Juniper WLC Series vs Ruckus Wireless comparison

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"The AI capabilities of Mist Wireless are superior to other OEMs.""The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done.""The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is stable.""In terms of reporting, in terms of all the user reports, it's very rich.""The artificial intelligence feature is very good.""You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment."

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"It prevents a large number of unauthorized modifications of access point devices.""It's easy to set up, and I feel it's very secure. I also prefer its reporting feature. The devices are quite good."

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"Configurations are highly customizable and we could tune easily to suit our Wi-Fi requirements.""Mesh networking and antenna patterns are the most valuable features of the solution.""One of the biggest features of Ruckus Wireless is its BeamFlex+ technology.""I'm not on the technical side, so I personally haven't configured Ruckus Wireless. We've got some staff that manages that for us. But if I had to say a most valuable feature from my perspective, it would maybe be Ruckus Analytics.""Ruckus Wireless is reliable. The most valuable features are BeamFlex technology, Wi-Fi 6, and channel management.""All IPs can be managed and monitored by the customer from a single console.""The solution provides superior coverage.""The biggest advantages of Ruckus Wireless are pricing and support."

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"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.""The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location.""They should include SD-WAN features to it.""Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points’ support services need improvement.""There is room for improvement in terms of support and installation.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""The solution is expensive."

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"There could be a high level of security.""There could be more information from the controller, and it could be easier to work with the controller lights. It's not easy to bring up the upgrades."

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"The delivery time of the hardware needs to be improved.""There is some strain with Ruckus because of various buyouts involving the company used for data centers and the cluster.""Wi-Fi 6E and the cloud are areas with shortcomings in the solution that need improvement.""They can improve the cloud portion. Other vendors have a cloud controller, and they can provide the same so that we can see everything.""Lacks some analytics features in the control itself.""The software should be made more stable.""The cloud system from Ruckus is not mature enough just yet.""The initial setup could be more straightforward. It would be better if we could seamlessly integrate security tools like a firewall or IPS with Ruckus Wireless."

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  • "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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  • "The licensing cost is quite high, but considering it's an enterprise solution, the complexity justifies the price."
  • "The product is relatively affordable for enterprise companies."
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  • "The price of Ruckus Wireless is less expensive than other solutions, such as Cisco."
  • "Ruckus Wireless pricing is reasonable. On a scale from one to five, I would give Ruckus Wireless pricing a four."
  • "I would rate their pricing 3 out of 5. There is no annual licensing cost."
  • "Licensing is subscription-based."
  • "The price of Ruckus Wireless could be better. I have heard it is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "Its price is reasonable for me."
  • "It is reasonably priced. I would rate the price a three out of five."
  • "Regarding pricing, Ruckus Wireless is a five out of ten. Though it's cheaper than Aruba Wireless, pricing for Ruckus Wireless, when you look at its functionality, could be more affordable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.
    Top Answer:I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive.
    Top Answer:The pricing is very high in the Indian market. Eight to nine OEMs are also available in the market, giving you their… more »
    Top Answer:It's easy to set up, and I feel it's very secure. I also prefer its reporting feature. The devices are quite good.
    Top Answer:One thing to consider is the price; it's quite expensive. Additionally, there could be more information from the… more »
    Top Answer:I've used them for hotspots and for enterprise Wi-Fi in offices.
    Top Answer:At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did… 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:Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a… more »
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
    Juniper WLAN
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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.

    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.

    Ruckus Wireless is part of Ruckus Networks/Commscope and provides reliable wireless network solutions and services to large venues, schools, hotels, hospitals, malls, and public spaces (and more) worldwide.

    Wireless access is an integral necessary part of today’s modern, fast-paced lifestyle. It is essential that dependable, safe wireless capabilities be available in most of today’s largely populated public spaces. Ruckus Wireless is the trusted industry leader in assisting organizations of all sizes to provide wireless access throughout their locations, both inside their physical structures and adjacent open outdoor areas.

    Ruckus Wireless empowers users to design and create a wireless network across their organizational space to ensure that wireless coverage is available consistently to anyone who needs it. Ruckus can handle anything from homes and small to medium-sized businesses to hospitals, college campuses, airports, malls, stadiums and more. Ruckus also has excellent options for outdoor wireless networks. Many users choose Ruckus Wireless for broad extensive outdoor use. The solution offers excellent durable outdoor access points and a very robust, super fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Each and every access point is very powerful, and the outdoor access points can be very easily disguised to keep the network secure.

    Another strong point is that Ruckus technology is based on frequencies. If there is ever any type of wireless interference, Ruckus Wireless can change frequency automatically so there are never any interruptions. Users also have the option to block outside access points and signals that may interfere with their network and make their network the only one that people can see within the network. Users can additionally whitelist certain networks if desired.

    Ruckus uses the latest next-gen Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, ensuring that more devices can be handled with greater speed and continuity. With Ruckus, users have great control over network traffic. They can also allocate the amount of bandwidth network users are granted based on their status - eg., guest, corporate, etc. - and give users priority on the network based on their status. Ruckus also has mesh and beamforming capabilities, which are recognized as a valued feature for many users.

    Ruckus Wireless is robust, extremely reliable, very easy to deploy, and offers amazing coverage and rock solid connectivity. It is very easy to add additional access points across the network. Ruckus Wireless is very easy to use and manage using an app on any mobile device.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Director Engineering & New Business at a comms service provider says Ruckus “provides superior coverage and is very dependable”

    Sintayehu A., Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire Dawa University, relates that "Ruckus Wireless supports the most recent technologies. We can trace every individual and what kind of traffic they're using on our campus. It is very helpful."

    Philip S., Independent Consultant - Wireless, says, "The solution is very stable. I've worked with it at a hospital before, where we deployed it all over the hospital. It worked everywhere and continuously worked flawlessly."

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    Sample Customers
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    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
    American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Educational Organization10%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Juniper WLC Series is ranked 19th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 31 reviews. Juniper WLC Series is rated 8.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Juniper WLC Series writes "User-friendly with seamless automation features, but there could be remote support services available ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great wireless, good reliability, and excellent connectivity". Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Aruba Instant On Access Points, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and ExtremeCloud IQ.

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