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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

Exinda

Well suited to traffic control and prioritizationWAN Op is limited and does not work reliably
Anonymous | 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

Exinda

  • Ease of deployment
  • Traffic policy config
  • Admin console is easy to navigate
Anonymous | 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

Exinda

  • WAN Optimization does not work well
  • Reporting, while available, is difficult to work with
Anonymous | 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

Exinda

Exinda was a good balance between cost and capability. We replaced an aging Packetshaper infrastructure with Exinda
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

Exinda

  • Minimize bandwidth expenditures by prioritizing the traffic we care about and controlling the traffic we do not care about.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Exinda

General

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

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