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Provides us with secure 3G/4G LTE WAN cellular and wireless LAN connectivity for mobile environments
Researched Cisco Cloud Services Router but chose MikroTik Routers and Switches: Good price point, very versatile and good configuration capabilities
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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The most valuable feature is the SNMP traps that I use to monitor the router and the availability of the network.
The most important feature is that it is designed for mobile vehicle communication in harsh conditions.
It provides peace of mind because it is a stable product that you aren't going to lose sleep over at night wondering if it will be running or not.
It integrates well with the other products we're using. We have it with multiple windows like Palo Alto, Arista and it easily integrated with them.
It allowed us to create a more secure VPN than we would have been able to do without it.
It handles stress very well. We have not reached a point of needing to worry about its capabilities.
It seems pretty stable. We have never had any issues with it.
It connects all the accounts with the weaknesses, and this is what we were looking for. Also, it connects with the on-premise side.
We make use of a script that will automatically re-route traffic when connections are slow.
The solution offers very good multi-routing.
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 best part about MikroTik Routers is the price.
The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services.
We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device.
The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth.
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.
You can use this router in a scalable solution but it has its limitations.
I would like to see better security, where there are more access controls and data confidentiality.
I would like the ability to moderate between devices on-premise to off-premise. This would be a vast improvement.
They have an online registration that happens after they pick up block months. If they could decrease to yearly or something, sometimes the device is not cell phone accessible. That becomes an issue or challenge for us. If that can be improved, that would be really great.
It is too complex. It is not easy to set up, even with the documentation that they provided. It is a little confusing.
The ease of use within the AWS environment needs to improve. Sometimes, it is very esoteric in how you use it. Therefore, you have to learn to use it, then you are able to.
I would like some deployment examples and guides specific to AWS VPCs and how to separate your subnets. Then, how they tie-in with the Internet gateway and any NAT services that we are running on our VPC. This would be extremely helpful.
It does the job, but it's not cloud native. It could be even better, like having a single pane of glass and being less expensive.
The manageability of the web-based UI needs to be improved.
The solution needs to improve its security firewalls and mirror that of, for example, Sophos, or FortiGate.
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 biggest thing that needs improvement is the 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.
In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support.
The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is good for what it offers.
Purchasing the product on the AWS Marketplace was very simplistic. Our organization was trying to centralize our billing costs, and simplicity was best.
The pricing is fine, though it might have been cheaper going through a partner or doing a direct buy.
Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was easy; click a button and you have it.
The cost needs improvement. It is very expensive through the AWS Marketplace.
The price is a little high, more than what we wanted to pay. This is one area where we would like to understanding how the price could be brought down a bit more.
Purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace was very simple. We went through the AWS Marketplace because it was the easiest way to get the product up and running very quickly.
The should make the Dynamic Multipoint VPN solution more affordable.
This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.
There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support.
In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD).
This product is a one-time purchase.
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Also Known As
|Cisco CSR, Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v, Cisco CSR 1000v|
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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