Cisco Wireless WAN Competitors and Alternatives

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SarmadAlwakeel
Real User
IT Manager at Cyber IT Solutions
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

It's very easy to use. The hardware is very easy to use, compared to Microsoft. Microsoft is more complicated. It has software that is okay if you are familiar with it. In my opinion, Ubiquiti hardware is more heavy-duty than Microsoft. It is also the first company in Iraq that provides a product… more»

What needs improvement?

They should make more advanced features for power users. I am a technician and I am functional, but I do need some features that I find only in Microsoft. I cannot find them in Ubiquiti. This is a very important point because although the user experience is very easy, it lacks many features that can… more»

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

The price is reasonable and there's only a one-time payment. We have had this for a long time and I haven't seen any additional fee after paying for the installation.

What other advice do I have?

They have a product that is used a lot in Iraq homes, because they use it to get an education, through the internet from an access point. This is used by all people in Iraq. There are some other companies like TP-Link, but TP-Link is not stable. TP-Link has many issues in their products. So you can… more»
MohamedTalbi
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at Neurones
Oct 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The redundancy and the functionality of the SD-WAN connection that gives us the possibility to connect via smartphones is the solution's most valuable feature. The load sharing is also very good. The solution is extremely user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The engineering of the solution has some negative points, especially in terms of troubleshooting. It's difficult to troubleshoot when we have a problem. It's not like other products like Cisco or Palo Alto which make troubleshooting much… more»

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

You have an option to license the solution for one, three, or five years. There aren't any extra costs over and above the licensing fees.

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

I previously worked with Cisco. I also work with Palo Alto and Check Point. We switched mostly due to the price difference. With Fortinet, it's cheaper and we don't sacrifice quality. It's also easier to use than say, Check Point, which was… more»

What other advice do I have?

There's no need for maintenance with this product. Occasionally something may need troubleshooting. If it's something the team can't handle, you can always call Fortinet's support team. I'd advise others to test the solution. It's a very… more»
AbdulrahmanAlshehri
Consultant
IT Consultant at Asasbin
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ease of adding an access point. Even a kid can do it. If the zone director is set up then adding an access point would just require it be accepted using the MAC address, and that's it.

What needs improvement?

User access control is done through a third-party, RADIUS, which is not an easy system for IT professionals to use. It is used by larger enterprises, so if you want to deploy on a small to medium scale then you definitely require… more»

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

This is a wonderful product for the price.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to get a good system integrator. Specifically, the people who design the wireless network. You want to have a good design professional who will optimize the cost and give you the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated solutions from both Cisco and Aruba. Ruckus does not outperform Cisco or Aruba, but they are in the same league for a much smaller price.
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