7 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

The best scenario for us was to use the NCS 5000 for video conferencing. With several remote branches, we required reliable bandwidth for remotely connecting with employees. The NCS 5000 delivered the bandwidth we needed and provided the quality even with some low bandwidth sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Well suited for SMB and for organizations with multiple sites that need VPN connection. We've used it for 10-20 users per site with a 2-5 Mbps internet connection. It's less appropriate for large business with many users to be connectedBuilt-in WiFi features can give wireless modem capability. Dual-LAN-supported so you will get redundancy.
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • Higher port density allows for both higher bandwidth ports to the customer network as well as sufficient uplink capacity to the core.
  • Small rack space, smarter design, smaller footprint allows for more hardware the fit in the same amount of rack space.
  • Lower power consumption, less heat output results in savings within the data center environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • It has the typical firewall functions you'd expect in an all in one unit.
  • GUI interface is easier to use by less technical users.
  • The extra features such as VLANs are nice to have.
Paul Knopp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • Bugs
  • Transport components stability
  • Tac response time in some xases
Carlos Bedia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • More switchports would be welcome, although this would increase cost and size
  • Faster wireless would improve performance
  • An SPF port would allow uplinking to more business-class switches
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

No score
No answers yet
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Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco Small Business RV Series 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The features are good. The support is good. The resources to deploy, manage, and operate it are good. Customer's feedback and testimonials are good. The updates in terms of zero day vulnerabilities are good and timely. But, I still give an 8 out of 10 because I think the pricing, licensing, and GUI can be improved more.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

We did not consider any other alternatives, the NCS 5000 fit the bill for what we were looking for and we pulled the trigger.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco's power really stems from its brand reputation and honestly not much else. No one ever got fired for deploying Cisco, and that's why it stands out. The Cisco Small Business RV Series is no exception there; the unit is built well and does the job. However, much more powerful alternatives for routers are out there—the biggest competitor being Ubiquiti. The UniFi routers are significantly more powerful in all regards, including routing speed, IPS/IDS speeds, and VPN functionality. Support for those is admittedly rather lackluster though, so if your network is critical, you are effectively self-insuring your equipment. For some that may be fine, but for others, that risk of extended downtime is just not worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

  • The lower power consumption helps in reducing costs, improves efficiency
  • Better port density leads to less chassis upgrades, less costly upgrades
  • Smaller footprint allows for more devices in the future within available colo space
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Very good ROI
  • Most products have a CLI that is easy to use and understand.
  • Very large feature set. Cisco offers numerous open standard and proprietary protocols and options in their code that other vendors lack parity with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 5000 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5000)

General

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

Cisco Small Business RV Series

General

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

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