Cisco Wireless Benefits
February 05, 2019

Cisco Wireless Benefits

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

We are at the moment in a phase where we plan and deploy the latest and greatest Cisco 4800 access points with on-premise 5520 controllers but controlled by DNA Center. The design and plan is to cover the whole organisation which today only has meeting room coverage with old 3500 models and provide the end users real mobile experience whether they are staying still, moving from one meeting to another, utilising the free seating concept or just want to work with their mobiles and tablets with something fun.
  • Very good RF automation and innovations on how it can improve the end user experience
  • The latest telemetry and intelligent capture features really provide the tools to ensure daily quality
  • Intuitive and easy to understand controls and configurations
  • Documentation of the features they provide. How those work and what the thresholds for different needs are.
  • Use cases of when to utilise a feature and when not to use it.
  • Users are able to carry on with their work while moving, changing seats, rooms or having an ad-hoc Skype meeting on the way to lunch. It is always hard to justify the value of connectivity but be assured, when it is not working the business impact is immediate.
We are in progress of implementing the latest innovation of Cisco, 4800 Access points connected to DNA center analytics and assurance. With 4800 series you can easily cover any need you would even image for wireless including location awareness use cases
Why we ended up with Cisco Access Points is purely the overall architecture and capabilities they provide. As we are using Cisco Identity Service Engine with identity-based enterprise networking, the Aironet Access Points just fit like a glove. And do not forget the added value features that they come with such as built-in location awareness capabilities, flexible radios etc.
If you are looking for enterprise-grade wireless which really can provide you the primary connectivity and roadmap for future proof capabilities, go with Cisco Aironet Access points.