Aruba Wireless in Education
July 06, 2018

Aruba Wireless in Education

Eric Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Aruba Networks Wireless

We use Aruba Wireless at all of our campus locations throughout our university system. We have been using Aruba for longer than I have been with my current organization. We run our primary wireless network for faculty, staff, and students as well as several guest networks for different groups of visiting users. Our deployment spans more than 25 locations with thousands of users and we have had great performance with the Aruba wireless.
  • Controller based deployment
  • Policy based management
  • Monitoring tools
  • We have seen struggles with authentication methods
  • Pricing can always improve
  • Licensing
  • We are working toward complete wireless coverage within our campuses and the Aruba wireless solutions are working well for us.
  • We get good feedback from our user population on the quality of our wireless network so that is great.
  • Our technicians are all comfortable using the Aruba products, so that helps with support tremendously.
Comparing the Aruba wireless solutions to the big dog of the networking industry is not easy. The Cisco offering has great depth of features and capabilities, but when it comes to the major determining factor it starts to even out more. Pricing is where the rubber hits the road and we feel that we get great value from Aruba for the cost.
We have some very high density deployment locations where large numbers of students come together for extended periods of time. We often have a thousand and more users within a conference area and have avoided connectivity issues and or complaints for the users in those situations. We feel that the Aruba wireless products are up to the task of high density enterprise deployments.