Cisco Wireless WAN Valuable Features

Dave Orr
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The granularity of standardization and technical controls would be the big one in terms of valuable features. You can control everything, every technology within the wireless arena. It contrasts with Meraki which is very much macro-driven so you don't have the visibility of the complete engine. From an engineering and consultant perspective, I want full control. The Cisco WLC solution supplies that in the form they have at the moment, but I know that they changed the UI a couple of weeks ago. I haven't seen it but as it exists at the moment I'm on 8.5 or 8.6 of the code up, but they're using the code that they use on the WLCs and not what would be the new version, which I believe is different.

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Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees

Valuable features for me would be the friendly GUI. It's not a feature as such but it's the first thing I would point out because troubleshooting is very easy on it. I can literally point down to a single host, find roughly where he's located and examine the strength of his connectivity. Also, I find the mobile anchoring to be handy although compared to the newer solutions it's a little old. 

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Lead Solutions Architect at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that it has integrated the cost of our network access. We see identity controls solutions so we make sure it's all part of the same management console. We have the same console and the same authentication, and we use a multi-high profile defendable wireless system, access ports, and wireless access IDs. So each access ID has different kinds of people, different kinds of networks, the VLAN. Cisco controllers are now the best in this field. We end segregation on the Wi-Fi side based on the access ID.

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Alexander Rauch
Delivery Manager Network Services at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We trust Cisco. It's a reliable solution. Reliability is most probably the most valuable feature for our organization.

The solution does exactly what we need it to do.

The initial setup is mostly straightforward.

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Irshad Mehmood
Technical Project Manager at Saudi Telecom Company

This is the most stable product in the market.

The documentation is very good and it's available everywhere. If you use Google to search then you will get it all.

The integration is easy.

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Network Operations Supervisor at a government with 10,001+ employees

We acquired the Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE), and what I found the most valuable, is the integration between Cisco wireless and the ISE. It is very useful. 

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Suresh Bidwai
Manager - IT at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration. Most of the questions one would have about setup are already identified in the troubleshooting guide.

The user interface is ok.

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Network & Information Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is that it is stable and the support is good.

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Senior Network Engineer, IT Manager at Fraunhofer IGD

The ease of management is the solution's most valuable feature.

The user interface is much better than older versions.

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use this solution because I work for a Cisco partner. We use a lot of Cisco products and it makes it easy for us to position this wireless solution for most of our clients because they already have a Cisco base. It is very easy to propose it as an alternative.

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

It's a good solution and it works very well. It has great integration with other Cisco products. It's good for the management team to only have one brand, one manufacturer of products. 

I like how the look and feel of the product are standardized to match other Cisco solutions. 

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Founder, CEO at Espina IT

The most valuable features for me are the ease of operation and scalability.

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