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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Mobility Express is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

80%
8 Ratings
8.3

Cisco Mobility Express

83%
5 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Cisco Mobility Express

84%
5 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Mobility Express

81%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are well suited in offices where they can be managed by a wireless LAN controller (WLC). Using them in this way allows the APs to be well managed and security policies can easily be enforced down to users connecting to these APs for wireless access. Scenarios, where Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are less appropriate, are in small-office-home-office (SOHO) situations because of price and licensing costs to use a WLC to manage them. Thus, using them, in this case, would be that the APs would have to be in Autonomous mode, and the technical know-how in converting a lightweight AP to an Autonomous one is not straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Mobility Express

As it provides virtual WLC functionality, it has incredibly amazing built-in features that perfectly suit small to medium companies. It has the capability to manage the entire organization network seamlessly. It might be possible that it won't work smoothly and elegantly for large firms where there is a bulk amount of data bandwidth used.
HASAN SARFRAZ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Outdoor mesh bridging of access points brings significant cost savings to many of our production facilities. Deploying mesh APs is a significant cost reduction over trenching conduit to connect remote areas via fiber.
  • Cisco APs are extremely resilient, with a failure rate of below 5% in some of our harshest environments.
  • Cisco APs have the intelligence to identify wireless interference sources with Clean Air technology
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Mobility Express

  • Easy to setup
  • Less maintenance
  • Less disconnection
JK Nosis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • In the facilities where we operate, we had to put a reinforcement on the ceiling to avoid problems due to the weight of the access point.
  • On the appearance, it could be smaller and lighter.
  • As for the hardware, I think it's incredible, I don't see any points to improve.
Gleison Leandro Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Mobility Express

  • Honestly, I haven't found very many issues since we started using it, and I'm glad for that!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Mobility Express

General

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

Starting Price

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express 8.4
Based on 5 answers
We are using it 24x7 and it never hangs or create problems in connectivity.
Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express 8.1
Based on 5 answers
After initial configuration and fixing minor issues with the firmware, the system worked really well, without any downtime. We were also satisfied with the throughput and range.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

The usage scenario was different. I don't see this as a benefit versus harm comparison, necessarily. What happened was that, at a certain point, the implementation of the cisco solution was the winner of our public bidding process and with that, we implemented it and have used it ever since.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express is far better than other products. It is a renowned brand in network products, and they are reliable and efficient as compared to other products that I have used so far. It is highly recommended.
HASAN SARFRAZ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Obviously, these things aren't cheap. But we do believe that with the functionality we get, we are getting a good return on productivity.
  • These things are really reliable, we don't spend a lot of time troubleshooting or replacing them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Mobility Express

  • It has given our IT team time back from not having to fix issues everyday with the network.
  • It makes it easy for visibility of the network and allows those who are new to it to learn it quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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