Cisco Routers

Cisco Routers

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Routers Cisco

10 out of 10
December 24, 2021
Cisco routers are used throughout the company in order to maintain a stable network, these have been implemented as an upgrade to previous …
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The Best Router

10 out of 10
November 27, 2021
Cisco routers provide you with connectivity at the network layer level, it is important to choose the right Cisco router that will help …
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Cisco Routers Review

10 out of 10
July 14, 2020
I have implemented Cisco Routers for most of WAN connections and Internet peering sites. Most of the business issues like security and …
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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,…

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What is 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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Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Routers are used around the whole organization for different purposes. They enable us to make the connectivity between different domains, and with different customers, Cisco Routers specifically enable connectivity between different networks, cloud, and on-prem networks, enterprise networks, Service Provider Networks, etc. With Cisco Routers we are able to transfer the data from one place to another, they help keep the data in separated tenants for different customers. With Cisco Routers we are able to expand our enterprise network around the globe.
  • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
  • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
  • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
  • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
  • Cisco Routers would be great if they have easier UI.
  • Would be better if Cisco can use more Open-Source Tools instead of proprietary tools.
  • Will be amazing if Cisco has cheaper training and certifications on Cisco Routers, as currently they are expensive ones, and dominating the market.
Cisco has a very easy CLI and most importantly it is known to most network engineers. There is a huge possibility that Cisco solutions are available over the Internet for a particular problem or a use case. Cisco has been improving ever since, however, Cisco can improve in areas such as rollback or error checking mechanism during the configuration, Juniper Networks Routers has done a great job in this area. Cisco is well suited for enterprise environments, however, for Service Provider Networks there are many options available.
Cisco can help secure the network, however alone they are not capable to do it as such and we need to have the firewall device or any SASE technology to secure the perimeter. What Cisco Routers can do, they can connect with Security devices or vendors to Secure the organizations. Cisco Firewall such as ASA Firewall is capable of having the features such as threat protection and Securing the Parameter. But Cisco Routers can be connected to any Security Vendor Equipment or cloud to secure the enterprise network.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki series routers are used to provide wireless internet access to all employees within our organization. These routers are being used across the whole organization. Cisco Meraki Series routers solve the problem of router management, network access and policy management, security, and wireless connectivity. The router supports easy plug-and-play deployment and remote management via the web-based Meraki cloud platform without the need for wireless controllers. For network policies and security, the devices have a dedicated radio to identify rogue device intrusions, network attacks and to perform spectrum analysis. The devices provide data security using advanced encryption algorithms, a built-in firewall, and 802.1X authentication. For enhanced wireless connectivity, the devices provide high-speed internet using dual radio bands and support features such as 802.11ax, MU-MIMO OFDMA, band steering, beamforming, voice, and video optimization, Cloud-based RF-optimization, and advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Access point management using Meraki cloud.
  • network security using dedicated 3rd radio.
  • Enhanced client connectivity using dual band radios and 802.11ax standard support.
  • Voice and video optimization and application traffic shaping.
  • Wi-Fi location tracking.
  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
Cisco Merika series routers are well suited for enterprise environments as they support plug-and-play deployment, high-speed internet access via 802.11ax and Mu-MIMO OFDMA, management via cloud-based web portal, network access control via application layer firewall and 802.1x or radius server-based authentication, guest access control using BYOD, secure roaming across the routers, presence analytics to identify clients and visitors behaviors. The devices have a radio to support Bluetooth devices. The Meraki series routers are not well suited to provide connectivity to low-powered IoT devices.
Cisco Routers are provided with a dedicated third radio to perform network scans to identify rogue devices and network attacks. Cisco Meraki Air Marshal integrated into each access point provides details about real-time intrusion alerts, policy violations, and mitigation techniques. The devices provide enterprise-grade security via features such as an in-built firewall, application blocking and traffic shaping, network access control for BYOD devices, and radius-based authentication. These security features were the important factors in considering Cisco Meraki routers and the organization is happy with the way these features enhance network and data security for the users.
December 24, 2021

