Reliability and availability
Improvements to My Organization
Eliminates weak points, it simply does its job.
Room for Improvement
More friendly interface, less Cisco centric approach
Use of Solution
Customer Service and Technical Support
Customer Service: Rather good, I've only needed to contact them on really rare occasions.Technical Support: There was no need for technical support. T only thing I did was a memory upgrade which was quick and not problematic.
Yes, linux based routers such as pfsense, zentyal. Those solutions were much more unstable. I also used some less known switches. First power supply issues eliminates them fast.
If you have the proper knowledge level there is no problems with initial setup. You simply need to know what are you doing.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Initial costs were reasonable and the day-to-day cost is the cost of keeping a Cisco engineer on staff
Other Solutions Considered
Yes- 3com, Mikrotik
Hire/educate a Cisco engineer or a fast learning IT manager.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mar 04 2014