Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN

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Transform your WAN with SDWAN

10 out of 10
September 15, 2022
Cisco SD-WAN is used within the organization for the communication of the various sites through the overlay and to be able to access the …
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Cisco SD-WAN User Experience

9 out of 10
June 09, 2022
We used Cisco Viptela SD-WAN to provide customer solutions, mostly customers are using SD-WAN for two reasons in Sri Lanka: 1. Direct …
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Cisco SD-WAN Is What You Need!

9 out of 10
April 30, 2021
We use Cisco SD-WAN for application visibility across the whole organization for WAN devices. It gives a great view of SLA class over …
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Cisco SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WAN from a single dashboard that simplifies day to day monitoring and operations. Cisco SD-WAN can be cloud-managed or deployed on premise offering comprehensive routing, security and policy control, along with advanced…

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What is Cisco SD-WAN?

Cisco SD-WAN gives users the ability to manage connectivity across their WAN from a single dashboard that simplifies day to day monitoring and operations. Cisco SD-WAN can be cloud-managed or deployed on premise offering comprehensive routing, security and policy control, along with advanced analytics with the flexibility to connect to multiple clouds with greater speed, reliability, and efficiency. According to the vendor, it can be deployed across a small number of locations or easily scaled to thousands of locations across all major industries, globally.

The vendor reports that Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela offers advanced capabilities. Cisco SD-WAN offers advanced application optimization, multi-layered security and enterprise scalability all managed through a single user interface that simplifies day-to-day operations and management of the WAN. The vendor delivers comprehensive enterprise-grade capabilities integrating routing, security, segmentation, and advanced policies. It has a complete solution for public cloud and SaaS; and provides advanced analytics for visibility, insights, forecasting, and what-if analysis for the WAN. According to the vendor, over 90% of the Fortune-500 SD-WAN deployments are on Cisco.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco SD-WAN is used within the organization for the communication of the various sites through the overlay and to be able to access the systems that are hosted centrally in the corporate and have redundancies for access to services. One of the main benefits is the centralized administration of all the equipment.
  • Management
  • Resource Optimization
  • Load balancing
  • Security
  • Performance
  • IPSEC tunnels with other vendors
Cisco SD-WAN is well suited to any scenario where highly available communication between multiple sites is required as long as they have routers from the same vendor. It is not recommended for scenarios where there are routers from different vendors, since normally each one manages its sd-wan, which prevents the communication from forming naturally.
Score 9 out of 10
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We used Cisco Viptela SD-WAN to provide customer solutions, mostly customers are using SD-WAN for two reasons in Sri Lanka: 1. Direct internet access to access their cloud servers and SaaS applications such as O365, SAP, and 2. Single pane of glass management with full visibility of their MPLS network.
  • Direct internet access.
  • Single pane of network management.
  • Application aware routing.
  • Edge security.
  • Cloud on ramp SaaS / IaaS.
  • Integration with third-party application such as Active Directory.
  • User base policy impose.
  • Single sign-on.
  • IPsec tunnel survival via private links (MPLS VPN).
If the customer has complex network infrastructure probably Cisco SD-WAN is the suitable option and also if the customer is dealing with complex routing functions.
December 02, 2021

