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Pros
"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."

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"The SpeedFusion feature is the most valuable.""The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy product to deploy."

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Cons
"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."

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"Its pricing is the main issue. The pricing could be improved. I would like to see an outbound policy based on the application. It is a very good feature, and most of the customers are looking for that. They can also include stronger firewall features. This would help the customers in choosing this product as the only device for the SD network.""Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It was in the Caribbeans, so it might be a location-related issue."

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"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."

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"It has lifetime licensing. Its pricing is high for most of the markets.""Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution's main features are its ability to be customized, network traffic classification, and has a wide range of features that can be set.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is the only negative factor, it is much more expensive compared with the Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution.
Top Answer: Cisco should focus more on making products that are convenient for users. Sadly, I think they are more interested in making money rather than making reliable products. The Cisco way of thinking is to… more »
Top Answer: The SpeedFusion feature is good. It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites. It is also a really easy product to deploy.
Top Answer: Its licensing fee is on a yearly basis. For the price, it is actually pretty good value.
Top Answer: Their hardware support isn't the greatest. We've had one unit go down, and it took a while for them to replace it. It was in the Caribbeans, so it might be a location-related issue.
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Viptela, Cisco vEdge Cloud Router
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Overview

Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

Peplink’s patent-pending SpeedFusion technology powers enterprise VPNs that tap into the bandwidth of up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, and other links connected anywhere on your corporate or institutional WAN. Whether you’re transferring a few documents or driving realtime POS data, video feeds, and VoIP conversations, SpeedFusion pumps all your data down a single fat datapipe that’s budget-friendly, ultra-fast, and easily configurable to suit any networking environment.

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Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
MIT Robotics Team, Intel, Apple, Google, Hootsuite, Northrop Gruman, Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Avocent, GE, VW, Marriott, Renaissance, WSI, Union /Pacific
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider44%
Transportation Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Retailer7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 36 reviews while Peplink SpeedFusion is ranked 14th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Peplink SpeedFusion is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Peplink SpeedFusion writes "It allowed us to move away from IPsec between the sites and provided the high availability". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, whereas Peplink SpeedFusion is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cradlepoint NetCloud, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), VMware SD-WAN and Sangfor SSL VPN. See our Cisco SD-WAN vs. Peplink SpeedFusion report.

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