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2018-11-26T07:07:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Enterprise Routers?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5Real User

The price of Cisco Enterprise Routers is good for the service that you get.

2021-05-22T10:36:47Z
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Top 10Real User

The price is reasonable. We pay for licensing every year.

2021-04-29T14:33:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's expensive and the pricing could be improved. The license is paid yearly.

2021-02-25T15:13:08Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There are licensing costs and they are expensive.

2021-02-24T10:07:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's quite expensive for small businesses.

2021-02-11T12:22:09Z
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Top 5Reseller

The price should be reduced.

2021-01-24T08:38:46Z
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Top 5Real User

Some companies provide initial licenses very cheaply, as do Cisco, but when you want to renew or expand something, the licensing becomes expensive.

2021-01-23T11:57:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I have found the price to be expensive for the solution. Other products are coming to the market that are not as expensive, Cisco should reduce their price to be more comparable.

2021-01-08T14:10:43Z
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Top 5Consultant

It's not a fair price, it's a bit too high.

2020-12-16T19:36:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Linksys products are cheaper than Cisco Switches. Cisco Switches are an expensive product in India.

2020-12-06T06:46:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Cisco Enterprise Routers are expensive.

2020-09-06T08:04:28Z
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Top 5MSP

I am happy with the price of Cisco Enterprise Routers, but they could offer more discounts to their customers.

2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The price is reasonable.

2020-08-20T07:50:15Z
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Top 5Reseller

Cisco routers are very pricey. This is the biggest complaint from customers for which we provide support.

2020-08-19T07:57:28Z
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Top 5Real User

The initial costs of using a full Cisco scenario like purchasing gears and licenses may be a little bit high. However, with accurate design and implementation, you should make sure you are good to go for years.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We don't have any licenses at this time. There were some compensating licenses that needed to be renewed every year, but then Cisco ended that practice. It was also sort of the local price break for the solution. Currently, we just pay for the hardware once and extra for the warranty extension. Besides those costs, there were no additional expenses. We did pay additional for a specific module. It was from another company embedded inside the Cisco product and we had to renew every year on that license. But then Cisco stopped promoting the use of that feature. When they did the product performed better because the module was taking up too much of the CPU usage. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Cisco Enterprise Routers poorly from the experience that I have had. I would say a three or possibly four. I wish we had gotten the correct information from Cisco when we talked to them back when we were considering the solution. We told them what we wanted them to do and they recommended this solution. I think there may have been a miscalculation of the sizing of the equipment. So, I give it three out of ten because I could do the same or have the same or better result with a different solution that was not as expensive as this equipment. The company and products are good overall, but they still overprice the equipment compared to the competition.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There's a yearly licensing agreement. You can add more features at an additional cost if you need to.

2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The price of this solution is high.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This solution is expensive.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

Cisco is mid-tier in terms of pricing and quite affordable by most enterprises.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Consultant

Our issues are basically currency related. The licensing is in dollars and the dollar is steadily rising. We've had an increase in the licensing fee due to the simple reason that the exchange rate is almost over 40%. That creates a major issue. If the currency devaluation doesn't stabilize, we may have to look at another solution.

2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
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Real User

The pricing is a huge issue. I had to convince my company to purchase this solution. It is very expensive, and prohibitive.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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