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We performed a comparison between Cisco Enterprise Routers and Juniper Enterprise Routers 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"Cisco Enterprise Routers are easy to use and configure through the CLI.""When you set up Cisco, you can forget you have a router. Everything just works.""I think Cisco Enterprise Routers are excellent.""The solution has been highly secure.""The commands are easy to understand.""I recommend Cisco Routers because of its stability, support, and availability. Cisco gives premium support, and they offer a solid product.""I haven't assessed it in that way, they provided us with excellent service. We had very few issues.""The most valuable feature of Cisco Enterprise Routers is that they are robust and resilient."

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"Juniper Enterprise Routers is very flexible.""It is very stable and scalable.""The most valuable feature is reliability.""The solution's main features are its security and ease of use.""Juniper Enterprise Routers has a CLR and it's more reliable and faster than others.""Juniper Switches is stable, easy to use, flexible, and has good performance. Also, the technology is good. It has a lifetime warranty and the prices are also very good.""I have found the most useful features to be layered VPNs, IPsec, VPLS, and firewall filters.""The solution is pretty easy to set up after a bit of training."

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Cons
"It can be very expensive, sometimes, to do the jump to the next router for your needs.""Cisco Enterprise Routers could improve by making their solution more user-friendly. Currently, users need to have extensive knowledge of networking to use them because there is only a command-line interface for the configuration. They should add a graphical interface to allow junior users guidance and more flexibility when doing the configuration.""It only breaks if you're not using an up-to-date version of the iOS or are not doing upgrades.""The solution could be more secure.""The only other thing we struggled with from time to time is when we were configuring access points through a controller.""Over time things have changed where Cisco has not invested in improving the orchestration and simplifying it for people who do not want to get into the details. Cisco has not gone into that focus.""Cisco Enterprise Router's price could improve, they are expensive.""Cisco could improve by reducing the delays in receiving physical devices."

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"The web interface can be improved.""The third-level customer support coming from Juniper itself could be much better. To get assistance from Juniper, we sometimes have to wait for weeks and months. I don't really appreciate that. Their support should be faster.""The integration could be better.""We'd like them to be capable of adding firewall options to the license.""The solution could improve by providing enhancements to built-in SDN or SDWAN.""The initial setup is not easy.""The solution could improve reliability and it needs more functions.""Juniper Enterprise Routers could improve by adding a graphical user interface(GUI). They do not have one. Most of our team has to have a background or expertise in Juniper. When compared to other solutions, they have a GUI. It will be easier for new team members to get familiar with, configure, or set up the router. Additionally, adding some monitoring tools would help us."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco Switches are an expensive product in India. Linksys products are cheaper than Cisco Switches."
  • "It's not a fair price, it's a bit too high."
  • "I have found the price to be expensive for the solution."
  • "The price should be reduced."
  • "It's quite expensive for small businesses."
  • "Cisco routers are an expensive product."
  • "There are licensing costs and they are expensive."
  • "It's expensive and the pricing could be improved."
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  • "There is a license for this solution and the price is very competitive. The cost is less expensive than some competitors, such as Cisco. There are additional costs for support licenses."
  • "The price of this solution is better than other competitors, such as Cisco. We receive a lot of discounts which make the price less expensive and attractive."
  • "$300 to $400 is the hardware cost and for licensing cost, it may be around, for support and all, $100 per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They also have a very good, long lifespan. We feel the command configuration is very… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The price of Cisco Enterprise Routers is good for the service that you get.
    Top Answer:Some of our customers find this product high, as they are comparing to Chinese products.
    Top Answer:The third-level customer support coming from Juniper itself could be much better. To get assistance from Juniper, we sometimes have to wait for weeks and months. I don't really appreciate that. Their… more »
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    2nd
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    354
    Rating
    8.6
    4th
    out of 12 in Routers
    Views
    2,599
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
    457
    Rating
    8.8
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    Also Known As
    MX Series
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    Overview
    The high-performance Cisco Enterprise Routers are the market leader due to their breadth of advanced support for LAN/WAN services, redundancy, reliability, and performance.
    Juniper MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, A portfolio of SDN-ready routing platforms that provide the industry-leading system capacity, density, and performance that enterprises, service providers, and cloud operators need to thrive in our always-on, hyper-connected digital world.
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    Sample Customers
    Aegean Motorway, Boingo, Chartwell School, Children's Hospital of Orange County , Department of Justice, Explorer Pipeline, Linz AG, National Rugby League, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Telecom Italia, Transwestern
    AARNet Pty Ltd, Allegro Networks, Atlantech Online, Availity, Baloise Insurance, Black Lotus, CATV, Blue Box
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Non Profit25%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise48%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 48 reviews while Juniper Enterprise Routers is ranked 4th in Routers with 10 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.6, while Juniper Enterprise Routers is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Enterprise Routers writes "Simple command line interface, intuitive design, but orchestration could improve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Enterprise Routers writes "Good configuration and updates with helpful support". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers, Netgate TNSR and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, whereas Juniper Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Cisco Cloud Services Router and HPE Enterprise Routers. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. Juniper Enterprise Routers report.

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