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June 13, 2018

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Bert Schepler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

43xx and 44xx this is our standard for WAN services. We have them deployed globally at our edge locations. We are using the ASR model in our DCs and core.
  • App identification with NBAR2 is great. We use it in conjunction with our robust QoS.
  • Routing is obviously what built Cisco and it is as expected rock solid on the isr4K platform.
  • We are looking foward to the intergration of Viptela software on to this platform. Having this on the road map will help our migration.
  • We have found several code bugs and it has caused outages on our network.
  • The license program is a bit confusing - there are several tiers and we have had issues with Cisco ONE portability.
  • The licensing of these boxes can get expensive and confusing.
  • The uptime has been good. Building the network with the 4k platform is easy so there is less time spen training our deployment teams.
We have a mixed LAN of Cisco and non-Cisco there are no issues connecting. In the past, with older models of this product line, we did have issues connecting to some extreme switches but it seems that has been resolved on the 4K platform.
Our infosec team is constantly scaning and hardly ever finds an issue other than issues related to configuration. Running UCS on the 4K and running firepower seems like an idea that has some potential in our network. The 4K platform is flexible and can enhance your security posture.
We have been using Cisco Routers for a very long time and compared to other routers I see some improved metrics with regard to uptime. The 4K supports our robust QoS policy which gives us maximum application experience on our network.
They are the powerhouse when it comes to IP routing. The ease of use is great. The licensing requires an MBA.
  • All WAN routing scenarios and IP conversation scenarios.
  • The 4K platform could be used in a small DC.

Cisco Routers Additional Questions

They work once they are up and running
  • Connectivity to dc
  • Connectivity to branch
  • Connectivity to cloud
  • Maintaining qos
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor

Using Cisco Routers

20 - Enterprise networking
2 - Bgp, ospf, sdwan, qos
  • Decnet to ip
  • Sdwan
  • Trusted qos markings
  • Sdwan
  • Cip communication
  • User experience monitoring
They are rock solid

Evaluating Cisco Routers and Competitors

Cisco Routers Implementation

Learn and experement first then roll out
Yes - We went site bu sitw in each region
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation

Cisco Routers Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Quick Initial Response
Escalation required
Yes - We are a fortune 100 and need uptime

Using Cisco Routers

Its easy once you break the knowledge plane
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Bgp
  • Interface config
  • Qos