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April 2022
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Pros
"The installation process is nice and easy.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful.""The installation process is very easy."

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"The cost is low, and there is controller-less architecture.""I can implement it at small sites, and I can also implement it at mid-sized locations. It is very flexible. It is really nice and useful for customers who have many small sites.""The most valuable features of Aruba Instant are management and performance.""We like being able to merge Aruba Instant to mobile via Bluetooth. You are also able to perform a lot of functions remotely such as creating an SSID IP."

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"Very easy to use and can be managed remotely."

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Cons
"We would prefer it if the solution could be less expensive.""The solution could offer more integration with other products.""The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved."

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"Aruba Instant can improve by increasing the gigabit range of the switch or by adding additional management features and tools. It can be helpful.""I think that the next release should offer IP phone security/firewall.""It is good as it is. If anything, its reporting could be improved.""I think they're missing roadmaps to the partners and the customers. They're releasing the products, but there are no quick updates to the partners and the customers."

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"Initial integration with the cloud was problematic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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  • "It is not expensive. Its price is fair. You get many features with the normal licensing. If I look at Cisco, it is very expensive if I need similar things."
  • "The cost was affordable."
  • "Some aspect of the price of Aruba Instant is very economical because if the customer is requiring more features the customer needs to pay a higher amount."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The installation process is very easy.
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    It's much more technical when compared to other companies. The solution could offer more integration with other… more »
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    We primarily use the solution as a WiFi controller.
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    We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and… more »
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    I can implement it at small sites, and I can also implement it at mid-sized locations. It is very flexible. It is really… more »
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    It is not expensive. Its price is fair. You get many features with the normal licensing. If I look at Cisco, it is very… more »
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    Very easy to use and can be managed remotely.
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    We use several Sonic solutions and I'm not sure if the license fee of this product is independent of the others that… more »
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    We had some issues integrating with the cloud which was problematic.
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    Juniper WLAN
    SonicWall WCM
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    Overview
    WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.

    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.

    SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager (WCM) is a cloud-based WiFi network management system that simplifies access point deployment, management, and monitoring. WCM is fully integrated with Capture Security Center, providing seamless integration with MySonicWall, Licensing, and the SonicWiFi mobile app on your mobile device.

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    Sample Customers
    Apollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
    Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Transportation Company14%
    Renewables & Environment Company14%
    Comms Service Provider14%
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    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Wireless LAN
    April 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Cisco, Ruckus and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: April 2022.
    596,970 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Aruba Instant is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews while SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager is ranked 24th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Fair price, works very well, and is perfect for customers with many small sites". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager writes "Extremely easy management of access points; user friendly dashboard". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP, whereas SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager is most compared with .

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