Cisco SD-WAN: Taking the lead!
August 12, 2020

Cisco SD-WAN: Taking the lead!

Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN provides the ability to manage connectivity across WANs from a single dashboard which simplifies the total work, from day to day operations and preventive/reactive monitoring. It can also be managed via cloud or on-prem, which provides flexibility for future owners as they can choose the deployment type that would fit their company more. Deployment can also be from a small number of locations to thousands of locations with ease of scalability. Cisco SD-WAN also offers comprehensive routing, security, policy control on top of the advanced analytics. You can also readily connect and manage multiple clouds with greater speed and reliability.
  • Superb dashboard
  • Efficiency in providing data.
  • Speed and reliability of the connections towards "nodes."
  • Smoother UI transition
  • Even greater flexibility
  • Better cross-platform compatibility
  • Initial cost
  • Learning curve for Operations & Support
Cisco SD-WAN is far from the competition that we have tried, albeit only 1, which is ATLAS. Though both have bumps and steep learning curves at the onset, we have experienced that Cisco SD-WAN still takes the lead and by far the easiest to understand so to speak. Most things, like user interface design, logical hierarchy, amongst others are simply better.
The support that we have received during the deployment phase and the guidance that was imparted with were top-notch. We could have configured this without a doubt, but the expert opinion and advice that was provided to us helped accelerate the design and implementation process that we took. I won't go into specifics, as there are too many and they are on the case to case basis, but I am confident that you will be informed on what "fits" your needs best.

Do you think Cisco SD-WAN delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco SD-WAN's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco SD-WAN live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco SD-WAN go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco SD-WAN again?

Yes

Cisco SD-WAN is very well suited for enterprises or companies that aim to have greater control or want to facilitate their own digital and cloud transformation, as it enables a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture. On top of that, multiple options are available if some are preferred, such as cloud, physical or virtual platforms.