We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"The products offer a lot of flexibility. Almost everything can be configured. It works very well for providing remote services."
"The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."
"You can handle all of the access points at once virtually instead of manually handling each one. You're able to populate all of the information to all of the access points through the virtual controller as well. It transforms everything it a single access point, which simplifies things."
"The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful."
"The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature."
"In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market."
"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable."
"The support organization behind this product is extremely professional."
"What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."
"The solution should be able to support more users on the access points."
"The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger."
"There was only ever one case in which an access point failed, but it was reintegrated. The issue was more of a matter of oversight. One part of the network had covered ten access points."
"The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement."
"There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal."
"The management component is difficult to understand and not very user-friendly which increases deployment time."
"Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster."
"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version."
"Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful."
"Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."
"The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."
"It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
"It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.
ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.
The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.
Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.6, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist Access Points and ExtremeWireless.
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