Compare Aruba Wireless vs. OmniAccess WLAN

Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 32 reviews while OmniAccess WLAN is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.4, while OmniAccess WLAN is rated 9.0. 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 OmniAccess WLAN writes "Can be set up using a web browser; provides a stable solution". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless, whereas OmniAccess WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. See our Aruba Wireless vs. OmniAccess WLAN report.
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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 is a definite ROI with this product. This product creates a baseline of technology that will be a means to grow from five to ten years from now. By using this solution, it is an investment on the installation of that baseline.

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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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It needs to be faster in order to process and transmit bigger packets.

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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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We find the price comparable to other products on the market.The price is in the range of other brands like Cisco, maybe a little cheaper but you get the same features, facilities, and security. Licensing is something Alcatel is making changes to. A few years ago you would buy a WLAN solution from Alcatel for half the price of Cisco, but you would spend the same amount on licensing. Today this is different and the licensing is cheaper.

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Ranking
1st
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
Views
48,904
Comparisons
41,445
Reviews
29
Average Words per Review
325
Avg. Rating
8.4
10th
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
Views
962
Comparisons
461
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
454
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless
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Aruba Networks
Alcatel-Lucent
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.The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
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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 CommunitiesMineola School District
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University30%
Comms Service Provider13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
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