2018-10-09T22:06:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Cisco Enterprise Routers?

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What do you like most about Cisco Enterprise Routers?

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Alkesh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Rythmos Ind Pvt Ltd.
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-22T10:36:47Z
May 22, 2021

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. They are good.

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Rajkumar Gottiparthi - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Vodafone Idea Ltd.
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-29T14:33:24Z
Apr 29, 2021

The commands are easy to understand.

Riasat Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Head of IT at a maritime company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-25T15:13:08Z
Feb 25, 2021

They have a good lifespan and they are easily managed.

AS
General Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-24T10:07:24Z
Feb 24, 2021

It is a good router that is available with advanced technology.

MR
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-11T12:22:09Z
Feb 11, 2021

I think Cisco Enterprise Routers are excellent.

NS
Network Engineer at IRPC PCL
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-28T13:58:08Z
Jan 28, 2021

It's easy to use, and there is a lot of information available on the internet.

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FH
Assistant PSSE Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-01-24T08:38:46Z
Jan 24, 2021

This product is easy to use.

GA
Deputy Director at a sports company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-23T11:57:00Z
Jan 23, 2021

In itself, Cisco is a reliable product and does not require any major change.

Abdulqader Kaboudei - PeerSpot reviewer
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-08T14:10:43Z
Jan 8, 2021

The solution is flexible.

DM
Sr. Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-20T15:04:34Z
Dec 20, 2020

They are the best in failover switches. Their product line is excellent.

JULIO DURAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultor en Redes y Seguridad at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
Top 10
2020-12-18T19:58:00Z
Dec 18, 2020

The feature that I have found most valuable is its ability to implement layer three protocols and layer two protocols like OSPS in BSS and BSC environments, with the Nexus Cisco 7000.

KS
IT Consultant at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5
2020-12-16T19:36:24Z
Dec 16, 2020

What I like the most is that it's an easy plug and play device to work with.

MN
Owner at it logic
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-06T06:46:00Z
Dec 6, 2020

Cisco is a good product that is stable.

Igor Pigariev - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Consultant at Ukroboronprom
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-23T18:19:00Z
Nov 23, 2020

These routers are stable and I don't know of any problems with them.

JH
Chief Information and Communication Technology at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-11-19T15:04:53Z
Nov 19, 2020

We hardly have issues with Cisco equipment and I believe that reliability is the best part of Cisco.

Khairul  Bashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Beximco
Real User
2020-09-06T08:04:28Z
Sep 6, 2020

The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, it is easy to configure, and manage.

Muhammed Eslami - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-09-06T08:04:23Z
Sep 6, 2020

The most valuable features are stability and the initial setup wizard.

Atul Torne - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Backbone Architect at NTT Global Networks Incorporated
MSP
Top 5
2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
Sep 6, 2020

The routing platform is good.

KumarSain - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Security Engineer at Rackspace Technology
Real User
2020-08-20T07:50:15Z
Aug 20, 2020

The most valuable features are that it is more secure and easy to operate.

it_user1362003 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
2020-08-19T07:57:28Z
Aug 19, 2020

This product is very easy to use.

Farzin Oramipour - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Manager at Chalish Co.
Real User
2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
Jul 12, 2020

The solution is easily scalable.

Chikwado-Attama - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Support Engineer at Tek Experts
Real User
2019-10-30T06:14:00Z
Oct 30, 2019

They offer a variety of very good features.

EmadAttia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT manager at Oberoi
Real User
Top 5
2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
Oct 28, 2019

The stability of the solution's router is its most valuable feature.

it_user1185396 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
Oct 27, 2019

The product can help teach valuable life lessons about what not to do when building a network.

EK
Head of IT Department at Silver Springs Hotel
Real User
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
Oct 24, 2019

The solution is very stable. I have not seen any downtime due to the product freezing or anything like that. It performs well and hasn't required reboots unless it's to troubleshoot with a support service provider needing configuration. It doesn't overheat and it's on 24/7.

IB
Head of Cisco Department at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
Oct 24, 2019

The most valuable features are security and throughput.

