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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

91%
12 Ratings
9.3

Cisco Routers

93%
19 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

81%
4 Ratings

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.7

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

97%
10 Ratings

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Routers

Cisco has a very easy CLI and most importantly it is known to most network engineers. There is a huge possibility that Cisco solutions are available over the Internet for a particular problem or a use case. Cisco has been improving ever since, however, Cisco can improve in areas such as rollback or error checking mechanism during the configuration, Juniper Networks Routers has done a great job in this area. Cisco is well suited for enterprise environments, however, for Service Provider Networks there are many options available.
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

  • Cisco routers offer networks for the WAN, the LAN and the cloud include advanced analytics, optimization security incorporated with them you can have a comprehensive and proven solution.
  • They are well designed to support coherent optics to drive the convergence of optical layers, as well as systems that offer lower power consumption
  • They are very reliable for networks that are constantly growing traffic with fixed or modular systems that allow handling large traffic flows
  • They are quite friendly and easy-to-use computers on their different platforms, whether ios, ios xe, XR
Jose Manuel Castillo | 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

  • 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.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Routers

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

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

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco Routers

Cisco routers are great and are the industry standard. They have proven their ability to last and [continually] provide support for their devices. You can go into a lot of IT closets and see old Cisco switches and routers. Why? because they are workhorses and they last. Their compatibility [with] other systems and hardware makes them hard to beat.
Shaun Stockton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Cisco Routers

  • 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.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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