful, nor compelling out there. Others, like Cisco Meraki, offer great products, with added wifi features at a similar price point, but where Forti shines, is when integrated into a network with firewall enablement such as FortiGate. Overall, it stacks up well with others and is a solution that needs to be evaluated in a purchasing project.
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    ARRIS

    The switching holds up well against HP, Extreme, Juniper, et. al at the edge. Cost is also a huge factor, and played a part in the purchase. Not just for the switches themselves, but also optics can be purchased at a discount. Service delivery has been fantastic, and in 3 years I've not had to replace any of the brocade switches I've purchased.
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    Return on Investment

    Fortinet

    • Less management cost
    • Less expensive to buy
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    ARRIS

    • These switches are very good in the virtual environment. We have a highly reliable network in part because of these switches
    • The high uptime allows the business to offer reliable always-on connectivity to our clients
    • Speeds are fantastic, especially in a big data environment where speed is crucial to our remote client base
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