OmniAccess WLAN Review

I switched to OmniAccess as it is centralized, and has great scalability but they need to simplify the config process


What is most valuable?

  • Scalability,
  • Centralization
  • Redundancy.

These features allows us to control and deploy configuration for all remote OAW allowing centralized management.

How has it helped my organization?

We needed a solution to provide internet access for the majority of 317,68 KM square site and assure authentication, authorization and accountability compliance of users. OmniAccess has enabled us to do so.

What needs improvement?

Simplification of the configuration processes and improvement of the maintenance software OmniVista 3600.

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes, I had bugs when deploying with different Internet Browsers.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No. We currently have >100 users and increasing.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

5/10

Technical Support:

7/10

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, I used solutions based on different Access Points, with independent management. I switched to OmniAccess because it is centralized, and has great scalability.

How was the initial setup?

We used the wizard for initial configuration and it was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented it myself after doing training with Alcatel.

What was our ROI?

Our RO`i isn't money related, since it is used to a community service.

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

We don't have any costs related to this product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, one solution based on Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

Good planning, before implementing this solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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