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Aruba Wireless Pros

MB
Network and Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aruba is an industry leader. The hardware is on par, and its performance is also on par with anybody else. The Aruba brand really only focuses on wireless, so they're not competing their R&D for switching data center products and cloud security. They're really focused on that and their underlying key pieces. They provide a role-based authentication that is native to the controller. A lot of other systems don't do that. They won't provide you the ability to basically have everybody join the network, regardless of whether or not they share the same network space, the SSID, or the wireless LAN. You can segment it down to a specific user role based on any kind of attributes that you like. That's their differentiator. If you need per user, per device, or per port segmentation, you can get that with Aruba. There isn't another vendor who does it.
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ML
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The technical support is very good.
It is easy to install and deploy.
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D6B8 - PeerSpot reviewer
District Technology at INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196
It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration.
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Aruba Wireless
June 2022
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Anar Safibayov - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Information Technology at Four Seasons Hotels
One advantage is the built-in Zigbee-based IoT functionality. You don't need an additional dongle to enable that option.
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Rahul Bogala - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager - Network and Infrastructure Security Business Unit at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
I think Aruba Wireless' Wi-Fi 6 capability is something that really makes a difference. We used to have bottlenecks. Each user has one laptop on one mobile device, so that equals 40 devices connecting to one AP. The Wi-Fi 5 series couldn't handle the traffic during peak hours, and when I say "peak hours," I mean Monday at 11 a.m. We used to see a lot of packet drops, but we haven't seen that problem at all since we moved to Wi-Fi 6.
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DM
Sr IT Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.
Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.
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SasikaRanasinghe - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at Fentons Limited
Good wireless solution that's user-friendly, stable, and scalable, with very good product support, and a limited lifetime warranty.
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HA
Network Infrastructure Engineer at KAIZNE
I have not experienced any bugs, software, or hardware issues with Aruba.
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EP
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
We like the centralized configuration and monitoring.
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RT
Corporate Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aruba Central is a valuable feature because I can monitor access points remotely, even if I'm not in the office.
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Aruba Wireless Cons

MB
Network and Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently, the stability of the code is the basic underlying problem for us. They had an 8.6 release that came out two weeks ago, but we had to migrate twice because the code wasn't stable. We can't get things to work the same way. Version 8 was a big change for them. They made a change so that it is forced to be a managed hierarchical system. It means that you make changes at the top, and it pushes them downstream. There are a lot of problems with the 8.6 version code. I ran into four bugs in one week and was informed that we should just move onto the next one because all of those fixes have taken place. The feedback loop for fixes is not always really relayed back to you. I don't have a lot of strong things to say about version 8.6. When we had version 6, the controller was pretty much rock solid. We had no problems. We made a heavy investment to migrate a lot of stuff to take advantage of things like WPA3, Wi-Fi 6, and all that kind of stuff, and we haven't been able to turn those features on because we are not confident that they are going to work just yet. So, right now, we're still very much stumbling through the version 8.6 code and just trying to make sure that it is safe before we turn on some of those features. In terms of the marketplace, they are one of the top three leaders. In some respects, one of the things that they focus on is wireless. Therefore, there are some things that should be beyond reproach, as far as I'm concerned. In terms of the stability of the code, there are always going to be bugs, but the core stability of the code needs to be there. When it is not stable, that's a real problem for me because you lose a lot of confidence in the products.
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ML
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.
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D6B8 - PeerSpot reviewer
District Technology at INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196
The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.
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Aruba Wireless
June 2022
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Anar Safibayov - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Information Technology at Four Seasons Hotels
Aruba is missing some features that are available in other solutions, such as the email notifications. It's a bit complex to configure the notification part. Mainly I'm talking about the rogue WiFi detection. This email notification is crucial for us, but it isn't possible to configure with the built-in software. You need something else, like an external system log collector or another Aruba software. These notifications are essential in hospitality for PCI compliance. My colleagues in famous luxury hotel chains need that report.
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Rahul Bogala - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager - Network and Infrastructure Security Business Unit at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
There is a long queue whenever we reach out to support, and we have to wait for them to answer calls. Once we get in touch with them, we have to coordinate with different teams, so our engineers struggle to understand who are the correct team members. I think support is another area where Aruba needs to improve.
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DM
Sr IT Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.
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SasikaRanasinghe - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Development Manager at Fentons Limited
Configuration for this solution could be made easier, so people could benefit from being able to configure it within a quicker amount of time.
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HA
Network Infrastructure Engineer at KAIZNE
Most of the access points don't include the chargers.
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EP
Network Engineer at a university with 201-500 employees
I would like to see a faster web interface in the controller and more troubleshooting tools, including real-time troubleshooting tools.
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RT
Corporate Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We would like to declare a specific number of devices that an employee or a user can use to access their Wi-Fi.
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Buyer's Guide
Aruba Wireless
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Aruba Wireless. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.