Aruba Wireless Other Advice

District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Honestly, and simply put, I would look elsewhere. I feel this company falls short on its promises, has been a pain to work with, and the product I feel is inferior to its many competitors. Don't be fooled by the marketing hype; it's a fair product but it's not everything they promise. View full review »
Romal Amarkhail
Network Engineer
Take the training at first and then implement it. Be sure to have full knowledge of your network, know how your network has been set up. And have a senior engineer or have one of the Aruba engineers so they can help you with the project that you have. Ask them how to actually implement Aruba into your network and they can advise you. I give this solution a 10 out of 10. It's a new product, Aruba is somewhat new to the market but I think they are doing an excellent job. For a newbie type of product, it's not very easy to compete with the market, especially with the Cisco controller manager. But I think Aruba is on top, nowadays, in the market. View full review »
Associate IT Director at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
We currently utilize the Aruba Instant 205 and older Instant 105 models. I would give both models a rating of an eight out of 10. We will be upgrading this summer to move our Instant 105 models out of circulation and will be implementing three new Aruba product lines. Make sure you get the maintenance licensing, don't skimp on the models. If you can buy a more powerful unit, get the more powerful unit, it will be supported longer and offer a longer ROI. View full review »
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Networking Solution Architect at ALE
Aruba Wireless is very expensive. They changed a lot of models in the last two years. The cost has increased quite a lot in my local area. Other than costs, it depends on whether you have a discount on the license. Aruba Wireless changed all of the portal payments a couple of years ago. This created some issues. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate the product with an eight. View full review »
Sr. Systems & Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Perform a site survey and get a model that supports the latest AC technology. At first, the product was a solid 10. As time went on, and newer firmware was released, the product has dropped significantly to maybe a four or five rating out of 10 due to various bugs and design issues. We no longer use Aruba for any new sites and are slowly phasing them out from our locations with a different controllerless product that has drastically increased reliability and performance. View full review »
Mathew Simupande
HPE Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
My advice would depend on the needs. It depends on what size of business you have and what you are looking to accomplish. In general, I'd recommend Aruba Wireless. The only other thing I would let you know is that, if you want a centralized management system that is able to manage all your networking devices such as the wireless, the switch, the routers, and the firewall, then Aruba may not be the one, because Aruba doesn't do firewalls. For example, with Meraki, you can have a full Meraki network with the switches, routers, firewall, APs, all managed on one central network. With Aruba, if you have a firewall, you'd have to use a separate management system to manage that. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor would be * support * durability of the device * brand reputation * ease of use. I would rate Aruba Wireless at about eight out of 10. I haven't had any issues with it to date, and it's a pretty robust product. The reason I won't give it higher than that is because of the GUI. They need to make it more polished like Meraki's. But other than that, I've been pretty happy with it and I like all the additional features there. View full review »
Bhagat Singh
Head of IT Department with 201-500 employees
I would definitely recommend Aruba devices. I rate Aruba Wireless at nine out of 10 because of the performance and stability of the product. It's not a 10 because it needs enhanced security and a more granular level of reporting. If these kinds of things were provided it could be a 10. View full review »
Help Desk Coordinator & Media Analyst with 201-500 employees
It is a great product if it has what you are looking for. View full review »
Patrick Dohogne
Director of I.T. at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
We have used this product for over six years. We have transitioned from a physical controller (model 620) for wireless, to the "instant" (virtual) controller, eliminating the physical controller. Overall, I would rate our experience with Aruba Wireless products an eight out of 10. The product is very durable, does not go down or fail. It rates a 10. The Aruba Central cloud portal needs work. Compared to the Cisco Meraki dashboard portal, the Meraki dashboard portal is a nine out of 10, while the Aruba Central cloud portal is a five at best. View full review »
Jacob Golick
System Specialist at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Grab a couple and test them out. The features that these things have available and the ease of setup are fantastic. View full review »
Akash Surendran
Principal with 201-500 employees
Try it out. You will enjoy the hard-core concept put behind Aruba Wireless. View full review »
Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Try it. It works fine. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Excellent support and stable product. View full review »
Networking Solution Architect at ALE
I would recommend it for the performance and support. For me, the most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * performance * reliability * support. I rate Aruba at eight out of 10 because every software has problems at times. It also doesn't fit all our customers' requests. View full review »
Senior Wireless Network Support Specialist with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would rate this product at nine out of 10. Aruba provides great service when a call is placed for assistance. One drawback for me is the language barrier. Sometimes it is a little difficult to understand the technician on the phone. View full review »
Eric Winiger
IT Operations Manager at a university with 51-200 employees
Quality of the product and the OS interface are a nine out 10. View full review »
Network Administrator
It's a great product, easy to use, easy monitoring, and great tech support. Plan out placement as thoroughly as possible. View full review »
Network Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I would rate it at eight out of 10. It proved to be stable with minimal failures that I saw in the three- to five-year time frame I worked with them. View full review »
Saseendran Vasu
Organization Civil Engineer with 1-10 employees
It's a good product, you can go ahead with it. When selecting a vendor, the most important criteria are a stable product, the cost, and security features. I rate Aruba Wireless at nine out of 10 because it is reliable, and all the features are okay. View full review »
Director IT at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I would buy it again. View full review »
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