Compare Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Juniper WLC Series

Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 16 reviews while Juniper WLC Series is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.4, while Juniper WLC Series is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "A flexible solution that provides great in-depth visibility for network analytics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper WLC Series writes "Good scalability but the solution has stopped developing ". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Wireless, whereas Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless.
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Pros
It's simple to manage when there's a problem.Cisco's technical support is very good and better than other vendors.The most amazing part is that their Access Points have the ability to connect to multiple conference devices at different times, and it shows you the very in-depth Wi-Fi analytics through their dashboard.The solution is easily scalable. There are not really any limits for the customer in terms of expanding if they need to.The most valuable feature is the stability. It works and doesn't stop.We can deploy it and check in on our customers without having an on-site connection or an on-site infrastructure for elderly customers.The most valuable features are the management tools, including monitoring and reporting.The flexibility, since it's a cloud service, is the most valuable feature of this solution.

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

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Cons
It could be slightly cheaper but it's fine.In the next release, I would like to see a third-party high tech center to connect multiple users to a particular network.We would like to see Wi-Fi 6 support for devices sold in the Middle East.Meraki should share their viability roadmap. It is really hard to know which functionality will appear or when they will be available. It is also hard to know which features are available now but are not visible on the dashboard.I'd like better integration with security providers.The technical support for Meraki needs improvements made to the waiting times.In the future, I would like to see IP telephony in Saudi Arabia.There is only one particular thing that needs improvement. Sometimes, for example, when you need to open a ticket, although it's under the umbrella of Cisco, you still need to go to the Meraki support.

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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
You have to renew your contract every year, or for three or for five years. If you do not pay right away they will suspend your subscription.The price is good, but it could be improved.It's a pretty good value, but not great. Pricing is on a yearly basis for the Meraki solution.The price is negotiable.At this price point, I would not mind seeing a four-way channel, instead of a 3x3 or a 4x4, like they do in the Cisco Aironet system with their other brand. For the same price point in this other Cisco brand, it is a lot cheaper, and you can get a slightly better throughput than you can with these.​If you are wondering if Meraki can work for you, contact one of their representatives because they will do onsite trials where you can set up their system. If it does not work, you can send it back to them for no charge.​​

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3rd
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
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8.4
14th
out of 22 in Wireless LAN
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335
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7.0
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Also Known As
MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLANJuniper WLAN
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Overview
Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.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
Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley ProteinsApollo 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
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Financial Services Firm38%
University13%
Real Estate/Law Firm13%
Non Tech Company13%
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Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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