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Cisco Enterprise Routers Valuable Features

SB
Principal Engineer IoT Network Architecture at Vodafone Idea Limited

I have found the most valuable feature of Cisco Enterprise Routers to be the simplicity of the command-line interface, it is very intuitive as to how the commands need to be configured for a specific use case. 

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AB
Head Of Information Technology at Zambia National Building Society

Cisco is awesome. Honestly. It's a trusted brand. If you want to set up your network and you have a good night's sleep, you buy Cisco. You know that you set up and go to sleep. That's how awesome it is.

I'm biased since I am Cisco certified. I enjoy working with them since it's easy to use them.

There are moments when the configuration gets to be a bit complex, and then you need to look for an expert that helps you troubleshoot or maybe set up things where you might not have the proper knowledge.

The resilience is great. The equipment is so stable. It will not freeze. When you set up Cisco, you can forget you have a router. Everything just works. Only maybe once in a year, you might think of rebooting it. However, that thing works no matter what.

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DM
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

We don't necessarily give a lot of interest to the various aspects of the solution as Cisco has dedicated devices for a bunch of features. That said, routing is in the running.

They are the best in failover switches. Their product line is excellent.

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Malith Chandrasekara - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Enterprise Business at VSIS

Cisco has many features, however, we configure only OSPF and other QoS functions. There are three functions like that, but the routing protocol is OSPF through IP VPNs.

Cisco launched the 8000 series routers, including the SD-WAN features and Viptela, plus the cloud connectivity. They continuously improve and add so many features to the new IOS, mainly in the cloud, the microservice's architecture and  Kubernetes. 

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GA
Deputy Director at a sports company with 201-500 employees

In itself, Cisco is a reliable product and does not require any major changes. We have utilized Cisco for around 15 years, and in that time, there has hardly been any incident to my knowledge that a router suddenly became faulty, or started to malfunction. Cisco is an excellent and very comprehensive product, and we have no issues with that.

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Debendra Chaudhary - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at OM Networks Pvt Ltd

Cisco is a great product. 

It is excellent hardware. 

The agent support has been terrific.

There are no policy or hardware issues at all. The performance is great.

The solution is mostly stable.

If it's a standard setup, the initial implementation can be straightforward.

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Handell Watson - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Watronix Information Technology Ltd

The main reason for using Cisco Routers is for the proprietor routing protocol that it has.

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KS
IT Consultant at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees

What I like the most is that it's an easy plug and play device to work with.

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Edgar Eduardo Ramirez Orjuela - PeerSpot reviewer
Electronic Engineer at SkyNet Colombia

It's a sound solution, so it's very easy to solve problems without a support contract, as mainly the problems we have related to the equipment can be solved by doing a Google search. Because it's a very well known solution, there are books on problems. It's a solution that fits us, as we probably can't afford a very expensive contract.

It is stable and scalable, and it can be set up fast.

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FV
Network telecommunications administrator at Comtel Technologies

I like the price of the solution and the ability to take advantage of it as fast as we want. 

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GS
Information Security and Compliance Manager at RSwitch

One of the most valuable features of this solution is performance.

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JG
Field service manager at reduno.com

The solution offers very good networking capabilities.

The stability is excellent.

The consistency of the configuration has been very good.

The performance of the devices is very reliable.

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KumarSain - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Engineer at Rackspace Technology

The most valuable features are that it is more secure and easy to operate.

It handles several requests well. Overall it is very good and there are not many available in the market.

Accountability, reliability, and support are very good.

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MR
Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Its performance and stability are most valuable. We are using it for the last five years, and it is constantly up. It didn't create any problems for us.

It is very easy to use. The handling of the device is very easy. It doesn't require any maintenance. After many months in a year, we bring it down, and we just do the normal cleaning and maintenance of the device. 

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Riasat Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Head of IT at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees

They are good. They have a good lifespan and they are easily managed.

The information is readily available for all of the products.

Also, they have local support available, as well as principal support, which is also easy to get.

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SameerBali - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Architect at Syriatel Mobile Telecom

They are the most stable, have the highest availability, and are the most reliable on the market.

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KR
SW Engineer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

Cisco Routers are quite robust. They don't malfunction, and we've had no complaints so far.

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AO
Projects Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The stability is very good. 

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MR
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I think Cisco Enterprise Routers are excellent.

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Ali Liaqat - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive at FFC

I like that Cisco Enterprise Routers is a stable solution. Their technical support is also really good.

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Sumanth Myneni - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect at PepsiCo

The most valuable feature of Cisco Enterprise Routers is that they are robust and resilient. 

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Anil Ergunsah - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Partner & Technical Consultant&Trainer(CCIE#29761, CCSI#31865) at IT Expert

The most valuable features of Cisco Enterprise Routers are the routing tables, and backup solutions available for local sites, and you can use it as a router gateway or simple IPS. They have simple firewalls, that we can use rules to filter traffic.

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GG
Network Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The solution has great performance.

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Khairul  Bashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Beximco

The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, it is easy to configure, and manage.

There is a training center in each city.

Cisco is a long-lasting product.

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Alkesh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Rythmos Ind Pvt Ltd.

Cisco Enterprise Routers are simple. Everything is in a proper manner. You don't need to upgrade or do other things on a daily basis. Cisco sends you the updates, and they are automatically updated. They are good.

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Rajkumar Gottiparthi - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Cisco Enterprise Routers are the best. I am satisfied with this product.

The commands are easy to understand.

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FH
Assistant PSSE Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

This product is easy to use.

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JH
Chief Information and Communication Technology at a government with 10,001+ employees

The best part is that once you set up Cisco routers, you just leave them alone. You don't have to do much unless you have to change the configuration. We hardly have issues with Cisco equipment and I believe that reliability is the best part of Cisco.

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RK
ATM Systems Expert at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

Something I like about the solution is all the options it offers and ways it can be configured. I can do things with ease and find the relevant documentation to assist me. I believe that the reason the company chose to go with Cisco products is because they offer everything needed. 

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US
Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees

The solution has been highly secure.

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ER
Network Engineer at WEAVE

The quality is good. Cisco Enterprise Routers are stable and more reliable.

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Muhammed Eslami - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are stability and features supported on these series.

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NS
Network Engineer at IRPC PCL

It's easy to use, and there is a lot of information available on the internet.

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AS
General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

It is a good router that is available with advanced technology.

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WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University

The solution is easy to use, stable and scalable. 

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Dhanushka Chaitanya - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager -Enterprise Networking Solutions at VSIS

The most valuable feature is the ease of configuration. 

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Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at IDSC

Cisco Enterprise Routers are easy to use and the performance is good.

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AA
IT Support Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Cisco Routers are fast. They have very good performance. The management of these routers are easier than any other routers. There are a lot of features.

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JULIO DURAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultor en Redes y Seguridad at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The feature that I have found most valuable is its ability to implement layer three protocols and layer two protocols like OSPS in BSS and BSC environments with the Nexus Cisco 7000.

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Abdulqader Kaboudei - PeerSpot reviewer
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon

The solution is flexible.

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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Cisco Enterprise Routers are easy to use and configure through the CLI.

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RA
Network Administrator

The main features I have found most valuable are the feature management and the stability of the solution. There are no problems with the performance of these routers.

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Sadam Kherisat - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Consultant- Networking Services at STS

It is easy to use and is very solid.

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Atul Torne - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Backbone Architect at NTT Global Networks Incorporated

The routing platform is good.

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MohammedThousif Ansari - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Tata Communications Transformation Services

The most valuable feature is the command prompt, which is very user-friendly.

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Kuldeep_Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
District Manager at RailTel Corporation of India Ltd

The performance is good.

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Buyer's Guide
Cisco Enterprise Routers
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Enterprise Routers. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.