Anonymous UserTechnical Architect at a comms service provider
Mahmoud GhonemHead Of Architecture Department at a engineering company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution can scale from SMB to the enterprise level. It is very impressive."
"So far, the feature that I like best is the policy configuration manager."
"The segmented traffic it provides is the best in the industry right now."
"The solution's application control and application traffic steering tool are its most valuable aspects in terms of how we utilize the product."
"Cisco is an industry leader, so customers have a high level of trust with the brand more-so than with some newcomers that might have some more revolutionary solutions, but no name recognition."
"There is minimum blind space in this solution."
"It's very easy to manage and monitor the network's health and security using the solution."
"The product's brand recognition is one of the most valuable aspects of the solution."
"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."
"This solution is expensive so pricing is a concern."
"It would be very helpful if we had better access to a knowledge base, or online documentation, to help both us and our customers learn to use this solution."
"Cisco's router and voice gateway has not been available since the launch of SD-WAN."
"The whole solution needs to be re-imagined. It's quite complex right now and really needs to be simplified to make it easier for those of us using it. It should offer more simplified management as well."
"The client portal needs to be improved in order to make the solution much better."
"The main issue is that not in the technology, but it comes back comparison. When we do a comparison with other SD WAN solutions, they are priced better."
"Since most user-data is going through the solution, we are concerned about security, as all the information is in the cloud and not on-premises. The user data authentification should be higher to better prevent malicious attacks."
"The initial setup could be a bit less complex."
"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."
"We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars."
"80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization."
"Cisco is more expensive than some competing products."
"SD-WAN as a service is probably something in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 a month per location."
"The costs are a bit on the high side."
"It is much cheaper than other solutions. Most of our clients are the top 500 companies, and they all have a corporate contract."
"The license model is too complex with too many flavors and options. You might not be able to see it from an end user's point of view, but from a telco point of view, their license model is too complex. They should have a flexible license model. If you want to have good pricing, you need to buy it for a two-year, four-year, or five-year license immediately. Some other vendors have much more flexible license models."
"It is going to be on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs."
"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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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Edge with 36 reviews while Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 11th in WAN Edge with 5 reviews. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". 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 SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and VMware NSX, whereas Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Routers and Switches, HPE Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Enterprise Service Routers. See our Cisco SD-WAN vs. Huawei Enterprise Routers report.
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