Anonymous UserNetwork and Security Consultant at a insurance company
Gassan ArmoutiCEO at SOLTEK IT
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I like the way it groups and manages access points."
"The technical support is very good."
"It is easy to install and deploy."
"The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to."
"Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale."
"The technical support is 24/7 from the UA."
"The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions."
"It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration."
"The security is very good."
"The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect."
"The most valuable feature is stability."
"This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort."
"This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before."
"The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer."
"The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it."
"The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance."
"The solution has been very stable so far."
"The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices."
"A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI."
"There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find."
"The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released."
"The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation."
"Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change."
"Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice."
"Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them."
"Better integration with equipment from other vendors would ease the deployment process in some cases."
"The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses."
"The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful."
"The management portal is in need of improvement."
"The pricing needs to be more competitive with other products on the market."
"This product depends on a cloud connection in order to function. If you have an unstable internet connection or other connectivity issues the product will not function as expected."
"This solution is too simple for some cases, and there should be more configuration options."
"Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this."
"There is not much training available for this solution."
"The solution could be simplified a bit."
"It could be easier to use and easier to implement."
"Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed."
"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced."
"Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard."
"I think they should lower their prices."
"Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price."
"The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba."
"The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper."
"Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want."
"The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."
"There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."
"The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
"This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for."
"With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis."
"This is not a cheap solution."
"The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term."
"The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers."
"We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD."
"Its price is definitely competitive."
"Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."
ExtremeWireless is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 40 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 9.0, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ, Ubiquiti WLAN and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches.
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