Cisco Wireless 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.
Real User
Manager, ICT and Partnerships at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
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.
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»
Real User
Network Administrator
Mar 18 2018

What do you think of Aruba Wireless?

What is our primary use case?

We have made a full 32-site school transition from Mary to Aruba wireless.

How has it helped my organization?

Reliability, stability, and best use of our network.

What is most valuable?

The Aruba 335-AP.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were stability issues, but only on initial deployment.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Very few scalability issues, mostly user error.

How are customer service and technical support?

Great support.

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

We used Meru. We switched to Aruba for the newer technologies they presented.

How was the initial setup?

It was pretty straightforward.…
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