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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Bigleaf is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Bigleaf

100%
1 Rating
9.3

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

93%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Bigleaf

100%
2 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

81%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Bigleaf

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

97%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bigleaf Networks

Bigleaf is great for getting good performance out of two mediocre ISPs. Bigleaf is great for getting the combined bandwidth of two or more ISPs without having to subscribe to higher tiers with the ISP. I can't imagine Bigleaf would do much good for a business with only one ISP. Reporting with Bigleaf is helpful in documenting any issues with an ISP - I can show an ISP performance history if we experience a problem.
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Cisco

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN can be adapted to any type of scenario. Everything depends on the needs of the business and the complexity in terms of routing and treatment of links, but nevertheless, where it is best adapted is for the retail and hospitality sector. Where I would not recommend it is for service provider scenarios or where it is required to have [...] more granular control of the quality of the service.
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Pros

Bigleaf Networks

  • Does not add a security layer - We have our own security layer and did not want an additional one.
  • Combines bandwidth from multiple ISPs to provide a bigger pipe.
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Cisco

  • Ease of configuration
  • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN over VPN/auto VPN as opposed to using a dual connection over the public internet
  • Application shaping within Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
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Cons

Bigleaf Networks

  • I can't think of anything to add here. It perfectly meets our needs!
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Cisco

  • Customized, esoteric configurations were very hard to get connected and configured.
  • We had hoped to configure all sites filtering in one place, but each site has to be configured separately. this is prohibitive with a large number of sites.
  • Network visibility does not work as well as I would like.
  • The MX appliances do not work well with voice VLAN when using the appliances as a small office router/switch.
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Pricing Details

Bigleaf

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Bigleaf editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Support Rating

      Bigleaf Networks

      Any time we've had a problem, Bigleaf support has been readily available in English. Support seems competent, and when one hardware device failed we were quickly provided with a replacement
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      Cisco

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Bigleaf Networks

      Bigleaf doesn't add a security layer. Competitors we looked at all bundled in security from Cisco or Fortinet, and we didn't want to learn another product and have a competing security layer. With Bigleaf we are able to leverage our existing security solution.
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      Cisco

      Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is a way better option due to the fact that there is only one point of management and the way how you can integrate the entire network. A very important focus point is the security of the network from the beginning to the end. The visibility of the traffic and the way you can trace any failure and report it
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      Scalability

      Bigleaf Networks

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Because [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN has fulfilled the required functionality with the easy deployment of the configuration of new sites and growth, in addition to one of the integrations that Meraki has in general as a platform and the centralized management of everything through a single Dashboard. [...] The best thing is that [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN is included from the enterprise licensing of the MX.
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      Return on Investment

      Bigleaf Networks

      • Bigleaf has dramatically improved our internet uptime and provides metrics to track that.
      • Bigleaf protects our internet performance by balancing ISPs so we don't experience poor performance when one ISP has a problem.
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      Cisco

      • All positive impacts. Easy to deploy, easy to manage. Z3 defects are rare.
      • ROI in 18 months.
      • All our hubs use Z3 embedded Wi-Fi.
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