Most reliable and innovative Routers
April 02, 2019

Most reliable and innovative Routers

Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

Across all organization. We deployed them in our remote sites, from sales offices to industrial plants.
  • As a voice gateway, it can handle a lot of PRI interfaces or even SIP Trunks while doing all the routing stuff. As an integrated solution, it can easily accomplish several features in the same box, which helps us saving money and rack space too.
  • Using the router as a hypervisor for virtualization, we can easily deploy an UCS-E module and run a VM with Firepower Threat Defense software, managed by a central console in the HQ.
  • And thanks to the container support, we can also run a WAAS endpoint and have the benefit of using the same one box to optimize the WAN traffic between our remote sites and HQ. For us, that's a success factor for our remote operations, because the main software are concentrated in our datacenter in the HQ.
  • Consolidate sd-wan + voice gateway features in the same hardware. Voice gateway is a key feature for us as well as sd-wan.
  • Reduce the cost of the solution. Sometimes the business is not strong enough to invest in it, which breaks our strategy.
  • Sometimes it’s hard to identify what’s the best product for each situation. For example: what’s the benefit of using a router instead of an encs?
  • Totally positive. It’s a key point of Cisco Routers, because the routers can survive for longer periods of time and the business can save a lot of money on investments.
  • At the same time, the product can evolve and aggregate new features, so it won't be obsolete too quickly.
  • Other important consideration is the fact that Cisco has the most extensive networks of partners, so we never have problem finding a partner to deploy/maintain our products, no matter the country we are.
Makes all sense. You can be way more productive and reduce all the friction in dealing with training, support, etc, and let’s not forget the fact that if you are in the ecosystem, it’s easier to deploy new technologies that are supposedly compatible.From the interoperability stand point, once a feature is launched, it`s just a matter of time to see it deployed in all the portfolio. That`s one of the greatest benefits of having them all integrated.
As I stated before, security is also a key feature for us because we rely only on router security (sometimes in firepower inside ucse in the router) to protect our business on remote sites.
To be honest, we never used another router brand. We rely only on Cisco for almost 25 years.
Reliability is the most notable characteristic of Cisco routers, along with their ability to offer new technologies without having to replace the hardware.
I can’t imagine scenarios where it’s not appropriate, unless the cost of the solution is prohibitive because of budgetary restrictions. Sometimes, for teleworkers or even for small offices, we face difficulties to approve a project using a Cisco Router only because of the elevated costs.