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Aruba Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The installation process is very easy.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful.""The installation process is nice and easy."

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"The most valuable feature is the client match.""Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.""The functionality is very high and we can properly meet the clients' requirements.""The solution is quite stable and very robust.""The technical support is 24/7 from the UA.""Setup is straightforward.""Enterprise wireless LAN solution with good visibility and amazing scalability. Aruba Wireless also offers good technical support."

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"Has an extremely good feature set.""AI is the most valuable feature.""The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point."

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

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"They should have more support for implementing Aruba Wireless in Smart Cities and outdoor applications.""Configuration for this solution could be made easier, so people could benefit from being able to configure it within a quicker amount of time.""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.""The user interface could be improved in Aruba Wireless. This would make the setup easier.""Sometimes the configuration is difficult.""The pricing could always be better.""They could work on energy consumption as this equipment needs a lot of energy.""The reliability could be improved."

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"There could be more integration.""The inter-functionality with other vendors was a negative for us."

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  • "If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced."
  • "Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard."
  • "I think they should lower their prices."
  • "Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price."
  • "The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba."
  • "The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper."
  • "Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want."
  • "The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."
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  • "The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."
  • "The price is about the same compared to other vendors. There is an add-on license, but it's up to you if you want to buy it or not."
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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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    Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
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    At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did… more »
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    On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three… more »
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    The price is about the same compared to other vendors. There is an add-on license, but it's up to you if you want to buy… more »
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    Juniper WLAN
    Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
    Mist Access Points
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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 Wireless is a secure, high-performance, multi-user wireless LAN supporting Wi-Fi 6. As workplaces and user expectations change, users can now maintain hybrid workplaces and IoT without compromising performance, reliability, or security. Aruba Wireless delivers better performance and capacity and greater AIOps visibility throughout all devices and users. In addition, through built-in network intelligence, network operations are made simpler while keeping everything secure through user and guest encryption.

    Aruba Wireless, offered through Aruba Networks, is helping achieve digital transformation and IoT with seamless connectivity through multiple Wi-Fi access points. For the user’s convenience, Aruba Wireless provides indoor, outdoor, and remote access points to help boost faster and safer connectivity.

    Choosing Aruba Wireless can help improve your organization’s user experience with wireless LAN in many ways, including:

    • Transforming hybrid workplaces: Employees can move seamlessly between home and office, with reliable internet and without compromising security.

    • Connect and protect IoT: With built-in AP support for BLE, Zigbee, and USB-port extensions, users can extend visibility, control, and connectivity to IoT devices and applications.

    • Expand the 5G experience to the enterprise network: Empower users to experience 5G with Wi-Fi 6 by automatically enabling cellular devices to join Aruba Wireless LAN securely and reliably.

    Aruba Gateways and Controllers

    Small organizations as well as large enterprises require excellent performance and security for cloud, mobility, and digital transformation. Therefore, in addition to the access points, Aruba Wireless also offers a variety of gateways and controllers, including:

    • 9000 Series: With SD-WAN capabilities, it’s excellent for small campus networks looking for enhanced Wi-Fi scalability and security.

    • 7200 Series: Perfect for campus WLAN scalability or branch SD-WAN and VPN Concentrator capabilities, the 7200 Series optimizes Wi-Fi performance to guarantee smooth roaming.

    • 7000 Series: Acting as a controller or gateway to provide WAN intelligence, the 7000 Series is a policy-based router and an excellent solution for small to mid-sized campuses.

    • Mobility Controller Virtual Appliance: Maximizes Wi-Fi and network services in an economical, virtualized environment.

    • SD-WAN Virtual Gateways: Orchestrate virtual gateways in public cloud infrastructure, like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    • Mobility Conductor Hardware Appliance: While enhancing the scalability and reliability for large campus WLANs, Aruba Mobility Conductors bring the full capability of ArubaOS.

    • Mobility Conductor Virtual Appliance: To scale large campus deployments, Aruba Mobility Conductors simplify the deployment and management of up to 1,000 Mobility Controllers.

    • ArubaOS Network Operating System: Great for remote workers in mid-sized and large companies who need seamless connectivity to and security over Wi-Fi.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Aruba Networks is aiding organizations in transforming to a hybrid work environment with Aruba Wireless. Users especially love its ability to work with many devices and its ability to group and manage access points.

    A senior IT solutions architect at a manufacturing company says, "The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to."

    Gary F., a network administrator at wireless at Abilene Christian, notes, "I like the way it groups and manages access points."

    Mist AI uses a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science techniques to optimize user experiences and simplify operations across the wireless access, wired access, and SD-WAN domains.

    Data is ingested from numerous sources, including Juniper Mist Access Points, Switches, Session Smart Routers, and Firewalls for end-to-end insight into user experiences. These devices work in concert with Mist AI to optimize user experiences from client-to-cloud, including automated event correlation, root cause identification, Self-Driving Network™ operations, network assurance, proactive anomaly detection, and more.

    Juniper also leverages Mist AI for next-generation customer support. It is the foundational element behind Marvis, the industry’s first AI-driven Virtual Network Assistant, which provides extensive insight and guidance to IT staff via a natural language conversational interface.

    With Mist AI, operators save time and money with faster problem resolution and fewer onsite visits. Users benefit from a network infrastructure that is more predictable, reliable, and measurable.

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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
    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    University25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Educational Organization10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Aruba Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 35 reviews while Mist AI and Cloud is ranked 18th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.0, while Mist AI and Cloud is rated 5.6. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist AI and Cloud writes "With Wi-Fi 6, we're able to have better coverage and better performance". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Ruckus Wireless, whereas Mist AI and Cloud is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud report.

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