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Score 9.3 out of 100

Cisco SD-WAN

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco SD-WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Routers

93%
19 Ratings
9.7

Cisco SD-WAN

97%
42 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco SD-WAN

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco SD-WAN

73%
36 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is well designed for organizations that want to have full control or make their cloud and digital transformation easily. [Cisco] SD-WAN gives adaptability to use various transport links like 4G, 5G, or internet dedicated line, and WAN links can be used effectively. The troubleshooting is very fast and efficient and saves us lots of time, energy, and costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Cisco SD-WAN provides ultra-modern analytics, monitoring, and automation for any associate networking.
  • Cisco SD-WAN helps our organization fulfill optimal speeds and the best staging speed boost-up.
  • One of the major reasons to buy this application is that it empowers major augmentation in cybersecurity while also reducing overhead costs and simplifying operations, etc.
  • SD-WAN provides elucidation to our organization that cuts out high-priced routing and drags back on hardware costs while contributing to our business the elasticity to access multi-cloud services.
Syed Asad Siddique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • The minimum subscription time is three years, which makes the initial investment of the projects more expensive.
  • The types of subscriptions that determine the accumulated bandwidth of the transport links generate a limitation to the additional solution that the hardware supports.
  • Access to the Vmanage administration console must be from a previously established IP address, which removes flexibility of access to the cloud.
Oswaldo Tirado Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco SD-WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is the best solution on the market.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN 7.3
Based on 36 answers
Al ser soluciones integradas del portafolio de soluciones de Cisco, el soporte es transversal a cada uno de los componentes implementados, teniendo el cliente la capacidad de resolver sus inconvenientes bajo una misma infraestructura que está totalmente homologada, satisfacciendo de esta manera, las necesidades del cliente asi como permitiendo, que este se concentre en su negocio. Since the Cisco SD-WAN tools are a part of Cisco’s broader portfolio of solutions, support cross-cuts to each of our deployed components, with our company as the customer having the ability to solve our problems through the same, approved infrastructure. Their support team easily satisfies the customer’s needs so that they continue to focus on business functions.
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is the simplest to implement with graphical user interface full configuration. There [are] also many automated parts of [the] configuration, like tunnels configurations and routes propagation. Cisco also brings its SD-WAN solution as a complementary solution to users already using Cisco equipment like Meraki and Firepower firewalls. This could be an advantage also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Managing to use business applications efficiently causes us to get more value from our cloud subscriptions
  • Able to use streaming services improved employees' morale and increased their performance
  • Able to combine multiple connections, helped reduce costs, and prevented us from investing in only the most expensive WAN supplier
  • Instead of relying on one supplier when one connection was down, we managed to carry on with another broadband solution
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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