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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the SNMP traps that I use to monitor the router and the availability of the network.""The most valuable feature is the artificial intelligence assessment models.""Overall, it is a solid product and a good router."

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"The radius and wireless features are the most valuable aspects of the solution.""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.""The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth.""We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device.""The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services.""The best part about MikroTik Routers is the price.""We're very happy with what we are getting out of the solution in general. The features are good. They're comparable to other brands such as Cisco and HP.""The solution offers very good multi-routing."

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Cons
"You can use this router in a scalable solution but it has its limitations.""There should be a system in place to help existing users make an easier transition to the newer interfaces.""The configuration is difficult."

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"The queuing functionality needs improvement. The initial setup could be simplified.""They could improve their product if they set, for instance, a controller for wireless LAN. That would allow them to really have something more than an access point.""The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly.""In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support.""I would like to see a cluster feature added, where multiple devices can be configured and managed as one. One is in a standby state while the other is active, and if one fails then the other takes over.""The biggest thing that needs improvement is the support.""The solution's website isn't that good. When I go to it, I can't find what I'm looking for. However, if I go to a third party's website, I can easily find the information.""The solution needs to improve its security firewalls and mirror that of, for example, Sophos, or FortiGate."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You do need to pay a licensing fee to use the solution. You can do a yearly or three-year subscription. The product itself is quite expensive. It would be ideal if they offered the product at a cheaper price."

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"This product is a one-time purchase.""In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD).""There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support.""This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.""There are not any external or hidden costs.""The price-performance is great.""MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal.""The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Overall, it is a solid product and a good router.
Top Answer: We need to use older versions as the newest options are very costly. The configuration is difficult. We find the installation process to be hard.
Top Answer: We are resellers. We are not using the latest version right now due to the fact that it is quite expensive. We are using versions that are two to three years old. We have been very happy with its… more »
Top Answer: I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
Top Answer: When I compare the price of this solution to competitors it is priced a little high. There is not a license required for this solution.
Top Answer: They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks. We need to purchase a firewall inside of this solution in order to make their networks secure from spam… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco CSR, Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v, Cisco CSR 1000v
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Overview

The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR 1000v) is a virtual-form-factor router that delivers comprehensive WAN gateway and network services functions into virtual and cloud environments. Using familiar, industry-leading Cisco IOS XE Software networking capabilities, the CSR 1000v enables enterprises to transparently extend their WANs into provider-hosted clouds. Similarly, cloud providers themselves can use it to offer enterprise-class networking services to their tenants or customers.

The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.
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Sample Customers
Under Armour, HealthSparq, Adobe
ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider28%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
University25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Engineering Company6%
Maritime Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company14%
Government5%
Media Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business58%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Cloud Services Router is ranked 6th in Routers with 3 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 26 reviews. Cisco Cloud Services Router is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Cloud Services Router writes "Effectively interfaces our public and private networks, but our version does not support the LISP protocol". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Cisco Cloud Services Router is most compared with Juniper Enterprise Routers and HPE Enterprise Routers, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Aruba Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch. See our Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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