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"The license consists of an annual fee.""The price is high.""Cisco's pricing is not entirely satisfactory when you compare the SD-WAN solutions in Asian markets — like the South Asian market in Sri Lanka — because there are several competing brands including Fortinet and Citrix, who provide much the same product for a generally lower price. And when it comes to firewall vendors like Palo Alto and SonicWall, they're also selling here. It's the same with VMware, too; they have much the same features.""80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization.""You have to pay between 3000 and 10,000 euros, or something in that range. The core switches Nexus cost me between 10,000 and 20,000 euros.""The price of the solution is the only negative factor, it is much more expensive compared with the Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution.""Cisco is more expensive than FortiGate.""Cloud subscription management must be paid for, although this does not incur a perpetual fee."

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Top Answer: 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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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.”

The Masergy SIEM+ solution captures and analyzes activity logs from firewalls, host Intrusion Detection/Prevention agents, Microsoft Windows events, and other syslog-producing devices. This log capture enables real-time, sophisticated rules-based analysis, correlation, alerting, monitoring and reporting. And we've integrated Masergy managed premise and cloud based firewalls and most industry leading commercially available firewalls, switches and routers to enable automatic and on-demand blocking of malicious traffic.

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Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
Elevate, U.S. Electrodynamics Inc., RealD, The Hallmark Channel, Torus Insurance, Land Home Financial ServicesInc
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider50%
Transportation Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
Computer Software Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise59%
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Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 41 reviews while Masergy is ranked 35th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0, while Masergy is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Citrix SD-WAN, whereas Masergy is most compared with Megaport, Versa FlexVNF, Splunk and LogRhythm NextGen SIEM.

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