Most Helpful Review
Researched Aruba Wireless but chose Mojo Networks: It simply works, you plug in a new access point, it meshes with the network, and works
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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
With 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.
The stability of the solution has been good. We haven't had any issues.
The fact that they are autonomous and can function even without access to the management panel is the most valuable aspect of this solution.
The most important feature is ease of use. We can simply take an access point and plug it in, then it is automatically configured for us.
For support, we do not have to deal with a whole phone menu tree. You get to talk to an engineer right away.
We can see what the network is being used for or where problems may be.
We have found Mojo to be critical for us because of its patented security and its wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS). It is unique in the market.
It has given us a huge leg-up when competing with other managed service providers who use different vendors because of the visibility it gives us to customers' traffic for troubleshooting purposes.
Their Cognitive WiFi analytics (Mojo Aware) is the biggest feature on their dashboard. It helps us know where the problem, so we don't have to spend time with the customer diagnosing it.
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
The solution is a bit pricier than Cisco.
The user interface needs improvement. It could be a little bit more user-friendly.
The user interface could use improvement, and Mojo is working on it. The features and functions are in two different places, and they are in the process of moving them into one place.
Further expanding the API and access to even more diagnostics, as I have found a few limitations when I am dealing with them right now.
They could use more additional application security and network security features. They could add on to the WiFi as a selling point. It would be nice to be able to say to the WiFi users, "We will protect you against viruses and malware, so you don't have to purchase that."
Needs greater simplicity in the management portal. Currently, the Mojo portal presents different “apps” to configure the devices, create splash pages, configure security settings, and monitor the network. This can be confusing, although Mojo has made great strides in combining these into “Aware”.
The RF signalling and data analytics parts should be improved.
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.
In Australian dollars, we buy it for five years at $1,200.
The pricing was a good value and substantially less than some of the other products that we looked at. In some cases, with some of the big names, this product was even close to half the price.
The license is provided per access point, so you buy an access point and you use it.
They have been a great price competitor against some of the other big brands, like Meraki, especially for cloud-based WiFi. However, Meraki has been more expensive. They beat Meraki on features for the WiFi, which makes them a better choice even if the price is the same.
There are other solutions, like Ubiquiti, that have lowered their prices, which sometimes makes the argument to go with them. However, we do not bake in the WiFi for other vendors into our managed services, because they do not meet our standard offering.
Pricing includes the planning tools, management, security, analytics, and advanced guest WiFi capabilities. It's always better to buy the longest term available for the best ROI. However, device will continue to function without valid cloud license.
Of every solution we looked at, every wireless solution, Mojo was a minimum of six figures cheaper. Minimum. Most of them were double, which again is unheard of. Not only do you get all the feature benefits, like everything is there, everything just works, but at the same time, it was a no-brainer, because of the cost. It's almost like you hit the lottery.
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Also Known As
|Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless||Mojo Networks WLAN, AirTight Networks, AirTight, Mojo Aware|
|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.||Mojo is revolutionizing WiFi through the power of the cloud and open standards. We liberate networks from proprietary hardware and utilize the full power of the cloud to deliver cognitive WiFi: a self-driving network that makes things remarkably simple and reliable at massive scale. Mojo WiFi is not just secure itself but also secures your wired network and IT assets from wireless attacks. Mojo Network’s innovations provide superior WiFi experience, effortless troubleshooting and empowers IT with better user experiences, more options, and more velocity, all at much lower costs.|
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