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Pros
"The products offer a lot of flexibility. Almost everything can be configured. It works very well for providing remote services.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""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 access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market.""The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful."

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"A good management tool that can be managed through the cloud or firewall."

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Cons
"The management component is difficult to understand and not very user-friendly which increases deployment time.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger.""Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster.""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 solution should be able to support more users on the 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."

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"Integrating with the firewall and management console was a little complex."

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"The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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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: A good management tool that can be managed through the cloud or firewall.
Top Answer: The licensing is on an annual basis and is on the pricey side.
Top Answer: Integrating with the firewall and management console was a little complex.
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SonicWave 200 Series, SonicWave 200 Series Access Points, SonicWave 400 Series, SonicWave 400 Series Access Points
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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.

SonicWall SonicWave series wireless access points (APs) combine high-performance IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology with flexible deployment options. These APs can be managed via the cloud using SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager (WCM) or through SonicWall's industry-leading next-generation firewalls.

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Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company16%
Construction Company12%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is ranked 22nd in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Aruba Instant is rated 8.6, while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is rated 0.0. 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 SonicWall SonicWave Access Points writes "A great management option that offers good integration with many capabilities". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP, whereas SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Dell EMC Ruckus.

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