We performed a comparison between Aruba Wireless and Ubiquiti WLAN based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Although it may be less cost-effective, users feel that Aruba is a more mature, robust product and provides better reliability and better service and support. Aruba consistently provides seamless trusted connectivity and an excellent secure user experience. Aruba works well for both SMBs and large business enterprises, making it a very versatile desired solution.
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."
"The simplicity is great."
"The stability is the best. It's very reliable."
"AirWave is a valuable feature."
"I have not experienced any bugs, software, or hardware issues with Aruba."
"The Airwave is the best feature for a single management point for all APs in the environment."
"The stability of Aruba Wireless has been good."
"Aruba Wireless is stable and we plan to continue using it in the future."
"There is no problem with downtime."
"Aruba is an industry leader. The hardware is on par, and its performance is also on par with anybody else. The Aruba brand really only focuses on wireless, so they're not competing their R&D for switching data center products and cloud security. They're really focused on that and their underlying key pieces. They provide a role-based authentication that is native to the controller. A lot of other systems don't do that. They won't provide you the ability to basically have everybody join the network, regardless of whether or not they share the same network space, the SSID, or the wireless LAN. You can segment it down to a specific user role based on any kind of attributes that you like. That's their differentiator. If you need per user, per device, or per port segmentation, you can get that with Aruba. There isn't another vendor who does it."
"Ubiquiti WLAN's best feature is the free controller system software."
"All of the interfacing is very good."
"The solution is very easy to install."
"You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want."
"The solution has a lot of great features."
"I have found Ubiquiti WLAN scalable. We have approximately 200 users using the solution in my organization and do not plan to increase usage."
"The solution works well and in the short time I have used it, I've enjoyed its capabilities."
"The pricing is very competitive and the feature sets are very good. It compares well against more expensive options."
"Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."
"If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features."
"There is a long queue whenever we reach out to support, and we have to wait for them to answer calls. Once we get in touch with them, we have to coordinate with different teams, so our engineers struggle to understand who are the correct team members. I think support is another area where Aruba needs to improve."
"Configuration for this solution could be made easier, so people could benefit from being able to configure it within a quicker amount of time."
"Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them."
"The coverage, concurrent user life, and visualization are the most valuable features of these solutions."
"There needs to be better visibility on the day-to-day monitoring."
"Aruba Wireless can improve the assigning of access points. We have times that the nearest access point is not assigned but one far away. The integration between access points could improve."
"Sometimes the configuration is difficult."
"The certification for licensing could be better."
"There seems to be a drop in service. It's definitely a reliability or stability issue we face."
"The solution is stable but could improve."
"The statistics you can get on it are a bit limited from what I have seen so far."
"Ubiquiti WLAN only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio and would be improved by including support for 5GHz."
"When they release new products, you should know if there backward compatibility, or do you have to replace the entire forklift, It is useful to understand their strategy and where they are headed."
"The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates."
"Ubiquiti WLAN would be improved with the addition of individual AP configuration, which would allow for fine-tuning of individual access points and logins."
"When I started to upgrade, the controller for Unbuntu was really struggling to start up, however, that has since been solved."
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.
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:
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:
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."
UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.
Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 42 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 16 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.2, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.8. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Instant, D-Link Wireless, Huawei Wireless and NETGEAR Insight Access Points. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.
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