4G connectivity devices for a wide branch network
March 25, 2021

4G connectivity devices for a wide branch network

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Fortinet FortiExtender

Great devices from Fortinet if you need to have mobile 4G coverage in those remote branches, even for the main connectivity or for the backup connectivity as in our case. We do believe these devices provide really good service, as signal strength even in a remote location gets enough bandwidth for daily operations of the whole branch. Also Fortinet FortiExtenders are well integrated into the Fortinet security fabric, which provides that extra layer of security.
  • Good coverage
  • Simply integrates with other Forti devices
  • High security standards
  • Top-level stability
  • Doesn't work too well with PoE; always use power supply
  • Not too expensive to implement
  • Has saved us many times when primary network failed
  • Provides extra bandwidth to remote locations
By looking at the market of similar devices, we quickly recognized that Fortinet FortiExtenders are very reasonably priced; however, they provide top-level functionality that even some of the competitors don't have.

Do you think Fortinet FortiExtender delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Fortinet FortiExtender's feature set?

Yes

Did Fortinet FortiExtender live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Fortinet FortiExtender go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Fortinet FortiExtender again?

Yes

If you have Fortinet's SD-WAN solution, this might be the perfect backup solution, as we switch over to 4G in case our primary network fails by using these extenders. It works in around two or three seconds to establish the connection backup. Also we do use it daily as secondary link to utilize a mobile connection for non-business-critical tasks like PC patching so we don't have an affect on the primary link of the remote branches.