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Pros
"We hardly have issues with Cisco equipment and I believe that reliability is the best part of Cisco.""The most valuable features are stability and the initial setup wizard.""It's easy to use, and there is a lot of information available on the internet.""The solution has been highly secure.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is performance.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to use, it is easy to configure, and manage.""The stability of the solution is better than most other solutions.""I think Cisco Enterprise Routers are excellent."

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"The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""Some of the most valuable features are the simplicity, cost, usability, and power. As a package, it's extremely effective.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""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."

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Cons
"Some of the features could be more secure.""They take too much time to reboot or restart. Whenever we hard reset them, they take time. Cisco should resolve this issue.""The installation process should be simplified, since it is quite complex in a new version.""The solution could improve by having multiple features inclusive of the router, such as a free firewall and VPN. Additionally, it should be a generic box that can act as a router, firewall, and switch.""Having a well-designed graphical user interface would make this product easier to use.""Over time things have changed where Cisco has not invested in improving the orchestration and simplifying it for people who do not want to get into the details. Cisco has not gone into that focus.""I would like to see support for software-defined networking.""It can be very expensive, sometimes, to do the jump to the next router for your needs."

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"The user interface could improve and they should allow a license for IBS.""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.""Antispam and antivirus features should be included in the future.""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.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco routers are very pricey."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "Cisco Enterprise Routers are expensive."
  • "I am happy with the price of Cisco Enterprise Routers"
  • "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."
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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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    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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    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 »
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    The price of Cisco Enterprise Routers is good for the service that you get.
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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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    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.
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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
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider50%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider48%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cisco Enterprise Routers is ranked 2nd in Routers with 40 reviews while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 4th in Routers with 6 reviews. Cisco Enterprise Routers is rated 8.6, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. 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 "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Cisco Enterprise Routers is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Juniper Enterprise Routers, HPE Enterprise Routers and Netgate TNSR, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Mellanox Switches, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Aruba Switches. See our Cisco Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Cloud Router Switch report.

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