Aruba Wireless Valuable Features

District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 deployment of APs, MAC caching, and aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration. View full review »
Romal Amarkhail
Network Engineer
The most important feature is all about the two wavelengths, the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz, and the access points which are connected to this wireless controller. The perfect thing is that if we really want to know where a specific user is connected, it gives us the ability to see that and how that user is actually receiving. We can know the speed and their IP, their MAC address and, most of the time, how much bandwidth they're using per day. The wireless controller actually gives that functionality as well. The other good thing is the dashboard. It tells us who is using most of the bandwidth, and how many APs are not in good range, or that do not actually have good security. It shows us which users are trying to hack or how many users are trying to use BitTorrent. So it gives us very good visibility into the user, so we know who we have or who we are providing internet or bandwidth for. View full review »
Associate IT Director at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
We appreciate that the Instant models do not require a dedicated "controller" to manage the APs. This cost saving allowed us to purchase more APs in our initial order. We started out small and slowly added more APs as each annual budget allowed. We still have the possibility of adding a dedicated controller which affords us more options, but at this time we haven't needed it. The web interface to manage the APs is intuitive and makes managing the system easy. Firmware updates are quick and do not require much downtime. View full review »
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Networking Solution Architect at ALE
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. View full review »
Sr. Systems & Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The controllerless feature. It will randomly pick one of the APs to be the designated master. If that access point fails, the role is moved to another AP. This saves a lot on management and infrastructure costs. View full review »
Mathew Simupande
HPE Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The central management system. It's called Aruba Central, which allows you to manage the APs, the switch, and the controllers, etc. View full review »
Bhagat Singh
Head of IT Department with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Dale Nevarez
Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
AirWave (monitoring tool) If there is a network issue, there are so many ways to access the monitoring application. Also there are maps and labels to tell you exactly where an issue may be. The TAC Service is very responsive and persistent. View full review »
Help Desk Coordinator & Media Analyst with 201-500 employees
The feature that I love the most is being able to broadcast different SSIDs with different protocol requirements. View full review »
Patrick Dohogne
Director of I.T. at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Overall, the wireless networks that we have configured are the most valuable. We have three wireless networks: One for employee use, one for guest use, and one for our warehouse use, which uses MAC authentication. These wireless networks just simply work, they do not fail. The IAP-205 devices are very strong with great range. Very durable equipment; it always works. View full review »
Jacob Golick
System Specialist at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I like the IAP line and being able to have a true mesh without the need of a controller. The features included in them are also very nice with a built-in website for ToS for guest access. View full review »
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The best part of the configuration is the virtual controller that we use to manage the environment. It provides redundancy of any AP acting as the controller should it go down. There are other controller purchase options for higher numbers of APs to support, but having this option has kept costs down and the devices have a lifetime warranty. The virtual controller has options for updating and remotely restarting any AP from one controller panel, and monitoring and configuration has been fairly simple from one console. View full review »
M. Seidl
Help Desk Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features have been the following: * Reliability: Stable platform from controller to AP. * Responsive support: When support is needed, the Aruba engineers are normally quick to respond to problems. * Ease of Deployment: APs are very easy to configure to the network once they contact the controller. View full review »
Akash Surendran
Principal with 201-500 employees
ClientMatch technology and Air Monitor features of Aruba Wireless are special and classy. View full review »
Jovan Jovanovic
Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the Aruba 2540 Switch Series portfolio, it is very important that these switches have advanced security and management tools, such as the following: * Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager * Aruba Central * Aruba AirWave View full review »
Julian Floro
Account Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Instant access points and ClearPass * IAPs could be deployed without a controller, solving sticky clients by peeling away users crowding one AP and can have settings pushed from a master AP. * ClearPass and AirWave gave highly accurate detailed reports of who used which applications when and the ability to throttle users if they were bogging down the network with superfluous activity. View full review »
Network Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The antenna’s gain: It is really powerful. * The access points support a high number of connected clients. * It has an easy configuration wizard. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
ClearPass is a unique product that contains multiple solutions like BYOD, Guest, NAC, AAA, UEBA, etc. There is also quick support from Aruba TAC. View full review »
Networking Solution Architect at ALE
The performance and the application monitor. You can select the applications you want to use and block your network. Most importantly, it has a lot of bandwidth and good connections. View full review »
Senior Wireless Network Support Specialist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cost reduction in wiring would be one valuable feature. Another would be the freedom of not being tethered to a cable. Mobility is a major plus. It takes a little time to learn and understand the tree and leaf hierarchy but is easy to manage once understood. View full review »
Eric Winiger
IT Operations Manager at a university with 51-200 employees
I work in a concrete fortress built 70 years ago. It obviously was not designed with wireless internet in mind. The software available allows me to make very specific changes to individual access points when throttling power/settings, which are critical to good working wireless signals. View full review »
Network Administrator
The Aruba 335-AP. View full review »
Network Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature in this product would be the stability. You build it, install it, and it’s good to go, with no further tweaks needed unless adding or replacing APs. View full review »
Sr. Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its manageability of APs is the most valuable feature: ease of adding APs and the ability to configure the APs on the fly. Also, their support engineers are great to work with. View full review »
Parthvi Lal
SME at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* HA: Apps failover without reboot. * ARM: Auto adjusts the power and channel. * Rouge Detection: Helps in identifying threats. * Role assignment: Each user is assigned a different role based on the radius attributes returned by ClearPass. * Firewall rules can be applied per role. * AppRF: Helps to find out which applications are used by the clients. * Denies inter-user traffic: It easily blocks traffic between users. View full review »
Sal D'Agostino
Field Service at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Most valuable feature of the solution is the ability for a student or teacher to be able to roam freely from classroom to classroom, no matter the floor, without dropping a signal. View full review »
Saseendran Vasu
Organization Civil Engineer with 1-10 employees
Rodrigo Sandoval
Administración TIC at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* 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. View full review »
Director IT at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
* Having it work with our Active Directory domain. * Having a RADIUS authentication was a bonus. View full review »
Senior Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Superior WiFi access and RF management * WiFi security via WiFi Firewall * Access control * Integrations with other systems View full review »
Jesse Rink
Owner and Sr. Network Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
ClientMatch and AirWave: These have increased management purposes, reporting, etc. View full review »
Hery Hafif Setiadi
System/Network&Security Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have found the Access Point (AP) group profile feature extremely useful. It makes deployments look easy. View full review »
Specialist Design and Solutions with 51-200 employees
Clear pass, it helps a lot with admin. View full review »
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