We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The coverage Aruba provides across the physical area is much better. Most probably because of the new technology, the 4x4 antenna, and everything around it. It's just a much better, easier to use, and easier to manage product."
"Its management is most valuable. It is the major feature of Meraki."
"Allows for cloud-based management of your Wi-Fi network."
"I think the IoT integration is the most valuable. I started applying IoT solutions 12 years ago on location-based services. Aruba had implemented this at the time. So I think the integration, particularly into the applications and stuff, is pretty interesting in Meraki."
"I have found it to be stable."
"The ability to manage it remotely is the most valuable. If it has an internet connection, you can get to it. It is a great product for remote clinics. We kind of thought about doing this kind of standalone technology. Meraki is easy to manage. From a management perspective, it is the easiest to use, especially in the cloud. I like Meraki. I even have it in my home."
"It is easy to manage and configure. The dashboard of Meraki is easy to use."
"The solution has worked very well in our campus environment."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the application visibility, which is one of the main features."
"If there's a way to get a floor map of our office space so we can place the access points on a map to be able to see what's what, where everything is going, where the most traffic is being connected, that would be a nice feature."
"It would be better if they enable full integration with Cisco's cloud-based network in the next release."
"When it comes to switching, Meraki lacks categories of features."
"The Meraki platform needs better on-premises management options."
"There's nothing that special about it."
"The licensing isn't very customer-centric. They may have improved it, but previously, if you forgot to pay on a certain day, your service would be shut off."
"Meraki is still very much a small office type of solution. It is not a fit for large enterprise networks, as it doesn't have tunneling functionalities."
"When we are using SSID roaming, it is not flexible in terms of which AP it connects to."
"It is expensive. Juniper seems to have a lot more to offer for future expansion. Juniper has some features that are not there in this solution."
"The price/benefit ratio is great."
"Having a good price is important when we are providing quotations for projects."
"Its price is higher than other products. It is above the expectation of customers. So, every time we need to fight for a good price."
"The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment."
"It is super expensive for what you get. You also have to buy a license every year. Otherwise, it stops working."
"The price of the product could be cheaper."
"The solution could improve the licensing structure and the price is expensive."
"This solution is quite costly and there are costs in addition to the licensing fees."
Ingredients for success.
Fast 802.11ac Wave 2, secure employee and guest access, easy-to-use web, and mobile app management.
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Pre-built access control lists (ACLs) and built-in firewall in the access points prevent malicious traffic from entering your network – we call it “hassle-free” security.
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Aruba Instant On Access Points is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 50 reviews. Aruba Instant On Access Points is rated 10.0, while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant On Access Points writes "Is easy to manage, has a very nice interface, and looks nicer on the ceiling". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Knowledgeable and helpful support, and it scales and load-balances to fit our needs". Aruba Instant On Access Points is most compared with NETGEAR Insight Access Points and TP-Link Auranet EAP, whereas Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Mist Access Points.
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