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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

80%
1 Rating
9.1

MikroTik Routers and Switches

91%
6 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

MikroTik Routers and Switches

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

MikroTik Routers and Switches

89%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

80%
1 Rating

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker can be used as Gateway/VPN or Firewall
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Mikrotik

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • VPN Device
  • Gateway Device
  • Firewall capabilities
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Mikrotik

  • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
  • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
  • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
  • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
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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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Mikrotik

  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker 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

    Pricing Info

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 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

      Usability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Mikrotik

      Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Mikrotik

      There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      With Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) you can establish VPN connections and maybe integrate the IP Phone to your CUCM; however, you need an expert in place; you need to configure it with tunnels GRE or VPNs for example; you also need to configure other VPN devices on the main site. With Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker you just connect it to the Internet and make some easy configuration from the Meraki Dashboard and are ready.
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      Mikrotik

      Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker acts not just as a gateway but also as a VPN and Firewall. The performance is great and it solves a lot of situations, that I mentioned before. I highly recommend buying and trying it.
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      Mikrotik

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Mikrotik

      • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
      • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
      • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
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