Aruba Networks Wireless WAN vs. Cisco Meraki MG

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Aruba Networks offers wireless WAN.N/A
Cisco Meraki MG
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki MG cellular gateways are a cloud managed WAN solution designed to seamlessly transpose a wireless cellular signal to wired Ethernet, providing primary or failover connectivity.N/A
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Meraki MG
Cisco Meraki MG
Score 9.0 out of 10
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(7 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
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Product Scalability
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9.2
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
Aruba Networks Wireless WANCisco Meraki MG
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is an excellent solution for small to medium-sized implementation, especially on-premise. The ability to centrally manage all policy-based access requirements for both registered users as well as guests using the portal is effortless. This is backed up by good documentation which is available and excellent vendor support (HP).
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Cisco
Cisco Meraki MG smplifies the route to wireless WAN connectivity and makes cellular a really good uplink option for many networks. MG21 can be used best as gateway to cellular networks, by converting LTE signal from a cellular provider to an ethernet handoff, which can be used as an internet uplink for a variety of use-cases.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • It has cloud management for administration of access points remotely.
  • Automatic replication of custom settings to access points.
  • Solution with WIFI 5 and WIFI 6 hotspots.
  • They are powered by POE or power injector.
  • Compact access points.
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Cisco
  • Seamless changeover to LTE (Cellulor network) in times of failure of ethernet connectivity in your company.
  • Continuous backup for ethernet. No Downtime experienced.
  • It provides you with ability to manage all devices in your network.
  • Next generation Firewall, Traffic Shaper and Internet Gateway that is centrally managed on web.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Licensing is slightly complicated and not bundled, separate costs for cloud controller is a no-no.
  • UI needs an uplift.
  • Coverage is good but can be better.
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Cisco
  • A DHCP configuration would be fine, but a fixed IP configuration seems to require a twist in the configuration.
  • If possible, it's just a subscription. With no initials and just a subscription, I think it's a "feature product" that may convince the superior even if the price is a bit high.
  • I am happy with wireless and all in one, but I feel that the management screen is old, so I think it is better to renew it a bit more.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Cisco
It does what it is supposed to, with minimal issue!
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
In the least concern we have, the support team has always been available and responds very quickly.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We used Xirrus wifi before we moved to Aruba. Xirrus is a great niche brand that has been sold to other companies a few times in the life we used the products. This negatively impacted the product availability in our country, local support, and amount of implementation partners. Due to Aruba their broad product range, availability in the market, and knowledge with implementation partners we feel that we can build upon their products not only for a product cycle but for the decade to come.
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Cisco
Although both products come from the same family, there are drastic differences between them. When it comes to the MX, it's all about security. It might not perform like the latter, but the security it provides is really good. It is a good enterprise WAN Solution, but still, the Meraki MG beats it in overall performance & ease of use. And the MX sadly doesn't support cellular connectivity.
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Scalability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Cisco
I really think that Cisco Meraki MG is an excellent product that can be used in any part of the organization when you need a backup uplink solution. As it is managed from the Meraki Cloud it is easy to integrate with your enterprise and any other platform you have in.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We have better coverage for our visitors and during trainings
  • We have enough bandwidth to accommodate everyone
  • No more dead spots in the building that effects our users.
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Cisco
  • The ROI is excellent, over time we have been able to avoid outages even though our WAN provider may have had issues, the switch to LTE via Cisco Meraki MGwas smooth
  • in locations where traditional lan links were not feasible, like mobile locations, this has been a saver
  • they can be placed where mobile phone reception is best without LAN
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