Juniper Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Juniper Enterprise Routers
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks offers enterprise routers.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
Juniper Enterprise RoutersMikroTik Routers and Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Juniper Enterprise RoutersMikroTik Routers and Switches
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Juniper Enterprise RoutersMikroTik Routers and Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Juniper Enterprise RoutersMikroTik Routers and Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
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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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
Juniper Networks
  • Version tracking/rollback
  • Logical configuration layout
  • Verbose status/logs for troubleshooting purposes
  • Flexible configuration styles (carrier vs enterprise)
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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
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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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
Juniper Networks
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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
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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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
Juniper Networks
The simplicity, elegance, and robustness of Juniper's solution make it much easier to troubleshoot and configure, when compared to Cisco Routers, especially considering Cisco's implementation of BGP (why are IPv4 and IPv6 linked in Cisco configuration?). Furthermore, the implementation of commit and rollback cannot be understated when compared to the Cisco solutions. This feature is a huge time saver when attempting to troubleshoot and remote configuration instances.
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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
Juniper Networks
  • The stability and robustness of this solution provide a rock-solid foundation for all of our internet traffic.
  • The easy to use rollback and commit features simplifies remote administration and configuration, alleviating the need to travel to remote installation sites.
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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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