Compare Aruba Wireless vs. ExtremeCloud IQ

Aruba Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 7.8, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Some of the implementations or features do work as advertised. Urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "​HiveManager is useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM.
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Pros
I like the way it groups and manages access points.It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration.The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.It helps the user to have a better vision of what is happening in their network.I have found the Access Point (AP) group profile feature extremely useful. It makes deployments look easy.It has helped in making deployments easier.It delivers constantly, there is no break in the internet using these devices. It also automatically gets connected when the internet comes back. Failure is very low.The performance and the application monitor. You can select the applications you want to use and block on your network

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It is more cost effective and gives more flexibility.HiveManager is incredibly useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface.HiveManager is extremely easy to use for anyone with little network experience.The cloud-based controller through HiveManager is its most valuable feature. I can manage and configure changes to my access points from anywhere.

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Cons
A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.They should provide usage guides and solutions to frequent problems.They should simplify the configuration flow.Additional detailed reporting for client traffic would be a great addition.What I would like to have with these kinds of devices is the most enhanced security. For example, if I could apply security from wireless devices, that would be great. I would also like more enhanced reports on user adoption, who is getting what bandwidth.I would like to be able to customize Captive Portals.

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Pricing is a bit expensive.Need port aggregation on the 2384 switches to take full advantage of ac on the APs. I understand that is on their product road map.Browser load time for the cloud is long and needs improvement.

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If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.

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There are probably cheaper solutions but we invest for stability and performance for the longer haul.

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3rd
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Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP WirelessAerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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Overview
Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.

ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesHenry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
Top Industries
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University33%
Comms Service Provider12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School12%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider23%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Media Company6%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School23%
University12%
Non Tech Company9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise35%
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