10 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
37 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V) and Cisco Meraki SD-WAN are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

91%
3 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

91%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

81%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

97%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

If you just need to do simple communication to Azure such as smb and rdp sessions then the Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series is overkill. If you need to setup multiple mesh vpn connections to existing ISRs and have complicated routing with multiple protocols then Cisco Cloud Services Router makes that setup much easier and less work to maintain and troubleshoot.
Ryan Lee | 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Easy and available to download with a CCO account.
  • Full-featured router platform.
  • Can run as many instances as you have memory to handle.
  • No issues so far running in VMWare player 14.0.
Anonymous | 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • More integration with the switching
  • A dynamic approach for software updates
  • More automation features and APIs
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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

Neither product supported all the protocols we needed to allow all of our locations to route. It does add some complications to the gateway and vnet setup though. Once we retired our ISRs we were able to go to Meraki vMX and the auto-vpn setup works rather well and is much simpler than IOS configs
Ryan Lee | 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • I don't need to use outdated hardware for testing.
  • Don't need a dedicated power feed to spin up a usably-sized network.
Anonymous | 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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