SD-WAN - Love It

Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use it across the company. The main issue with the solution are the constant updates.
  • Logistics - the equipment is available in every country we need.
  • Security - the solution is very secure.
  • WAN optimization.
  • Price - the solution can be expensive.
It really depends on the size of the company and what you are looking to do. Cisco SD-WAN is a great product but not the best for every industry. I don't recommend the Meraki solution, it is easy to deploy but has zero growth potential.
The support is good but not perfect. The solution is growing and updating so quickly that the support staff can't keep up with the changes.
It is the best solution on the market.
Syed Asad Siddique | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco SD-WAN has proven to be phenomenal for our organization, and it is used all throughout. It is used as pre-defined, software-wide networking. Cisco SD-WAN is a cloud-based service that carries out WAN infusion. It fastens the bridges of any user to any application with unified capabilities such as multi-cloud, security, optimized visibility, and analytics construction. This is in connection with a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which authorizes architecture.
Some issues come out in the solution-based scenario:
1. Zero Touch Provisioning
2. Enhanced Cloud Connectivity
3. Data Analytics
4. One point to another point Segmentation
5. Multiple VPNs feature is very enhanced.
  • Cisco SD-WAN provides ultra-modern analytics, monitoring, and automation for any associate networking.
  • Cisco SD-WAN helps our organization fulfill optimal speeds and the best staging speed boost-up.
  • One of the major reasons to buy this application is that it empowers major augmentation in cybersecurity while also reducing overhead costs and simplifying operations, etc.
  • SD-WAN provides elucidation to our organization that cuts out high-priced routing and drags back on hardware costs while contributing to our business the elasticity to access multi-cloud services.
  • [I feel it is] not yet fully adopted, like it is half done.
  • SD-WAN networks are susceptible to weak performance.
  • There is no until the end of QoS, if using just SD-WAN furnishing only.
  • The internet is full of intelligence and information regarding the benefits of software-defined WAN.
Cisco SD-WAN has proven to be a very profitable and very proficient platform that is well suited for our organization. Apart from the less appropriation, the [Cisco] SD-WAN solution makes internet connections very protected and, therefore, secure enough. It is also dependable by creating encrypted tunnels between every website in the SD-WAN for inter-branch and base office (headquarter) traffic. It takes beneficial aspects of SSL security enabled by the SaaS application for traffic going from the branch to the application.
Mukul Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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What sets [...] Cisco SD-WAN apart from the traditional approach is that [it] lowers WAN OPEX and CAPEX, which leads to greater business agility and responsiveness. Dashboards provide great insights into what is going on at our sites. It's easy to manage our routers in one spot and not [...] have to use multiple tools to control our policies. This is [a] great solution as we have [a] large number of sites.
  • Cloud vManager portal is very user friendly
  • Routing policy and data policy are very easy to apply
  • Hardware is very reliable
  • Device is very small which is convenient and easy to handle
  • Power consumption is very low considering with other network devices
  • GUI is pretty easy to hover around
  • Cisco SD-WAN is powerful and simple
  • Technical support wise, not happy
  • Some features are not mature
  • SLA historical data not available
For traditional MPLS links, we were paying [a] high amount of money, [Cisco] SD-WAN gives [...] business flexibility to use any transport links ( ILL/ MPLS/ 4G/ 3G ). It has improved our workflow by helping us save time and costs with troubleshooting since it addresses any issue faster and cheaper [than] a human would do. WAN links can be utilized efficiently.
Score 7 out of 10
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Cisco SD-WAN is used to connect many distant sites [...] with traditional internet connections or MPLS. The main reason to use Cisco SD-WAN is to [easily make] the tunnel establishments between different sites with traffic segregation and security features applied upon each tunnel. Software-defined wireless area network from Cisco is a serious competitor to other companies that deliver SD-WAN services.
  • Automatic tunnel establishment
  • Routes propagation
  • By traffic type filtering
  • Multiple WAN access management
  • Site failure
  • Traffic monitoring
Cisco SD-WAN is well suited for the scenario where there [are] not [many] sites to be connected. It's also better if all sites use [the] same Cisco product, handling third party devices tunnel is not well supported in my opinion. Also, the best situation is that only one internet connection is used. Cisco SD-WAN can handle multiple wan access but it's not satisfying in my opinion.
September 14, 2021

Cisco SD-WAN

Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco SD-WAN is being used by our whole organization. It provides advanced analytics, monitoring, and automation for any connection across our network. Cisco SD-WAN is now used by the organization for traffic control and internet connections. With the overlay concept, the key goal is automation.
  • Centralized management
  • Optimize application performance
  • Automation
  • Assurance
  • Integration with a third party
  • Troubleshooting is complicated
  • Graphical user interface should be responsive
Configuration of Cisco SD-WAN is quite complicated, but once it is set up, it works really fine, and you don't need more effort to run the system altogether.
Oswaldo Tirado Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The company currently uses [Cisco] SD-WAN as the core of traffic management and internet links [for] the laboratory and testing network, this allows us to present a DEMO environment for our clients, and we as a work team define policies on our public internet links, including enabling analytics and interaction with Cisco security components such as Umbrella.
  • Optimize application performance
  • Centralized management in the cloud
  • Handling of different types of transport: MPLS, Internet or LTE
  • The minimum subscription time is three years, which makes the initial investment of the projects more expensive.
  • The types of subscriptions that determine the accumulated bandwidth of the transport links generate a limitation to the additional solution that the hardware supports.
  • Access to the Vmanage administration console must be from a previously established IP address, which removes flexibility of access to the cloud.
The ideal scenario for Cisco SD-WAN is a client with multiple locations and different types of transport in each of them, as well as clients that need to optimize the traffic of certain critical applications. However, it is not a highly recommended solution for customers who require greater platform management flexibility due to access [limitations].
Score 8 out of 10
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Its been a great product to use as it helps in cloud-based security. With this, our performance has been improved and also there is a reduction in cost. It helps in deployment and also makes [the] cloud migration process very easy. It helps in protecting against threats also. It provides high latency and also prevents the loss of packets. [It] helps in solving the problems like [a] bandwidth limitation. It also makes the transfer of data in [the] data center a very simple process.
  • Application and infra visibility
  • Real time info
  • Performance forecast
  • Recommendations
  • Onsite security should be there
  • People are not much familiar
  • High reliability issue
To control the entire network. It helps in simplifying the process where rapid updates are required.
July 22, 2021

