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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

The controller is well suited for our environment where the number of users fluctuates and varies heavily by the day and also on the hours. Due to its versatility, it integrates well with the other servers and with the routers adapted to the main systems.
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

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Cloud-based, no appliance needed, no hardware cost
  • Supports any x86 architectures, Cisco, HP, IBM any server to be used to deploy this controller virtually
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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

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Documentation
  • Analytics
  • Licensing model
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

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The device allows for a high range of control and evaluation processes that generate a positive impact on the quality and clarity of the communications. Lack of repetitive errors is another aspect that it is highly valued by the IT experts when compared with similar products of the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

No score
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Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.5
Based on 3 answers
As with any system, one should think about implementing the controllers in a highly available fashion, that way if one controller is upgraded, all the Access points can be moved to the 2nd controller and then post-upgrade, the APs can be moved back to the original controller. That way little downtime can be achieved.
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WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

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Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

No score
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WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

There is no room of comparison with the older AirOS. The 9800 series is built over a complete new architecture, the whole point of this HW is to learn from the AirOS mistakes and never do them again. With new technology comes new challenges, which in my opinion, is licensing. I chose this platform because Cisco are moving there.
Anonymous | 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

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Maintenance
  • Acquisition cost
  • Quality
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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

Screenshots

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

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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