Routers Cisco

Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco routers are used throughout the company in order to maintain a stable network, these have been implemented as an upgrade to previous equipment from another provider. They are configured and monitored by the Telecommunications department. Additionally, this parameterization is verified by Information Security in order to maintain the protection of the company's infrastructure. The implementation of this equipment arose from the need to expand the bandwidth that with the growth of the company became imminent. One of the great advantages is that Cisco is a recognized company with many support teams and that is added to the compatibility of the equipment, which is one more technological level.
  • Very secure
  • High performance
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to manage
  • Prevents the presence of intruders.
  • They are smart and can select the most desirable path between two or more simultaneous connections.
  • Price is [a] little bit high.
Routers are very powerful; They improve the transmission speed of the packets and offer high performance in the network, it will also increase the productivity of the company, having a good link makes communication effective not only of a corporate network but also the industrial one, depending on the distribution that is configured.
At the security level, Cisco has several guides that provide help so that the configuration of its equipment is generated in a safe and reliable way, in turn, the administrators of the organization have defined the parameters and ports established as best practices under the existing ISOs. this in order to prevent any vulnerability that may arise.
November 27, 2021

The Best Router

Jose Manuel Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco routers provide you with connectivity at the network layer level, it is important to choose the right Cisco router that will help you conduct your business smoothly and protect your data, becoming the core of your company or project communications. In my case, we use it as the core and edge teams for the entire organization and in turn, our clients to whom we provide support use them in different scenarios, edge, PE, P access among others.
  • Cisco routers offer networks for the WAN, the LAN and the cloud include advanced analytics, optimization security incorporated with them you can have a comprehensive and proven solution.
  • They are well designed to support coherent optics to drive the convergence of optical layers, as well as systems that offer lower power consumption
  • They are very reliable for networks that are constantly growing traffic with fixed or modular systems that allow handling large traffic flows
  • They are quite friendly and easy-to-use computers on their different platforms, whether ios, ios xe, XR
  • I have had the opportunity to work with different vendors of routers and simply from my point of view they are the best equipment in the market. Perhaps the unfavorable point is the costs compared to other manufacturers, but they are still the best option
Choosing the right Cisco router will allow you to conduct your business smoothly and protect your data, becoming the core of your company or project communications. It is the most reputable router manufacturer making a difference in the market. Cisco Routers are adaptable to all scenarios, be it enterprise, Service provider, industries since they have varieties of products that adapt according to need
If the truth is that the equipment is not very vulnerable, and the benefit has been obtained by implementing the best practices recommended by the manufacturers, which are aligned to maintain a network with high availability and security.
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco routers are being used to route traffic from all of our buildings in our school district. They help to make it possible to have one internal network no matter what building you are located at. They help us with VLANs to separate devices on our network with routes between VLANs.
  • Routing
  • Security
  • Stay up and working
  • Could use better gui
  • Commands can change from series or IOS updates, so having to keep up
  • price
Cisco routers are best used in medium to large businesses. They can be rather expensive, but necessary as a network grows. If you have a single building it might be more beneficial to buy a cheaper solution. If you plan on expanding it would be better to implement Cisco because there are so many other features your business can grow into.
There are many forms of security. With Cisco routers, you can turn on and off ports. If an intruder can gain access to a closet they can simply plugin. Shutting off ports makes things more secure. There is also user management. You can tie Cisco into Active Directory so that you know who is logging into the router and making changes vs everyone using a generic admin account and password.
November 09, 2021

