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Pros
"The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""The GUI is easy to use.""This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.""The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""Some of the most valuable features are the simplicity, cost, usability, and power. As a package, it's extremely effective."

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"The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""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.""These routers and switches are very stable.""The most valuable feature is its bandwidth management ability.""We've enjoyed the fact that it has very good performance.""This solution is easy to configure and it's very flexible.""This is a good solution.""The solution is stable."

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Cons
"The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""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.""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.""There has to be more development in the OS. It's complex for this switch as compared to others like Cisco. For NetGear and Cisco, it's easy to adapt the VLAN concept but it should be simplified for MikroTik."

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"It would be very good if these products are accessible via different kinds of shells and GUI. It will make these solutions very usable.""It is slow, old and unfriendly.""The Soft-GRE support needs to be improved.""Better security is always better. If they can continue to improve in this area, that would be ideal.""The CPU load is too high. This causes the Internet to lag.""They lack the extended warranty for the equipment. They only provide a warranty for one year as compared to the other vendors who offer a warranty for three years, five years, and lifetime, etc.""Troubleshooting can be complex.""The batch management could be improved."

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  • "MikroTik is really cheap compared to the competitors."
  • "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."
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  • "This product is cheaper than competing products by other vendors."
  • "There are not any external or hidden costs."
  • "The price-performance is great."
  • "MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal."
  • "The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."
  • "Pricing is not an issue."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable and is one of the main selling points for MikroTik devices."
  • "When you buy a license, it is for life and you don't need to buy another one every year."
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    This solution is very similar to the on-premises version making it easy to use for those who know the architect.
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    The price of the solution is fair and there is a one-time license purchase only.
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    The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.
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    I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
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    Also Known As
    MikroTik CRS Series
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    Overview
    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.
    The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories". MikroTik Certified Accessories are made by Mikrotik approved companies, who make accessories specifically for MikroTik products. This includes RouterBOARD compatible cases, outdoor antennas and other products. MikroTik Certified Integrators are companies who make turnkey solutions based on Mikrotik RouterBOARD and RouterOS, their products include assembled CPE/AP devices, preinstalled Integrated antennas and Rackmount solutions assembled for and with RouterOS.
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    ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider48%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
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    University22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Engineering Company6%
    Maritime Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider51%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government5%
    Media Company4%
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    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise9%
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    MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 4th in Routers with 6 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 24 reviews. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with Netgate TNSR, Cisco Enterprise Routers, Mellanox Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Aruba Switches, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Aruba Switches, Juniper Enterprise Routers and Huawei Enterprise Routers. See our MikroTik Cloud Router Switch vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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