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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is application monitoring.""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."

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"There weren't any scalability issues, the product did what it had to do.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful."

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"Ability to control the access points by groups.""If you compare wired versus wireless, it's convenient. You don't need to have one place for connectivity. You can move around and it's easier. Sometimes it's a hassle to work with wires, which is why wireless is so convenient.""The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution.""The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point."

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Cons
"For a more senior tool, a local application monitoring related to IoT vendors would be useful.""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."

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"The biggest issue was that Juniper stopped developing, so we had to look for another solution.""The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved."

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"Configuration could be improved.""There seems to be different versions of standards used in the wireless access points. In the future, it would be helpful if the solution could come up with some kind of universal standard for all devices and all access points.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN… more »
Top Answer: Very quick setup and it always works well.
Top Answer: Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
Top Answer: The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful.
Top Answer: The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution for education customers.
Top Answer: The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.
Top Answer: The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market.
Top Answer: The main problem is that the power consumption for the access point is always screaming that it needs more power. It's… more »
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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Overview
Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.

Best Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE performance
In addition to delivering the best Wi-Fi range and performance which is automatically optimized through reinforcement learning algorithms, Mist Access Points have a dynamic vBLE 16 element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services.

Data collection, analysis and enforcement
Mist Access Points are purpose-built to collect metadata for over 150 states that allows the cloud-based AI engine to perform analytics, machine learning, location service and event correlation. APs incorporate a 3rd radio for always-on security monitoring, troubleshooting and synthetic client tests.

Converged platform for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and IoT
Access Points feature integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and an interface port to integrate and control analog/digital devices. This enables Mist to bridge the physical, location and connectivity realms, unlocking value from your network and eliminating the need for complex and costly overlay solutions.

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Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
Apollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company16%
Retailer6%
Performing Arts6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company12%
Retailer7%
University4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
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Juniper WLC Series is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews while Mist Access Points is ranked 16th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews. Juniper WLC Series is rated 8.0, while Mist Access Points is rated 5.8. The top reviewer of Juniper WLC Series writes "Stable with good AI capabilities and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Huawei Wireless. See our Juniper WLC Series vs. Mist Access Points report.

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