Aruba Networks Reviews

D6B8
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 17 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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 a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jul 31 2019
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
Jun 27 2019
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
Sep 14 2019
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»
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba Wireless vs Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? Which of these two solutions would you recommend for Wireless LAN? Why? Thanks for helping… more»
Akshay BalaganurWe are authorised to sell both Aruba and Meraki. Being a consultant myself, I… more»
John LeBrunConfidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic… more»
it_user261798I see it like cars. The one person like a BMW the next a Mercedes Benz. Both… more»
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