What users are saying about

3Com H3C Switches

5 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

MikroTik Routers and Switches

6 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

3Com H3C Switches

As our company is growing we need to be able to upgrade our equipment. It is great for smaller companies.
No photo available

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett profile photo

Pros

  • Great product used on a budget.
  • It gets the job done.
  • Better switches than most competitors.
No photo available
  • It allowed to establish a distribution by areas of the bandwidth allowing to prioritize the access to it to the departments that most needed it
  • It allows to obtain real statistics by user, IP, fragment of network, department and unit of the consumption of bandwidth of the company.
  • Different DSL connections were added to obtain a larger bandwidth and thus be able to efficiently cover the needs of the company.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett profile photo

Cons

  • Our network is slow.
  • Feels like things are not working properly at times.
  • Old equipment.
No photo available
  • The configuration of the operating system routerOS is not intuitive, it requires advanced knowledge in computer science and free operating systems for its maintenance.
  • To make the load balancing is necessary to have more than one MikroTik device so its implementation in case of that being the solution sought is more expensive.
  • The cost of the devices for solutions at the macro business level is very high, it is a solution whose initial investment requires an important budget
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett profile photo

Alternatives Considered

I used Cisco and Cisco is a great product but more on the expensive side. This is a great product for smaller companies.
No photo available
Despite having a high cost, the possibility of using a low-end equipment with the operating system RouterOS to support the management of the MikroTik allowed this to prevail as an option like most of the solutions offered in the market, in addition to the possibilities presented for the support and the community information of the same they play important factors in the implementation and the taking of decisions.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett profile photo

Return on Investment

  • Great price.
  • Great product for small company.
  • It was great before we expanded.
No photo available
  • There is currently a suitable consumption of the data network and each department feels satisfied with the obtained.
  • Some analysts felt annoyed or generated a negative impact because when establishing navigation rules, access to non-corporate pages was restricted.
  • The investment made allows the use of equipment that is used as servers for services now covered by MikroTik and used in other required areas.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett profile photo

Pricing Details

3Com H3C Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

MikroTik Routers and Switches

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details