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JULIO DURAN
Consultor en Redes y Seguridad at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
Top 10
I have found valuable how it can be used to implement many protocols across a variety of environments

What is our primary use case?

I manage Cisco Routing and Cisco Switching.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found most valuable is its ability to implement layer three protocols and layer two protocols like OSPS in BSS and BSC environments with the Nexus Cisco 7000.

What needs improvement?

It would be good if Cisco Enterprise Routers could improve their integration with other vendors. For example the AGLP protocol is supported by Cisco and not by any other vendors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for three years. Three years with Cisco, four years with HP, and about three years with Fortinet.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Enterprise Routers' stability is very good.

What do I

What is our primary use case?

I manage Cisco Routing and Cisco Switching.

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found most valuable is its ability to implement layer three protocols and layer two protocols like OSPS in BSS and BSC environments with the Nexus Cisco 7000.

What needs improvement?

It would be good if Cisco Enterprise Routers could improve their integration with other vendors. For example the AGLP protocol is supported by Cisco and not by any other vendors.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for three years.

Three years with Cisco, four years with HP, and about three years with Fortinet.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Enterprise Routers' stability is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Enterprise Routers' scalability is very good.

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco's technical support is very good. Additionally, their documentation manuals are very good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

What other advice do I have?

The Cisco approach is very common. On a scale of one to ten I would give Cisco Enterprise Routers an eight.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Abdulqader Kaboudei
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon
Real User
Top 5
Highly scalabe, always stable, and very flexible

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for our DataCom Network and various others.

What is most valuable?

The solution is flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for over ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found it to be scalable with our three million users.

What about the implementation team?

We have Cisco agents that do the deployment of the solution and the install can take a maximum of a few days. We have a team of 20 for maintenance. 

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

I have found the price to be expensive for the solution. Other products are coming to the market that…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for our DataCom Network and various others.

What is most valuable?

The solution is flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for over ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found it to be scalable with our three million users.

What about the implementation team?

We have Cisco agents that do the deployment of the solution and the install can take a maximum of a few days. We have a team of 20 for maintenance. 

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product to others.

I rate Cisco Enterprise Routers an eight of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to use, stable, and simple CLI configuration

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Enterprise Routers as a network gateway, PBX, and firewall.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Enterprise Routers are easy to use and configure through the CLI.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not easy to manage for people that do not have the experience.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for approximately 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and reliable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from Cisco has been satisfactory.

How was the initial setup?

The installation can be difficult and skilled individuals, such as technicians, are required.

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

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Enterprise Routers as a network gateway, PBX, and firewall.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Enterprise Routers are easy to use and configure through the CLI.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not easy to manage for people that do not have the experience.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for approximately 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and reliable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from Cisco has been satisfactory.

How was the initial setup?

The installation can be difficult and skilled individuals, such as technicians, are required.

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

Cisco policy is to limit the features and performance through their license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution.

I rate Cisco Enterprise Routers an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RA
Network Administrator
Real User
Top 5
Provides a good array of feature management, stable performance, and fast deployment capabilities

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution to manage the centralization of our networks as well for an internet connection.

What is most valuable?

The main features I have found most valuable are the feature management and the stability of the solution. There are no problems with the performance of these routers.

What needs improvement?

An area of improvement would be the way the licenses are managed because, at the moment, you pay for a license for each router as opposed to paying a once-off cost.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for about 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is better than most other solutions.

How are customer service and technical support?

The…

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution to manage the centralization of our networks as well for an internet connection.

What is most valuable?

The main features I have found most valuable are the feature management and the stability of the solution. There are no problems with the performance of these routers.

What needs improvement?

An area of improvement would be the way the licenses are managed because, at the moment, you pay for a license for each router as opposed to paying a once-off cost.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for about 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is better than most other solutions.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for the solution was good.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to manage and took only two weeks to deploy.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Atul Torne
Sr. Backbone Architect at NTT Global Networks Incorporated
MSP
Top 5
Creates a responsive and intelligent integrated network

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Enterprise Routers for implementing properties and features.

What is most valuable?

The routing platform is good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for roughly 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quite straightforward.

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

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

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a…

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Enterprise Routers for implementing properties and features.

What is most valuable?

The routing platform is good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Enterprise Routers for roughly 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is both stable and scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quite straightforward.

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

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

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner