An elegant solution for the administration of business networks
August 02, 2018

An elegant solution for the administration of business networks

Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MikroTik Routers and Switches

We arrived at MikroTik by means of an analyst hired in the company who, faced with the problem of networks that we presented, offered us the solution of the MikroTik router boards, allowed us to know the robustness of the SOOS routerOS, initially it was a solution-oriented to the systems department, then extended to the entire company, thus solving all the network requirements that we had pending.
  • It allowed to establish a distribution by areas of the bandwidth allowing to prioritize the access to it to the departments that most needed it
  • It allows to obtain real statistics by user, IP, fragment of network, department and unit of the consumption of bandwidth of the company.
  • Different DSL connections were added to obtain a larger bandwidth and thus be able to efficiently cover the needs of the company.
  • The configuration of the operating system routerOS is not intuitive, it requires advanced knowledge in computer science and free operating systems for its maintenance.
  • To make the load balancing is necessary to have more than one MikroTik device so its implementation in case of that being the solution sought is more expensive.
  • The cost of the devices for solutions at the macro business level is very high, it is a solution whose initial investment requires an important budget
  • There is currently a suitable consumption of the data network and each department feels satisfied with the obtained.
  • Some analysts felt annoyed or generated a negative impact because when establishing navigation rules, access to non-corporate pages was restricted.
  • The investment made allows the use of equipment that is used as servers for services now covered by MikroTik and used in other required areas.
Despite having a high cost, the possibility of using a low-end equipment with the operating system RouterOS to support the management of the MikroTik allowed this to prevail as an option like most of the solutions offered in the market, in addition to the possibilities presented for the support and the community information of the same they play important factors in the implementation and the taking of decisions.
MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.