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Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

It is possible that we have a bad luck with the deployment. However, It is capable to perform enterprise-level security to fit some of the organization's standards. With Airwave and other tools, it's easy to manage and administrate your wireless environment. Make aware of the IPsec tunnel from each user to the controller if you are using Clearpass for NAC. If you have a remote office with local resources, you will need controller or IAP to route traffic locally. If you have many remote offices, you will need to deploy controllers or IAP in each office, which lead to additional cost and management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

The WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud works well in any scenario. With the number of AP model options, this solution can work at a coffee shop all the way up to a multi-tenant facility with thousands of users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • They offer both a controller-based and controller-less option. This allows customers of all sizes to deploy a wireless network without the upfront cost of controller hardware. A controller can be added later.
  • Aruba also offers Airwave which is a single management point for all AP swarms in the environment. It offers many reporting features as well as visual RF maps displaying heatmaps of the AP signals and client positioning.
  • The Aruba Access Point we have (224s and 225s) also offer both PoE and external power supplies for those smaller deployments that may not have PoE capable switches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • Ease of configuration of your Wi-Fi solution.
  • Full security feature set including IPS, and policing.
  • Event monitoring is second to none. Easy to troubleshoot any issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • In-service software upgrades, although this feature has been added to Aruba OS8
  • Upgrading from Aruba OS versions may require a full network rebuild.
  • Additional licensing model for Aruba OS8
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • As far as a native VLAN configuration, VLAN 0 is used while mostly all other vendors use VLAN 1 as the default (native) VLAN. Minor detail, but keeps configuration standard across the board.
  • The policing feature is powerful, but at times too powerful and needs to be modified a few times before getting the solution where you need it to be. Different levels of policing would be nice, with the option of creating your own and/or modifying an existing template.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Aruba Networks Wireless LAN is very intuitive to use. After the initial learning curve for the Aruba OS platform, it is straightforward. Day-to-day tasks, such as deploying an access point with a configuration, are very straightforward. Standard incremental system upgrades are also very intuitive. If you have any past experience with Aruba network switching or Cisco switching, the command structure is relatively similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

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Support Rating

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) 7.8
Based on 5 answers
It is a reliable and complete solution for providing wireless network to users. I had no technical problems during those years. The Aruba controller and access points have always worked very well and we have greatly improved the relationship with customers and we now have absolute control over the wireless network traffic. It has quality assurance and support with efficient service as well.
Bruno Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team is great! I have never had an issue getting the support I needed. They make it a point to stick with the issue until it's resolved to the customer's satisfaction. They do not make you feel like you need to hurry up and close the ticket. They make sure the solution is working as designed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Aruba allows a much deeper level of control over the wireless environment than competitors like Meraki and Ubiquiti. Ubiquiti is much better suited for small to mid-size organizations that don't need as much control over the clients on the network. Meraki is great for mid to large scale environments but isn't nearly as customizable.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure versus the Mojo Networks is the same being that they both use the same platform. Versus the Fortinet solution- it has a stronger security suite, but as far as functionality, they are about equal.Versus the Meraki solution- it has a stronger security suite, and costs less, but about the same when it comes to cloud-based management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • The best thing is that they just work. No need swapping every other year they will works for years to come.
  • These were less expensive then others like Cisco so just the initial cost was a bonus
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • The ROI for every customer we have deployed this solution has been within months. This is especially seen with customers who resell their Wi-Fi service.
  • Due to the stability of the solution, our NOC spends less time troubleshooting issues and outages which in turns gives them time to focus on other customer issues.
  • Due to the success of these deployments, our company continues to resell this product and has received higher discounts during the sale process which in turn have increased our profit margins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Pricing Details

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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