Lord of the Routing World

Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Routers are used across the whole organization. Business Problems addressed by Cisco Routers are: we have a large scale network with more than 300+ switches country-wide, management of [the] network is not so easy in VLAN infrastructure with huge data movement between datacenter to users and DR Site as well on [a] daily basis. Cisco Routers manage all data routes in a very efficient way without any issue.
  • Data boosting (high rated functionality & efficiency for boosting data in a large network)
  • WAN is software defined (users and device are in secure network)
  • Cisco Intent-Based Networking and Digital Network Architecture (DNA)( Automation Security in very simple manners)
  • Embedded Event Manager in Cisco IOS (monitoring & detection of EVENTS, for correction and passing information to avoid)
  • Dedicated CPU Sockets must be included
  • Price and licensing must be reduced
  • Power supply must be duel like core switches
  • Mounting issues are very common but no action from Cisco (Improve Mounting kit)
Cisco Routers are well suited in large-scale networks where multiple sites are connected from multiple remote locations and Hauge data movement between servers to servers and client end. Cisco Routers are less appropriate in small offices/home offices due to cost factors, and also there is no Hauge data movement, so in less requirement, why install expensive solutions.
Cisco Routers had very good threat protection [featuring] Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (Cisco AMP), but we can't rely on one solution. Therefore, we are using firewalls for security and threats issued across the organization with high availability with [the] best security architecture and advanced quality of service from threats and cyberattacks.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We implemented multiple solutions with these devices in our customer networks. We mainly used them as aggregation routers for branches using different kinds of VPNs (GRE tunnel, DMVPN, etc.) A second extended use for these devices are as border routers against ISPs running partial or full BGP tables in dual-homed scenarios.
  • Routing protocols
  • HA protocols (HSRP, GLBP, VRRP)
  • NAT
  • Tunneling
  • Documentation about ESP/SPAs and the throughput can be confusing sometimes
  • Memory leak bugs
These routers are perfect for modern carrier networks and the aggregation of remote sites (as edge devices in branch or Border routers against ISPs). The ASRs Series are high density, power-efficient, and a very secure platform. It also [has] software virtualization capabilities that improve security, that devices have very good performance and are stable. Honestly, we didn't have problems during the implementation phases with them. They can also work well as fusion routers for the SD-Access solution, routing packets outside the fabric (to the DC or remote sites) using BGP and VRFs.
Cisco Routers are perfect to be used as an aggregation point for branches. We have used encrypted VPNs solutions to guarantee security and integrity. Tunneling Encryption with IPsec or link integrity and confidentiality using Macsec [is] one of the main features used in our solutions.
Score 8 out of 10
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In today's connected world, many business operations are heavily dependent on the availability and performance of internet connections. The same is the case for our organization, and we needed to implement high availability with automatic failover for internet connectivity with multiple internet links. We chose to implement BGP with our ISP to get this done. We needed a router for this task, so we chose Cisco Routers and completed this task via Cisco Routers. It has been working flawlessly ever since.
  • BGP
  • IP SLA
  • AAA
  • NAT
  • HSRP
  • EEM
  • Improved GUI
  • Load balancing
  • Modules cost
  • Number of ports
Cisco Routers have a wide range of product portfolios, from small business series to massive ISP grade routers. Most of the series is well suited for enterprises with a large number of branches, but [the] small business series is designed specifically for companies with [fewer] sites. Others are made to be used in large internet service providers.
Our organization has not benefited from this capability as we are using firewalls for threat protection and securing our networking edge. The firewalls have a wide range of security features and stronger hardware for inspection and filtering of inbound and outbound traffic. It also has web filtering and antivirus built-in.
Ty English | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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One of the main pieces of hardware we would use, especially in a SOHO or Medium sized network as they can scale as far as you need them!
  • Reliablility
  • Intuitive to use
  • Hardware looks good
  • GUI is lackluster
  • Still using strange console cables, just use USB
  • Needs training to use
They fit pretty much anywhere!
We've benefited from a lot of the inbuilt intrusion detection on our cloud hosting side of things. Helps let the users in while keeping the boogeymen out! It also have a nice VPN client to help make a tunnel from remote locations back to the office.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Routers are being used extensively now throughout the company. Although it is set up and monitored by the IT department exclusively, the whole work force is now directly or indirectly dependent on Cisco Routers. Our main concerns being lack of down time and high requirements for security and compatibility, Cisco Routers has been fantastic for us.
  • Secure.
  • High speed.
  • User friendly.
  • Setup could be made hassle free.
  • Easier customer support.
One major drawback of Cisco Routers is that it is quite expensive. It may not be the perfect budget friendly item for most small companies. However, it is highly accessible and reliable. Security concerns are next to nil so it is something one can rely on, without fearing frauds and security breeches.
One of the major strong points of purchasing Cisco Routers in spite of its exorbitantly high price, is the trust and security it provides. Our organization has definitely benefited as our security protocols are now stronger than ever. It also prevents data frauds, breeches and rules out any suspicious or unauthorized activities.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used in a startup and small business setting for secure and fast network access for all office devices.
  • It is very easy to install and configure.
  • It can support high speeds and good network security protocols.
  • It could use more switch ports for more direct wired connections.
It is perfect for small businesses who need fast and secure network access at all times.
My organization has definitely benefited from it. It has done its job and provided reliable network access for all our devices.
Jacob Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Cisco devices are used throughout the enterprise and support the entire organization. They help us ensure our end user and customer network is segmented from our employee and testing networks. They provide a secure barrier from other devices and we rely on them to keep unwanted scans from penetrating to our server VLANs and network.
