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Pros
"The cloud configuration is the most valuable feature of this solution. Watching in the cloud, propagating the actual devices themselves and the management of devices that are remote.""This solution is easy to use.""There is a limited lifetime warranty with the switches, so if we have any problems, the switch is replaced very quickly.""The solution's stability is really great. We found it very solid.""The most valuable feature is the Aruba Smart Rate Port.""The solution is very stable.""Aruba access points have a good transfer rate.""The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions."

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"The solution's most valuable feature is its reliability.""The GUI interface is very easy to use and the Linux-based command-line interface is also good.""I like the control one has with this solution.""The interface and the duality are the solution's most valuable features.""The ability to manage firmware revisions.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to see network access control on the switches themselves. I would like to see security functionalities when it comes to monitoring the bit of the wireless section of the switches.""The firmware in this solution has a lot of bugs that become noticeable when you have complex implementations.""I am forced to consider changing products because other solutions have a better dashboard and a user-friendly interface.""The written documentation, all the available documentation, is often a little bit hard to find. The solution lacks documentation, especially on recent features. We have access directly to Aruba, Germany, so they are always helpful, but if you start, for instance, with something a little bit more complex like zero-touch provisioning, that would require a more comprehensive written piece.""The templates to automate our switches need improvement.""I would like to see the data center area improving by some added features in the future.""They should provide training courses for certification, and have it available on the internet.""The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved."

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"We've had issues with the power supply. I've had to change the power supply twice. I'm not sure what the issue is. We're still trying to work out why we're having problems with the switches and the cutting of the power supply. The solution should look into this to see if there is something wrong with the product.""The technical support for this solution could be improved.""Some of the features needed to set up the solution are too complex. There's a lot of technical information that is required.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network.""The management of this product needs to be improved."

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"The license is annual. If you purchase a switch, you get a one-year free subscription.""The price of these switches is high.""Comparing with Cisco, and some other solutions, it's a cheap product.""The price for Aruba is quite a bit cheaper than it is for similar products by Cisco.""It is expensive compared to the competition.""There are no licensing costs for the Aruba Switches."

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"Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches."

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Top Answer: The solution is very reliable. It's easy to use with other solutions.
Top Answer: The pricing is decent. It's less expensive than Cisco.
Top Answer: The pricing could be adjusted. The interface could be more user-friendly and the dashboard could be improved.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature for us is the VPN.
Top Answer: I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others. Once you buy the equipment, there are no additional fees.
Top Answer: I would like to see the security features improved. It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network. In particular, I would like to have more control over… more »
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8400 Series, 8320 Series, 5400R Series, 3810 Series, 2930M Series, 2930F Series, 2920 Series, 2540 Series, 2530 Series UniFi Switches
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Aruba switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,478 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Aruba Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 20 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. Aruba Switches is rated 8.4, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Aruba Switches writes "Good GUI, easy to configure and use, and offers a good transfer rate". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Simple to use, open technology, with a nice GUI". Aruba Switches is most compared with Meraki MS Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Brocade Ethernet Switches, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Aruba Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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