Cisco Enterprise Routers Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the capacity of the throughput for the firewall. The flexibility in the MPLS configuration is very good.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution should be improved. If you have a VPN tunnel with one side Juniper and the other side Cisco then you might face some issues.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

An additional license can be purchased for support of a next-generation firewall.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have experience with Cisco routers, and their technical support is number one.

What other advice do I have?

Juniper is a leading company in the MPLS technology, which is one of the reasons that they are used more often than Cisco by service providers. My advice to anybody who is implementing this device is to have the proper training, first. It… more»
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 07 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are NAT, ATS, server capabilities, VPN tunneling, and management. The GUI works well in this technology.

What needs improvement?

Additional security enhancement would make this solution better. In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better bandwidth management, more granular web filtering, and portal… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Huawei offers a cheaper enterprise router solution than Cisco.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We sell Cisco routers in addition to Huawei. The Huawei routers sell in higher volumes because the price is much cheaper than Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

Huawei Enterprise Routers perform well but there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When comparing Huawei to Cisco, the performance and the configuration are similar. The appliances have similar specifications, and the support is similar as well.
Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available. You don't need to buy special licenses for the solution. You have everything there. The configuration capabilities… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't fit every need. There are lots of things you cannot do. There is no management and there is no controller in wireless. It's not a real whole network. You have to work them into other solutions. Mikrotik is mostly a standalone solution and you have to manage how it relates to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We buy from wholesalers, but we don't have a special selling agreement with anyone. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten when it fits. It's useless if it doesn't fit. If it fits, I don't think there's a better product when you are looking at price-performance. Overall, I'd rate them nine out of ten… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a few different solutions. We are installing big networks with Aruba and use Extreme Networks as well. Which solution we ultimately use depends on the project itself.
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