Cisco Small Business RV Series vs. Cisco vEdge Routers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Small Business RV Series
Score 8.0 out of 10
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The Cisco Small Business RV Series provides SMBs with connectivity, VPN for remote employees, and other features.N/A
Cisco vEdge Routers
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Cisco’s SD-WAN vEdge Routers are routing components of the architecture that delivers WAN, security and multi-cloud capability of the Cisco SD-WAN solution. Cisco SD-WAN vEdge routers are delivered as hardware, software, cloud or virtualized components that sit at the perimeter of a site, such as remote office, branch office, campus, or a data center. They participate in establishing a secure virtual overlay network over a mix of any WAN transports.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Small Business RV SeriesCisco vEdge Routers
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Small Business RV SeriesCisco vEdge Routers
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Cisco Small Business RV SeriesCisco vEdge Routers
Top Pros
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.5 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Small Business RV SeriesCisco vEdge Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(10 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Small Business RV SeriesCisco vEdge Routers
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
It's best suited for small offices 10-25 users. Any more and its best to move away to a more higher tier. It will be less appropriate for a mid level company with a large staff. It's best for a small business with a limited budget and less strenuous security functionality.
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Cisco
Cisco vEdge Routers can be useful for customers who have many branches and need more than one WAN link. It is also useful for customers who want to reduce the cost that is associated with MPLS utilization. SDWAN technology is for customers who need it all. Although other vendors have the same product or technology, Cisco is still better because of the support from their expert engineers.
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Pros
Cisco
  • It has the typical firewall functions you'd expect in an all in one unit.
  • GUI interface is easier to use by less technical users.
  • The extra features such as VLANs are nice to have.
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Cisco
  • Nice design to fit in well with your modern network cabinet.
  • Plethora of available ports and port types.
  • Cutting edge security when paired with Cisco umbrella.
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Cons
Cisco
  • More switchports would be welcome, although this would increase cost and size
  • Faster wireless would improve performance
  • An SPF port would allow uplinking to more business-class switches
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Cisco
  • Need to be familiarized with the configuration.
  • Need more time to be hands on with the GUI.
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Support Rating
Cisco
The features are good. The support is good. The resources to deploy, manage, and operate it are good. Customer's feedback and testimonials are good. The updates in terms of zero day vulnerabilities are good and timely. But, I still give an 8 out of 10 because I think the pricing, licensing, and GUI can be improved more.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Cisco's power really stems from its brand reputation and honestly not much else. No one ever got fired for deploying Cisco, and that's why it stands out. The Cisco Small Business RV Series is no exception there; the unit is built well and does the job. However, much more powerful alternatives for routers are out there—the biggest competitor being Ubiquiti. The UniFi routers are significantly more powerful in all regards, including routing speed, IPS/IDS speeds, and VPN functionality. Support for those is admittedly rather lackluster though, so if your network is critical, you are effectively self-insuring your equipment. For some that may be fine, but for others, that risk of extended downtime is just not worth it.
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Very good ROI
  • Most products have a CLI that is easy to use and understand.
  • Very large feature set. Cisco offers numerous open standard and proprietary protocols and options in their code that other vendors lack parity with.
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Cisco
  • Keeping hackers and malicious code out of your network is a major positive.
  • We've been able to reduce security incidents, thus saving us time.
  • ROI is high on this product, as you can reduce the amount of devices at a site.
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