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Pros
"The products offer a lot of flexibility. Almost everything can be configured. It works very well for providing remote services.""The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."

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"It's easy to set everything up during implementation."

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Cons
"The management component is difficult to understand and not very user-friendly which increases deployment time.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger.""Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster.""The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement."

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"One thing that is lacking is, compared with some other brands, the signal is a bit weaker. Ruckus has much wider signal coverage."

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  • "The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
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    It's easy to set everything up during implementation.
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    The pricing of the product is very reasonable and appropriate for the market. We are based in the Phillippines and we do not find it overly expensive. It's my understanding that we've been given… more »
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    During the implementation, I have had several problems. There were issues handing over the user to the other access point during our roaming. However, this has been addressed before. One thing that is… more »
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    11th
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    475
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    8.5
    15th
    out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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    329
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    275
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    528
    Rating
    9.0
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    Overview

    Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.

    Fortinet controllers for infrastructure Wi-Fi manage authentication and encryption of our enterprise-class infrastructure access points. These controllers are powered by Fortinet’s System Director operating system for seamless mobility and high-density environments.

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    Sample Customers
    Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Government7%
    Transportation Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Aruba Instant is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLC is ranked 15th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Aruba Instant is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiWLC is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLC writes "Easy to set up with fair pricing and excellent technical support". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and D-Link Wireless, whereas Fortinet FortiWLC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWLM and Cisco Wireless.

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