Compare Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Huawei Enterprise Routers

Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 1st in Routers with 15 reviews while Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 6th in Routers with 1 review. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.6, while Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 8.0. 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 "Good performance and easy to manage our VPN connections from headquarters to branch offices". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers and HPE Enterprise Routers, whereas Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Routers.
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Pros
They offer a variety of very good features.The product can help teach valuable life lessons about what not to do when building a network.The stability of the solution's router is its most valuable feature.The most valuable features are security and throughput.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.The most valuable features of this solution are MPLS, BGP, and VRF.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 routing feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.

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The most valuable features for us are NAT, ATS, server capabilities, VPN tunneling, and management.

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The pricing of the solution needs improvement.Many things about this solution are problematic including setup, configuration, performance, upgrades and support.The configuration needs improvement. Most routers, like HP or Aruba, use a UI interface. Those solutions are similar and uniform. It's easier for us compared to Cisco because with Cisco you are not using normal commands. They need to enhance the UI to make it more usable.This solution is scalable but it does need some improvements.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.I would like to see the setup time reduced.The pricing could be improved.The solution needs to offer some security features in a future release.

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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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The product is very expensive and does not provide the expected performance for the cost.The price of this solution is high.The cost of this solution is a little bit high compared to others.Cisco is mid-tier in terms of pricing and quite affordable by most enterprises.Our issues are basically currency related. The licensing is in dollars and the dollar is steadily rising. We've had an increase in the licensing fee due to the simple reason that the exchange rate is almost over 40%. That creates a major issue. If the currency devaluation doesn't stabilize, we may have to look at another solution.It is a costly solution.

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Huawei offers a cheaper enterprise router solution than Cisco.

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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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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, TranswesternBus Online, VisionChina Media Inc. (VisionChina), China Network Television (CNTV), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, ABC, BovenIJ hospital
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