Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches vs. Cisco vEdge Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Adtran in Huntsville, Alabama offers the NetVanta brand of routers and switches.N/A
Cisco vEdge Routers
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Cisco’s SD-WAN vEdge Routers are routing components of the architecture that delivers WAN, security and multi-cloud capability of the Cisco SD-WAN solution. Cisco SD-WAN vEdge routers are delivered as hardware, software, cloud or virtualized components that sit at the perimeter of a site, such as remote office, branch office, campus, or a data center. They participate in establishing a secure virtual overlay network over a mix of any WAN transports.N/A
Pricing
Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesCisco vEdge Routers
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Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesCisco vEdge Routers
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adtran NetVanta Routers and SwitchesCisco vEdge Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Adtran
Adtran NetVanta series switches are a very desirable switch set at a reasonable price point with a large amount of configuration ability for both L2 and L3. They are best suited for medium to large institutions that are not Cisco Dependent. They work well for small businesses as well but may be too high of a price point and too large of a feature set needed for a SOHO type set up which may turn away customers in that range. The 1531/P series does offer a smaller switch with the option of PoE in the P model and gives a total of 12 individual ports between the 8 PoE ports, 2 non PoE ports, and 2 SFP ports capable of Gigabit or 2.5Gbps with Adtran's interconnect cable. This may be more suitable for a SOHO set up but again may offer more than many small businesses need and may seem daunting.
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Cisco
Cisco vEdge Routers can be useful for customers who have many branches and need more than one WAN link. It is also useful for customers who want to reduce the cost that is associated with MPLS utilization. SDWAN technology is for customers who need it all. Although other vendors have the same product or technology, Cisco is still better because of the support from their expert engineers.
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Pros
Adtran
  • In industrial environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are robust and have a very long lifetime.
  • In office environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are low profile and easy to install.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches have multiple options for mounting, racks or wall mount are equally simple and well implemented.
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Cisco
  • Nice design to fit in well with your modern network cabinet.
  • Plethora of available ports and port types.
  • Cutting edge security when paired with Cisco umbrella.
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Cons
Adtran
  • PoE can be a little slow to initiate as the switch communicates with the device to determine the proper power level.
  • 1550 Series seem to come flashed with a non-standard Firmware initially that must be upgraded before any configuration can be done.
  • USB Driver for 1550 Series USB Serial connection is a non-standard driver that must be downloaded from Adtran vs Windows Plug and Play.
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Cisco
  • Need to be familiarized with the configuration.
  • Need more time to be hands on with the GUI.
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Alternatives Considered
Adtran
We have used everything from Foundry/Brocade, to Cisco, to Extreme, and nothing lives as long and performs as well as NetVanta switches.
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Adtran
  • High Performance and reliability have allowed for a 'set it and forget it' type installation, giving greater customer satisfaction.
  • The price point of the switches, while higher than other models such as HP or Dell potentially, is in line with their reliability and functionality and comes in less than Cisco much of the time.
  • Having a long time relationship with Adtran as a company has allowed us to quickly assist customers with their needs, saving everyone time and money.
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Cisco
  • Keeping hackers and malicious code out of your network is a major positive.
  • We've been able to reduce security incidents, thus saving us time.
  • ROI is high on this product, as you can reduce the amount of devices at a site.
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