Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Real User
VP, Managed Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Extremely proficient technology with excellent analytics and guest WiFi features. We sell to enterprise customers who, in recent years, are leveraging wireless for mobile… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Added significant value for our MSP customers.

What needs improvement?

Needs greater simplicity in the management portal. Currently, the Mojo portal presents different “apps” to configure the devices, create splash pages, configure security… more»

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

Pricing includes the planning tools, management, security, analytics, and advanced guest WiFi capabilities. It's always better to buy the longest term available for the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were looking for a viable controller-less solution with good security and guest hotspot features. Mojo offers significant performance and value.

What other advice do I have?

Seriously consider the tri-radio APs, as the client testing features are critical in environments where there is no onsite IT staff.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at similar solutions from Meraki and Aerohive but found Mojo performed significantly better and offered significant value to our customers.
Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Very simple setup, easy to use, rock-solid dependability. Has many advanced features: * Built-in firewall * Local radius * Application visibility and control * Not locked into support agreements… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Wireless access is very reliable; once I install, it is solid and works very well.

What needs improvement?

Although built-in troubleshooting tools are available, they are not at all intuitive to use. Aruba Instant lacks decent documentation to use for troubleshooting wireless issues (fortunately there… more»

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

Avoid the Central cloud license if you can.

What other advice do I have?

When adding new IAPs to an existing cluster, make sure they are factory default and the same firmware version as is running on the cluster.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Meraki.
Grant Dickson
Reseller
Presales Engineer with 51-200 employees
Dec 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is management of the systems. We can easily access all features.

What needs improvement?

Probably more in terms of how much power it's using. Right now it just seems like it doesn't have enough power. Maybe that is all indicated, but says exactly how much power it's using. When it comes to wireless controllers you have issues where you want to take an access point computer to a wireless controller, you have to configure the iOS for it. That's just cumbersome and it takes time. It just… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have prior experience with Cisco Meraki, which is a powerful solution.
Sandun Fernando
Real User
Network Administrator at a university with 10,001+ employees
Aug 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The cloud-based controller through HiveManager is its most valuable feature. I can manage and configure changes to my access points from anywhere.

How has it helped my organization?

This is an implementation stage for Aerohive Wireless. We are still in a PoC with Dell Sri Lanka. HiveManager is extremely easy to use for anyone with little network experience.

What needs improvement?

Browser load time for the cloud is long and needs improvement.

What other advice do I have?

The cloud interface is decent. It has a smooth dashboard. Aerohive has been the perfect fit for a University like us. I am the Senior Network Administrator of the University. I am thrilled that I have no worries about our wireless network.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose to evaluate Aerohive and Cisco Meraki for this project. Price-wise Aerohive is the lowest competitive bidder for this WLAN project.
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