Cisco Viptela SDWAN

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Cisco SD-WAN across Canada for KPMG and with the Cisco SD-WAN we are automating the configurations with Templates and API calls. It actually helps to secure and provision the sites with less time interval. The main purpose is Automation and assurance with the overlay concept of OMP protocol and the DIA with On-Ramp looks like a strong product portfolio.
  • Automation
  • Assurance
  • DIA
  • On-Ramp
  • Next generation Networks
  • SD-AVC
  • integration third party
I knew Cisco SD-WAN in the market with the different Vendors. I would recommend it as Cisco SD-WAN is excellent with Great support from Cisco TAC and BU engineering. The support structure should be strong for any product and I think from all the vendors across Cisco SD-WAN is the best. Would like to see the intergration with Thousand Eyes and the other third party products so that we can leverage the best from it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Children's is a pediatric healthcare system in Minnesota. We operate two hospital campuses in Minnesota and approximately 25 primary care and rehab locations around the Twin Cities metro area. We use SD-WAN to provide connectivity among these locations and our colocated data center. All locations are currently connected by multiple metro ethernet/carrier connections and we will be adding local internet connections this year.

Cisco SD-WAN is a huge step forward for us allowing centralized management for all of our locations.
  • Easy provisioning
  • Consistent configurations at site
  • Efficient use of multiple connections per site
  • Templates should be organized better and more easily identifiable per function
  • There needs to be a better way to examine device config. There is a lot of clicking around right now.
I feel like don't have enough experience with the product under my belt to adequately answer this question. As stated before, the phone home type provisioning and centralized management features are great time savers for us.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco SD-WAN provides the ability to manage connectivity across WANs from a single dashboard which simplifies the total work, from day to day operations and preventive/reactive monitoring. It can also be managed via cloud or on-prem, which provides flexibility for future owners as they can choose the deployment type that would fit their company more. Deployment can also be from a small number of locations to thousands of locations with ease of scalability. Cisco SD-WAN also offers comprehensive routing, security, policy control on top of the advanced analytics. You can also readily connect and manage multiple clouds with greater speed and reliability.
  • Superb dashboard
  • Efficiency in providing data.
  • Speed and reliability of the connections towards "nodes."
  • Smoother UI transition
  • Even greater flexibility
  • Better cross-platform compatibility
Cisco SD-WAN is very well suited for enterprises or companies that aim to have greater control or want to facilitate their own digital and cloud transformation, as it enables a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture. On top of that, multiple options are available if some are preferred, such as cloud, physical or virtual platforms.
The support that we have received during the deployment phase and the guidance that was imparted with were top-notch. We could have configured this without a doubt, but the expert opinion and advice that was provided to us helped accelerate the design and implementation process that we took. I won't go into specifics, as there are too many and they are on the case to case basis, but I am confident that you will be informed on what "fits" your needs best.
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Our company operates far from any reliable wide bandwidth connections and we have to rely on a mixture of satellite broadband and limited dedicated broadband from sole mobile operator that services the area where our organization operates. Before we switched to Cisco SD-WAN we had a hard time managing network performance and applications. We increased our user numbers dramatically but our bandwidth stayed the same; with dramatic user expansion, our bandwidth became inadequate for our needs. After we implemented Cisco SD-WAN, we managed to prioritize office applications (emails, SharePoint, etc.) and users manage to perform their tasks faster and more efficiently. On the other hand we managed to add LTE routers to boost our traffic. Thanks to Cisco SD-WAN, we did not have any security breaches and feel confident in Cisco SD-WAN's security features. Since we implemented Cisco SD-WAN, our business applications work faster, business continuity increased, and cloud services became more available and usable for our needs. My network team also spends less time adjusting and configuring routing tables and application routings. Instead of monitoring traffic constantly, we let Cisco SD-WAN automatically adjust our traffic and as a result we have improved performance overall--even some streaming services have started to work at an acceptable level in our remote location. In the end we manage to provide better connectivity for both our business and personal needs for users.
  • Before Cisco SD-WAN, our users even struggled to send emails with Microsoft 365
  • Cloud applications, such as SharePoint, were not taking a long time to load and made it impossible to collaborate
  • Streaming services--even though video streaming does not work at desired levels, music streaming started to work without interruption
  • Outside help is not widely available
  • Still needs some QoS
  • Configuration might be easier
If there are a couple of solid broadband connections available, Cisco SD-WAN can produce great results, but if there is only a satellite connection and limited GSM coverage, Cisco SD-WAN might not produce the desired effect. Configuration is a bit tricky, but once it is set, it works fine and greatly improves network performance.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Cisco SD-WAN for application visibility across the whole organization for WAN devices. It gives a great view of SLA class over tunnel performance. We have vEdge across our corporate sites. It took a lot of time to understand the design and implementation, but adding new sites to an existing fabric has turned out to be easy. There is a bit of time and effort required to understand the network requirements, underlay, and SLA class.
  • Application visibility.
  • Easy to deploy.
  • Easy to use.
  • The speed at which bugs are fixed could be improved.
Bringing up new sites is very easy with Cisco SD-WAN. I think it is the best in the industry!
Easy to manage all vEdge cEdge devices using vManage. Once we upgraded vEdge to latest version and ran into some issues. The capability they have to revert back versions is very smooth and we could revert back version in no time
Dashboard helps a lot to understand where the issues are right away. That gives head start in finding any issues very easily
Alarms also helps a lot in getting notifications on issues as soon as they occur
Score 9 out of 10
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We decided to utilize Cisco SD-WAN at our Main data centers as well as at each remote office branch location. Approximately 20 U.S. sites in total for the whole organization. This helped us reduce the mix of P2P, MPLS, and direct-connect circuits across multiple carriers. Could not be happier with the results so far.
  • Very scalable
  • Zero-touch deployment is a huge bonus
  • High availability
  • Great support from Cisco
  • With any newer technology, we had a lack of internal expertise and had to pay for professional assistance
  • The licensing could be more straightforward and better packaged
  • Works very well for helping cloud initiatives
  • Easy management for small or large rollouts
  • If you have a typical hub and spoke network, Cisco SD-WAN translates well
Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently using SD-WAN in way that it likely wasn't originally intended. While the main purpose of SD-WAN is to provide reliability over multiple data paths/mediums, we've largely been using it as a DMVPN for telecommuters. But unlike traditional VPNs or DMVPNs, this always-on method includes added layers of security, higher throughput, and the added benefit of QoS. (Yes, QoS doesn't do anything over the internet, but with this we can limit throughput and still give outbound priority to things like Voice so they're out first and less likely to be dropped.) Especially in the current environment of COVID-19 where so many are staying at home and working from home and streaming entertainment from the internet, there is a lot of congestion going on out there and every benefit is worth it.
  • Management - Centrally managed, it is easy to monitor, configure, and deploy.
  • Security - Centrally-controlled, but locally run Firewall, IPS, URL-filtering, and more.
  • SLAs - When using multiple circuits (or simply allowing cloud-based apps to be accessed directly to the internet instead of tunneled back) the ability to create SLAs for type of traffic, application-specific, or things even more granular than that
  • Ease of initial configuration - I'm not actually sure how to make it easier without losing granularity and control, but it can be very difficult and confusing when first setting up. Afterwards, it's just point and click.
  • Model upload - It would be nice if a given hardware model could be "uploaded" to provide a basic configuration to start with.
  • Logs - I'd prefer more options for filtering logs and having certain ones not be alarms of any kind.
Currently our main use of Cisco SD-WAN is for telecommuters. We're not supporting WiFi or POE, so the very cheap v100b works. Without that model, I fear it would be a rather expensive option for telecommuters.
The main uses for SD-WAN are for when you have multiple circuits to connect a site (internet, MPLS, Metro-E, 4G/5G, etc.) and want survivability, reliability, and cost-savings. Internet is cheaper, but less on SLAs. But so long as it is up and a secure tunnel can be established over it. It's just fine for a lot of data transfer, not to mention easy offloading for any cloud-based applications.
Initial setup of any SD-WAN is complicated and difficult because there is so much to do and it is so very granular. Because of this, Cisco has a number of free onboarding help setups. I worked one-on-one with a couple of engineers during our POC, and those relationships continued afterwards into the Pilot. And that's not even counting the Cisco TAC experience or the number of How-To videos and documents they have uploaded on their sites.
Score 9 out of 10
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We're using SD Wan for high availability for our costumers.
  • Amazing traffic load balance
  • Security and reachability
  • Easy to implement it
  • Nothing. It's really easy to implement SD Wan.
It's appropiate to use for multiple services, for example, to combine data link services and internet conectivity (includding 4g and 5g technologies) with different ISP. Its less appropriate when you only want to offer one service, data link, or internet techs.
It's a very good service.
December 19, 2019


ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Connext as a company with 7 branch offices was facing communication problems with lack of quality in voice and video calls due to the fact that the two internet access [ports] were not being configured in the best way. Installing and configuring Meraki improved the communications between each branch office and also empowered the team to collaborate in a more effective way.
  • Cisco SD WAN has the best security solution with AMP/IPS-IDS.
  • It has the ability to perform smart decisions based on MOS, which is a great way to determine if the connection is healthy.
  • With Meraki, you can create templates to quickly scale your network in a simpler way.
  • With Meraki it's pretty easy to deploy massive branches in a quicker way.
  • Handled more WAN ports
  • Visibility of more rules in a single report
  • Supporting more services (voice, data, video)
The perfect case to implement SD WAN is for a retail client that has a lot of branches where they need to connect constantly. Those branches are located in a “hard to work environment” where the IPS only has Internet connections (not dedicated) and this where there are many apps and a relevant quality of services.
  • The easy configuration and troubleshooting of the solution
  • The support becomes an easy key to access and understand even when the first support on site is not an expert of the technology.
  • Tasks like identifying the source, status of service and quality of service is an ongoing task and helps networkers to find the solution
December 11, 2019

Win with Cisco SD-WAN

Jaime Benitez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SD- WAN It is helping us to quickly connect data centers, branches, distribution centers, improve efficiency, security and network speed.
  • Security
  • Internet traffic control
  • At the moment all our needs are covered
Well Suited:
Aggregation of regional branch offices
Deploy secure virtualized network services automatically
Connect Cloud/IaaS/SaaS Applications to branch offices with operational ease

Less Appropriate:
VPNSs site to site with others vendors.
It's very good.
December 04, 2019

Cisco SD-Wan Intercloud

Score 10 out of 10
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A través de Cisco Meraki Platform, en la cual nos ha ayudado a administradas miles de dispositivos desde una sola Interfaz, permitiendo el despliegue rápido de los dispositivos. Adicionalmente, ha reducido los tickets de soporte, así como la completa utilización de los recursos de Internet que posee el cliente.

Adicionalmente, se ha incrementado la operatividad de las organizaciones al ejecutar integraciones de más sucursales con la casa matriz de una manera segura y confiable.

Through Cisco Meraki Platform, it has helped us manage thousands of devices from a single interface, allowing rapid deployment of the devices. Additionally, it has reduced support tickets and increased the full use of internet resources by our clients.

Additionally, we have improved the quality of our operations by executing integrations of more branches within the parent company in a safe and reliable manner.

  • Load Balance
  • Aprovisionamiento masivo // Mass provisioning
  • AMP
  • IPS / IDS
  • Update Centralizado // Centralized updates
  • Control de acceso // Access controls
  • VPN IPsec
  • microsegmentacion // Micro-segmentation
  • Backup de configuración // Backup configuration
SD-WAN es aplicable a todas las verticales de negocios, ya que ayuda de una manera eficiente en la administración de grandes infraestructuras, mejorando los tiempos de respuesta en incidente, facilitando la resolución de los problemas, así como garantizando la continuidad del negocio cuando ocurren interrupciones en sus comunicaciones upstream. Pero lo mejor de todo, es la experiencia del usuario mejora en un 100%, al tener la capacidad siempre de acceder a las aplicaciones de negocios de una manera fiable, confiable y segura.

SD-WAN is applicable to all business verticals, since it helps to make the administration of large infrastructures more efficient, improving the response times related to an incident, facilitating the resolution of problems, and guaranteeing business continuity when there are interruptions in your upstream communications. But best of all, the user experience improves by 100%, by always having the ability to access business applications in a reliable and secure manner.
Al ser soluciones integradas del portafolio de soluciones de Cisco, el soporte es transversal a cada uno de los componentes implementados, teniendo el cliente la capacidad de resolver sus inconvenientes bajo una misma infraestructura que está totalmente homologada, satisfacciendo de esta manera, las necesidades del cliente asi como permitiendo, que este se concentre en su negocio.

