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Anonymous UserSecurity & Infrastructure Architect at a consumer goods company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand."
"The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches."
"They're straightforward and stable."
"The cloud configuration is the most valuable feature of this solution. Watching in the cloud, propagating the actual devices themselves and the management of devices that are remote."
"This solution is easy to use."
"There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly."
"The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid."
"The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port."
"The solution is very stable."
"Aruba access points have a good transfer rate."
"The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions."
"The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better."
"When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions."
"I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence."
"In the next release, I would like to see network access control on the switches themselves. I would like to see security functionalities when it comes to monitoring the bit of the wireless section of the switches."
"The firmware in this solution has a lot of bugs that become noticeable when you have complex implementations."
"I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface."
"The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece."
"The templates to automate our switches need improvement."
"I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future."
"They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet."
"The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved."
"The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others."
"The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription."
"The price of these switches is high."
"Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product."
"The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco."
"It is expensive compared to the competition."
"There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."
"The price point was a big consideration for us and it is reasonable enough that we're able to standardize on Aruba for the networking pieces in our organization."
"This is an expensive product, costing about double what most competitors do."
Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.
3Com H3C Switches is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.0, while Aruba Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "Reliable switches that don't require management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". 3Com H3C Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our 3Com H3C Switches vs. Aruba Switches report.
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