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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Juniper Enterprise Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Cisco Small Business RV Series

69%
9 Ratings
10.0

Juniper Enterprise Routers

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Small Business RV Series

77%
2 Ratings
7.0

Juniper Enterprise Routers

70%
1 Rating

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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Juniper Networks

As an edge/WAN router that contains internet BGP routes, it handles this work very well. And the devices are robust, able to manage a significant load. However, the interface cost can be somewhat of a hindrance when wanting to use it to interconnect many metro clients.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series is aimed for SMB use cases
  • Simple setting and easy deployment
  • Can be integrated with Cisco security on cloud such as Umbrella
  • Provides advanced security features with license
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Juniper Networks

  • Very stable, this is the richest feature.
  • Very straightforward command line. Learn once, deploy many.
  • There's a wide range of options to choose from, according to your network needs.
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Cons

Cisco

  • Wireless is slower than a dedicated wireless module.
  • Some of the lower-end Cisco RV models can't handle high traffic load.
  • GUI interface is really slow sometimes.
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Juniper Networks

  • I would like to able to find more examples of configs. Given the multiple ways to configure the same setting, having a little more documentation would be helpful.
  • I wish the FPCs and interfaces were cheaper.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Small Business RV Series editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Juniper Enterprise Routers

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Juniper Enterprise Routers editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Juniper Networks

      Juniper support is friendly, easy to understand, widely knowledgeable, and easy to get ahold of. I did not give them a higher rating as some of my more complex issues, were solved by myself while under consultation from Juniper TAC.
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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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      Juniper Networks

      Both products are great, even the CLI is very alike in both products. We chose Juniper for its reliability and support.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Remote sales staff easily make use of the included VPN
      • Wireless access is built in and convenient
      • The form factor contributes no noise and negligible heat to our data closet
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      Juniper Networks

      • We're saved over 35% upgrading the Network to Juniper.
      • There's a learning curve to get used the command line, so learn it before getting your hands on a Juniper Router. It's worth it, and you'll see your ROI immediately.
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