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Pros
"Cisco has one of the best products in terms of routing because of the protocols in which they provide.""Most of the hardware is very stable.""The most valuable feature is that we can specify the routing policies for our traffic.""We achieve good performance in our data center.""The routing feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The VPN is the most valuable feature of this solution. The basic clients who don't use the VPN use it mostly for connectivity.""The most valuable features of this solution are MPLS, BGP, and VRF.""The solution is very stable. I have not seen any downtime due to the product freezing or anything like that. It performs well and hasn't required reboots unless it's to troubleshoot with a support service provider needing configuration. It doesn't overheat and it's on 24/7."

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"The most valuable features for us are NAT, ATS, server capabilities, VPN tunneling, and management.""When we started, the connection was amazing for the 100G between the switches and the co-switch. What the students typically use for school is a maximum is 40 so they now have faster technology.""The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed.""I have been able to connect the solution to many platforms such as Windows, Apple, and Android.""Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory."

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Cons
"In terms of room for improvement, I think that there is a need for additional administration.""If they can negate or reduce the modem delay, that would be great.""Some of our customers have asked that this solution have a 10G connection.""We would like to see the security improved.""The solution needs to offer some security features in a future release.""The pricing could be improved.""I would like to see the setup time reduced.""If I only have one LAN port in which I want to connect more than one device, I have to buy an add-on card so that I can have two LAN ports. The smaller devices and low-end routers have about four LAN ports. This solution is a high-end device but has only one. It would be preferable if they offered more LAN ports."

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"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better bandwidth management, more granular web filtering, and portal authentication.""In my country we don't have Huawei technology, we only have Huawei routers for ISP. There is no agent for Huawei in Egypt.""Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it.""We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco is mid-tier in terms of pricing and quite affordable by most enterprises.""The cost of this solution is a little bit high compared to others.""The price of this solution is high.""The product is very expensive and does not provide the expected performance for the cost.""Cisco routers are very pricey.""The price is reasonable.""Cisco Enterprise Routers are expensive.""I am happy with the price of Cisco Enterprise Routers"

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"Huawei offers a cheaper enterprise router solution than Cisco.""These routers are not too expensive.""There is no licence for this solution, but the solution could be cheaper.""The price of the solution is fair."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cisco Enterprise Routers are simple. Everything is in a proper manner. You don't need to upgrade or do other things on a daily basis. Cisco sends you the updates, and they are automatically updated… more »
Top Answer: The price of Cisco Enterprise Routers is good for the service that you get.
Top Answer: They take too much time to reboot or restart. Whenever we hard reset them, they take time. Cisco should resolve this issue.
Top Answer: Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory.
Top Answer: We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable.
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Overview
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.
Huawei Enterprise Routers AR G3 Series Routers, the AR G3 all-in-one router series integrates multiple services including; routing, switching, 3G, WLAN, voice, and security functions in one device.
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Sample Customers
Aegean Motorway, Boingo, Chartwell School, Children's Hospital of Orange County , Department of Justice, Explorer Pipeline, Linz AG, National Rugby League, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Telecom Italia, Transwestern
Bus Online, VisionChina Media Inc. (VisionChina), China Network Television (CNTV), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, ABC, BovenIJ hospital
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company16%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company13%
Educational Organization5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider52%
Computer Software Company12%
Financial Services Firm5%
Retailer4%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise42%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Huawei Enterprise Routers and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 34 reviews while Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 5th in Routers with 5 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.6, while Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Enterprise Routers writes "An expensive solution that does not live up to expectations for performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Enterprise Routers writes "Easy to configure and troubleshoot, but they need more visibility in the licensing model". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Juniper Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers, OneAccess Enterprise Routers and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, whereas Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, HPE Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Juniper Enterprise Routers and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Enterprise Service Routers. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Huawei Enterprise Routers report.

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