Cisco Wireless vs Mist AI and Cloud comparison

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Updated on Oct 30, 2022

We performed a comparison between Cisco Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Cisco Wireless users say that initial setup is straightforward. Mist AI users say that its setup is complex.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their ease of stability and scalability.

    Cisco Wireless users say it is reliable, easy to use, and offers very good application visibility and control integration for other analysis software. Several Cisco Wireless users mention that its reporting tools could improve.

    Mist AI users like its triangulation feature and say its AI is valuable but that it consumes a lot of resources and lacks integration options.
  • Pricing: Cisco Wireless reviewers feel that it is an expensive product. In contrast, Mist AI users are satisfied with its price.
  • ROI: Cisco Wireless reviewers say they have seen an ROI. Mist AI reviewers do not mention ROI.
  • Service and Support: Cisco Wireless users report being very satisfied with the level of support they receive. Mist AI reviewers give its support mixed reviews.

Comparison Results: Due to Mist AI’s power consumption issue, Cisco Wireless is the clear winner in this comparison. According to reviews, it is a more mature and robust solution.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud Report (Updated: November 2023).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It provides private network access, helping us protect our company’s devices.""The solution is stable.""The AI capabilities of Mist Wireless are superior to other OEMs.""You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system.""The simplicity is great."

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"Cisco is one of the leading vendors and is at the top of many lists. The access software is robust, and the performance of the devices is excellent.""The features that I have found most valuable with Cisco Wireless is that the average connectivity for this WIFI access point is 2.5 gigabytes. That's the highest technology and highest connectivity. They started using the new technology and WIFI to get you a faster connectivity.""I like that it's a standard wireless solution that can be rolled out throughout the campus. I also like that it is easy to manage. It is a good end-to-end solution.""Cisco's support team is the best in the industry.""The product is easy to manage.""Cisco Wireless is reliable and stable.""Cisco Wireless is quite convenient for mobile and laptop access.""I'm very satisfied with Cisco's technical support."

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"AI is the most valuable feature.""There are several valuable features. One of them is Cibas, and another one is Marvis.""Mist AI and Cloud have definitely improved the functioning of our organization. The access to the Internet, including its speed and reliability, has significantly improved.""The Marvis feature of Mist AI, an artificial intelligence tool, is very useful.""Regarding features, the solution seems to be very intuitive.""Multi PSK (Pre-shared Key) is a very good feature in the solution...Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""I have a very good experience with the solution. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""The tool's best part is the GUI. It is user-friendly and fast due to AI features. The solution can help you fix things with AI, which is impressive."

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"The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points’ support services need improvement.""The pricing should be made cheaper.""They should include SD-WAN features to it.""The price could be better.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""There is room for improvement in terms of support and installation."

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"The product’s interface must be improved.""The media stream and Mojo settings are not sufficiently supported.""The price of Cisco Wireless could be lower.""The coverage area of Cisco Wireless could improve. Additionally, the reports when a problem arises could be better, such as how it is done in Aruba Wireless solutions. In the Aruba wireless solutions, there are reports that are provided regarding uploads, downloads, and other internet activity that are useful. If this feature was added to Cisco that would be a benefit.""The current issue with Cisco is I don't have centralized management.""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.""Sometimes our customers do not get proper IP addresses from the DHCP pool.""There's a delay in equipment that comes to Columbia, to our country, and that lasts almost six months."

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"Mist AI and Cloud should improve its integrations.""Sometimes it takes a lot of time for the access point to connect with the cloud.""It would be beneficial to have support for the Chinese language.""The solution lacks documentation.""There could be more integration.""The solution doesn't provide mail notifications currently.""Regarding opportunities for improvement in Mist, it is notable for its robust cloud portal and integration of artificial intelligence into various services, creating a highly efficient environment for work. However, a drawback lies in the cost associated with its WiFi offerings. With a pricing range of twelve hundred to fifteen hundred dollars for a single Access Point, exclusive of the subscription, it is acknowledged as a relatively expensive solution in the realm of WiFi services. Despite this drawback, the positive attributes of Mist make it a noteworthy option.""Mist AI and Cloud should be marketed more and focus on making partners in the industry."

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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."
  • "The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to the competition."
  • "The pricing is too high."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive."
  • "I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
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  • "There is no license required to use Cisco Wireless solutions."
  • "However, when you integrate the access point and the controller with the DNAT across multiple sites, you need a DNAT cluster, which is a costly solution. Every site has a controller, and a DNAT cluster is not a good option in a global framework. It's okay for a small office or a few offices. But when you're talking about 500 offices, the cost becomes enormous."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless equipment is expensive."
  • "Cisco is not a cheap solution. Their licensing cost is higher than that for others."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless could be adjusted down, it is a bit expensive. The solution is worth it for the name and the brand. However, there are more products now in the market that give you the same quality, but at a cheaper price."
  • "Its cost is a little bit higher than other products. Fortinet and Huawei are cheaper. If we were not a bank, I would go for Huawei or Fortinet because they are cheap, and I don't need that much security. A financial institute, a university, or a medical institute would need security to protect the customer data. That's why we buy this high-end product that has integrated security features."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless is in the high range compared to other solutions. The solution could be less expensive."
  • "Pricing is a little higher for Cisco Wireless than all other vendors. Cisco should work on improving the pricing because there are some other vendors out there in the market which may have the same features or equivalent features that Cisco has at a lesser price."
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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 it or not."
  • "The price of Mist AI and Cloud is approximately 20 percent less than competitors, such as Aruba and Cisco. However, Cisco has a lifetime warranty for its solutions."
  • "The solution's price is too high for the end-users. My customers pay 1,000 USD towards the licensing cost of the solution every year."
  • "Depending on the features, I think it's quite reasonably priced, especially considering the facilities of the product."
  • "I rate the pricing a seven on a scale of one to ten, where one is low and ten is high."
  • "The custom licensing is a little bit expensive and I would rate it 7.5 out of 10."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.
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    Top Answer:Mist AI and Cloud should improve its integrations.
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
    Cisco WLAN Controller
    Mist Access Points
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    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.

    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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    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)
    Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Educational Organization15%
    Hospitality Company8%
    Educational Organization23%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Cisco Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 24 reviews while Mist AI and Cloud is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 11 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while Mist AI and Cloud is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Integrates with ISE, and is secure, reliable, and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist AI and Cloud writes " With an easy-to-operate interface in place, it also provides a good AI experience for users". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and NETGEAR Insight Access Points, whereas Mist AI and Cloud is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Meraki Dashboard, Ruckus Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Mist AI and Cloud report.

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