Cisco Aironet Access Points Review
March 08, 2019

Cisco Aironet Access Points Review

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

It’s being used to deliver wireless services across the airport. It integrates with our internet payment gateway and other collaboration technology to deliver a unique customer experience.
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Location based identity
  • Easy to deploy
  • Outdoor capabilities. We have actually blown up a few outdoor units. Water got inside the outdoor units and had visible rust
  • Costs compared to other AP’s in the market. Ruckus and EnGenius work out a bit cheaper
  • Mounting options are limited
  • Positive ROI. The total value of the investment as compared to the technical services provided is much higher.
  • It provides a truly secured infrastructure to enhance our customer experience.
  • Cisco allows for on-demand connectivity anywhere on our premises.
We have benefited from the new designs as it gives ease of installation and blends in seamlessly with our building designs.
We have indeed benefited from the enhancements. New designs in the AP’s gives a modern look and feel. Also, the firmware updates give added features and a more secure medium for our users and passengers to connect. Cisco, with it’s end to end integrations, provides a high level of security and connectivity.
Some alternative options were considered and PoC was carried out during the procurement process. Our experience and evaluation basically proved Cisco had the upper hand due to its integration capabilities with other components of the network, such as switching, Routers, Firewalls and our third party internet payment gateway. We have also used EnGenius APs for point to point connections in bridge mode, but again, with security being the main concern, nothing beats Cisco.
Aironet Access Points are well suited if security matters.