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Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Juniper Enterprise Routers is very flexible.""The flexibility of the MPLS configuration is very good.""Users are able to easily configure the whole solution via simple data.""The solution is quite stable. We've found it to be very good. There aren't bugs, glitches, or crashes.""It is very stable and scalable.""I have found the most useful features to be layered VPNs, IPsec, VPLS, and firewall filters.""I think that the extensions are very valuable. The way you can test the configuration before applying that configuration permanently is very helpful. The rollback configuration is also very useful.""The solution's main features are its security and ease of use."

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"The most valuable feature is its bandwidth management ability.""I like MikroTik's GUI. It's completely handy and easy to handle because of its GUI. Despite other brands like Cisco urging me to switch, I didn't because they don't have a GUI. This is the most comfortable thing in my project that anyone can use easily. It's effortless to maintain MikroTik routers because both screens make it very easy in GUI mode. You can easily interact with your hardware.""We make use of a script that will automatically re-route traffic when connections are slow.""The pricing is very reasonable. It's not too expensive.""We've enjoyed the fact that it has very good performance.""They have amazing speed and reliability, and they also provide value for money. They are pretty powerful.""They are stable.""MikroTik Routers and Switches are stable"

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"In terms of improvement, I would like for it to effectively protect against the broadcast storms, multicast storms, and DDoS attacks.""One thing that the product can do better is clustering. Rather than just having two of them, it would help if there was one cluster to extend to more notes in the cluster itself.""Enhancing the capacity would be a welcome improvement.""In terms of what could be improved, they could extend the software warranty to be for its lifetime, as well. At the moment, the software warranty is limited, I think to one year.""If you are setting up a site-to-site VPN between a Juniper and Cisco device then you may encounter some issues.""The web interface can be improved.""Better documentation to assist with implementation would be helpful.""The third-level customer support coming from Juniper itself could be much better. To get assistance from Juniper, we sometimes have to wait for weeks and months. I don't really appreciate that. Their support should be faster."

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"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.""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 initial setup can be a bit difficult. The configuration can take a lot of time.""The batch management could be improved.""MikroTik does not have a wireless solution. If they created a high-performance wireless solution we would deploy it in our infrastructure.""The Soft-GRE support needs to be improved.""They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks."

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  • "There is a license for this solution and the price is very competitive. The cost is less expensive than some competitors, such as Cisco. There are additional costs for support licenses."
  • "The price of this solution is better than other competitors, such as Cisco. We receive a lot of discounts which make the price less expensive and attractive."
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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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    Juniper Enterprise Routers is very flexible.
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    There is a license for this solution and the price is very competitive. The cost is less expensive than some competitors, such as Cisco. There are additional costs for support licenses.
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    The solution could improve reliability and it needs more functions.
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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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    Overview
    Juniper MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, A portfolio of SDN-ready routing platforms that provide the industry-leading system capacity, density, and performance that enterprises, service providers, and cloud operators need to thrive in our always-on, hyper-connected digital world.
    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
    AARNet Pty Ltd, Allegro Networks, Atlantech Online, Availity, Baloise Insurance, Black Lotus, CATV, Blue Box
    ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Non Profit25%
    University13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider47%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Media Company5%
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    University22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Non Profit6%
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    Comms Service Provider51%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government5%
    Media Company4%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise9%
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    Juniper Enterprise Routers is ranked 3rd in Routers with 12 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 1st in Routers with 24 reviews. Juniper Enterprise Routers is rated 9.0, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Juniper Enterprise Routers writes "Good flexibility, capacity, and firewall throughput". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Good pricing with good features that are comparable to Cisco". Juniper Enterprise Routers is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Huawei Enterprise Routers, Cisco Cloud Services Router, HPE Enterprise Routers and Netgate TNSR, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Aruba Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch and Huawei Enterprise Routers. See our Juniper Enterprise Routers vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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