Are there any products which fulfil the same function as Aruba's Airwave? I admin a deployment of Aruba Access Points, and am on the verge of ordering the Airwave product, but have been asked to see if there are any competing products I should be considering. I am not aware of any... is anyone else?
Thanks in advance!
I am sure there is something. I am not familiar with them but I am with Airwave. Check out these two posts.
Thanks for the speedy response...
As a quick aside, I see my e-mail address by my post instead of my username... Are you seeing that too?
I sure do. Click your name on the left, then click edit, then change your ?Display name as? field.
I'm very much sold on the product myself, so just looking to do Due Diligence before spending a bunch of UK.PLC's money :)
Well that is a good idea. Maybe some other people can chime in on other products, but it is hard to win against Airwave?s reporting capabilities.
I like the reporting capabilities of Motorola's IPS a.k.a AirDefense. but it's really expensive and compatible to most of the APs but not aruba.
For enterprise-class management of Aruba APs, AirWave is the best choice by a mile. No competition really, and I'm vendor-neutral. :)
Airwave is awesome for reporting, but it isn't the best RF planning, design and deployment tool out there in my opinion. But yeah, when running Aruba APs, I guess it is better to stick with their own products :)
I agree. I hope no one ever uses Airwave to perform predictive surveys. I'd be OK With someone tossing a few APs on the map inside airwaive for a rough look. But please go through and perform an actually
Active survey. If you must do a predictive only, use something like Air magnet for that.