Compare AirMagnet Survey vs. Aruba Wireless

AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 3 reviews while Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 32 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.4, while Aruba Wireless is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "The product is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Some of the implementations or features do work as advertised. Urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless.
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Pros
It is reliable and easy to use (user-friendly). The heat mapping, passive network surveying, and doing the heat mapping of a building's wireless network allows me to see what level of coverage an area has.The benefit is with the ease of use of the software, I am able to show the customer, "Here is what your wireless coverage looks like." It is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it.Clear and easy to use maps.

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It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration.The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.It helps the user to have a better vision of what is happening in their network.I have found the Access Point (AP) group profile feature extremely useful. It makes deployments look easy.It has helped in making deployments easier.It delivers constantly, there is no break in the internet using these devices. It also automatically gets connected when the internet comes back. Failure is very low.The performance and the application monitor. You can select the applications you want to use and block on your networkWith the central management system, I'm able to access each device. I can configure one device and then it provisions all the other devices with the same configuration, rather than my having to configure them one by one.

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Cons
Printouts are JPEG printouts. The AirMagnet software is proprietary. I can't send my customers a file, because it is AirMagnet file, even for building projects. I can only send JPEGs or screenshots of heat maps.

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The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.They should provide usage guides and solutions to frequent problems.They should simplify the configuration flow.Additional detailed reporting for client traffic would be a great addition.What I would like to have with these kinds of devices is the most enhanced security. For example, if I could apply security from wireless devices, that would be great. I would also like more enhanced reports on user adoption, who is getting what bandwidth.I would like to be able to customize Captive Portals.The management system would be better if it were more polished, if it had a better interface like, for example, Meraki

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing needs improvement.

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Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.It's not expensive. That is the reason we switched to Aruba.Pricing is competitive. Licensing is needed to maintain access to the latest firmware, which wasn't made clear originally when we started with Arbua (or things changed, I'm not sure which). I would just say, make sure you budget for it.A recent change is that ClearPass licensing is superb. It counts user-based instead of device-based, for BYOD on-boarding.​AP signal strength and price. I know this is a competitive market, but APs should not cost so much if they do not cover a large area. ​The system was very good, but we needed to upgrade in order to adapt for our needs, and doing so with Aruba would have been more expensive. ​Besides paying for the APs, you need to pay a license each year for their use. Therefore, watch out for that and do the best you can to keep costs down.​I am aiding in transitioning my organization to a different wireless solution due to the cost. We need to expand our network and the cost of new APs and an upgraded controller have proved to be prohibitive compared to similar solutions on the market.​

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Ranking
2nd
out of 7 in Network Modeling
Views
7,348
Comparisons
4,983
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
146
Avg. Rating
7.3
1st
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
Views
49,656
Comparisons
42,136
Reviews
29
Average Words per Review
325
Avg. Rating
8.4
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless
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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel StopsConsulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider40%
Manufacturing Company13%
University13%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Software R&D Company12%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
University32%
Comms Service Provider12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Retailer6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise37%
Large Enterprise17%
REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise60%
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