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D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2020

What is most valuable?

There aren't a lot of features that Aruba has that their competitors don't. With that being said, some of the implementations or features do work as advertised: easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We currently use the MAC address caching through ClearPass to allow guests to connect from a prior authenticated attempt. We also use the Visual RF component in AirWave… more»

What needs improvement?

The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation. Aruba’s TAC support for us has been frustrating most of the… more»

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

Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.

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

We previously used Extreme Networks. We switched from 802.11n to 802.11ac, and Aruba was rewarded the bid mainly due to cost.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Cisco, Extreme Networks (Enterasys at the time), and Xirrus. This process was completed before I came aboard.
MarcoPiazzalunga
Reseller
Networking Solution Architect at ALE
May 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring. I can choose which application can connect. You can select the menus. It's very important that it's easy.

How has it helped my organization?

We just use Aruba Wireless to provide our wireless connections.

What needs improvement?

Aruba Wireless has already improved all that we need. There is a new version, 8.x, that provides a mobility controller. They probably upgraded their cloud servers. We have Mobility Manager. The idea… more»

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

We do not have a leased license with Aruba Wireless. We bought ours earlier. We don't use the cloud solution of Aruba. We bought the license for life. We don't rent the license or pay a monthly fee.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are looking at Stellar solutions currently as an alternative: OmniAccess Stellar solutions. The new product line from Alcatel is what we are using for it.
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Bhagat Singh
Real User
Head of IT Department with 201-500 employees
Aug 14 2018

What is most valuable?

It delivers constantly, there is no break in the internet using these devices. It also automatically gets connected when the internet comes back. Failure is very low.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is the constant delivery of internet bandwidth. Everybody is getting internet access properly. When 40 - 50 people are sitting in a small area it is capable of delivering internet to them… more»

What needs improvement?

What I would like to have with these kinds of devices is the most enhanced security. For example, if I could apply security from wireless devices, that would be great. I would also like more enhanced… more»

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

I wanted experience using more products. We were already using another product but I thought, "Okay, let's try Aruba this time and see what the feedback is like." I thought Aruba would give me better… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking at different products for our new premises. Aruba was known to me so I compared Aruba with Ruckus.
Gary French
Real User
Network Administrator - Wireless at Abilene Christian
Jul 03 2020

What is most valuable?

I like the way it groups and manages access points.

What needs improvement?

You have to use the command line for a lot of commands but then get back to the GUI for the main actions. A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI. Some control systems have the ability… more»

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

The pricing is reasonable. If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.

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

They had their wireless in place for eight years and I have been here for three. I wasn't a part of the initial decision-making process.

What other advice do I have?

I think that Aruba Wireless is a great option. I hardly ever have problems with access points and the failover mechanism works well. Overall, It's a good solid system. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Rodrigo Sandoval
User
Administración TIC at SMB Technology Partners
Oct 18 2018

What do you think of Aruba Wireless?

What is our primary use case?

A solution to problems for end users with friendly and easy to use work environments. It helps the user to have a better vision of what is happening in their network.

How has it helped my organization?

We have begun implementing its infrastructure, and it has helped us have better control of our wireless network.

What is most valuable?

Aruba Central The easy use of APs It has helped us have better control over what is happening in our network.  User management has helped us control their access and bandwidth on our network traffic.

What needs improvement?

They should provide usage guides and solutions to frequent problems. A telephone line dedicated to technical support for not-so-skilled users.

For how long have I used the solution?

Hery Hafif Setiadi
User
System/Network&Security Administrator at Asuransi Astra
Sep 03 2018

What do you think of Aruba Wireless?

What is our primary use case?

I use Aruba Wireless to manage and monitor mobile users.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped in making deployments easier despite the configuration's complexity.

What is most valuable?

I have found the Access Point (AP) group profile feature extremely useful. It makes deployments look easy.

What needs improvement?

They should simplify the configuration flow.  Additional detailed reporting for client traffic would be a great addition.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
IgnacioRodriguez
Real User
Specialist Design and Solutions at orben comunicaciones
Mar 26 2019

What do you think of Aruba Wireless?

What is our primary use case?

Implementing wireless networks.

How has it helped my organization?

It seems a little bit more difficult to implement than Meraki.

What is most valuable?

Clear pass, it helps a lot with admin.

What needs improvement?

Analytics and big data.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

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What is Aruba Wireless?

Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
Also known as
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless
Aruba Wireless customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
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