We performed a comparison between Cisco Cloud Services Router and MikroTik Routers and Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Routers solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"This solution is scalable."
"The most valuable feature of the Cisco Cloud Services Router is it can make your migrations smooth. For example, if you want to migrate to the cloud, but you don't want to change the IP. You can extend your VLAN from on-premise to the cloud without having to change the IP."
"The most valuable features of the Cisco Cloud Services Router are the integration with Amazon and Oracle cloud."
"The routing service for NPLS called Layer 3-IP is fantastic."
"Overall, it is a solid product and a good router."
"This equipment is resilient and available at a good price."
"They use wireless and wired connections that include all of the features."
"These routers and switches are very stable."
"It's pretty stable."
"The most valuable aspect of this solution is the combination of value for money. They're extremely cost effective, yet they provide you with an extensive feature set of things you can do across the board. Also, they're pretty reliable, as far as equipment goes."
"I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network."
"This is a good solution."
"The MikroTik Hotspot is great."
"Cisco Cloud Services Router could improve by having more features. It is lacking features, such as virtualization and containerization. Additionally, there should be increased security and connectivity between routers."
"The configuration is difficult."
"Cisco Cloud Services Router could improve the GUI."
"If you lose connectivity to the cloud, it is difficult to establish connectivity between hub and spoke."
"The initial setup is easy for one device but is more complex when numerous devices need to be configured."
"Technical support could be better. They don't have good support like Cisco. It can also be more stable and scalable."
"We'd like for them to improve the UI and improve on speed."
"There are limitations to how many users you have simultaneously."
"f they can improve the OpenVPN, to make that a bit more straightforward, that would be ideal."
"They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that."
"They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks."
"The Soft-GRE support needs to be improved."
"The CPU load is too high. This causes the Internet to lag."
The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR 1000v) is a virtual-form-factor router that delivers comprehensive WAN gateway and network services functions into virtual and cloud environments. Using familiar, industry-leading Cisco IOS XE Software networking capabilities, the CSR 1000v enables enterprises to transparently extend their WANs into provider-hosted clouds. Similarly, cloud providers themselves can use it to offer enterprise-class networking services to their tenants or customers.
MikroTik Routers and Switches provide all the features necessary for network administrators to secure and monitor their networks and are suitable for companies of any size. The solution is ideal for creating Wi-Fi hotspots, connecting multiple servers, setting up firewalls and VPNs, and distributing bandwidth. MikroTik's user-friendly dashboard helps you interact easily with your hardware. With MikroTik's user interface, you can obtain real statistics by user or IP address and monitor bandwidth consumption.
Benefits and Key Features of MikroTik Routers and Switches
Reviews from Real Users
MikroTik stands out among competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its reasonably priced products and its user-friendly user interface, which makes it easy to work and communicate with its hardware.
Parameshwar P., a director at Navyug Networks, writes, "I like MikroTik's GUI. It's completely handy and easy to handle because of its GUI. Despite other brands like Cisco urging me to switch, I didn't because they don't have a GUI. This is the most comfortable thing in my project that anyone can use easily. It’s effortless to maintain MikroTik routers because both screens make it very easy in GUI mode. You can easily interact with your hardware.”
Rodney T., the chief solutions architect at Tech2go Strategic IT Solutions, says, "They are very good at providing the bandwidth for multi-tenants and multi-dwelling units. We're managing Wi-Fi hotspots for hundreds of locations, and the speed and performance are quite there. They also have very cheap 10G products that come with really good and flexible software. They are way cheaper than the top brands, and they're able to deliver the same performance and capabilities."
A principal consultant at a tech services company notes, "The most valuable aspect of this solution is the combination of value for money. They're extremely cost effective, yet they provide you with an extensive feature set of things you can do across the board. Also, they're pretty reliable, as far as equipment goes."
Cisco Cloud Services Router is ranked 6th in Routers with 5 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 24 reviews. Cisco Cloud Services Router is rated 9.0, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Cloud Services Router writes "Easy router configuration has you online in minutes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Works well, is easy to set up, and has a great user community". Cisco Cloud Services Router is most compared with Juniper Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Netgate TNSR, HPE Enterprise Routers and Huawei Enterprise Routers, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Juniper Enterprise Routers. See our Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.
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