We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The stability of the solution is very good."
"The most valuable feature is that it provides a redundant wireless connection for a client."
"The features I have found most valuable is that the solution creates a guest portal for guest networks, and setting up SSID authentication to the regular server."
"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."
"In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market."
"The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature."
"The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."
"Cloud analytics that provide all its attributes."
"The solution has been stable."
"Technical support needs improvement. We use the forum for technical support assistance, but it's not enough. If you're talking with a technician, they're in India. They cannot give you the service that you need. Sometimes have problems with some personal services and technical support is not helpful in this area."
"This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers."
"The captive portal through Facebook doesn't work."
"The solution should be able to support more users on the access points."
"There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal."
"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 reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger."
"Inability to import a user with one click."
"The solution can be scaled but it has limitations from my experience."
"I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy."
"We only pay for the support and the contract licenses from Aruba Instant."
"The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."
"The solution is priced high compared to competitors. However, for the features that are included in the solution, the price becomes more reasonable."
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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.
WatchGuard is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services for SMBs and Distributed Enterprises worldwide. Our mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Aruba Instant is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is ranked 17th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is rated 8.0. 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 WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi writes "Cloud analytics has simplified our operation; easily manageable for multiple locations". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Ruckus Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Instant vs. WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi report.
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