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Aryaka SmartConnect
Score 9.8 out of 10
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SmartConnect is an on-demand, fully managed and end-to-end SD-WAN connectivity service for enterprises, offering global, regional, and local as well as cloud connectivity. The solution connects branches, remote locations, data centers and cloud service providers, using Aryaka's SD-WAN platform.N/A
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, including MPLS, Internet, and 4G LTE. With over 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio, Cisco routing solutions can deliver for today’s networking needs. The vendor promises to help…N/A
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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3.0
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8.7
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User Testimonials
Aryaka SmartConnectCisco Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Aryaka Networks
It integrates nicely with AWS (in regions other than China). The provisioning support is pretty good.
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Cisco
Cisco Routers are well suited when it comes to create a meshed VPN infrastructure with all your branch offices worldwide. You can easily configure the Cisco Routers with static VPN, DMVPN or SD-WAN, which is great. You can also use a Cisco Routers as a CUBE to establish a direct routing (voice) for MS Teams.
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Pros
Aryaka Networks
  • Relatively easily to implement
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Cisco
  • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
  • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
  • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
  • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
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Cons
Aryaka Networks
  • Support is very inconsistent, no real trouble-ticketing system when you have issues
  • Very expensive for what you get
  • Not much advance notification for maintenance events
  • Unclear if Aryaka connectivity into China meets Chinese M.I.I.T. laws
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Cisco
  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
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Likelihood to Renew
Aryaka Networks
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Cisco
We are extremely likely to renew, as we have been very happy with our Cisco Routers for over 10 years. Their uptime as well as stable nature makes them ideal for us, as we are an industry that cannot afford downtime. We trust our partner to recommend our next model Cisco, when the time comes.
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Alternatives Considered
Aryaka Networks
We didn't really evaluate many other SDWAN providers as very few operate inside of China. Our alternative was to build VPN connectivity ourselves.
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Cisco
Cisco Routers have better performance and are more efficient when working. They are friendlier in their configuration environment and in turn, their TAC service is superior to that of other brands, and at the same level of documentation it is more accessible than that of other vendors
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Return on Investment
Aryaka Networks
  • Enabled us to deploy infrastructure into new regions quickly
  • Cost of Aryaka connections (especially in China) is excessive
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Cisco
  • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
  • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
  • Improvement in Network security.
  • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
  • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
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