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"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""I think they should lower their prices.""Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."

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"I think that the solution is expensive because the customer has to pay for a full year, at a minimum, in up-front costs.""The cost model is expensive.""Cisco licensing is usually provided on a yearly basis rather than monthly. You can get a hardware SLA or hardware and software SLA for a period of years. Longer terms influence the level of support that you get when it comes to Cisco SLA.""Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult.""The price of this product is reasonable.""This is an expensive product.""Cisco is an expensive solution and considering the price, it should perform better.""The product could be priced better."

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Top Answer: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN… more »
Top Answer: The Airwave is the best feature for a single management point for all APs in the environment.
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Top Answer: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each… more »
Top Answer: It is a reliable and robust solution. Access and Mobility Groups are useful. We don't use anything very fancy.
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
Alcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
Cisco WLAN Controller
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Overview
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.
The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
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Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
Mineola School District
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
Top Industries
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University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company9%
Educational Organization9%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider47%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Government12%
Manufacturing Company10%
Computer Software Company8%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company19%
Government5%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise58%
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Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 19th in Wireless LAN while Cisco Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 33 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is rated 0.0, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes " Combines the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Mist Access Points, Fortinet FortiWLM and Aruba Instant.

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