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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

I would recommend Cisco Meraki SD-WAN to my colleagues in the scenario of a big corporate with 2 or 3 IPS and small branches over the world where they can’t have specialist in case of a failure. The platform can be managed from a single point through the dashboard and make a simple or profound testing and troubleshooting without losing any connectivity. It is the best solution that will save you money and time
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

One major drawback of Cisco Routers is that it is quite expensive. It may not be the perfect budget friendly item for most small companies. However, it is highly accessible and reliable. Security concerns are next to nil so it is something one can rely on, without fearing frauds and security breeches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco Routers

  • Security. You can run VPN services on these routers along with core function of routing.
  • Rate limiting for DDOS or traffic on WAN links can help to prioritise the actual user traffic.
  • Routing. This is main feature of these devices and they do it really well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco Routers

  • Firmware improvements as the routers (at least the models I used) can sometimes crash while setting up.
  • In two RV042 that I had to configure and monitor, I had problems where they stopped working properly (crashes, loss of settings, bug). In another model, the VPN did not connect and only after a router restart did it work.
  • Three WAN options on RV line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
Based on 2 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

Cisco Routers

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • Ease of use.
  • Remote management.
  • Amazing technical support.
  • Remote firmware management.
  • Built-in alarm and monitoring.
  • Marketplace apps.
  • Amazing features like client VPN (AnyConnect) system manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

I haven't used other routers in my career. We evaluated Palo Alto but quickly realized we needed to stay with Cisco, as they never gave us a reason to change. Palo Alto also was a much greater financial investment we were not willing to take, along with the learning curve to support their hardware.
Jacob Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.2
Based on 5 answers
The flag of Meraki is its scalability. This is an important feature that wins against the competitors. There is no better way to integrate new equipments, add new services and extend equipment’s licensing but the Meraki Dashboard. You can easily manage your inventory and move configuration without compromising the overall performance.
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

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Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • So far, SD-WAN/ Internet has saved us thousands per month over MPLS over private circuits.
  • Simple sites are quick and easy to bring online.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Routers

  • It has helped increase IT productivity by making network management easier
  • The yearly subscription fee is too expensive and isn't worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

General

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

Cisco Routers

General

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

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