Aruba Networks Reviews

D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 18 2019

What is most valuable?

There aren't a lot of features that Aruba has that their competitors don't. With that being said, some of the implementations or features do work as advertised: easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We currently use the MAC address caching through ClearPass to allow guests to connect from a prior authenticated attempt. We also use the Visual RF component in AirWave… more»

What needs improvement?

The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation. Aruba’s TAC support for us has been frustrating most of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Extreme Networks. We switched from 802.11n to 802.11ac, and Aruba was rewarded the bid mainly due to cost.

What other advice do I have?

Honestly, and simply put, I would look elsewhere. I feel this company falls short on its promises, has been a pain to work with, and the product I feel is inferior to its… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated Cisco, Extreme Networks (Enterasys at the time), and Xirrus. This process was completed before I came aboard.
Morris Chen
Real User
Technology Manager at MediaTek
Jun 04 2019

What do you think of Aruba ClearPass?

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for controlling the security of our wireless network.

How has it helped my organization?

Aruba ClearPass has improved the security control in our network environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for our network environment is the identification of discovered devices. 

What needs improvement?

Configuration should be more easy to understand between the link of two topics.

For how long have I used the solution?

Four and a half years.

Aruba Networks Questions

Voderima
Systems and Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Feb 22 2020
I have experience working as a systems and network engineer for a pharmaceuticals company.  I am evaluating Aruba ClearPass and FortiNAC. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Darrel LemlerWe've deployed both over the years and we find ClearPass to be more flexible… more»
reviewer1198536I am not familiar with FortiNAC. We don’t use it. We use Aruba ClearPass and… more»
Dmitrii ShorzhinWe use a Cisco-based solution.
Chief Investment Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 26 2020
I have more than ten years of experience at a financial services firm with 10,000+ employees.  We are currently evaluating Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, and Cisco Wireless. What are the biggest differences between the three? Which do you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
Glen Bloemker* Cisco will most likely be the most expensive solution. Are they the… more»
Richard SherwinWe found that Ruckus has superior Radio Frequency sensitivity than all your… more»
Ignacio JenkinsThe Antenna system named BEAMFLEX + is the great difference between all other… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba vs Cisco Wireless. People like you are trying to decide which WLAN is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Aruba WLAN and Cisco? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a… more»
TimDavisAs far as an end to end solution, Automation DNA, Security ISE, Cisco is the way… more»
Anshul RohillaIf we will talk about the Wireless Radios of the access points, all vendor have… more»
reviewer550881Compared to Cisco, Aruba enhances WLAN availability by providing: Ture… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba ClearPass vs Cisco ISE. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Aruba ClearPass and Cisco? Which of these two solutions would you… more»
Patrcik GraterAruba ClearPass and CISCO ISE are both very basic authentication and guest… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba Wireless vs Ruckus Wireless. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless? Which of these two solutions… more»
Jacob GolickHonestly, I have been pushing away from Aruba. I have not used Ruckus either. I… more»
Stephen BurrowsDifferences between Aruba and Ruckus: - The Aruba GUI is more pleasing as well… more»
D6B8There are some differences for sure, based on our usage and my knowledge of… more»
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What advice do you have for others considering Aruba Wireless? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What is your primary use case for Aruba Wireless? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What needs improvement with Aruba Wireless? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Wireless? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Aruba Wireless? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!