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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.""I like the way it groups and manages access points.""The technical support is very good.""It is easy to install and deploy.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.""Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.""The technical support is 24/7 from the UA.""The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions."

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"The security is very good.""The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect.""The most valuable feature is stability."

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Cons
"For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.""A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.""There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.""The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.""The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.""Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change.""Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice.""Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them."

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"The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses.""The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful.""The management portal is in need of improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""I think they should lower their prices.""Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""I think it would be better if they lowered the price."

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"There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version.""The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."

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1st
out of 25 in Wireless LAN
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1
Average Words per Review
346
Rating
9.0
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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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.Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesSt. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
Top Industries
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University27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company20%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Computer Software Company16%
Government14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 19 reviews while ExtremeWireless is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 7.8, while ExtremeWireless is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Ubiquiti Wireless, whereas ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki MS Switches, Ruckus Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ and Ubiquiti WLAN. See our Aruba Wireless vs. ExtremeWireless report.

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