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Attribute Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco IOS Security

91%
4 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Routers

94%
22 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco IOS Security

90%
4 Ratings

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

When it comes to security on the edge of your network (downstream) Cisco's IOS security features provide pretty much everything you need when it comes to securing your network, network devices, and access. I would absolutely recommend Cisco switches due to many reasons, but a big reason is security.
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Cisco

The scenarios where cisco routers are more suitable are when you need to perform traditional routing between different sites and can apply to any type of scenario, be it the education sector, business, etc. In addition, licensing could be acquired to carry out the sd-wan and carry out a more automated routing process and provide greater redundancy to the communication links.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Authentication.
  • Access lists.
  • Port security.
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Cisco

  • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
  • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
  • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
  • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
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Cons

Cisco

  • Cisco could provide an initial set up script for those are not used to the CLI (Command Line Interface). With that initial script, people could easily deploy the security features instead of having to learn how to use the commands.
  • The web interface that Cisco provides with the routers, although it’s useful to set up the security features, it could also have some sort of tutorials to help people understand the main concepts of iOS security.
  • You have to license iOS security separately from the main OS. For that reason, sometimes it tends to be a little expensive if you have a small business.
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Cisco

  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
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Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco IOS Security editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Cisco Routers

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Routers 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

      ONE WAN Subscription

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Cisco has the best Support team that gives us 24/7 support as we need. Cisco has huge detailed documentation for design, implementation, and troubleshooting all areas of the IOS security. There are many communities discussing all Cisco devices and solutions for studying groups and for customers to share their stories, technical problem and solutions.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      I also like HP Procurve. It is my choice when the customer cannot afford Cisco. Cisco is better all round but HP is the only other [product] I will use if I have a choice.
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      Cisco

      Cisco Routers have better performance and are more efficient when working. They are friendlier in their configuration environment and in turn, their TAC service is superior to that of other brands, and at the same level of documentation it is more accessible than that of other vendors
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Cisco iOS security helped our business deploy a relatively safe solution for a small amount of money.
      • If you don’t have enough budget to invest in a robust and expensive firewall solution, you can safely use Cisco iOS security to protect your branch or remote office without compromise your network.
      • Because Cisco iOS security uses a simple command-line based interface, you can deploy standardized scripts and keep the operational costs low.
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      Cisco

      • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
      • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
      • Improvement in Network security.
      • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
      • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
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