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"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.""Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""ExtremeCloud offers features that not a lot of other vendors do like their data storage and the ability to swap licenses.""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."

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"It's an excellent option for small businesses.""They are reliable in terms of wireless connectivity.""Very simple, very basic setup for Ubiquiti Wireless. Its performance in a home or small business setting with fewer access points is fantastic.""The setup is easy and user friendly.""The ease of the setup is one of its most valuable aspects.""What I found most valuable in Ubiquiti Wireless is that it's priced competitively, compared to other brands available in the market. From a price competitiveness standpoint, it's a product I would recommend. I also find Ubiquiti Wireless quite reliable, at least for me using it as a home access point, it seems to serve its purpose. I also like that with Ubiquiti Wireless, you can build a very modular network, so you could change out your router to use a Ubiquiti router if you want to. The solution also has gateway equipment and all, so I like the modular concept of Ubiquiti Wireless. Another feature I find valuable in the solution is monitoring. It is pretty good. For example, as a home user, I have the unified app on my computer, so I'm able to watch how my APs are performing.""I have found the most valuable features to be how user-friendly it is and how simple it is to do the configurations.""The failure rate is very low on these devices - I've had them installed for five years and have only lost one out of a hundred."

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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.""ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""I would like to see more security features such as NAC integrated to the solution. This would allow customers to be able to control all other users under one dashboard.""The managing of switches within this solution could be improved.""The licensing model could be improved.""They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices."

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"Performance could be improved in the solution because when I compare it with Ruckus and other APs, some of those APs are better performing, so you don't have to deploy too many APs to get the same level of Wi-Fi coverage and stability. It's not about how many clients the solution can handle, but it is more about stability and coverage. Another room for improvement in Ubiquiti Wireless, compared to other brands, is that it doesn't do well when used in an office network. It has a limitation on how reliable the AP of the system is.""I would like a better explanation or better documentation on how to use the onboard spectrum analyzer.""This product has issues with scalability and ease of manageability at scale. Security also needs to be improved, when compared to its competitors. Ubiquiti Wireless doesn't have any support that you can call. They only have an online portal where you can access support documentation, but it's not great. You have to figure out issues and solutions for yourself.""The strength of the routers could be improved. When it comes to serious routing, the solution doesn't measure up to the big guys like Juniper and Cisco, but we don't expect it to.""This solution should be more robust when it comes to connectivity and improve wireless technology.""The cost is on the higher side and could be lower.""Better security is important because we need to have some degree of control over who is connected and how we can restrict the level of connectivity.""I would like to see more cloud features that some of the other competitors such as Cisco Meraki have that are very nice."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
  • "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."
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  • "The product is expensive."
  • "Ubiquiti Wireless is affordable."
  • "If you do not have a big budget, you can use Ubiquiti, it is cost-effective."
  • "I like the fact that it offers enterprise features at a cheap price. If you compare it with Cisco, it has most of the features that Cisco has been offering but at a lesser price. I am satisfied with its price."
  • "The price has been fair for what I have been using it for. There is no license for this solution."
  • "There are no licensing fees for this solution, but the cost is on the higher side."
  • "This solution is cheaper compared to others."
  • "The price of the solution is high and could be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I haven't done an in-depth analysis, but I think it's competitive. I couldn't tell you if it's the cheapest, but I have no reason to believe that it's out of line with the prices on the market. If you… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise features for a one-time fee and no ongoing licensing fees. Ubiquiti Wireless is very… more »
    Top Answer:For me, Ubiquiti was easy to install, configure, set up, and maintain, while also providing solid coverage and better handoffs between APs. This is especially relevant if you are using Apple products… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless offers a wide range of WLAN products. We tested their devices before ultimately choosing Cisco Meraki. Ubiquiti devices have good outdoor performance and the connection is very… more »
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    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    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
    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
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    Top Industries
    Educational Organization23%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Educational Organization6%
    Energy/Utilities Company27%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business66%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise18%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 9 reviews while Ubiquiti Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless WAN with 31 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.6, while Ubiquiti Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Great location tracking, dashboards and general visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti Wireless writes "Attractive pricing and good for home use and small businesses, but not easily scalable and lacks security features". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Cisco Prime, whereas Ubiquiti Wireless is most compared with Ruckus Wireless WAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cambium Networks Wireless WAN and Aruba Wireless.

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