Cisco Wireless WAN Competitors and Alternatives

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SarmadAlwakeel
IT Manager at Cyber IT Solutions
Real User
Oct 27, 2019
Heavy-duty hardware that is very easy to use and has good stability

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for point to point. For example, if we have an ISP and you want to feed a company with bandwidth, we use the "add point to point" feature for wifi. We use it as an access point, but if you are talking about manifestation, this is for a very limited range, evaluated in a limited number of people. If you want to have a real ISP business, you need a different solution. It can be installed inside a system, and then you use that setup to broadcast a signal. It's very stable in most cases if we don't have Microsoft. We use the on-premises version of the solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 then Microsoft."
  • "They should make more advanced features for the power users. I am a technician and I am functional, but I do need some features that I find only in Microsoft."

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 use this as a normal user in a house and move up to companies even, in some cases. Depending on the router type, you might have to reset it every couple of days or every couple of months. I would rate this as nine out of ten, where Cisco would be a ten.
MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 29, 2019
Very user-friendly, extremely simple to set up and good scalability

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the FortiExtender for a mobile connection with sites where there is no wireless connection.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is extremely user-friendly."
  • "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 easier."

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 good product with the possibility to use it as a firewall. You should learn it before you use it so that you know its features and its full potential as a solution. I was very impressed when I used it for the first time. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
AbdulrahmanAlshehri
IT Consultant at Asasbin
Consultant
Top 20
Jan 9, 2020
A reasonably priced solution that is easy to set up and expand

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to provide network access points.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the ease of adding an access point."
  • "Integration with AirMagnet, the design software, would be good because it takes the layout of a building and positions the access points accordingly, based on the areas and the construction materials."

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 best office solution. Overall, this is a good product that is reasonably priced. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Mesut Ozcan
Senior Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
May 7, 2020
Easy to deploy, but the dashboards can be better and technical support should be improved

What is our primary use case?

We are a tech consultancy firm and this is one of the solutions that we implement for our clients. When our clients are looking for a local wireless environment, this solution can fit their needs.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the ease of setup and deployment."
  • "Technical support is important to me and I feel that it is something that can be improved."

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product and my advice for anybody who is considering it is that they can solve a lot of issues with Aruba. I think that it is okay for most of our customers. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.
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