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Score 8.2 out of 100
28 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Have remote sites and need them to feel local? Want to get all your locations virtually on the same network? This is the way. And if you're like us and need an easy way to manage all your remote locations in one place this is the tool you want to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

I would recommend Cisco Meraki SD-WAN to my colleagues in the scenario of a big corporate with 2 or 3 IPS and small branches over the world where they can’t have specialist in case of a failure. The platform can be managed from a single point through the dashboard and make a simple or profound testing and troubleshooting without losing any connectivity. It is the best solution that will save you money and time
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • An intricate system of connections that make it seem like your outside sites are all on one single LAN
  • Well priced in their category as others are a bit pricier for the same services
  • Aruba is backed by a well staffed support team that can get you through your issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • The natting function works really well. Even if you are behind a router with NAT, it still translates the traffic.
  • Security is a big benefit as you can define that only certain elements go across the VPN (SD-WAN).
Reon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • The right support team for your product can be difficult to get ahold of
  • Integration with Cisco is not as super tight as integration with Aruba devices
  • Some of the advanced features are difficult to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • Some features only support can change, VPN controls.
  • Limited customization, Meraki model is simple and easy, customization/options and complexity.
  • Visibility with insight is extra.
Ethan Beach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Fast and efficient. The only issue currently is that the support is only overseas support and not in South Africa, which causes delays in resolution for some cases. Escalating issues is quite simple and the opening of new cases from the dashboard is easy. I have never had a support issue that could not be resolved.
Reon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

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Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

We considered staying with MPLS over private circuits, but the cost was prohibitive. We also considered going with a more traditional VPN configuration using the ASA5500-X series for VPN head-end. The Meraki MX SD-WAN seemed a better all-around fit for a modern network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

No score
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Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.6
Based on 6 answers
Meraki Scalability is amazing with the addition of market place that provides a wide range of custom API software processes that works amazing as per customer need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

  • Changed the way we manage remote sites
  • Saved us funds in the LAN budget
  • Created new opportunities to roll out functions at these sites
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • Increase availability of resources
  • Explore the potential of the corporate network
  • Allow the integration of all departments located all over the nation
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

General

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

General

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

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