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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Routers

93%
19 Ratings
8.0

Ipanema WAN Optimization

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Ipanema WAN Optimization

80%
1 Rating

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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

Ipanema WAN Optimization solution is best suited for organizations where poor application performance and application visibility are the key challenges. It is effective where most of the customer sites are in areas where bandwidth upgrade is a challenge. Centralised management of devices through Web Server makes it easy to manage & control them.
Ashwani Bansal | 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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

  • Dynamic WAN selection.
  • Application monitoring.
  • WAN optimization.
  • Application performance management.
  • Performance improvement.
Ashwani Bansal | 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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

  • SaaS Applications.
  • Knowledge base on support portal.
Ashwani Bansal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Starting Price

Ipanema WAN Optimization

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
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Ipanema WAN Optimization

Ipanema WAN Optimization 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of the problem areas where I feel it wasn't easy enough like troubleshooting, digging deep with packet inspection, security. But Dynamic WAN Selection based on the AQS parameters give this solution an advantage on the other products. Newly added features like cloud application performance monitoring is simplified now.
Ashwani Bansal | 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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

Customer went through multiple vendors to address their issue related to application performance and WAN performance improvement. We went into discussion with Riverbed and Ipanema. Ipanema WAN Optimization solution fulfilled their requirements as some of the features like teleengine, virtual ipbox extra are an advantage over the Riverbed solution.
Ashwani Bansal | 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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

  • This can improve end user experience, which leads to reduced operational cost.
  • Return on Investment in 24 months.
  • Centralised management of devices can ease in management of devices.
Ashwani Bansal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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