"SD-WAN is very stable - once it's deployed, you can just forget about it, it runs by itself."
"The regular net routing is a good feature."
"The solution is great at aggregating the traffic and then sending it in one direction."
"Cisco SD-WAN is a very good product."
"From my observations, Cisco has been rolling out new features every other day, so I would say their speed of innovation is one of the most valuable aspects for me."
"This solution comes with comprehensive technical support."
"Any technical support we needed was great."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of central management."
"This is the most scalable product of its type."
"The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours."
"It's a beneficial tool."
"Provides protection for virtual machines."
"I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere."
"This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features."
"I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology."
"I have found the solution to be stable."
"They should enhance the reporting because, as it is today, they need more executive-level reports."
"This solution could be improved with a simpler implementation process and licensing model."
"It should also be much more affordable for a larger number of customers."
"Compresson deduplication should be added."
"The main issue is that not in the technology, but it comes back comparison. When we do a comparison with other SD WAN solutions, they are priced better."
"Technical support could be more helpful and responsive."
"The security features could be improved."
"Cisco could do more to offer bundling of the SD-WAN and other solutions."
"I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process."
"The technical support could use some improvement."
"VMware NSX could improve by having more compatibility with other none Window-based operating systems."
"They need to enhance their technical support."
"There could be an improvement in regards to security."
"Some configuration maximums are limiting to the user, especially when it comes to the deployment of very, very large environments."
"Our technical team is always looking for the solutions that they work with to offer more convenient integrations."
"The support needs improvement."
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
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.”
Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 42 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 24 reviews. Cisco SD-WAN is rated 7.8, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and 128 Technology SD-WAN, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform.
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