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Pros
"The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."

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"Support is fantastic. They are helpful and responsive.""It integrates with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).""The customer always feels confident with the solution because of its reliability.""It is tough, has a nice speed, and is quite reliable.""I've found it to be quite secure.""The installation process is very easy.""The integration is great.""The product offers educational licenses that are priced very reasonably."

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"The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""What's most valuable for me in ExtremeCloud IQ is easy management. It also has centralized administration, so you don't have to go to the customer site to program it. It can be programmed remotely.""ExtremeCloud offers features that not a lot of other vendors do like their data storage and the ability to swap licenses.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""I like ExtremeCloud IQ's unified single-pane-of-glass dashboard. It offers a lot of visibility of performance, and it's great for troubleshooting. You don't have to go to 55 different places. You can get the information you need with just a few clicks."

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Cons
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""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."

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"An expensive solution that small companies cannot afford.""Cisco is costlier relative to other solutions.""In the next release, they should add a better reporting feature. The reporting will tell you if you have a problem. That will make the diagnostics easier.""I wouldn't mind if Cisco allowed their premiere devices to be able to have that cloud-based support as well, or cloud-based management.""The solution is stable but it could be improved. However, this could be because there are not enough APs.""Requires a firewall body to improve security.""The technical support could be better. They aren't as helpful as they need to be when we run into issues.""We've recently had hardware issues which have caused us some problems."

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"Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises.""A room for improvement in ExtremeCloud IQ is roaming. My team is facing roaming issues with the solution, particularly when using VoIP over WiFi. For example, VoIP sometimes breaks when you walk around the customer site. In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution, right now, the inventory for ExtremeCloud IQ is awful. There's no stock, and you must wait a year and a half for new stocks. It's awful.""The certification costs from suppliers are getting out of control, and it's not just Extreme. We have the same problem with Cisco and Huawei.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""The managing of switches within this solution could be improved.""I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""Pricing could be improved. It could be lower."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "The product could be priced better."
  • "Cisco Wireless is a little bit expensive when compared to other solutions."
  • "The price is a little high. However, you get what you pay for. The quality of the product is high, you will find it is worth the money. There is some additional cost, for example, customer support."
  • "It's expensive because a lot of the controls come with licenses."
  • "This solution is expensive, but you get value for your money."
  • "The licensing system is very rigid. I work for a school and we are just treated like big companies. At some point, there's a limit to what we can do about that."
  • "The price for this product is a little bit high, which is why I am not using the most recent version."
  • "Its licensing is not simple. There are additional license costs for features, which is frustrating for us. There are some features that are included for free in the base Aruba product, but they are available at additional costs in this solution."
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  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
  • "Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software assurance for the second year, the access points will still work, but you can't use the cloud management tools."
  • "I am not involved in the price, but I am sure that it is not cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
    Top Answer:Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user… more »
    Top Answer:On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three… more »
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
    Top Answer:This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.
    Top Answer:Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.

    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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    Sample Customers
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    Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Educational Organization25%
    University10%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 70 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Ubiquiti WLAN.

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