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reviewer1185396
IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Actually, it is the Cisco products we use now that we will be replaced with another solution. We did not move from something else to Cisco. We have plans to get rid of the equipment. We want to switch to another vendor which has more robust products for a lower cost. We pay too much for what we get in performance. The problem is not really in terms of capabilities but in terms of the capacity of the equipment. It makes no sense for us to have such expensive equipment where we can have router equipment with less complexity and then have proper firewalls behind it. The features Cisco intends to include in their product are very limited due to the way the features affect the capacity of the equipment. For example, imagine that the equipment is capable of handling a hundred megabits of internet access without any additional features configured. After the additional features are enabled and configured to perform the job as advertised, the bandwidth and performance are reduced drastically. It makes no sense to have such expensive equipment if it does not do what is intended or if it does not do it as well as another configuration would using dedicated products. Cisco advertises all the things you can do, but then you get the overall capacity squeezed and it is not as great as advertised. It is not exactly that the product does not do what it is advertised to do, but you lose the performance that you expected when going with this model. If we knew about this performance drawback before, then we would not have bought this expensive line of the product. We would have gone with something cheaper. It could even have been a different Cisco product, but we would configure the network in a different way. We would not do the firewall in JCL (Job Control Language) that's on the routers, but we would do it on a proper firewall. If we did not spend that much money on the gateway equipment, then we could get different equipment with a proper firewall using what we saved. View full review »
EdwardKabara
Head of IT Department at Silver Springs Hotel
We didn't really use another solution, at least not on a large scale. We did use some small routers like Linksys for a handful of people. For the purpose of our internet connectivity from the service provider to my company, I wanted to use Cisco. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
Cisco is very a popular vendor in this country, so I have been using Cisco products all along, in terms of routing. I have not been exposed to other technologies. View full review »
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reviewer1083318
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used, and still use Juniper. We use both Juniper and Cisco within our organization; we haven't replaced one with the other. View full review »
GoumouFerdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
Previously we were using another solution, but we change to Cisco Enterprise Routers because where I work, most people want to have full control of their devices. View full review »
JucoCo
Specialkonsulent at a government with 201-500 employees
We have always used Cisco equipment. Cisco is known worldwide by everyone and most people know what they stand for. View full review »
EmadAttia
IT Manager at Oberoi
I didn't previously use a different solution. View full review »
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