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Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Routers are used corporate-wide, by 700+ users daily, including users on campus and remotely via VPN. They address basic user connectivity to corporate assets. We do not use many ACLs on these particular devices, opting for a dedicated firewall instead, but for routing, these devices are spot on. Meraki, at least, is much easier to set up if not as granular that traditional IOS, but for out of the box setup, can't be beaten.
  • Cisco Routers set up easily (even the IOS derivatives); they are basic in a good way.
  • Cisco Routers support all routing protocols (limitations on Merakis)
  • Work well in conjunction with Cisco switches.
  • Documentation can be challenging sometimes if questions are had. The tech docs can be overwhelming.
There are routers of all sizes for all needs that can be implemented as basically as needed or in the most complex of environments. The only time where they may be not suited is when the supporting staff may not be Cisco-savvy as there is a learning curve involved.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are a full time Cisco Shop, and use Cisco Routers for multiple reasons and at multiple locations. Also when vendors install equipment in our locations our preference is to use Cisco equipment for/by them in order to maintain stability. Cisco has proven to be the de facto standard in routing and in support models! The new generation of routers provide stability and full time availability to our organization as a whole.
  • Route traffic between subnets
  • Security
  • Cost
  • Recent issues with TAC support
In an enterprise environment, Cisco equipment is a must. The stability, the support, parts availability and amount of engineers that work with this equipment is unmatched! Cisco truly is the definition of the networks and internet.
Cisco Routers in small to mid size business is also appropriate and might be the only option for some of the applications that might be needed. I would recommend Cisco equipment over any other brand.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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All our routers are Cisco routers and have been for many years. Cisco is still the de facto standard and have very high quality. From a technical perspective the internet is a very good resource for any troubleshooting you might need to do: there is a massive amount of documentation and experience to be found on the web regarding Cisco.
  • Documentation on Cisco Routers is abundant.
  • The web is a great resource for troubleshooting.
  • Speed is good on the routers.
  • Pricing is a little high.
  • No real negatives are further worth mentioning.
As Cisco is still the de facto standard for routers or even other network equipment, it is the brand to go to. Especially high-end usage is excellent. It might be a bit too expensive for smaller companies. But quality has a price, so Cisco is certainly always worth to have a look at.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I recently used two RV models of Cisco Routers, more precisely the RV042 and RV340. The main feature used is the VPN and in both it worked well. I believe most of those looking for and purchasing this line of Cisco Routers are looking to implement such functionality in their small and medium businesses.
  • Functional VPN with robust configuration options for small businesses.
  • Load balancing for WAN, adding excellent manageability to your network.
  • Dual WAN.
  • Firmware improvements as the routers (at least the models I used) can sometimes crash while setting up.
  • In two RV042 that I had to configure and monitor, I had problems where they stopped working properly (crashes, loss of settings, bug). In another model, the VPN did not connect and only after a router restart did it work.
  • Three WAN options on RV line.
Cisco Routers is well suited for small businesses that need to connect branch offices via VPN, WAN redundancy allowing business continuity, and Internet link load balancing.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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They are used in our distribution, core, and peering layers.
  • Route packets.
  • Store prefixes.
  • There are inconsistencies in syntax and feature set across families.
  • The recommended code releases are usually way behind the release schedule.
  • Catastrophic bugs can cause issues with the most benign of changes.
The best use case for Cisco over other vendors is their training and certification programs, which are the de facto standard. If you only have experience with Cisco gear and don't want to expand your horizons, then Cisco is obviously going to be the choice.
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About Cisco Routers

Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, including MPLS, Internet, and 4G LTE.

With over 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio, Cisco routing solutions can deliver for today’s networking needs. The vendor promises to help customers successfully manage technology transitions. Embedded security detects threats in mere hours instead of months. The vendor has studies how networks are consumed, applying those learnings to the new network.

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Cisco routers deliver open, intent-based networking platform across the branch, WAN, and cloud. They provide end-to-end security, automation, and analytics with award-winning services and support.

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