broad use of Cisco routers globally
March 06, 2019

broad use of Cisco routers globally

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

  • Cisco ASR 1000 Series
  • Meraki MX
Build VPN-tunnels between customers and our data centers or integrate external supporters in the data centers
Layer3 networks as gateway and converter between protocols. If the carrier is providing a Layer-2 Etherlink, we terminate on both sides at a Layer-3 device, which is the router Terminate Layer-2 boundaries at a defined hardware to end problems from customers.
  • Stable hardware
  • Very long lifetime
  • Good price to performance
  • More layer 3 interface in 1900 series
  • Run longer than planned
  • No changes needed, when installed
  • Flexible usage
  • Compatibility with other hardware is the most important thing in managed services
  • Global deployment, standard and support.
  • Can be bought globally for all necessary customers and locations.
  • All architectural designs can be build to work well
  • Very flexible
  • Even a small basic firewall can run on the router to secure a small location in the world with decentralized internet access
We do security on ASA or FirePower, not at the routers. Threat protection is done by StealthWatch and FirePower IDS with higher performance. Umbrella or AMP are sometimes integrated to have better security in the setup. Routers have to less Layer-3 interfaces to use them as a firewall or IDS or other security system
  • HSRP is working well and switches to the spare fast, if tuned.
  • Integrates in a whole end-2-end environment with other Cisco hw
  • DNA is a very nice tool for end-2-end configurations and assurance to solve problems with the troubleshooting possibilities
  • Hardware is rack-mountable, even the smaller 1900er Routers have bracket to install them in racks
  • More stable and better integrated in the network
  • Globally standardized and delivered
  • Every network engineer know how a Cisco router works
  • No explanation necessary if you use this vendor, because it is the number one in that use case
  • Huawei is just a copy of Cisco and therefore we buy the original hardware and software to work with
They are the base for nearly all layer 3 services and very stable. If installed, they can stay longer in the customer location than the service term is, because they are still working well. HSRP is stable, too, and gives good possibilities in redundant environments. OSPF as routing protocols scales and works very well.