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Pros
"Cisco Wireless is mostly stable with a low downrate and the signal rate is good. It is also easy to use.""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.""You need to learn the technology but after that the setup is easy.""It helps with the visibility on our network.""Security is an important feature for my customers, and I am able to offer this to them with our Cisco products.""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.""Wireless access has enabled users to be mobile and as a result, more productive.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the level of security on the Wi-Fi network.""Great management interface.""The most beneficial thing about Ubiquiti is that it is simple to deploy."

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Cons
"One of our customers complained about the ripple, that some of the data was incorrect. We opened a ticket and brought it to their attention that maybe some of the data was not correct. As of now, it has been two months since we opened the ticket and the issue still hasn't been resolved.""No product can be a ten out of ten and there are some security issues.""When you integrate a network access control with authentication with an ISE engine it's really complicated to put in place.""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.""The classic Cisco wireless interface is difficult for users to learn.""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 new licensing has no added value and seems to be Cisco's effort to take advantage of customers.""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."

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"The strength of the signal from the access points could be improved.""Switching devices requires reconfiguration from scratch.""The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's a bit expensive but it's professional and works properly.""Cisco WiFi 1572 is very expensive locally and our budget for this year is used.""I think that the solution is expensive because the customer has to pay for a full year, at a minimum, in up-front costs.""The cost model is expensive.""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."

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"This solution is reasonably priced.""This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Antenna system named BEAMFLEX + is the great difference between all other brands. This Patented Technology gives Ruckus the best performance in all scenarios. No doubt Ruckus is superior.
Top Answer: Hi Gilberto, All answers are correct. Adding a new point, currently through the Cisco SDN platform (DNA Center), it is possible to have visibility of the Cisco platforms (Aironet / Catalyst) and… more »
Top Answer: Hi Imad, Thanks for your input. Do you have any POC data for Cisco and Aruba? Thanks in advance
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the level of security on the Wi-Fi network.
Top Answer: This solution is reasonably priced.
Top Answer: The strength of the signal from the access points could be improved.
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Cisco WLAN Controller
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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.

UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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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)NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider16%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Computer Software Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Educational Organization5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government6%
Educational Organization6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise56%
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Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 30 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 8th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 7.8, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.4. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Stable, easy to deploy and manage, and fewer access points are needed when compared to other vendors". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and Huawei Wireless, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Aruba Instant, D-Link Wireless, Huawei Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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