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TamsanqaSemela
Reseller
User at Mozolo Technologies
Feb 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The pricing is a great selling point. We find the VLANs, Load Balancing, HotSpot, Traffic Management the most valuable part of the solution. We're very happy with what we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Costs saving and expansion of our product portfolio as a result of those features offered by mikrotik, but would have to pay for licenses from other providers. Dude also… more»

What needs improvement?

We've had difficulties allocating different hubs with different IPs. At times, some users use it on one range and can access computers on another range. We thought… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of the solution is quite reasonable. What we do is we buy Level Four devices, so we don't have to buy license supported versions.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We've previously used Cisco, which was much more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

We use the solution and we provide services to clients as well. It's much cheaper than when we used Cisco and other devices. We're a reseller and solutions provider. I do… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We came across MikroTik and immediately fell in love with it
Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The cost and versatility are the solution's most valuable features. You can do anything with them if you know how to. The solution has a whole portfolio of routing features available. You don't need to buy special licenses for the solution. You have everything there. The configuration capabilities… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't fit every need. There are lots of things you cannot do. There is no management and there is no controller in wireless. It's not a real whole network. You have to work them into other solutions. Mikrotik is mostly a standalone solution and you have to manage how it relates to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We buy from wholesalers, but we don't have a special selling agreement with anyone. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten when it fits. It's useless if it doesn't fit. If it fits, I don't think there's a better product when you are looking at price-performance. Overall, I'd rate them nine out of ten… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a few different solutions. We are installing big networks with Aruba and use Extreme Networks as well. Which solution we ultimately use depends on the project itself.
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NikitaMoroz
Real User
User at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution offers features that make it convenient for debugging. Traffic classification is a very convenient feature. The flexible IP firewall and IP network address translation make it very easy to give access to internal services.

How has it helped my organization?

MikroTik provides us a quick way to give access to internal services from outside of our network, and a way to manage those services.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a cluster feature added, where multiple devices can be configured and managed as one. One is in a standby state while the other is active, and if one fails then the other takes over. The stability can be improved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no licensing fee in addition to the hardware, but we do pay an annual fee for support.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution for those who don't need a very stable solution. You will not have zero-downtime provided by MikroTik. Also, if you need clustered routers then this solution will not work. However, if you are willing to… more»
GalFuchs
Real User
User at Point PC
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

We have found this solution is quite robust and there are a lot of features in a small device. The dimensions of this unit are quite good. You do not need extra licensing to use all of the features.

What needs improvement?

In the Israeli market, we are in need of Hebrew support. We would like a Hebrew GUI or something that can translate it. We need this because when we remotely support end-users, they do not always speak English. Hebrew would be lovely. There… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In our last project, we used two hundred units and the price was approximately 500 Shekels ($140 USD).

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am familiar with solutions by Aruba. The MikroTik routers and switches are not as well known in the Israeli market.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is that this is a small package with huge features and you should try it on your own. The biggest lesson that I learned from this solution is that we underestimated the power and value of MikroTik. We primarily implemented Cisco… more»
MartynasLaugalys
Real User
User at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Dec 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The best part about MikroTik Routers is the price.

What needs improvement?

The biggest thing that needs improvement is the support. There are lots of bugs but you can find workarounds for these. However, without support for professional use, you don't know when it fails and why it fails. You have to troubleshoot on your own.

What other advice do I have?

The technical features in MikroTik are not mentionable because it is a low-cost solution. There is no service, support, or proper training. We are using them because our competitors are using them, and we have to stay competitive. The only real value of MikroTik is the price and I would not recommend this solution for any other reason. If you can get another device from a bigger company at a… more»
Mahmood Shah
Real User
User at NetSys
Feb 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The load balancing is very good. The solution offers very good multi-routing. The firewall is very good. For the interface, I always use Winbox.

What needs improvement?

The MikroTik weblog, web user log, was supposed to be remotely accessible. However, it was not as good as I had wanted it to be. I found its functionality disappointing. There's no proper interface. They show only IPs but not the DNS address or complete address. It only shows the IP addresses. Also… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've previously used FortiGate and Fortinet devices. They have very good security and firewalls.

What other advice do I have?

I'd warn others that a tutorial or a bit of learning is required before beginning. It helps if a user has a bit of understanding about the solution. There's some complexity in the terminologies and surrounding the initial implementation process. Overall, it's a good product, but it requires a bit of… more»
Real User
User at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is controlling the bandwidth. This is helpful because the users' bandwidth requirements keep changing, and we have three connections to handle the data. The wireless switches… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement is that we can have two different internet service providers offering 2Mbps each, and you can combine the bandwidth to make it 4Mbps. You can also achieve multiple failovers.

What needs improvement?

Configuring load balancing requires a very ground-level configuration that is not easy for normal users. The user interface allows you to do a lot of things, but it is not user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is a one-time purchase.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great product that gives you a lot of good features at that price. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Real User
User at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 14 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the versatility and ease of use. We make use of a script that will automatically re-route traffic when connections are slow.

What needs improvement?

The manageability of the web-based UI needs to be improved. I still prefer to use the Winbox application. It would be great if they included some next-generation features in the future.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors.

What other advice do I have?

We have not had any issues with our MikroTik routers and I would definitely recommend them. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not the person who selected and deployed this solution.
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The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.
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