Enterprise networking gears, Cisco or Ubiquiti?

Today, we're going to talk about selecting network gears to match your business need. Cisco and Ubiquiti are both at the top for professional-grade wireless hardware. If you are looking for fine-grain control over an extensive network, Cisco is undoubtedly the best choice for your business. If the budget and ease of use are your concern, Ubiquiti is the way to go.

 

Ubiquiti

Ubiquiti Edge routers provide an intuitive user interface with powerful functions and software. Ubiquiti's network management system (UNMS) allows users to access the devices' performance updates and manage routers. Users can also customise router settings to meet their needs. The VLAN interface has significant advantages, such as restricting broadcast domains, reducing broadcast traffic, and ease of management. It helps improve network performance by dividing large broadcast domains into smaller broadcast domains.

 

The reason you might not use Ubiquiti

Suppose you do layer 3 routing and need dynamic protocols OSPF (Open Shortest Path First is one of the Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP), which helps find the best routing path between the source and the destination router using its own). In that case, Cisco will work better than Ubiquiti.

Suppose your server does a lot of heavy lifting, passing, and network traffic. We can do 10 or 20 gigs between Ubiquiti switches if we create a lag and use 10 gigs the SFP+. But sometimes, that's not enough; some networks are doing at least 40 gigs, and Ubiquiti is not going to cut it.

But on price, the price for features, it doesn't get any better than Ubiquiti.

 

Cisco

Cisco provides a comprehensive solution for its Internet Operating System (IOS) routers. IOS performs most of the functions on routers to ensure high-speed traffic connections between network devices. The application also controls and prevents unauthorised network access, prevents all forms of threats to your data, and, most importantly, it provides scalability.

IOS can connect to two different networks: a wireless network and a wired network that uses different media types. Each media type uses a different format to transmit data so that IOS can understand all modern media types' formats. The security features of Cisco routers are also under IOS, but users can control the security features to suit their strategies.

 

The reason you might not use Cisco

Cisco provides 24/7 online support. But we might need an IT expert to achieve the perfect installation, and the installation cost is pretty high.