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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

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

  • 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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

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

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

No score
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Ipanema WAN Optimization

Ipanema WAN Optimization 8.0
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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

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

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

  • 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

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

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Ipanema WAN Optimization

General

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

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