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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 that it has better throughput than its competitors.""The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The GUI is easy to use.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect."

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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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"There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS."

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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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"MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors.""This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee.""The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."

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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: This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
Top Answer: The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
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MikroTik CRS Series
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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.
MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
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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
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company13%
Educational Organization5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider48%
Computer Software Company21%
Government3%
Construction Company3%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise40%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 36 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 4th in Routers with 5 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Juniper Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers and Netgate TNSR, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Mellanox Switches, Netgate TNSR, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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