Aruba Wireless Pros and Cons

Aruba Wireless Pros

reviewer1312101
Network and Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aruba is an industry leader. The hardware is on par, and its performance is also on par with anybody else. The Aruba brand really only focuses on wireless, so they're not competing their R&D for switching data center products and cloud security. They're really focused on that and their underlying key pieces. They provide a role-based authentication that is native to the controller. A lot of other systems don't do that. They won't provide you the ability to basically have everybody join the network, regardless of whether or not they share the same network space, the SSID, or the wireless LAN. You can segment it down to a specific user role based on any kind of attributes that you like. That's their differentiator. If you need per user, per device, or per port segmentation, you can get that with Aruba. There isn't another vendor who does it.
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reviewer1089651
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The technical support is very good.
It is easy to install and deploy.
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D6B8
District Technology at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration.
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reviewer1383753
Sr IT Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.
Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.
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Huthaisa Al Saaideh
Network Infrastructure Engineer at KAIZNE
I have not experienced any bugs, software, or hardware issues with Aruba.
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MarcoPiazzalunga
Networking Solution Architect at ALE
The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.
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reviewer1273800
Infrastructure Manager at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There is no problem with downtime.
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reviewer1434741
Head of Operations & Support at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution is quite stable and very robust.
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Jorge Aldana
Director of Networks at Sellcom Solutions
Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience.
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Saed Malkawi
Converged Services Project Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Aruba Wireless is stable and we plan to continue using it in the future.
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Aruba Wireless Cons

reviewer1312101
Network and Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently, the stability of the code is the basic underlying problem for us. They had an 8.6 release that came out two weeks ago, but we had to migrate twice because the code wasn't stable. We can't get things to work the same way. Version 8 was a big change for them. They made a change so that it is forced to be a managed hierarchical system. It means that you make changes at the top, and it pushes them downstream. There are a lot of problems with the 8.6 version code. I ran into four bugs in one week and was informed that we should just move onto the next one because all of those fixes have taken place. The feedback loop for fixes is not always really relayed back to you. I don't have a lot of strong things to say about version 8.6. When we had version 6, the controller was pretty much rock solid. We had no problems. We made a heavy investment to migrate a lot of stuff to take advantage of things like WPA3, Wi-Fi 6, and all that kind of stuff, and we haven't been able to turn those features on because we are not confident that they are going to work just yet. So, right now, we're still very much stumbling through the version 8.6 code and just trying to make sure that it is safe before we turn on some of those features. In terms of the marketplace, they are one of the top three leaders. In some respects, one of the things that they focus on is wireless. Therefore, there are some things that should be beyond reproach, as far as I'm concerned. In terms of the stability of the code, there are always going to be bugs, but the core stability of the code needs to be there. When it is not stable, that's a real problem for me because you lose a lot of confidence in the products.
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reviewer1089651
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.
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D6B8
District Technology at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.
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reviewer1383753
Sr IT Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.
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Huthaisa Al Saaideh
Network Infrastructure Engineer at KAIZNE
Most of the access points don't include the chargers.
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MarcoPiazzalunga
Networking Solution Architect at ALE
For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.
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reviewer1273800
Infrastructure Manager at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them.
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reviewer1434741
Head of Operations & Support at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There needs to be better visibility on the day-to-day monitoring.
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Jorge Aldana
Director of Networks at Sellcom Solutions
The network times for protocol synchronization can be improved.
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Saed Malkawi
Converged Services Project Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Better integration with equipment from other vendors would ease the deployment process in some cases.
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Learn what your peers think about Aruba Wireless. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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