JC
Specialkonsulent at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
Oct 23, 2019

We achieve good performance in our data center.

AH
Network Infrastructure Program Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
Oct 23, 2019

The routing feature is the solution's most valuable aspect.

RT
CEO at Reynolds Global Solutions
Real User
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
Oct 23, 2019

The VPN is the most valuable feature of this solution. The basic clients who don't use the VPN use it mostly for connectivity.

PA
Lead Network Architect at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The most valuable features of this solution are MPLS, BGP, and VRF.

RA
Senior Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
Oct 21, 2019

The most valuable feature is that we can specify the routing policies for our traffic.

GoumouFerdinand - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
Real User
2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
Oct 15, 2019

Most of the hardware is very stable.

Simbarashe Mazorodze - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Terrific Tech
Real User
Top 20
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

Cisco has one of the best products in terms of routing because of the protocols in which they provide.

Saqib Jawaid - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Circles Consulting
Consultant
2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
Feb 11, 2019

It has provided us a more secure environment, especially the firewall. We've had multiple attempts of network intrusion which have been defeated due to the firewall rules in place.

Chikwado Attama - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Nov 26, 2018

This solution helps us with our inter-network constitution, and that works for us.

reviewer941463 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
User
2018-10-09T22:06:00Z
Oct 9, 2018

I extensively used site-to-site VPNs, access control, etc., linking remote sites to the central location to create a highly distributed organization.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 22, 2021
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Nov 2, 2021
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 intuitive and the command line interface is very simple to handle, at least for the tech-savvy crowd. Technical support is also very good. Cisco Enterprise routers can be very expensive. You do have to have some knowledge to configure, and that can be a dissatisfaction for some. A graphical interface would be helpful for those with less expertise and would make setup, scaling, and overall management easier. They could also integrate better with other products and solutions. Their Firewall and VPN options should be improved to stay more competitive with other products. MikroTik Routers and Switches are very good with multi-routing, multi-dwelling, multi-tenant units. Their bandwidth is amazing - we have experienced zero downtime. We found the solution to be very stable and flexible. They deliver the same performance as the top brands for a significantly lower price. The initial setup can be tricky. The user interface is a bit dated and the support could use improvement. They only warranty their product for one year, where others offer three, five, or more. This could be a concern for some. We feel that this product is not suited for high-end projects. Conclusion MikroTik offers a very usable stable product for smaller organizations that are not looking to grow exponentially quickly. They do not scale beyond 3 gigs of traffic. For a smaller organization, they would be a very good fit. Cisco is the go-to solution for larger organizations. They have the brand recognition that clients like They offer a solid product that they will stand behind, and it performs well. They can easily meet the needs of large enterprises and growing organizations.
GG
Ingeniería de Preventa at TECNORED SA
Nov 22, 2021
Mikrotik, as Cisco is not for everyone ... While this popular OS-based router, is simple, it is not for all applications. When one wants complex results, MK is useful. it is an assistant to ADMs who do not have much knowledge.  But not everything is simple or can be solved with a single team. The particularity of its Agile and intuitive interface makes MK lose in the middle to high segment.  Cisco has years of experience, one may or may not agree with its pricing and especially licensing policy, but its products are made to last, its IOS, is powerful in many areas.  One turns on a Cisco and if the initial configuration is optimal, it does not turn off that router anymore.  MK is a team that must be seen, controlling and above all optimizing. The reasons for choosing one and the other are simple, money, knowledge and, above all, projection.  Cisco can be planned and completed, but it is not for everyone. MK plans to buy and update the HW sooner or later. His continuous releases are tedious but necessary. Cisco in the Enterprise range is clearly superior, as is Juniper or Huawei.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 22, 2022
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Simbarashe Mazorodze - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Terrific Tech
Oct 13, 2019
We use this solution for interconnecting our branch offices. We have six branches in addition to our head office. All of our routers are on-premises deployments.
GoumouFerdinand - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
Oct 15, 2019
This is a solution that I integrate for our customers.
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