What users are saying about
229 Ratings
Top Rated
108 Ratings
229 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.9 out of 100
Top Rated
108 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco SD-WAN

SD-WAN es aplicable a todas las verticales de negocios, ya que ayuda de una manera eficiente en la administración de grandes infraestructuras, mejorando los tiempos de respuesta en incidente, facilitando la resolución de los problemas, así como garantizando la continuidad del negocio cuando ocurren interrupciones en sus comunicaciones upstream. Pero lo mejor de todo, es la experiencia del usuario mejora en un 100%, al tener la capacidad siempre de acceder a las aplicaciones de negocios de una manera fiable, confiable y segura. SD-WAN is applicable to all business verticals, since it helps to make the administration of large infrastructures more efficient, improving the response times related to an incident, facilitating the resolution of problems, and guaranteeing business continuity when there are interruptions in your upstream communications. But best of all, the user experience improves by 100%, by always having the ability to access business applications in a reliable and secure manner
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Before Cisco SD-WAN, our users even struggled to send emails with Microsoft 365
  • Cloud applications, such as SharePoint, were not taking a long time to load and made it impossible to collaborate
  • Streaming services--even though video streaming does not work at desired levels, music streaming started to work without interruption
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Ease of initial configuration - I'm not actually sure how to make it easier without losing granularity and control, but it can be very difficult and confusing when first setting up. Afterwards, it's just point and click.
  • Model upload - It would be nice if a given hardware model could be "uploaded" to provide a basic configuration to start with.
  • Logs - I'd prefer more options for filtering logs and having certain ones not be alarms of any kind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN 8.2
Based on 21 answers
The support that we have received during the deployment phase and the guidance that was imparted with were top-notch. We could have configured this without a doubt, but the expert opinion and advice that was provided to us helped accelerate the design and implementation process that we took. I won't go into specifics, as there are too many and they are on the case to case basis, but I am confident that you will be informed on what "fits" your needs best.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco SD-WAN

We only compared Silver Peak NX and Cisco SD-WAN. Since we are primarily a Cisco infrastructure shop, it seemed to integrate better than Silver Peak. We liked the confirmed long-term support from Cisco we have grown accustomed to and did not want to take a chance on a new player. Nothing bad to say about Silver Peak, we just chose another route.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • In my previous company, we had several production facilities across the US using Cisco's SD-WAN and it allowed the company to continue to provide for employees and our end customers when problems arose with circuits.
  • As I mentioned previously, vManage allowed the company to track when there are circuit outages in a really simple portal. Before Cisco's SD-WAN, we had to spend money on 3rd party monitoring.
  • Whenever there was an issue with the server, an employee could request assistance from anywhere instead of worrying about whether or not there was an IT employee present.
Katie vonErden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Cisco SD-WAN

General

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

Add comparison