Cisco RV is a good small business router option
August 30, 2019

Cisco RV is a good small business router option

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series
I recently used two RV models of Cisco Routers, more precisely the RV042 and RV340. The main feature used is the VPN and in both it worked well. I believe most of those looking for and purchasing this line of Cisco Routers are looking to implement such functionality in their small and medium businesses.
  • Functional VPN with robust configuration options for small businesses.
  • Load balancing for WAN, adding excellent manageability to your network.
  • Dual WAN.
  • Firmware improvements as the routers (at least the models I used) can sometimes crash while setting up.
  • In two RV042 that I had to configure and monitor, I had problems where they stopped working properly (crashes, loss of settings, bug). In another model, the VPN did not connect and only after a router restart did it work.
  • Three WAN options on RV line.
  • Using Cisco Routers, there are gains in network management possibilities. For example, you can add WAN and VPN redundancy to the business. Most small businesses still do not use such resources.
I have not used other Cisco products in conjunction with Cisco Routers, but I think compatibility and integration with every Cisco line & product makes it easy for the day-to-day network administrator.
It has configurable firewalls and logs that add security to your network. They have good security options that will work well in conjunction with other protections applied in the network. There are also access configuration options, blacklists, and web filtering.
With dual-WAN it is possible to add link redundancy to the network and configure load balancing, thus adding continuity of access to data and applications that are essential to business operations.
Cisco Routers is well suited for small businesses that need to connect branch offices via VPN, WAN redundancy allowing business continuity, and Internet link load balancing.