Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs Cisco Wireless comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar and Cisco Wireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The artificial intelligence feature is very good.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The AI capabilities of Mist Wireless are superior to other OEMs.""With Mist, every Wednesday they roll out new features.""The simplicity is great.""The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done.""The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."

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"We are very satisfied with the performance.""The features aren't much different than those in Aruba, but deployment is easier to configure and the pricing is better.""Express in default configuration mode with first turn-on is easy to set up and deploy from a medium installation standpoint.""One feature that differentiates Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar from some other vendors is the fact that on-premise OmniVista licenses are perpetual.""I have worked with different solutions in the past and switched to Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar because of its quick installation time. It requires no additional preparation. The product is highly stable. I rate it a nine out of ten. The support of this solution is great. The timeliness of their responses is crucial for me. When I raise an issue, I can count on receiving a prompt reply, eliminating the need for extensive online searches or phone calls."

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"One of the main advantages of Cisco Wireless is its DNAT compatibility. When we have dynamic segmentation, or the DNAT enabled on the LAN, Cisco Access Point integrates with the DNAT architecture. Aruba Switches cannot integrate with the Cisco DNAT architecture.""The features that I have found most valuable with Cisco Wireless is that the average connectivity for this WIFI access point is 2.5 gigabytes. That's the highest technology and highest connectivity. They started using the new technology and WIFI to get you a faster connectivity.""It is a stable solution. The performance was good.""The most valuable features of Cisco Wireless are the level of control and management. I am happy with it.""Creating policies is simple.""Cisco's support team is the best in the industry.""I've found it to be quite secure.""Cisco Wireless is quite convenient for mobile and laptop access."

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"The price could be better.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""They should include SD-WAN features to it.""The solution is expensive.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points’ support services need improvement.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location."

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"Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar's radio management side could be improved.""If the customers plan to go on the cloud side, they need encryption and daily communications from a security perspective.""The current implementation of our Guest Access network in isolation for Express mode is very complicated in comparison with leading market solutions.""Better integration with third-party systems is what our customers are expecting in the future.""I would prefer to have the integrated heat map feature provided by the basic controller in the Solution instead of purchasing an external one. Accessing this capability directly within the controller's access point would be convenient."

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"The solution doesn't have much coverage area.""There's a delay in equipment that comes to Columbia, to our country, and that lasts almost six months.""The media stream and Mojo settings are not sufficiently supported.""The pricing of Brazil is very expensive. When you look at other options, they are much cheaper.""There is no technology without room for improvement. The main setback with Cisco solutions, not only with Cisco Wireless, is having to update the OS manually. We are now migrating to Miraki, so we've been able to work that out.""Cisco Wireless could improve if they had some kind of social media integration. There is some limitation with social media integration and wireless interaction. They need to add some additional components to their wireless devices to complete the solution or requirements.""The price of Cisco Wireless could be lower.""In the next release, they should add a better reporting feature. The reporting will tell you if you have a problem. That will make the diagnostics easier."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
  • "The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to the competition."
  • "The pricing is too high."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive."
  • "I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
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  • "The price of this product is average and it is a one-time, perpetual license."
  • "It's pricey, but better than similar solutions."
  • "Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is a mid-range solution with respect to pricing."
  • "At times, it appears that the solution's pricing is slightly higher. This makes it challenging to persuade customers who primarily focus on the price."
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  • "There is no license required to use Cisco Wireless solutions."
  • "However, when you integrate the access point and the controller with the DNAT across multiple sites, you need a DNAT cluster, which is a costly solution. Every site has a controller, and a DNAT cluster is not a good option in a global framework. It's okay for a small office or a few offices. But when you're talking about 500 offices, the cost becomes enormous."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless equipment is expensive."
  • "Cisco is not a cheap solution. Their licensing cost is higher than that for others."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless could be adjusted down, it is a bit expensive. The solution is worth it for the name and the brand. However, there are more products now in the market that give you the same quality, but at a cheaper price."
  • "Its cost is a little bit higher than other products. Fortinet and Huawei are cheaper. If we were not a bank, I would go for Huawei or Fortinet because they are cheap, and I don't need that much security. A financial institute, a university, or a medical institute would need security to protect the customer data. That's why we buy this high-end product that has integrated security features."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless is in the high range compared to other solutions. The solution could be less expensive."
  • "Pricing is a little higher for Cisco Wireless than all other vendors. Cisco should work on improving the pricing because there are some other vendors out there in the market which may have the same features or equivalent features that Cisco has at a lesser price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.
    Top Answer:I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive.
    Top Answer:The pricing is very high in the Indian market. Eight to nine OEMs are also available in the market, giving you their… more »
    Top Answer:One feature that differentiates Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar from some other vendors is the fact that on-premise… more »
    Top Answer:Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is a mid-range solution with respect to pricing. I rate Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess… more »
    Top Answer:Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar's radio management side could be improved. A lot still needs to be done in this area… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
    Top Answer:Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user… more »
    Top Answer:On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three… more »
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
    Alcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
    Cisco WLAN Controller
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    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
    Learn more about Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points
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    Sample Customers
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    Mineola School District
    Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Construction Company8%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise8%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 20th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 25 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is rated 8.8, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar writes "Easy to use from a single pane of glass and it integrates well with many systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Integrates with ISE, and is secure, reliable, and easy to deploy". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Aruba Instant. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless report.

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