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Researched Cisco Wireless but chose Huawei Wireless: Easy to manage and stable, but needs better integration capabilities
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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.
You need to learn the technology but after that the setup is easy.
The initial setup was quite easy. We have a very good relationship with our integrator and our integrator has a good relationship with Cisco. The integrator that installs Cisco is quite knowledgeable about the technology. They are trained and have a good relationship with their tech. We cannot be experts in each domain and we have to be supported by an integrator.
The solution is easily managed compared to other wireless solutions.
The solution's roaming feature is very nice. When you move to another place it automatically changes the access point. It's one of the most valuable features.
That would be more of engineering at this point. I'm from more of the business side. It's pretty much doing the standard installations with portal integrations and integrations with the Mac.
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.
When you integrate a network access control with authentication with an ISE engine it's really complicated to put in place.
No product can be a ten out of ten and there are some security issues.
The solution should offer more integration with third-party servers and devices.
The technical support needs to be improved. They also need to produce some more technical guides.
Improving the visibility, control offered, and cloud management would all be very helpful. Also how you can monetize the information you get from Wi-Fi controllers should be improved.
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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|Cisco WLAN Controller||Huawei WLAN|
|With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.||Huawei WLAN products are compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards to establish high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.WLAN products can be used in enterprise offices, schools, hospitals, large shopping malls, exhibition centers, airports, and more.|
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