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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"It's a reliable solution.""The security and the capabilities of the platform are the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration.""The technical support we have experienced has been good.""Our most valuable feature involves the 802.11ac, which operates at a very high level and has updated technology."

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"The most valuable feature will be that it works.""The initial setup was was just beautiful. It was straightforward."

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Cons
"The solution could be more stable.""We found the initial setup to be a bit complex due to the CLI commands.""Documentation is an area that needs review. It should be more dynamic and it should be easier.""The prices are high and should be reduced in order to be more competitive.""The pricing of the solution could always be better."

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"The solution would be a lot better if it was a little bit more intuitive. Additionally, the help menu would be a lot better if it was easier to identify the items that I was looking for. I find the graphical interface a little bit difficult to navigate. And I find the font that is used on the HTML interface not conducive to being able to be read in low light situations.""I would like to see them make it smaller in the next release so that it has a smaller footprint for mobile clients."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is good.""There is a license that is needed for the use of this solution.""It was a one time fee and there are no costs in addition to this.""The pricing is based on how much is ordered from the vendor and what type of discount they receive."

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"I'm not sure what the cost is. However, I anticipate that the purchase price will range between $2,500 and $5,000."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution does come with a price tag. It's not the least expensive option on the market.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could always be better. If they could work to make the costs more competitive, that would be ideal.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature will be that it works.
Top Answer: I'm not sure what the cost is. However, I anticipate that the purchase price will range between $2,500 and $5,000.
Top Answer: I would like to see them make it smaller in the next release so that it has a smaller footprint for mobile clients.
Ranking
5th
out of 11 in Wireless WAN
Views
377
Comparisons
241
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
8.3
8th
out of 11 in Wireless WAN
Views
177
Comparisons
64
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
295
Rating
8.0
Comparisons
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Overview
Cisco Wireless WAN can help your business expand rapidly while making critical applications and services available when and where needed. Your business can run applications such as interactive video and TelePresence on a primary 4G LTE WWAN link, which is 10 to 15 times faster and 5 times lower latency than 3G.

With businesses increasingly relying on cloud and remote applications, WAN connectivity must always be available. FortiExtender can be used as a primary connection or deployed as a backup connection to ensure reliability. FortiExtender integrates directly into the FortiGate security platform. This provides centralized management and enables seamless security. In addition, deep visibility into performance and data usage lets you monitor health and avoid excess data charges.

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Sample Customers
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization7%
Healthcare Company7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Fortinet FortiExtender and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Wireless WAN is ranked 5th in Wireless WAN with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiExtender is ranked 8th in Wireless WAN with 2 reviews. Cisco Wireless WAN is rated 8.4, while Fortinet FortiExtender is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless WAN writes "A reliable solution which is easy to manage, deploy and configure ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiExtender writes "Limitless scalability, reliable, reasonably priced, and the support is good". Cisco Wireless WAN is most compared with Cambium, whereas Fortinet FortiExtender is most compared with . See our Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Fortinet FortiExtender report.

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