Aruba Wireless Valuable Features

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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Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Wireless technologies, relatively speaking, are a new solution. The technical guys from Aruba are very good. The support is very good. It is very easy to implement the product. Another solution that Aruba has is the NAC and the ClearPass. ClearPass is a good solution for additional security of access points and it is integrated so it is very easy to deploy. It is very interactive and not so analytic as other solutions so, in my opinion. Aruba is a very good company — very good technology-wise — and they make very useful products.  

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District Technology at a educational organization 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.

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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. Whatever features are required from an enterprise standard, it supports all of them. The main advantage is broad device support.  

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Huthaisa Al Saaideh
Network Infrastructure Engineer at KAIZNE

Configuring the main controller is very easy; with Aruba, it's just plug-and-play. The roaming features are great too.

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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.

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Infrastructure Manager at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees

In the end, when you bring on a wireless solution, you only need a wireless solution. That is the intrinsic value. We had both Aruba ClearPass and Aruba AirWaves. We had all the management features also available from Aruba. These worked well together as a class of products.   

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Shrijendra Shakya
C.T.O at Sastra Network Solution Inc. Pvt. Ltd.

It is easy to implement and manage through a web GUI.

The adding of APs simply involves configuring a network port on the appropriate VLAN and plugging in the AP. The controller pushes the config out to the new AP.

The Airwave is the best feature for a single management point for all APs in the environment. 

It offers many reporting features as well as visual RF maps displaying heatmaps of the AP signals and client positioning. 

The addition of the APs on the existing swarm is plug and play to the desired VLAN.

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Head of Operations & Support at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution has great integration capabilities.

It offers a lot of helpful common features.

The solution is quite stable and very robust.

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Jorge Aldana
Director of Networks at Sellcom Solutions

In the case of the contacts or the callers, Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience. For example, there are a lot of the contacts in the retail store, we are talking about 100,000 users connected at one time. After evaluation, Aruba Wireless was considered best for large numbers of users like this. 

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Luiz Canario
Integration and Support Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

All features are useful for me. It lets me perform some specific configurations depending on the site or the client. All WAN features are valuable.

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Gary French
Network Administrator - Wireless at Abilene Christian

I like the way it groups and manages access points.

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VP at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

There are only so many features in Wireless controllers. The fact that Aruba has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than to buy Aruba Central licenses or Meraki Cloud licenses. That probably makes it most valuable.  

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Network Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the client match. This feature continually monitors the client and provides automatic load-balancing, as well as other advanced features.

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Team Leader Network and Communications at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I really like the user interface.

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The ClearPass admin console provides an easy operating interface for checking every user's authentication steps, which is pretty useful to identify the root cause of an authentication issue. Also, the self-service portal allows end-users to manage their registered devices. 

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Gaurav Vyas
Head Of Information Technology at Jekson Vision Pvt Ltd

The functionality is very high and we can properly meet the clients' requirements.

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DImo Dimov
R&D Engineer IC Design at Broadcom

It has very flexible features.

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