Aruba Airwave Review

The Clarity feature makes it easy to use and understand what is going on with your network in a nice dashboard


What is our primary use case?

Visibility and control in any environment, especially Healthcare,Finance, Education and SLED accounts.

How has it helped my organization?

Gives us network access control, visibility, scalability, security, and control in what is becoming an uncontrollable, inundated BYOD and IoT world.

What is most valuable?

The Clarity feature makes it easy to use and understand what is going on with your network in a nice dashboard.

It contains valuable features for engineers to C-level executives, who want visibility, performance, statistics, and a platform which can take action for them without manual intervention, saving time and money.

What needs improvement?

Aruba is always finding better, innovative ways to make their products easier and more friendly. It is always being improved, but what I would like to see is “AAS”. Not only Aruba APs with central, but NAC/ClearPass, AirWave, and everything licensed as a Service. This way, like AWS, they can spin up what they need when they need it and vice versa.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How is customer service and technical support?

Awesome tech support when needed. Each customer is given a customer number and TAC will follow through until all issues are resolved, whether it be a flaw in the product or a customer misconfiguration.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I did not personally use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is straightforward. It is recommended to read the manual before implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I provide straight answers. Licensing and pricing are extremely straightforward.

Run a 90 day free Proof of Concept (PoC) for each product by implementing and using it fully in your environment. This way you will be educated on its features, functionality, and manageability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner of Aruba
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