Cisco WLAN versus Aruba Networks

Unanswered Question
Jun 1st, 2007

I have experience with cisco wlan products, but no experience with Aruba Networks. Could someone please point out a few advantages of Cisco over Aruba Networks' offerings?

I am trying to justify the higher initial cost of Cisco equipment to a client.

I have this problem too.
0 votes
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
jakew Sat, 06/02/2007 - 07:19

That NWC article is a bit dated, but the key concepts haven't changed.

It's inappropriate for me to bash a competitor in this forum. Check with your Cisco account reps for the key knocks against Aruba and differentiators for Cisco.

rob.huffman Sun, 06/03/2007 - 09:21

Hi Adam,

I recently attended an Aruba Sales/Technical presentation and left it feeling good about being a Cisco deployment. I think that the overall Cisco product line for wireless really shines versus Aruba. There are very few AP/Antenna/Controller choices with Aruba. And the R&D commitment from Cisco makes me feel that over the next few years this gap between the two products will grow even wider.

The other item that really stood out was Support. Check into Arubas support in your area. There are very few parts depots and the turn-around times for replacement of faulty items didn't give me the "warm fuzzies".

This is just my personal 2 cents worth Adam :) and I certainly don't want to bash any company or product. I do have colleagues who use Aruba products and are quite happy with them.

Take care,


acomiskey Mon, 06/04/2007 - 04:57

Thanks guys. My intention was not to start an Aruba bashing thread, just to learn a little about them as I never knew they existed until recently. I guess these guys are partnered with Alcatel/Lucent?


This Discussion



Trending Topics: Other Wireless Mobility

client could not be authenticated
Network Analysis Module (NAM) Products
Cisco 6500 nam
reason 440 driver failure
Cisco password cracker
Cisco Wireless mode