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Pros
"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.""The most valuable features of this solution are the Cisco CleanAir and Cisco RRM.""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 solution offers very good application visibility and control integration for other analysis software.""Good connectivity and easy to configure.""The support offered by Cisco is excellent. They are very responsive and knowledgeable.""This product has a long life and you don't have any issues with it."

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"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see less dependency on other products such as ISE and Prime for certain implementations.""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.""The pricing of the solution is expensive if you compare it to other competitors.""Controllers could be improved.""Apple is definitely causing a lot of issues by turning on more security features on its equipment. It is causing more problems on the business side. One is what they call a randomized Mac address that Apple has put out. As far as I know, Cisco doesn't have a fix for that.""There needs to be an access point that is compact and more suitable for small and medium-sized businesses."

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"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."

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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.""Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult.""The price of this product is reasonable.""This is an expensive product.""The product could be priced better.""Cisco Wireless is a little bit expensive when compared to other solutions.""The price is a little high. However, you get what you pay for. The quality of the product is high, you will find it is worth the money. There is some additional cost, for example, customer support.""It's expensive because a lot of the controls come with licenses."

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"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale.""It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed.""It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
Top Answer: Stable and scalable with good technical support.
Top Answer: Cisco has several pricing models. I think things have gotten more expensive due to the economic climate around COVID and things like that for most vendors now. Everybody is price-sensitive. I'm just… more »
Top Answer: What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from… more »
Top Answer: It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution.
Top Answer: Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on… more »
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8.2
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Cisco WLAN Controller
Aerohive 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
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Comms Service Provider18%
Manufacturing Company9%
Computer Software Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company19%
Government5%
Educational Organization5%
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Educational Organization22%
University11%
Non Tech Company9%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Retailer5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise33%
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Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 48 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes " Combines the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Mojo Networks, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Mist Access Points and Ubiquiti WLAN.

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