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We performed a comparison between Cisco Enterprise Routers and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch 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. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"They have a good lifespan and they are easily managed.""The main reason for using Cisco Routers is for the proprietor routing protocol that it has.""I haven't assessed it in that way, they provided us with excellent service. We had very few issues.""They are the best in failover switches. Their product line is excellent.""What I like the most is that it's an easy plug and play device to work with.""I recommend Cisco Routers because of its stability, support, and availability. Cisco gives premium support, and they offer a solid product.""Cisco Routers are quite robust. They don't malfunction, and we've had no complaints so far.""When you set up Cisco, you can forget you have a router. Everything just works."

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"Some of the most valuable features are the simplicity, cost, usability, and power. As a package, it's extremely effective.""The performance has been good.""It is easy to set up.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.""The initial setup is easy.""The beauty of MikroTik is that you have flexibility with the routing parts.""The GUI is easy to use.""The interface management and the user access management is pretty good."

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Cons
"The initial setup can be a little bit difficult.""If Cisco can give you one license and allow you to use all the features, that would be the best thing. We are using it only as a voice gateway, and there are other options available, but we need to procure licenses to use those options. We can use it as a security device, or we can use it for connecting the LAN side, but for that, we need all those licenses. They can provide one license and allow you to use all the features. This is my recommendation for Cisco.""I would like to see more boundaries and better performance.""Their software-defined paradigm requires significant improvement.""Compared to equipment by other vendors, such as Check Point, the physical size of the units is bigger.""The solution could be priced better.""The only other thing we struggled with from time to time is when we were configuring access points through a controller.""While scalability is available, it must be paid for."

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"The solution does not yet offer a SaaS version.""Stuff that I'd like to be improved is really just training and documentation because I think the feature set is full. Another improvement I'd suggest is that their new, bigger releases should be a bit more stable.""Technical support could be better.""The packet filtering, user log data, and user access log could all be improved.""The port isolation and VLAN need to be improved.""It happens that you may find your network is down, if you reboot the switch, they come up. However, sometimes, they reset themselves. That's a big issue.""The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.""If MikroTik had a marketing team and support team in India then it would be much easier for us to get the product, as well as support."

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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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  • "This product has a one-time cost and there is no licensing fee."
  • "The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only."
  • "They came with the licensing when we purchased them."
  • "The price is competitive."
  • "In Pakistan, if you buy this cloud router, it's approximately $700 for the device."
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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:This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
    Top Answer:The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 12 in Routers
    Views
    9,773
    Comparisons
    8,387
    Reviews
    45
    Average Words per Review
    386
    Rating
    8.5
    5th
    out of 12 in Routers
    Views
    3,959
    Comparisons
    2,956
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    480
    Rating
    7.7
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    Also Known As
    MikroTik CRS 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.
    MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is a new Smart Switch series. It combines the best features of a fully functional router and a Layer 3 switch, is powered by the familiar RouterOS. All the specific Switch configuration options are available in a special Switch menu, also ports can be removed from the switch configuration, and used for routing purposes.
    Offer
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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
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 50 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 5th in Routers with 9 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 7.8. 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 MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "Simple with a user-friendly interface and good reliability". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Juniper Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers and OneAccess Enterprise Routers, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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