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Pros
"In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market.""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 central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.""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."

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"The stability of the solution has been fine.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect.""The security is very good.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution."

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Cons
"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.""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.""Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster.""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."

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"The solution should offer better support.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.""The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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"The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD.""The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance.""Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better.""There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."

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Top Answer: We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
Top Answer: In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.
Top Answer: You do need to pay a licensing fee. Currently, we are upgrading. We pay an annual licensing fee.
Top Answer: In the next release, I would like to see more security features.
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Overview

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.

Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. ExtremeWireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while ExtremeWireless is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.6, while ExtremeWireless is rated 8.2. 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 ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP, whereas ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Meraki MS Switches and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Instant vs. ExtremeWireless report.

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