Since the Cisco SD-WAN tools are a part of Cisco’s broader portfolio of solutions, support cross-cuts to each of our deployed components, with our company as the customer having the ability to solve our problems through the same, approved infrastructure. Their support team easily satisfies the customer’s needs so that they continue to focus on business functions.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use it across the whole organization. Cinépolis is one of the biggest cinema companies around the world. We have at least one MX84 box in each cinema. Also in the Mexico data center we have two mx-450s on HA. We also have some virtual MX mounted on Amazon and Azure. We implemented it to solve the frequent issue that we had in some of our sites that happened when our ISP had a problem. We sometimes lost full connection to the cinema's servers. With this solution we have 2 different carriers at each site and it gives us higher availability.
  • Auto VPN
  • Easy management of the clients that connect to our network.
  • Easy implementation of other devices like switches, cameras (Meraki MV), access points (Merakis MR)
  • Easy access to information like availability, loss of carriers, latency, and network usage
  • Sometimes the Meraki devices does not correctly failover.
  • The support process on Meraki takes too long.
  • You cannot access this devices by a command line. It is only accessible via GUI.
We use it across the whole organization. We also have some virtual mx mounted on Amazon and Azure. We implemented it to solve the frequent problem that we experienced everyday in some of our sites. What happened is that when our ISP had a problem we sometimes lost full connection to the cinemas servers. With this solution we have 2 different carriers at each site and it give us a higher availability. A con is that sometimes the device does not work correctly at the moment that a failover its necessary and we have to manually disable the carrier that is not working. By that time it has caused problems in our connections.
This rating is because of our opinion that Cisco Meraki support is not the best. It takes too long to get the solution when we open a case on the Meraki dashboard, and most times we solve it by ourselves. Most times we open a case it takes at least 3 days to get a solution from support, and for a company like Cinépolis that has cinemas around the world it is unacceptable to wait that time and stopping our communications.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use SD-WAN in order to improve our communications between our branches, before we used SD-WAN we had inconvenience with our communications, after SD-WAN we can use two ways of communications and we solved the inconvenience that we had. SD-WAN is a good solution if you have multiple branches and you need to have your branches always in communication.
  • You can use SD-WAN in order to improve your communication links.
  • You can use two links of communications at the same time in order to prevent any inconvenience.
  • You can react more quickly or be preventative and not reactive.
When you have different places and you need to have all these places in communication. You can use SD-WAN in order to improve your communications.
We think the support can be improved, but maybe by our partner, since we have the contact with our partner and not directly with Cisco.
November 09, 2019

Best way to streamline!

Score 8 out of 10
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SD-WAN was being used across the whole company when I worked at my previous company. It was utilized mostly for connecting the branches. It allows for zero-touch provisioning, which is very desirable. A specific issue it addressed was that it reduced manpower expenses since troubleshooting really was made easier and less convoluted. With a single click, you could configure different protocols including but not limited to OSPF BGP's ACL and a couple of others.
  • SD-WAN is very powerful and user-friendly.
  • It is especially useful if your organization has a large number of sites.
  • The zero-touch deployment saved so much time and freed up a lot of technical resources which can really quickly add up.
  • The instant tech support was unparalleled and really helped with the installation questions that many of our employees had.
  • I read on another review that Cisco’s refuses to participate in an SD-WAN test, which makes me question the product.
  • Worried about an increase in hardware upgrade costs.
  • When you offer too many features and only limited power that makes for products that could appear good but in the long run they are lacking in the real-world applications.
I noticed that this solution is very simple to manage through the vManage portal. The main dashboard affords customers valuable insights into what is happening at any of the company's sites.
Based on my previous responses, I gave it this rating because it really connected the organization and was, for the most part, a streamlined process of getting the system online and integrated into the company operations.
November 08, 2019

SD-WAN is on fire!

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is used across the whole organization and solved many bandwidth problems we had previously experienced.
  • You can use links as paths.
  • Control traffic and gain visibility.
  • Prioritizing traffic.
  • SD WAN can use in small branches like hospitals
  • SD wan is used across the hold organization
  • SD WAN has increment the best user experience
Cisco SD-WAN is best suited for hub and spoke style designs.
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