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7 months ago
Hard to make a recommendation with zero details about your use case. But assuming your use case originally justified Cisco Catalyst switches (implying enterprise to medium-size business) I don’t recommend changing. The Cisco solution provides a greater feature set that can…
9 months ago
Unifi switches are great for a cloud managed, low cost switch solution in non=profit and small/mid businesses. Just make sure you have some cold spares for each model switch you have as they can sometimes be hard to replace quickly if you have a failure. I find them very…
11 months ago
If you have a client that knows what a Fortigate and an ASA are you have a good client. There are a couple strategies I would recommend. First show them market share of each product. Then explain the origin story of Fortinet. Then I would explain the fact that the security…
11 months ago
As more Internet traffic is encrypted each day at some point the majority of Internet traffic will be encrypted. SSL inspection is needed when a business needs to audit what their users are doing on the Internet. Cost and complexity are the largest reasons to not perform SSL…
11 months ago
Cloud firewalls are most beneficial in that they can be securely managed from anywhere with just a browser.  Drawbacks are cost (usually subscription based) and also usually not a fully featured as some enterprise solutions that are managed locally.MSPs or enterprises with a…
11 months ago
You don't really specify what type of router you are looking for but if you are talking about a gateway router I recommend PFSense. This software solutions can be installed on youf own hardware or you can purchase an appliance to run it on. PFSense can scale from home use to…
11 months ago
Fortinet has not yet released an End of Support (EOS) date for this model firewall.
Over 1 year ago
Personally I think Meraki’s SD-WAN is the easiest to manage I’ve ever seen. Also very stable and reliable.
Over 1 year ago
My favorite aspect of Meraki MS switches is the central cloud management implementation. Meraki doesn’t just add cloud management per device you can make changes to multiple ports across all switched on the network. Powerful feature not possible on a lot of platforms.
Almost 3 years ago
Meraki equipment requires a current license in order to operate. This also gets you hardware replacement and tech support while the license is current. Fortigate requires a current license for advanced features and firmware upgrades only. This difference seems to put off…
Over 3 years ago
Both are great. Xen is a little easier to learn but both will get the job done. Xen recently changed their free solution to not have as many features. It's more on par with Proxmox for features in the free solution now.

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