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2019-10-21T13:15:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Fortinet FortiWLM?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Fortinet FortiWLM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Reseller

We are a Fortinet partner. I have used the U 231, the U 431F versions of the solution. You can implement this solution and get authentication, and we'd like to see more features for onboarding and reporting. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-11-03T20:01:46Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution. I rate Fortinet FortiWLM a seven out of ten.

2021-07-27T16:07:36Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to 10, where one is the worst and 10 is the best, I would rate Fortinet Wireless three out of 10. You may discuss this with any of the other clients who are using Fortinet. I think you will find out what kind of support Fortinet gives because there is no direct person involved from the Fortinet side to give client support. They depend on the mediator or integrators or suppliers. They help. They are trained but they are not from Fortinet. I would not go with Fortinet. You can think of it as a customer buying a Fortinet product from the company and the company has stopped their service. Then who will look after those clients? So I think there should be a direct person who provides service to the client. It could either be a portal or there could be another way to improve the services.

2020-03-05T08:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Fortinet Wireless is a very good product, in terms of reliability and in terms of configuration also. I would rate Fortinet wireless at a nine out of ten.

2020-03-04T08:49:00Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice to people is that the V2R radio solution is very good and that they should give it a try. Get a few access points — the minimum is two — to experience the V2R access concept. When I was first playing with the solution, I set up the software controller on a virtual machine in the lab. Just with two access points, one controller and the V2 concept. That was an eye-opening experience. When you see it working, you immediately become a fan. You will make a prayer for this technology. What is not so good is that Meru came out with the solution a little too late because now it will have a limited life and it will die. In five years, it will be obsolete. That is the long-term downside, but for the moment there is no alternative. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Fortinet Wireless as a nine-out-of-ten. They could improve a few things like the fact that the access points get a little hot and use a lot of energy. It is running at 30 watts per access point. Also, you need to power the access points over the ethernet, so the ethernet power must be strong. It is not possible to power it from switches. They should do something about the power problem. But even with the drawbacks, my recommendation to others would be to give the solution a try.

2020-01-27T06:39:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
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Real User

We intend to implement this solution in our production area and eventually replace cable connections with wireless service.

2019-10-21T13:15:00Z
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