3 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco Routers do well at everything from small home office networks that require basic security to large scale service provider implementations that include SD_WAN security. Their routers scale well and they have everything from small 4 port access routers to large enterprise Core routers that function as the backbone of very large networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Using VeloCloud is best suited when you have multiple internet connections of a similar caliber. The reason for this is because VeloCloud's main purpose is to provide the best connection when using multiple internet circuits. If you don't, it's a waste of money. I also like it because our ISP supports VeloCloud, and they have a department to help us make changes.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Segments the network.
  • Provides security through the use of Access Control Lists.
  • Makes routing decisions using routing protocols such as OSPF, RIP, BGP etc ...
  • Provides fault tolerance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • It's a plug and play SD-WAN.
  • Easy to manage.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco Routers are more expensive than other competitors.
  • Cisco Routers require leaning of the command line interface, complicated stuff for non-technical people.
  • Interchangeability is limited with some other manufacturers because Cisco sometimes uses proprietary protocols.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • They need to be a little clearer when it comes to licensing. And from the orchestrator, I should be able to see what licenses I currently have associated with every device and their expiration dates.
  • I feel even though a VM firewall can be added to a specific appliance, a full UTM firewall built within the solution would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

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VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud 7.7
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There are still some glitches that need to be worked out. As an example, I rebooted a device at one of our branch locations and it just died. That should never have happened, and I've only seen this happen when a company needs to improve hardware on some of their lower-end models.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

Cisco and HPE Routers are comparable products. Both do the job well without many differences. I would say HP Routers are easier to configure but come with a small performance hit compared to Cisco routers of the same size/scope. Cisco has the brand recognition and many more certified professionals using them though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Price/quality ratio.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

  • Cisco products have 99.9999% up time availability and it allows a quick ROI in terms of our production network being available when its needed.
  • Cisco routers perform network security tasks well and keeps our network secure without slowing down our business transactions.
  • Cisco productrs last longer than our previous vendors, this ROI has been significant in lower replacement costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • Eliminate the cost of an MPLS circuit.
  • Ease of deployment: the amount of time saved when adding additional sites to the solution, especially when you have a profile already built and when you add a new VC you just associate that profile with that appliance. Again, in a matter of minutes, you can have a new site up and running.
  • Since there is not true firewall built-in, you would have to either purchase a third-party firewall or the virtual firewall that is supported by Velocloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)

General

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

General

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

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