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Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."

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"The customer always feels confident with the solution because of its reliability.""Cisco Wireless is highly stable.""The most valuable features of Cisco Wireless are security and the ability to manage everything easily. Other solutions, such as Aruba are not as simple.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The initial setup is straightforward.""One of the main advantages of Cisco Wireless is its DNAT compatibility. When we have dynamic segmentation, or the DNAT enabled on the LAN, Cisco Access Point integrates with the DNAT architecture. Aruba Switches cannot integrate with the Cisco DNAT architecture.""Its stability is most valuable.""The integration is great."

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"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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Cons
"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.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"The reporting tool in Cisco Wireless could improve. If I am trying to receive information about a client or user, it's cumbersome to retrieve the information on the controller system. If I'm trying to find out where a client's been, it's cumbersome. You need another tool for Historical logs, but it should be all in one.""Older versions used to be hard to deploy. The latest OS, however, has made things a lot easier. While deployment is much better, it could always be even easier.""Cisco's architecture is becoming complex.""Cisco Wireless does not have a dashboard that would make it easier for people to manage the solution, such as Cisco Meraki where you are able to monitor the network through the dashboard and everything is visible making it easier.""The licensing models need to be reviewed in some instances. Obviously Cisco's licensing models are quite challenging, and it can be costly.""Room for improvement wise, the wireless coverage of Cisco's equipment could be better for the price position. That is, I think that the radius for the coverage could be better to make it worth the price that we pay for it.""Older versions are complex to configure and implement.""There's a delay in equipment that comes to Columbia, to our country, and that lasts almost six months."

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

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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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  • "Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult."
  • "The price of this product is reasonable."
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "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."
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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:The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful.
    Top Answer:The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved.
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution for education customers.
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    Cisco WLAN Controller
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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.
    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.
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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)
    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
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Retailer6%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 76 reviews while Juniper WLC Series is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while Juniper WLC Series is rated 9.4. 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 Juniper WLC Series writes "Stable with good AI capabilities and helpful technical support". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Huawei Wireless and NETGEAR Insight Access Points, whereas Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Mist AI and Cloud, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series report.

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