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"Installation is easy.""The most valuable feature is the ease of central management.""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.""SD-WAN is very stable - once it's deployed, you can just forget about it, it runs by itself.""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.""I like the feature that lets you transfer from old devices to new devices without changing the hardware and subscription.""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 deployment is quite simple and straightforward."

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"The configuration syntax makes it easy for us to configure the device and perform troubleshooting when needed.""When we started, the connection was amazing for the 100G between the switches and the co-switch. What the students typically use for school is a maximum is 40 so they now have faster technology.""Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory.""I have been able to connect the solution to many platforms such as Windows, Apple, and Android."

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"Customers require features that are secure for endpoints, on-premises, and for the cloud.""Since most user-data is going through the solution, we are concerned about security, as all the information is in the cloud and not on-premises. The user data authentification should be higher to better prevent malicious attacks.""The initial setup could be a bit less complex.""The price could be better. From a technical side, and everything's working smoothly. Cisco SD-WAN could be cheaper.""Cisco's router and voice gateway has not been available since the launch of SD-WAN.""The installation is not easy. If you have experience and it is not your first time doing the installation, it can be easier.""It should also be much more affordable for a larger number of customers.""I would like them to add some more SD-WAN ports. We have seen one implementation where there were four ISPs. Currently, we have a maximum of two ports for ISP in this device. Therefore, we cannot connect directly, and we need other switches. There should be some option to have more than two ports for SD-WAN."

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"In my country we don't have Huawei technology, we only have Huawei routers for ISP. There is no agent for Huawei in Egypt.""We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable.""Essentially, they need to open their licensing model such that when a customer buys a device, they have a full view of all of the available licenses for it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars."
  • "80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization."
  • "Cisco is more expensive than some competing products."
  • "SD-WAN as a service is probably something in the neighborhood of $100 to $200 a month per location."
  • "The costs are a bit on the high side."
  • "It is much cheaper than other solutions. Most of our clients are the top 500 companies, and they all have a corporate contract."
  • "The license model is too complex with too many flavors and options. You might not be able to see it from an end user's point of view, but from a telco point of view, their license model is too complex. They should have a flexible license model. If you want to have good pricing, you need to buy it for a two-year, four-year, or five-year license immediately. Some other vendors have much more flexible license models."
  • "It is going to be on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs."
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  • "These routers are not too expensive."
  • "There is no licence for this solution, but the solution could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the solution is fair."
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    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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    Overall we have found the solution to be satisfactory.
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    We have found we have to restart the routers or reconfigured them a lot of the time, this issue should improve. The quality of the hardware needs to be more durable.
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    Viptela, Cisco vEdge Cloud Router
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    Overview

    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

    • Increased profitability - Cisco SD-WAN will improve performance and decrease overall connectivity costs.
    • Improved productivity - Cisco SD-WAN requires less staff to manage and secure the WANs so valuable resources can be allocated elsewhere in your organization, increasing total productivity.
    • Flexible scalability- Cisco SD-WAN’s flexible and easily scalable architecture will allow your organization to address significantly greater business opportunities, helping to consistently increase revenue.
    • Enhanced security - Cisco SD-WAN offers real-time policy enforcement, ensuring that downtime and unplanned outages are kept to a minimum.

    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.”

    Huawei Enterprise Routers AR G3 Series Routers, the AR G3 all-in-one router series integrates multiple services including; routing, switching, 3G, WLAN, voice, and security functions in one device.
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    Sample Customers
    Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
    Bus Online, VisionChina Media Inc. (VisionChina), China Network Television (CNTV), Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, ABC, BovenIJ hospital
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    Comms Service Provider48%
    Transportation Company9%
    Construction Company9%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Comms Service Provider54%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Retailer4%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in WAN Edge with 42 reviews while Huawei Enterprise Routers is ranked 10th in WAN Edge with 4 reviews. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while Huawei Enterprise Routers is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Enterprise Routers writes "Easy to configure and troubleshoot, but they need more visibility in the licensing model". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Aviatrix, whereas Huawei Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, MikroTik Routers and Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, VMware SD-WAN and HPE Enterprise Routers. See our Cisco SD-WAN vs. Huawei Enterprise Routers report.

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