Reviews (1-25 of 45)
- Quality of Service for managing Data priority
- Mean Time between Failures - We have found Cisco hardware is reliable
- Fast network performance and availability
- Device Management
- Software Updating
- GUI Interface
- ASR 9000 series models of Cisco Routers are exceptionally reliable when compared to other market options.
- One strength of Cisco routers, in general, is their compatibility with any standard market tools from other vendors.
- Unmatched in terms of sheer performance.
- Comfortably supports very strong throughput requirements.
- Cost - If you want the best, you gotta pay the best. The ASR models may not be the best option when taking budget into account.
- Working with the command line interface can be a challenge - not everybody can use it.
- Sometimes, escalation of support issues tends to be a tedious and slow process. One would expect better support service for the high licensing cost they charge.
- Encryption with DMVPN is rather easy and customization is pretty good
- QOS, even if the "sauce" that Cisco uses is somehow not known
- The hardware in general is solid and with two power supplies (4431 and 4451) the resilience is quite good
- ZBF - The zone base firewall is complicated and not that efficient, better than an ACL, but not a real Firewall.
- Bugs - it's not possible to upgrade an IOS every several months due to bugs
- They are too expensive. Even if they are the leader of the market, they are not necessarily the best
- Excellent monitoring capabilities to track usage and map traffic.
- Top tier mesh networking allows use to expand our network capabilities into low signal areas.
- High traffic load bearing bands allow for excellent visitor usage.
- Our routers are already outdated, even having been installed within the last 2 years
- I was using Meraki as a test environment before being acquired by Cisco.
- Well suited for the handling of several IDFs, call managing, routing, VPN, VLAN configurations, most of the things CISCO is known for. The level of reliability on a CISCO router is just amazing.
- Not too great if you are looking for budget, or have really small or cramped rack space, always be mindful of configuration backups.
- Manage multiple connections
- Great management tools
- Awesome security
- Complex licensing. One could invest as much time learning their licensing schemes as you would studying for a CCIE.
- Most GUI software is written in Java and can do a lot of dumb things--specifically the ADSM software used to configure ASA's.
- We use them for PSTN access and they are able to handle multiple concurrent calls without any issues.
- We also use DSP cards on them for conferencing and transcoding resources and they are very efficient in terms of processing.
- They provide high uptime, it's like you plug them and they run forever until you bring them down.
- Certain models of the new ISR 4400 series routers have only single source power supply. We would like to have dual source power supply for high availability.
- We don't have any other issues.
- They function reliably
- They are easy to install
- Cost of replacing them as we have to rely on another entity for the requisition of the equipment, and they are always looking to cut cost, so they don't always go with our recommendations
- Once they are configured you can basically forget them until your (NMS) network management systems notify you of an issue
- Simple EIGRP configuration
- Super cost effective
- Most are single power supply
- If they aren't a full 19" 1U device you have to purchase rack ears separately from the device
- VPN tunneling can be a bit of a configuration challenge
- They are very reliable and just keep working.
- I have not had a hardware issue to date with any router.
- Provide additional services than just routing.
- Don't limit data throughput based on licensing.
- Provide an easy way to expand cards in the router without having to restart it.
- Somewhat easy to design and configure
- When we have problems TAC is always able to help us with the issues
- The ability for carrier diversity and backup links controlled by route maps makes for a great platform
- Not having a built in rollback feature for when a configure change causes unexpected results
- Different command suites on the ISRs verses nexus
- iOS upgrades that cause existing features to sometimes respond unexpectedly
- DMVPN is a fantastic, de facto industry standard for remote office connectivity.
- Cisco routers can be integrated with Cloud Web Security, Encrypted Traffic Analytics, SGTAG policy enforcement, and so much more.
- Voice integration, particularly Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) is outstanding.
- Real-world performance statistics
- Provide a platform for flexible path manipulation.
- Advanced scripting and response features.
- Modular capacity to run additional services like compute, VoIP, etc...
- Further support of open functions and API integrations.
- Improved application intelligent routing and optimization.
- Better extraction of telemetry and event data to open repositories.
Not well suited for RAVPN and firewalling.
- Supportable, I know we can find the information needed to support
- Reliability, it works.
- Lacking solutions for the small office.
- Programmability, I want to use python for everything
- Cost for licensing and support
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