90 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
38 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

86%
23 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

91%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

70%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.7

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

97%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

88%
6 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

81%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

100%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

97%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

As we provide our network services poor multiple customers we were looking for a well-known brand where we could rely on their name. Cisco was, besides Aruba, the way to go in our situation. After configuration, the network administrators were able to keep everything under control with ease. It could be a bit tough for the beginning network administrator but overall it was a great investment!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

  • These routers are very good at performing 24x7! This is key to running an organization where employees are working 24x7.
  • The ZBFW feature works especially well to help lockdown and protect your network.
  • Having the ability to perform in-service upgrades is a key feature in keeping your network up at all times.
Cody Plassmeyer | 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

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

  • The ASR 1000 series routers can, as with most devices, improve with additional memory capacity and upgraded chip sets for faster processing.
  • There seems to be limitations on the number of routing sessions the smaller ASR devices can handle, which can be overcome with proper planning and placement within the network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Only ASR get EOL we would like to upgrade our routers to recomended replacements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 9.7
Based on 2 answers
All our modular contingency service exercises use this equipment, it allows us to perform this type of exercises very easily, in a controlled and effective way. It is used at least once a month for these types of events. It also allows configuration replication in computers that are under the same model.
Carlos Mendoza Barberán | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We did not heavily engage with the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR1000) support function as we decide to switch the solution to a more cost-effective option, and this was primarily a price decision vs. any support related decision.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
Based on 4 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

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Before standardizing on the Cisco ASR 1000 we had explored the idea of using Juniper routers. Ultimately we felt the Cisco ASR 1000 was a better fit at the time. We have been very happy with this decision, but it might not be the right decision for everyone. It fit our environment and our needs very well, Juniper is also a very good choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

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
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 9.7
Based on 10 answers
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.
Ruben Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

  • It is a healthy return on investment with planned packed size data. Average unicast latency is low and consistent with small and large packets (barring mid-sized).
  • Cisco devices last longer and also have a decent trade-in policy to recover some value when equipment is replaced.
  • Higher concurrent IPSec tunnels are offered, we tested for 1500+, fielding both encrypted and a mix of encrypted and cleartext traffic.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • 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.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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