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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 feature is the capacity of the throughput for the firewall.""On the SRX, the firewall is very easy to configure, especially when you want to filter out traffic.""I think that the extensions are very valuable. The way you can test the configuration before applying that configuration permanently is very helpful. The rollback configuration is also very useful.""Users are able to easily configure the whole solution via simple data.""The solution is quite stable. We've found it to be very good. There aren't bugs, glitches, or crashes.""The flexibility of the MPLS configuration is very good.""The stability of Juniper is better than Cisco's.""The most valuable feature is the standard routing protocol."

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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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"The price of this solution should be improved.""Most IT equipment now has graphical interfaces, and there is a need for the Juniper routers to have a more intuitive web interface.""In terms of improvement, I would like for it to effectively protect against the broadcast storms, multicast storms, and DDoS attacks.""One thing that the product can do better is clustering. Rather than just having two of them, it would help if there was one cluster to extend to more notes in the cluster itself.""The solution needs to offer SDN features.""If you are setting up a site-to-site VPN between a Juniper and Cisco device then you may encounter some issues.""Better documentation to assist with implementation would be helpful.""Enhancing the capacity would be a welcome improvement."

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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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"An additional license can be purchased for support of a next-generation firewall."

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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: Some of our customers find this product high, as they are comparing to Chinese products.
Top Answer: The third-level customer support coming from Juniper itself could be much better. To get assistance from Juniper, we sometimes have to wait for weeks and months. I don't really appreciate that. Their… more »
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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.
Juniper MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, A portfolio of SDN-ready routing platforms that provide the industry-leading system capacity, density, and performance that enterprises, service providers, and cloud operators need to thrive in our always-on, hyper-connected digital world.
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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
AARNet Pty Ltd, Allegro Networks, Atlantech Online, Availity, Baloise Insurance, Black Lotus, CATV, Blue Box
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider15%
Computer Software Company15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company13%
Educational Organization5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider48%
Computer Software Company15%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise40%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 36 reviews while Juniper Enterprise Routers is ranked 3rd in Routers with 10 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.4, while Juniper Enterprise Routers is rated 9.2. 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 Juniper Enterprise Routers writes "Good flexibility, capacity, and firewall throughput". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers, OneAccess Enterprise Routers and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, whereas Juniper Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Cisco Cloud Services Router and HPE Enterprise Routers. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers report.

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