Steve RoySenior Director, Network Engineering at a tech vendor
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in SD-WAN with 28 reviews while Versa Titan is ranked 25th in SD-WAN. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while Versa Titan is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "A solution for integrating services to enhance up-time, performance and lower costs". On the other hand, Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and VMware NSX, whereas Versa Titan is most compared with Cato Networks.
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