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"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.""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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"The solution has been stable.""Cloud analytics that provide all its attributes."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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."

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"The solution can be scaled but it has limitations from my experience.""Inability to import a user with one click."

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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."
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  • "The solution is priced high compared to competitors. However, for the features that are included in the solution, the price becomes more reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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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… more »
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    ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.
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    The solution is priced high compared to competitors. However, for the features that are included in the solution, the price becomes more reasonable. There is no licensing, you just have to purchase… more »
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    I would recommend this solution to others. I rate WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi an eight out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    Overview

    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.

    WatchGuard is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services for SMBs and Distributed Enterprises worldwide. Our mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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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
    Portsmouth Grammar School, HILOTEC
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization22%
    University11%
    Non Tech Company9%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Retailer6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is ranked 18th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.6, while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi writes "Cloud analytics has simplified our operation; easily manageable for multiple locations". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist Access Points and Cisco Wireless, whereas WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Instant, Ruckus Wireless, Fortinet FortiWLM and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.

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