Cisco Wireless Pricing and License Cost

TeamLead7740
Team Lead - Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
As far as I know Cisco is very competitive, price-wise. Talk to your third-party vendor. It all depends on the company size - how many employees, how big the building is. If it's wireless, and you have only 50 employees but you're using a large building floor, in that case you need many access points. But if you have 50 employees using two or three rooms, then you probably don't need it and it's going to be high density, so there is a different design. So you need to talk to a subject matter expert. Talk to them and design accordingly. View full review »
Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
Cisco licensing is usually provided for 1 year, 3 years, or 5 years. You can get a hardware SLA or hardware and software SLA for a period of 5 years. Longer terms of SLA influences the pricing. License pricing also depends on the features that are being used. View full review »
it_user504159
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is okay. I believe it is competitively priced. But it is not just the price by itself, it's the price and the technical features. The features also play a big role. It has to give me the relevant output. That is more important. Price is secondary. Price will not play a very big role because if it does not deliver what I need... For example, if I were to buy a car without an engine, that's still a car, but it is of no use. I might as well buy a car that works. They have simplified the licensing. Now there is a single license that is required. Earlier, multiple licenses were required. Single licensing is good. As a customer, I don't need to keep an inventory of multiple licenses. View full review »
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FawziSIYOUCEF
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
As far as pricing and licensing go it really depends. I think that it would be better to have more flexible licensing mostly for our clients because then we could commercialize those solutions and position them for a more broader market segment. The pricing depends on the size of the project and the support from the client side. View full review »
Lehtihet Lamine
User at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
This product's pricing is good. It's not too expensive. Whether the pricing is a good value depends on the product. I was looking for some Cisco products and found that some are expensive, like the Cisco Spectrum Expert Wireless adapter. View full review »
Ibrahima Thioub
Technology Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
We have 10 Cisco 1552E and i ordered 10 more. Now, i have the release for 8.0 and 8.5 for my wlc but i stay with 7.4.100 software version. I will stay with Cisco and see next time Insha ALLAH. The coverage will be extended and the dead zones will be covered. View full review »
Tareq Alansari
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
It's good to compare pricing, but it's Cisco and I trust Cisco. View full review »
Nabin Dev
CCIE, Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to its competitors but we have to consider the support and usages of the solution. Licensing is now RTU and smart licensing. We need three types of licenses, one for the: * APs * HA * controller. View full review »
Supattra Smithsirikajone
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I think that the solution is expensive because the customer has to pay for a full year, at a minimum, in up-front costs. View full review »
Rattana Chhay
Operations at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Manager712
Manager / IoT Evangelist Solution Business Strategy at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
The pricing is high. It could be cheaper. Cisco is known for its high pricing. View full review »
it_user572145
Manager Corporate IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I feel the product's pricing is a good value. View full review »
it_user524856
Network Enginer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Never pay the full GPL price. View full review »
Phil Durgin
Owner at a consultancy with self employed
Don't use Cisco Meraki. While pretty, the devices and licensing aren't worth the cost. View full review »
Scott Bridges
Network Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I am not a fan of Cisco's software pricing model. Their management software is far too expensive. View full review »
Can Unal
Network Consultant at Destek A.Ş.
It's a bit expensive but it's professional and works properly. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Aruba Networks, Ruckus and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: September 2019.
372,124 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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