Happy using Cisco Routers
March 02, 2019

Happy using Cisco Routers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

We use these small routers to build up the PPPoE dialers with multiple public IPs behind it.
Mostly we connect a Cisco ASA firewall behind it and give one or more public IPs directly to the other companies of suppliers at the customer site.
This device makes it possible to use one fiber PPPoE session to serve multiple suppliers for one customer.

  • Stability on routing.
  • HA solutions like HSRP.
  • Easy to manage remotely and through custom scripts.
  • GUI for configuration like ASDM for ASAs, so it will be a more manageable first line support.
  • Make it easier to build op Site2Site VPNs and adjust the profiles.
  • The long-term stability is great, we have very few problems, resulting in low maintenance costs.
  • Configuration for almost all routers in the basics is the same, so there's a very short learning curve per model.
  • Running some models of Router for more than 10 years of stability, so the ROI with the devices is greater than expected on starting.
We built a total Cisco environment based on Cisco-only network equipment. We started with UCS for Compute and network, and are now switching to HyperFlex. This is all connected to Nexus switches and some Catalyst switches for OOBM. This is also all connected to the internet by an HA cluster of Cisco ASAs.
On remote sites, we are using Cisco ASAs with Catalyst switches with 1800 APs with Mobility Express. In some specific cases we missed routing equipment or routing functions not available on Cisco ASAs, so we selected and are using Cisco Routers.
We stopped using other router equipment than Cisco. Our business relies on the stability of Cisco routers.
We are supporting over 250 locations with only three network engineers, so we need routers that are reliable and stable to be able to support so many devices.