Compare Aruba Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series

Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 32 reviews while Juniper WLC Series is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.4, while Juniper WLC Series is rated 7.0. 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 Juniper WLC Series writes "Good scalability but the solution has stopped developing ". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless, whereas Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless.
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Pros
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 networkWith the central management system, I'm able to access each device. I can configure one device and then it provisions all the other devices with the same configuration, rather than my having to configure them one by one.

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There weren't any scalability issues, the product did what it had to do.

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Cons
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.The management system would be better if it were more polished, if it had a better interface like, for example, Meraki

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The biggest issue was that Juniper stopped developing, so we had to look for another solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.It's not expensive. That is the reason we switched to Aruba.Pricing is competitive. Licensing is needed to maintain access to the latest firmware, which wasn't made clear originally when we started with Arbua (or things changed, I'm not sure which). I would just say, make sure you budget for it.A recent change is that ClearPass licensing is superb. It counts user-based instead of device-based, for BYOD on-boarding.​AP signal strength and price. I know this is a competitive market, but APs should not cost so much if they do not cover a large area. ​The system was very good, but we needed to upgrade in order to adapt for our needs, and doing so with Aruba would have been more expensive. ​Besides paying for the APs, you need to pay a license each year for their use. Therefore, watch out for that and do the best you can to keep costs down.​I am aiding in transitioning my organization to a different wireless solution due to the cost. We need to expand our network and the cost of new APs and an upgraded controller have proved to be prohibitive compared to similar solutions on the market.​

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1st
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
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Reviews
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325
Avg. Rating
8.4
14th
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
Views
313
Comparisons
243
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
335
Avg. Rating
7.0
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP WirelessJuniper WLAN
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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.WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.
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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 CommunitiesApollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University32%
Comms Service Provider12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Retailer6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise60%
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