Cisco Enterprise Routers Pricing and License Cost

IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We don't have any licenses at this time. There were some compensating licenses that needed to be renewed every year, but then Cisco ended that practice. It was also sort of the local price break for the solution. Currently, we just pay for the hardware once and extra for the warranty extension. Besides those costs, there were no additional expenses. We did pay additional for a specific module. It was from another company embedded inside the Cisco product and we had to renew every year on that license. But then Cisco stopped promoting the use of that feature. When they did the product performed better because the module was taking up too much of the CPU usage.

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Cisco Enterprise Routers poorly from the experience that I have had. I would say a three or possibly four. I wish we had gotten the correct information from Cisco when we talked to them back when we were considering the solution. We told them what we wanted them to do and they recommended this solution. I think there may have been a miscalculation of the sizing of the equipment. So, I give it three out of ten because I could do the same or have the same or better result with a different solution that was not as expensive as this equipment.

The company and products are good overall, but they still overprice the equipment compared to the competition.

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Farzin Oramipour
CEO at Atin Secure Systems

The initial costs of using a full Cisco scenario like purchasing gears and licenses may be a little bit high. However, with accurate design and implementation, you should make sure you are good to go for years.

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Deputy Director at a sports company with 201-500 employees

Some companies provide initial licenses very cheaply, as do Cisco, but when you want to renew or expand something, the licensing becomes expensive. 

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Simbarashe Mazorodze
Solutions Architect at Terrific Tech

Cisco is mid-tier in terms of pricing and quite affordable by most enterprises.

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IT Consultant at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees

It's not a fair price, it's a bit too high.

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Manish Nalawade
Owner at it logic

Linksys products are cheaper than Cisco Switches.

Cisco Switches are an expensive product in India.

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Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees

There's a yearly licensing agreement. You can add more features at an additional cost if you need to.

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Senior Network Security Engineer at Rackspace Technology

The price is reasonable.

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Lead Network Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The price of this solution is high.

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Riasat Ali
Group Head of IT at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees

It's expensive and the pricing could be improved.

The license is paid yearly.

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Senior Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

This solution is expensive.

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Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It's quite expensive for small businesses.

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Khairul Bashar
Manager at Beximco

Cisco Enterprise Routers are expensive.

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Rajkumar Gottiparthi
Vice President at Vodafone Idea Ltd.

The price is reasonable.

We pay for licensing every year.

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Assistant PSSE Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The price should be reduced.

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Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Cisco routers are very pricey. This is the biggest complaint from customers for which we provide support.

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General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

There are licensing costs and they are expensive.

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Abdulqader Kaboudei
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon

I have found the price to be expensive for the solution. Other products are coming to the market that are not as expensive, Cisco should reduce their price to be more comparable.

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Atul Torne
Sr. Backbone Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

I am happy with the price of Cisco Enterprise Routers, but they could offer more discounts to their customers.

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