Cyberoam vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cyberoam
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Sophos’s Cyberoam offers UTM and NGFW products. Cyberoam provides the full suite of modularized firewall services, as well as real-time reporting, for enterprise-level use.N/A
MikroTik Routers and Switches
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Latvian company MikroTik offers routers and switches.N/A
Pricing
CyberoamMikroTik Routers and Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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CyberoamMikroTik Routers and Switches
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
CyberoamMikroTik Routers and Switches
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cyberoam
8.7
2 Ratings
2% above category average
MikroTik Routers and Switches
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CyberoamMikroTik Routers and Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberoamMikroTik Routers and Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Cyberoam
Our organization found that Cyberoam is a cost-effective solution compared to other vendors. Cyberoam was having issues with SSO for Web Filtering. For, web filtering and application blocking, Cyberoam does not contain enough signatures or data so we can not achieve the goal of all of the sites that need to be blocked. Cyberoam is great because of its ease of use feature.
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Mikrotik
MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
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Pros
Cyberoam
  • Accurate and precise bandwidth shaping
  • Utm features are completely reliable,uses mainly for conducting exams smoothly.
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Mikrotik
  • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
  • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
  • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
  • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
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Cons
Cyberoam
  • Without mentioning an alternative brand, there is another leading company who has updated with firewall UI quite a bit. They offer an expanded line-up to meet a wider array of needs including specific appliances for web caching, proxy servers, and other products that have the same and familiar UI across the products. Each of the products does have some overlap so that customers can choose the right appliance for their use case.
  • After being acquired by Sophos, we saw our year-over-year costs escalate significantly since our original maintenance contract. They should consider revisiting the pricing, especially for education.
  • They should consider a current market analysis and see how the market is changing and adapting with other lower cost appliances for their product line up.
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Mikrotik
  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
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Usability
Cyberoam
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Mikrotik
Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
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Support Rating
Cyberoam
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Mikrotik
There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
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Alternatives Considered
Cyberoam
The main factor is cost, as we are a startup organization. That's the main reason we choose Cyberoam stacks up against other network security services.
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Mikrotik
Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
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Return on Investment
Cyberoam
  • Considerable change was noted in the utilization of administrators after switching from the software firewall.
  • It is relatively better priced when compared to fortigate.
  • Better log handling after the switch.
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Mikrotik
  • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
  • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
  • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
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