Bill SheelerDirector Of Technical Operations at GT Church
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it."
"The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal."
"The most valuable features are the coverage and durability."
"Good connection quality."
"The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage."
"The most valuable feature for me is reliability."
"The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional."
"Valuable features include Bonjour Gateway and the hardware antenna array."
"A good management tool that can be managed through the cloud or firewall."
"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis."
"They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake."
"I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island."
"Captive portal for guest access on the controller could be enhanced."
"Previously, we would need to purchase appliances every time but it caused our data centers to get filled. Ruckus now has cloud-based controllers. They resolved the issue we were having."
"Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful."
"I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000."
"Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging."
"Integrating with the firewall and management console was a little complex."
"We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki."
"The price is reasonable."
"The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best."
"We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them."
"This is a very expensive solution."
"The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more."
"Not all of our clients can afford a fully corporate solution like Ruckus. But for many of our clients, pricing is the only factor that prevents them from choosing Ruckus, as we have found Ruckus to be a very suitable and reliable solution for integrating wireless access points to a company's network."
"Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless."
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.
Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 41 reviews while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is ranked 21st in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6, while SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SonicWave Access Points writes "A great management option that offers good integration with many capabilities". Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Dell EMC Ruckus, whereas SonicWall SonicWave Access Points is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Dell EMC Ruckus and Fortinet FortiWLM.
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