Compare Cisco Wireless vs. ExtremeCloud IQ

Cisco Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 26 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Has good durability, we can rely on this solution and it is easy to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "​HiveManager is useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and Huawei Wireless, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM.
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Pros
The feature that I have found most valuable is its durability because we can rely on this solution. It is also easy to configure. Lastly, if something happens, we get good support from Cisco.I find this solution easy to configure and use.The most valuable features of this solution are the Cisco CleanAir and Cisco RRM.Our organization has improved using this product because it helps enhance user experience. We use video communication a lot, like Skype. We used to get a lot of interference before and had a lot of issues during wireless voice or video calls. We get greater speed and performance with wireless now. It is nearly the same as a wired network.Wireless access has enabled users to be mobile and as a result, more productive.This increased mobility has helped our organization. We can talk to one another from different locations and stay in constant contact and with employees across the enterprise. Everyone has access to up-to-the-minute communications and all documents and applications on our network.Security is an important feature for my customers, and I am able to offer this to them with our Cisco products.It helps with the visibility on our network.

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It is more cost effective and gives more flexibility.HiveManager is incredibly useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface.HiveManager is extremely easy to use for anyone with little network experience.The cloud-based controller through HiveManager is its most valuable feature. I can manage and configure changes to my access points from anywhere.

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Cons
One thing which we really don't like about Cisco is that it is very expensive.There should be an option for a wireless bridge that can be used to join two access points.I would like to see less dependency on other products such as ISE and Prime for certain implementations.The product could be improved with interference reduction. Because wireless frequency interferes with microwave or Bluetooth technologies, this causes issues. A lot of users still use legacy wireless adapters and black box and they do not experience the speed that they could get using the latest technologies. The number of devices on the market makes wireless communications complex. If the problem of interference could be resolved it would further improve utility and ease of system design.The new licensing has no added value and seems to be Cisco's effort to take advantage of customers.Improvements can be made to the telemetry. The licensing gets in the way here. It makes it impossible to record the different flows across the wireless network.The classic Cisco wireless interface is difficult for users to learn.The configuration interface could be easier. They should make roaming easier and should fix it so that when you cross a building you can keep the signal.

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Pricing is a bit expensive.Need port aggregation on the 2384 switches to take full advantage of ac on the APs. I understand that is on their product road map.Browser load time for the cloud is long and needs improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cisco licensing is usually provided on a yearly basis rather than monthly. You can get a hardware SLA or hardware and software SLA for a period of years. Longer terms influence the level of support that you get when it comes to Cisco SLA.The cost model is expensive.I think that the solution is expensive because the customer has to pay for a full year, at a minimum, in up-front costs.Cisco WiFi 1572 is very expensive locally and our budget for this year is used.It's a bit expensive but it's professional and works properly.This product's pricing is good. It's not too expensive.I feel the product's pricing is a good value.The pricing is okay. I believe it is competitively priced. But it is not just the price by itself, it's the price and the technical features. The features also play a big role. It has to give me the relevant output.

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There are probably cheaper solutions but we invest for stability and performance for the longer haul.

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Cisco WLAN ControllerAerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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Overview
With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.

ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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Sample Customers
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Software R&D Company23%
Media Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School23%
University12%
Non Tech Company9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise35%
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