Cisco Wireless Competitors and Alternatives
Read reviews of Cisco Wireless competitors and alternatives
Review of Fortinet
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 »
Review of Aruba Networks
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.
Review of Ruckus
Aug 16 2020
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional.
What needs improvement?I feel that the vendor needs to have better control of who is selling the product online, especially when the reseller doesn't know anything about the product. It is frustrating when customers tell me that they have found it on Amazon for a cheaper price. I would like to see newer on-premises… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I have experience working with Cisco, Aruba, and other types of Wi-Fi that my customers have installed.
What other advice do I have?My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is not to become obsessed with bandwidth or throughput. It is more important to look at coverage and roaming capabilities than simply the bandwidth. I find that when it comes to schools, people who are implementing wireless usually overdo it… more »
Review of Huawei
Oct 28 2019
What is most valuable?That would be more of engineering at this point. I'm from more of the business side. It's pretty much doing the standard installations with portal integrations and integrations with the Mac.
What needs improvement?Improving the visibility, control offered, and cloud management would all be very helpful. Also how you can monetize the information you get from Wi-Fi controllers should be improved.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We have different vendors we work with. We work with Cisco and Aruba as well.
What other advice do I have?It's a pretty good solution. The design has to be right. If the design is done properly and the conditions are right, it's a stellar product. It would probably be a seven or eight out of ten.
Review of Arista
Jan 17 2020