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Pros
"Overall, it is a solid product and a good router.""The most valuable feature is the SNMP traps that I use to monitor the router and the availability of the network.""The most valuable feature is the artificial intelligence assessment models."

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"These routers and switches are very stable.""MikroTik Routers and Switches are stable""The pricing is very reasonable. It's not too expensive.""The most valuable feature is its bandwidth management ability.""The solution offers very good multi-routing.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""I think they have very strong routers because they have multiple processors. I like its easy configuration with applications. For example, configuration with Linux, Iptables, and routing protocols.""The stability is good."

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Cons
"The configuration is difficult.""There should be a system in place to help existing users make an easier transition to the newer interfaces.""You can use this router in a scalable solution but it has its limitations."

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"They should improve technical support and make direct access available to the customers.""They can improve the way the user interface is laid out. Their user interface is slightly geeky. There is more than one way to do the same thing in the user interface, and they need to work on that.""The batch management could be improved.""It is slow, old and unfriendly.""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.""The manageability of the web-based UI needs to be improved.""There needs to be better support for this solution in India. We have no local support.""It would be very good if these products are accessible via different kinds of shells and GUI. It will make these solutions very usable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "You do need to pay a licensing fee to use the solution. You can do a yearly or three-year subscription. The product itself is quite expensive. It would be ideal if they offered the product at a cheaper price."
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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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    Questions from the Community
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    Overall, it is a solid product and a good router.
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    We need to use older versions as the newest options are very costly. The configuration is difficult. We find the installation process to be hard.
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    We are resellers. We are not using the latest version right now due to the fact that it is quite expensive. We are using versions that are two to three years old. We have been very happy with its… more »
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    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 »
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    Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfigure an AP or… more »
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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
    Cisco CSR, Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v, Cisco CSR 1000v
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    Overview

    The Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000v (CSR 1000v) is a virtual-form-factor router that delivers comprehensive WAN gateway and network services functions into virtual and cloud environments. Using familiar, industry-leading Cisco IOS XE Software networking capabilities, the CSR 1000v enables enterprises to transparently extend their WANs into provider-hosted clouds. Similarly, cloud providers themselves can use it to offer enterprise-class networking services to their tenants or customers.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Under Armour, HealthSparq, Adobe
    ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    University22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Engineering Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider51%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government5%
    Media Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise9%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cisco Cloud Services Router is ranked 6th in Routers with 3 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 24 reviews. Cisco Cloud Services Router is rated 8.4, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Cloud Services Router writes "Effectively interfaces our public and private networks, but our version does not support the LISP protocol". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Cisco Cloud Services Router is most compared with Juniper Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Netgate TNSR. See our Cisco Cloud Services Router vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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