Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Competitors and Alternatives

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Piyush-Patel
Reseller
Senior Technical Support Executive with 11-50 employees
Jan 24 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks. This is a very… more»

What needs improvement?

The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation. There is a facility for guest management through a portal, but it should be automatic. As it is now, the IT person has to edit… more»

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

For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee.

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

We have deployed solutions from D-Link and NETGEAR for certain clients, although they have not needed to have the depth of features that are offered by Fortinet Wireless. These include both security… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Compared to some of the wireless solutions by Cisco, Aruba, and HP, this product is a little bit costly. However, Fortinet has good security and other good features that the customers are interested… more»
Real User
ICT Officer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect. The solution is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The solution, as it is, is perfect for us right now. There isn't any aspect that needs to be simplified.

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

The price is fairly reasonable. It may be a bit expensive for some companies, but for us, it's worth every penny.

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

We did use a different solution, but it was medium-class and not really comparable to Aruba. It might have been D-Link or something similar.

What other advice do I have?

We work off the latest version of the solution. I'm just using the system now for the management of devices. I haven't been adding devices recently, but in the last couple of years of using it, I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were considering Cisco at the time, but Aruba had a better price point. Our supplier actually suggested Aruba as an optimal solution for us.
SureshSingh
Real User
Project Manager at BT Global Services AMEA
Jan 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is always easy to use and deploy. The ease of use is one of the main reasons clients are moving from Cisco to Arista.

What needs improvement?

I'm not a technical person, so I can't speak to areas of improvement. We're also in the initial phase of deployment and therefore haven't used the solution for too long.

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

The solution is a bit pricier than Cisco.

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

We've also used Cisco. The main difference between the two is simplicity. Mojo has less hardware and has and easy deployment. It's highly scalable as well. Plus, they make it easy to resolve issues.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. In terms of advice I'd share with others, I'd say that when deploying, teams should ensure they have technicians to help. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. We're still new to the solution and… more»
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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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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