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Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Would quickly recommend [Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers] to a colleague or local organization if they're already invested in Cisco equipment as they may likely be able to add their existing AP's to a current controller. If they were building their network from the ground up I may recommend a higher class series of wireless LAN controllers.
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 Wireless LAN Controllers

  • The WLC are very reliable. In the 10+ years the company has had them installed, we have not had any hardware or component failures.
  • No need for reboots. The CISCO WLC is not like a router you may have at home which you may have to reboot every few weeks or months. It can run for months without needing a reboot.
  • The Cisco WLC gives you a quick Network Summary when you first log into the system. This is very helpful to get a quick rundown on the status of your wireless network.
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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

  • Configuring wireless settings is very confusing because various settings are scattered all over the interface in different tabs
  • Lots of settings use Cisco's technical verbiage rather than common phrasing, so it's confusing what a lot of settings will do and requires researching the meaning before modifying the setting
  • The interface could be easier to use to do simple tasks such as reboot an access point
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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As I said before, the only thing we miss in our old model is the fact that the management interface never received an improvement in design. It has the same look and feels since it was launched. It's not that it's hard to use. It's just the case of could be modernized.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 7.3
Based on 3 answers
As usual, the support from Cisco's TAC (Technical Assistance Center) is lacking. Granted, they always get the job done, but the amount of lead time on a non-emergency is enough to make you just handle it yourself. The good news is that if you ask for Cisco's assistance and forget about it, they'll jump on by the time you've forgotten where you were in troubleshooting it and have it fixed for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Depending on your client needs you may want to go with a Unify system or Aruba controller less system if they are a small to medium business. The reason why we use Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, is due to how well they work in congested environments and have a wealth of configuration settings.
Michael Miller | 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 Wireless LAN Controllers

  • Frustration levels have gone way down after going to the wireless lan controller
  • You could argue money has been saved as we can keep a single lineup of AP's and corresponding wireless lan controller
  • Costs will have to go up when you start adding one of these into the mix
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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Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Pricing Details

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

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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