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"The solution's application control and application traffic steering tool are its most valuable aspects in terms of how we utilize the product.""It is really easy to deploy and use. It is also easy to use for failovers and designing solutions. The rollout is really quick. It is easy to adjust and roll out.""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.""Huge companies use SD-WAN. It is largely scalable.""SD-WAN is very stable - once it's deployed, you can just forget about it, it runs by itself.""The most valuable feature is the ease of central management.""Using SD-WAN to combine services can result in better up time, higher speeds, and much lower costs.""The first part that we like is that we can reuse certain hardware, which is a valuable asset. You can use hardware SKUs that already exist in the network. The second part that we like is the integration with the cloud and the measurement of the cloud's quality. These are the two values that this solution gives as compared to other implementations that we have seen."

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"If the MPLS goes down, there is a really smooth transition for a branch site to take traffic over the Internet. It will advertise the routes of that site in a jiffy."

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"The solution could be more secure. Security is always a priority for us.""The initial setup was not very straightforward, but it gets easier the more deployments you complete.""The solution could be a bit cheaper.""It is the best solution that I ever had, but there might be something better than this in the future.""They should enhance the reporting because, as it is today, they need more executive-level reports.""I would like to see a better, web-based interface to make changes to the configuration or to view statistics.""The security features could be improved.""It should also be much more affordable for a larger number of customers."

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"We are incorporating their zone-based firewalls. Prisma SD-WAN has limited documentation on how it manipulates traffic, e.g., how it is interacting with TCP and UDP. We recently had some traffic that was black holing. We literally had to do packet captures to see that the new zone-based firewall, which runs on top of Prisma SD-WAN, was causing issues."

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  • "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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  • "This solution stood out because it cost considerably less than the other SD-WAN solutions out there from Cisco."
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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.”

    Simplify management, enable app-defined SD-WAN policies and deliver a secure, cloud-delivered branch today with the Industry’s first next-generation SD-WAN.

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    Sample Customers
    Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
    Open Networking User Group, Columbia Sportswear Company, Coca Cola
    Top Industries
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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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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 42 reviews while Prisma SD-WAN is ranked 16th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while Prisma SD-WAN is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma SD-WAN writes "We haven't experienced anything ever go down. It has limited documentation on how it manipulates traffic". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking, whereas Prisma SD-WAN is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, VMware SD-WAN, Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, Meraki SD-WAN and Versa FlexVNF.

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