Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued) vs. Cisco Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued)
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker is an enterprise class firewall, VPN gateway and router. Each model offers five gigabit ethernet ports and wireless for connectivity. Cisco now recommends the Meraki Z4 Teleworker.N/A
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, including MPLS, Internet, and 4G LTE. With over 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio, Cisco routing solutions can deliver for today’s networking needs. The vendor promises to help…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.5 out of 10

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Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10

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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.6
(26 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued)Cisco Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
The Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker appliance was ideal for scenarios where the remote worker spent the majority of their time remote. It alleviates the need for VPN software and gives the IT staff additional visibility into the connectivity of the user. We often encountered scenarios where the users broadband was having issues vs the Meraki network and the tools Meraki provides help to work through these scenarios. The case for the Meraki devices is not as strong for occasional users who cannot justify the cost of the appliance vs just logging in via VPN.
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Cisco
Cisco Routers are well suited when it comes to create a meshed VPN infrastructure with all your branch offices worldwide. You can easily configure the Cisco Routers with static VPN, DMVPN or SD-WAN, which is great. You can also use a Cisco Routers as a CUBE to establish a direct routing (voice) for MS Teams.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Easy setup for remote worker
  • Versatility with WiFi and cable connections
  • Safe to outages with dual wan setup
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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
  • When Internet is lost and come back we need to reset the Z3 device from the dashboard in order to register the IP Phone to CUCM
  • It would be nice to manage the Z3 device to a local web portal just for TS
  • Max Speed 100Mbps. It would be nice if it could run up to 1GB
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
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Cisco
We are extremely likely to renew, as we have been very happy with our Cisco Routers for over 10 years. Their uptime as well as stable nature makes them ideal for us, as we are an industry that cannot afford downtime. We trust our partner to recommend our next model Cisco, when the time comes.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
At the time of implementation, we were not aware of a comparable product from Cisco or comparative vendor. We had initially deployed the Z1 appliance and had so much success that the transition to the Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker was a quick and easy fit for us. The device is easy to deploy and just works.
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Cisco
The main reason to go with Cisco Routers is reliability. Other than that most engineers are certified to operate these routers. Other reasons are good technical support, quality community and familiarity/experience within the industry of networking. It is by default product to go with in many situations.
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Scalability
Cisco
The product is very scalable due to its implementation to the Meraki cloud and SD-WAN capabilities.
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Good visibility for IT team so we can monitor and validate the teleworker traffic
  • Zero Touch Provisioning so we do not need to send a Engineer to configure it.
  • Consumer-grade network security
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Cisco
  • Experience tells us that using Cisco products is always positive since the quality/price is very well distributed.
  • They reduce energy costs and the consumption of resources, optimizing efficiency to the maximum
  • The equipment is prepared so that all kinds of people can use them.
  • They have higher levels of access and service. Its functionality is one of the best on the market, its unmatched response. Cisco routers provide fast access and hassle-free connectivity and are renowned for their performance.
  • TAC's service is by far the best
  • accessible configuration manuals
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