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Pros
"It is a very easy-to-use product."

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"The wiki page that describes the scripting and other features is very good.""There are a lot of features to control permitting or stopping packets in the network.""Some of the most valuable features are the simplicity, cost, usability, and power. As a package, it's extremely effective.""The GUI is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that it has better throughput than its competitors.""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
"The configuration is a bit different from Cisco, and therefore, for me at least, there's a bit of a learning curve."

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"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.""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.""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.""Improvements are needed with respect to some of the security, especially for VPN links between vendors other than Cisco."

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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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    Questions from the Community
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    You do need a special license in order to receive technical support. I don't have this license. I'm lucky in that I have friends who understand the device and they can assist as needed. When you buy… more »
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    The configuration is a bit different from Cisco, and therefore, for me at least, there's a bit of a learning curve. I'd like it to be a bit easier. It's one thing they could improve on. The… more »
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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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    Rating
    7.0
    14th
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    Reviews
    5
    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
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    Also Known As
    Mellanox SN2700
    MikroTik CRS Series
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    Overview

    The Mellanox Open Ethernet switch family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of Top-of-Rack (TOR) switches that range from 12 to 128 ports, with Ethernet data rates of 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE per port. These switches allow the building of cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics, from a few nodes to tens-of-thousands of nodes.

    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
    CNPC, Korea Consumer Agency, Nutanix, Roxo Systems, StorPool, Atlantic.Net, INFN, StarWind, NYSE Technologies, Creative Consultants, ENKI
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider48%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization3%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
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    563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Mellanox Switches is ranked 21st in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews. Mellanox Switches is rated 7.0, while MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Mellanox Switches writes "Stable, easy to use, and offers a unique RDMA feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MikroTik Cloud Router Switch writes "A flexible and cost-effecting product with powerful scripting capability". Mellanox Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, whereas MikroTik Cloud Router Switch is most compared with MikroTik Routers and Switches, Netgate TNSR, Cisco Enterprise Routers, Huawei Enterprise Routers and Aruba Switches.

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