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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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

Huawei switches are ideal for cases where performance is not essential, for low traffic solutions and for equipment management. It is not recommended for situations of high performance and stress, immediate availability and high scalability. It is also not advisable to use them in solutions that involve hardware from other brands, the integration of Huawei with Cisco, for example, is very traumatic and the results were not optimal in my case.
Amilcar Jose Salazar Siry | 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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

  • Scalability
  • High throughput links
  • Redundancy of links with resilient protocols
  • Fast switching in the event of a redundant link failure.
Gilson Jose do Nascimento | 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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

  • One of our switches encounted a hardware defect after 6 months of use (but was replaced within warranty)
  • The switches appear to get hotter than what I would expect under normal use
Dylan Eikelenboom | 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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

The performance of Huawei is lower than Cisco, but initially the costs inclined the decision towards Huawei, but unfortunately, it was not, the licenses and the manager fired the investment to make it very similar to cisco. Therefore it is preferable to go to the Cisco switches for reliability and robustness.
Amilcar Jose Salazar Siry | 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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

  • Revenue Increase
  • Greater satisfaction for our customers.
  • Greater compliance with SLAs
Gilson Jose do Nascimento | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Huawei Ethernet Switches

General

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

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