Aruba Instant vs. OmniAccess WLAN

As of March 2019, Aruba Instant is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 1 review vs OmniAccess WLAN which is ranked 8th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Provides a built-in firewall, local radius, and application visibility and control". The top reviewer of OmniAccess WLAN writes "Can be set up using a web browser; provides a stable solution". Aruba Instant is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. OmniAccess WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Ubiquiti WLAN.
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Pros
Has many advanced features: Built-in firewall, local radius, application visibility and control, not locked into support agreements.

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There is a definite ROI with this product. This product creates a baseline of technology that will be a means to grow from five to ten years from now. By using this solution, it is an investment on the installation of that baseline.

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Cons
Although built-in troubleshooting tools are available, they are not at all intuitive to use. Aruba Instant lacks decent documentation to use for troubleshooting wireless issues (fortunately there aren’t many).The Central cloud management (optional) is far behind the competition in features, ease of use, and dependability. I have tried Aruba Central a few times over the years and, in my option, it is not where it needs to be for serious consideration in production environments.

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It needs to be faster in order to process and transmit bigger packets.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Avoid the Central cloud license if you can.

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We find the price comparable to other products on the market.The price is in the range of other brands like Cisco, maybe a little cheaper but you get the same features, facilities, and security. Licensing is something Alcatel is making changes to. A few years ago you would buy a WLAN solution from Alcatel for half the price of Cisco, but you would spend the same amount on licensing. Today this is different and the licensing is cheaper.

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Ranking
11th
out of 20 in Wireless LAN
Views
196
Comparisons
136
Reviews
1
Followers
43
Avg. Rating
8.0
8th
out of 20 in Wireless LAN
Views
1,796
Comparisons
407
Reviews
2
Followers
86
Avg. Rating
9.5
Top Comparisons
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Aruba Networks
Alcatel-Lucent
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.

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.
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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday ParksMineola School District
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