We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"We are using Cisco access point 2802, and they are very reliable."
"It's very easy to configure the access points."
"Cisco has good support services."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"The FlexConnect feature is the most valuable."
"The capacity, security, downloading, and exporting data are all very good. It's user-friendly, but if I look at Meraki versus normal Cisco equipment, then I think that Meraki will be much more user-friendly."
"We were able to utilize the elements of the core and provide a solution to our customers similar to that of Cisco Meraki."
"A good management tool that can be managed through the cloud or firewall."
"The price could be better."
"Older versions are complex to configure and implement."
"The pricing of the solution is expensive if you compare it to other competitors."
"There are some areas of improvement needed in roaming and streaming."
"The solution is stable but it could be improved. However, this could be because there are not enough APs."
"It requires a few tweaks in order to stabilize it. Its portal is complex. Cisco solutions are complex in general."
"Requires a firewall body to improve security."
"In the next release, I would like to see some AI capability deployed. Other competitors like Mist and Juniper already have it. So, AI features need to be introduced next year."
"Integrating with the firewall and management console was a little complex."
"The price of the solution is fair."
"I think it's affordable. Maybe there are little differences, but it's not very expensive. But with all Cisco products, you have to pay more for the power supply. You'll have to pay for the PoE converter."
"Its licensing is hard to understand."
"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."
"The license is a one-time purchase."
"Because the Cisco architecture is quite complex, you may end up having to add more components and licenses. So, the cost could go up."
"There are annual subscriptions to use this solution. I have not been able to understand the licensing of Cisco. Some of the Cisco executives were not able to understand them either. When you first start out the price is zero but when it comes to a time of renewal you have to pay."
"The price of this solution is a little more than competitors."
SonicWall SonicWave series wireless access points (APs) combine high-performance IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology with flexible deployment options. These APs can be managed via the cloud using SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager (WCM) or through SonicWall's industry-leading next-generation firewalls.
Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 61 reviews while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is ranked 22nd in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0, while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SonicWave Access Points writes "A great management option that offers good integration with many capabilities". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless.
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