Aruba Remote Access Points vs Netgate TNSR comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Aruba Remote Access Points
Ranking in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN
13th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
13
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Netgate TNSR
Ranking in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN
24th
Average Rating
7.6
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
Routers (6th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Enterprise Infrastructure VPN category, the mindshare of Aruba Remote Access Points is 0.8%, down from 1.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Netgate TNSR is 0.1%, up from 0.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Enterprise Infrastructure VPN
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
Routers
2.4%
 

Featured Reviews

JV
Mar 11, 2024
Ensures responsive customer support and competitive pricing, but may lack scalability and effectiveness in rapidly evolving networking landscapes
In terms of scalability for the Aruba Remote Access Points, our utilization differs from other companies. While many organizations use them for branch offices, our situation is unique. We didn't have to worry about deploying RAPs extensively because we lacked branch offices. The few instances where we did utilize them involved more effort in configuring and setting up custom solutions, which didn't scale well for us. Since we own the locations where employees work, there wasn't a significant need for off-site connectivity. Those instances that did require off-site access were already integrated into our network. I would rate the scalability of Aruba Remote Access Points a five out of ten. While they are useful, there comes a point where manageability starts to diminish. Since they are not directly tied to the network like traditional access points, they pose some unique challenges. In high-demand scenarios, the performance of Aruba Remote Access Points can vary. While they are built to handle substantial usage, I cannot provide specific numbers. However, we have deployed them successfully for numerous outdoor events and large gatherings where many users connect to them. Despite their capability to handle heavy loads, overutilization is not ideal.
Harish (Kumar) - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 3, 2023
Good gateway with helpful traffic shaping and load balancing
There must be a wizard section as per the use case. For example, if we need a simple firewall there must be an auto-install of most required packages. In the same way, if we need a more strict firewall, then different configuration settings. There must be a more easy-to-use GUI. More documentation should be available within the package manager. A visible ON/OFF button must be there and can be easily configured as required. An additional non-us electrical plug must be inside the box. There should be an option to upgrade RAM (i.e. 8GB to 16GB). It can enhance the capacity of the proxy server.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It is a very stable tool."
"The authentication features are valuable."
"Once configured and operational, they tend to function reliably, with few reported issues from clients or customers."
"I can use the solution from my home or any remote office to access printers, servers, etc."
"What I like best about Aruba Remote Access Points is that it's pretty easy to set up."
"The product is very flexible. So far the stability of the solution has been good."
"Aruba Remote Access Points provide a level of protection for our IPs."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is experienced by those working at home since they get a secure Wi-Fi connection."
"It's an ideal gateway solution for small and medium businesses, i.e., around 300 devices can be easily handled."
"The solution has good performance."
 

Cons

"The product needs an increased level of security for the end user."
"I use the controller when using Aruba Remote Access Points, particularly during configuration. Hence, room for improvement in Aruba Remote Access Points is for its web UI to be easier to control."
"The security side of Aruba Remote Access Points could be improved."
"The solution's technical support has some shortcomings that need improvement."
"It would help if the remote APs had some kind of SoHo environment with built-in firewall features. That way it could connect directly in a client-to-site type of environment, or a site-to-site VPN environment. That way users could have a complete office setup without coming to the private cloud."
"Its scalability capabilities should be improved."
"The remote access point coverage should be bigger than it is now."
"It could have better monitoring features."
"There must be a more easy-to-use GUI."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Aruba pricing is not very high. They offer competitive pricing for what they provide."
"You require no separate licensing to convert an access point to RAP."
"In terms of pricing, we've found Aruba's offerings to be very competitive."
"Price-wise, Aruba Remote Access Points is in the middle, so my rating for its pricing is three out of five."
"There are no other expenses than standard licenses for the product."
"The price of Aruba Remote Access Points could be better. It is a little expensive."
"There is not a license required for this solution but the price should be less expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
15%
Government
13%
Healthcare Company
11%
Computer Software Company
9%
Computer Software Company
16%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Aruba Remote Access Points?
This solution is widely adopted and involves both technology and non-technical devices. It is robust, except in cases of significant power outages.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Remote Access Points?
The product comes with a yearly subscription. It is costly, becoming an issue for certain medium companies, but corporate companies don't care about the cost. They only want the technology.
What needs improvement with Aruba Remote Access Points?
Its scalability capabilities should be improved.
What do you like most about Netgate TNSR?
It's an ideal gateway solution for small and medium businesses, i.e., around 300 devices can be easily handled.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Netgate TNSR?
The product is very cost-effective and has no requirement for additional licenses. The setup is not easy. Users need more technical expertise to configure it. This is not advisable for non-IT users.
What is your primary use case for Netgate TNSR?
THe solution is used as a primary gateway with two lease lines of 450 Mbps total. Around 200 users are under it. There is no server or database in the environment. Users use only the internet exten...
 

Also Known As

Aruba RAP
TNSR
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Trafford Metropolitan Borough
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