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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 firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection.""The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks.""This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users.""The product is a stable solution.""I found that It's really good when comparing it to any other product or it is much better in terms of features that the customer requires."

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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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"This solution should be easier to set up in a production environment.""The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation.""The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned.""Technical support is very poor. We are not satisfied with the technical support because there is not any direct person from Fortinet for any troubleshooting, which we expected.""Documentation could be improved."

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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.""The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."

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"For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee.""Fortinet would do something with their pricing model to attract smaller business users and eliminate the mandatory service contracts."

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Ranking
1st
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
53,309
Comparisons
44,739
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
619
Rating
7.9
8th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
8,389
Comparisons
6,653
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
657
Rating
7.8
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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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.

Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with our integrated wireless solutions. Single-pane-of-glass management for security and access without the need to add point products simplifies deployment and reduces management complexity. These solutions are highly scalable to support even the largest organizations and distributed enterprises.

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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 Communities
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company17%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 19 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 8th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.8. 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 Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Solves access point issues and reduces the need for excessive wifi transmission ". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Mist Access Points, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM report.

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