Cisco Enterprise Routers Overview

Cisco Enterprise Routers is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Routers. It is most often compared to MikroTik Routers and Switches: Cisco Enterprise Routers vs MikroTik Routers and Switches

What is Cisco Enterprise Routers?
The high-performance Cisco Enterprise Routers are the market leader due to their breadth of advanced support for LAN/WAN services, redundancy, reliability, and performance.
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Senior Consultant at Circles Consulting
Consultant
Top 10
The statistics show you a full brief of every user, every type of connection used, and the total bandwidth used

What is our primary use case?

The statistics show you a full brief of every user, every type of connection used, and the total bandwidth used. We control our VPNs through it and our actual line of defense for our security is the Cisco firewall. We have four different fiber connections and two satellite connections connected to our offices. They all load balance through Cisco and another analytics device. It integrates very well into our network and we find it to be extremely robust and durable.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has provided us a more secure environment, especially the firewall. We've had multiple attempts of network intrusion which have been defeated due to the firewall rules in place."
  • "Their support has room for improvement. The regional agents are not that great."

What other advice do I have?

I would advise someone outside the US to consider the issues that we're facing right now, the currency devaluation and licensing fees. I would rate it a nine out of ten because we haven't had any major issues with it.
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
This solution is very durable and does not have any downtime.

What is our primary use case?

This solution helps us with our inter-network constitution, and that works for us.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution helps us with our inter-network constitution, and that works for us."
  • "The cost is prohibitive."

What other advice do I have?

I think the network backup for this solution is solid, and is worthwhile for any company to consider.
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Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
User
Top 20
I find their user interface easy to use in getting simple to complex tasks completed, even after not using it for a while.

What is our primary use case?

Installed at many locations using a hub-and-spoke design to connect remote sites to central locations over GRE tunnels.

How has it helped my organization?

Its routers are versatile, reliable, and capable.  I find their user interface easy to use in getting simple to complex tasks completed, even after not using it for a while.

What is most valuable?

I extensively used site-to-site VPNs, access control, etc., linking remote sites to the central location to create a highly distributed organization.

What needs improvement?

Recently, there seems to be a lot of people who are leaning towards Juniper CLI, which is easier to pick up.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.
Infrastructure Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Everything is well documented on the Cisco DOC site, with a lot of deployment scenarios as well in others sites around the web.
Infrastructure Connectivity Engineer at Reputable Service Company
Consultant
Unlike the legacy fixed IOS, it has a modular IOS form. However, it's expensive and needs to be made more affordable for SMEs.
ICT Manager at a aerospace/defense firm
Real User
It's easy to deploy if you know what you are doing, but if you want to improve, you have to upgrade the hardware.

What other advice do I have?

It's best for branch office deployment.
Network Engineer & Web Developer at OneTexh
Vendor
Huawei is unable to achieve Cisco's level of quality
The wireless router is probably the most important part of our daily life for network configuration. It is the main door to connect to the Internet, and then share the network or WI-Fi signal for all connected devices. Director for, as well as file sharing, voice over IP, remote access and other services, according to the VPN. The router is functioning normally 24-7. There are thousands of data packets to pass through every day, and is expected to run smoothly. Paradoxically, it is also a unit of less interest to most people. In fact, it has been observed that when not working properly, Router which is not only fast but feature rich is also very important to have a reliable option. In my opinion, Cisco’s enterprise products contains important features like WAN ports, LAN ports,…
Network Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Cisco 2811 Router provides rock solid performance for small to medium sized enterprise networks

What other advice do I have?

Cisco 2800 series provides fast excellent delivery of multiple simultaneous services. It is comprised of four new platforms: Cisco 2801, 2811, 2821, and 2851 Integrated Services Routers that are designed to meet the IP communication requirements of small to medium sized organizations and enterprise branch offices. The 2800 series also features secure network connectivity for data, voice, and video.
Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Cisco 890 Series Integrated Services Routers are designed to deliver secure broadband, Metro Ethernet, wireless LAN connectivity, and business continuity for enterprise small branch offices.
Manager of Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Cisco enterprise routers are leading the router market today with some of its invincible features, but lack features like CLI interface set up.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco products always give some edge over other brands available in the market. Its easy to set up features and durability attracts more customers world wide. Cisco's wide range of operation domain is also a reason for it being in one of the topmost IT product manufacturing companies. Be it setting up of secure remote VPNs, providing security features like IPSEC, or setting up a robust firewall, Cisco enterprise routers are remarkable.
Senior Manager of Data Center at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Cisco Enterprise Router is the undisputed king in routing TCP/IP networks

What other advice do I have?

Cisco has remarkably been the king in the networking and information technology stream till date. Cisco's routing technology has been a class apart from its competitors for its innovations including, RIP, BGP, CDP, IGRP or EIGRP. With the start of Cisco Borderless Networks for growing routing enterprise needs, Cisco routers continuously strive hard to deliver unmatched performance in the cloud computing and virtualization platforms.
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