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"It has a very good GUI."
"The most valuable features in Cisco SD-WAN are the QoS, AI, and simple interface for users to access."
"The user experience is pretty good."
"Cisco SD-WAN is a stable solution."
"We would recommend this solution to customers looking to implement it on a global scale. We recommend the solution, not only because of the functionality or the technical support, but also because of the delivery of the solution, and the docking and upgrading capabilities."
"I have found the solution's main features are its ability to be customized, network traffic classification, and has a wide range of features that can be set."
"The solution can scale. We haven't had any issues doing so."
"I have found the performance and the Zero-Touch provisioning helpful which makes it easier for us to develop."
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."
"Cisco needs to improve the technical support for this solution."
"Since Cisco acquired Viptela, the stability of this solution has given problems since it is quite new."
"The platform needs to be updated to be more stable and simple."
"We have had some problems with the licensing model, and it is something that should be improved."
"If you don't have an in-house design team or outsource to a third party with expertise, the setup will be difficult."
"What I find should be improved is the possibility of really separating the software layer from the hardware layer since today the current offer is not well adopted by the service providers"
"Cisco SD-WAN could improve on the ease of integration, the configuration should be easier. At the moment the process is more command line based and it would be better if it was able to be done through an interface."
"The deployment is complex."
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."
Cisco SD-WAN is a software-defined WAN (wide area network) solution that provides for secure stable connections to applications for enterprises and organizations. Cisco SD-WAN works to speed up the seamless movement to the cloud. A very robust and reliable solution, Cisco SD-WAN is cutting-edge in threat security and stability of the complete network and has very low latency. Cisco SD-WAN uses Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), data centers, and even the internet to smoothly advance the move to a SASE (Service Access Service Edge)-based architecture. The Cisco SD-WAN dashboard gives you a complete visual of your entire infrastructure; you can see everything in real time. You will also have simplified IT operations and gain advanced network capabilities, dependability, and security. One valued feature is the overlay management protocol (OMP), which applies to your entire network to speedily connect all your company data centers. Cisco SD-WAN has a very flexible architecture and can be deployed on premises, in the cloud, hybrid, and even has multi-cloud options. Cisco SD-WAN instantly discovers, authenticates, and provisions all devices, both existing and new.
Cisco SD-WAN simplifies the management of multiple connections across the WAN, improves the end-user experience, improves overall application functionality and performance, and is a very cost-effective solution. Cisco SD-WAN integrates well with Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and many other cloud-based business solutions. Additionally, Cisco SD-WAN optimizes connectivity and streamlines workflows for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure.
Benefits of Cisco SD-WAN
What real users have to say:
Cisco SD-WAN is fast with lower costs: “Using SD-WAN to combine services can result in better up time, higher speeds, and much lower costs.”
Cisco is a brand you can trust: “Cisco is an industry leader, so customers have a high level of trust with the brand - more so than with some newcomers that might have some more revolutionary solutions, but no name recognition.”
Cisco SD-WAN offers load-balancing and real-time traffic monitoring: “Load balancing is a feature that allows us to take the best of our links and distribute the load intelligently, always with an eye on the end-customer experience.”
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 45 reviews while Juniper Session Smart Router is ranked 10th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Juniper Session Smart Router is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Session Smart Router writes "Tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, and as a partner, we get good support from them". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Versa FlexVNF, VMware SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN and Peplink SpeedFusion, whereas Juniper Session Smart Router is most compared with NFX Series Network Services Platform, Fortinet FortiGate, Juniper Contrail Networking, Versa Cloud Services Gateway and Cato Networks.
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