  • Secure protection in areas that need to be protected.
  • They are reliable; we can always count on them to support our devices and stay online.
  • They have a common management interface that provides familiarity across Cisco platforms.
  • Provide additional options for connectivity
  • Possible cross-platform features
  • More diverse power options should be standard features
Cisco Routers are well suited for organizations that are looking for reliable and secure network routers. Once they are set up and configured, they have a reputation for longevity. Updates from Cisco are provided on a regular basis and contain many security patches throughout the year. The use of Cisco Routers might be less appropriate for smaller organizations that may not have the staff to support the devices.
Yes, we have certainly benefitted from threat protection on our network from Cisco. The access controls from Cisco provide reliable and secure lockout mechanisms and ensure our VLANs are segmenting traffic as we need them to. We have recently undergone a vulnerability scan from an outside security company and were very pleased to hear that our network protection performed as expected and kept the scanning utilities out of our critical server infrastructure (as we expected it to).
Score 6 out of 10
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We have Meraki MX Cisco Routers at a couple different remote locations. They allow us to manage all devices from one web console without having to individually log in to multiple remote devices. It's nice not to have to worry about managing updates on each device, so I'm definitely happy about that.
  • Centralized management
  • Automatic updates
  • Simple site-to-site VPN configuration
  • The yearly license fee for Meraki products is way too costly
  • No ability to manage an individual device and no CLI interface
  • Some configuration changes are difficult or not well implemented
The Meraki MX series of Cisco Routers are well suited for an organization that doesn't have enough time to manage firewalls, security, or updates--along with the cash flow to pay for the yearly subscription. They are also good for organizations with multiple levels of IT experience because the web interface makes it easy to change network settings, track where network devices are, and deploy updates. They are not good for networks that are highly static because you would already know where things are on the network and wouldn't need the web interface for finding devices or changing settings. They are also not good for companies that don't want to pay an ongoing subscription fee, as the cost is quite high compared to what is provided, and if you stop paying for the yearly subscription, the hardware is useless.
The Meraki series provides really good threat protection and is a good option for overall network security. Having the constant updates and always-on link to the web console allows Cisco to include better security than on their standalone devices. I think the subscription fee helps force Cisco to support their Meraki products with updates longer than they would with a standalone product, so I don't have to worry about replacing equipment as often.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have implemented Cisco Routers for most of WAN connections and Internet peering sites. Most of the business issues like security and bandwidth issues are very well handled by Cisco Routers. The problems these routers solved were VPN and WAN QOS. Most of our customers use these routers for the whole organisations and across all BU.
  • Security. You can run VPN services on these routers along with core function of routing.
  • Rate limiting for DDOS or traffic on WAN links can help to prioritise the actual user traffic.
  • Routing. This is main feature of these devices and they do it really well.
  • GUI Management, as such there is no great GUI built-in. CCP can help but it's more for switches rather than for routers.
  • The whole upgrade procedure is pure manual work, great if it could have been single click button for upgrade and downgrade.
  • Config rollbacks are still manual, good to see if Cisco can implement config checkpoints.
Cisco Routers are well suited for mid to large companies. Be it for WAN or SD-WAN or Internet connections. These routers got the functions to handle all these. These routers may be less appropriate if you need ease of management or GUI management only. Routers are good for routing and may not be able to do all functions of firewalls, so should not be used in replacement of FW for these.
Yes.The IOS software is also safer and hardened with security in mind. The product design itself is secure thus providing more assurance to end customers.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Routers are utilized by our organization in order to host our film database and manage our library of prior film submissions. We are looking for the most cost effective solution to manage our database of over 250,000 films while reducing the latency viewers experience while accessing prior films and submitting new films to our database.
  • Excellent ping/access times.
  • Ease of setup and installation.
  • High upfront installation cost.
  • Long installation time - few month process.
  • Need to hire external IT consultants for installation.
Cisco Routers have been an excellent resource for our organization for a variety of reasons. They allow us to host our database without the need for incremental cloud vendors and hosting costs. They afford an easy maintenance and upkeep without the need to hire many external consultants to manage the database.
Cisco Routers have provided us a high degree of threat protection. Due to their native security features we were able to minimize external cyber security costs. Prior to purchasing Cisco Routers we engaged PaloAlto for our cyber security framework - after making the Cisco purchase we were able to reduce external cyber security costs while not worrying about threat protection due to Cisco's security reputation.
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.
We do not implement these features at the L3 level. We instead use an L7 NGFW. The routers only route and we have some very basic ACLs there only.
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.
While our Cisco router is not the primary line of defense of our network, they do allow us to add that little extra protection. Although Cisco offers the options for security, you still need to configure them yourself, so it is important to have knowledgable staff or contractors to help you.
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.
It has configurable firewalls and logs that add security to your network. They have good security options that will work well in conjunction with other protections applied in the network. There are also access configuration options, blacklists, and web filtering.
Score 3 out of 10
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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.
No, we are not interested in our routers doing anything except routing.