The de-facto network equipment standard delivers quality routers
September 28, 2019

The de-facto network equipment standard delivers quality routers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

All our routers are Cisco routers and have been for many years. Cisco is still the de facto standard and have very high quality. From a technical perspective the internet is a very good resource for any troubleshooting you might need to do: there is a massive amount of documentation and experience to be found on the web regarding Cisco.
  • Documentation on Cisco Routers is abundant.
  • The web is a great resource for troubleshooting.
  • Speed is good on the routers.
  • Pricing is a little high.
  • No real negatives are further worth mentioning.
  • Almost no downtime. As they perform Core network functions this is important.
  • Support and warranty are excellent.
Compatibility is an important aspect of the choice for Cisco. Especially if you want the routers to share routing protocols or want to set up a site to site VPN. Luckily documentation and expertise on web forums all over the internet allow you to configure the device in a short period of time.
While our Cisco router is not the primary line of defense of our network, they do allow us to add that little extra protection. Although Cisco offers the options for security, you still need to configure them yourself, so it is important to have knowledgable staff or contractors to help you.
Uptime is excellent and if you configure your network correct, you have your backup routes and equipment available so any reboot or replacement can be done without any downtime for the users. Training or knowledgeable consultants are important in this respect: misconfigurations are security and/or productivity risks.
Cisco Switches and way back Cisco VPN concentrators.
As Cisco is still the de facto standard for routers or even other network equipment, it is the brand to go to. Especially high-end usage is excellent. It might be a bit too expensive for smaller companies. But quality has a price, so Cisco is certainly always worth to have a look at.