The new beta Cisco Product Adviser allows you to specify product parameters (for example, for routers: environment, LAN port density, and features). It then quickly shows a matching list of products that you can compare in an easy-to-read online table.
What do you think about the Product Adviser concept? Is it useful? Are there places on Cisco.com where you would like to see it? Do you think the idea should evolve into something different? Discuss and vote on this feature now.
I just took a quick "test drive" through the ISR section of the Product Advisor and I thought it was pretty cool! I did like how it populated components as config requirements changed. I can see this being pretty popular if connected to areas like the Support pages. It was also nice that the links went to Data Sheets and not complete "sales" glossy's.
I would give it a nice vote but the system won't currently let me ;-)
Thanks for this,
I checked the security (firewall) section, it seems pretty good. However I would suggest to show the 'differences' among products in a different color/highlight to facilitate faster and better comparisons. For example if I compare the ASA 5520 AIP-SSM-10 and AIP-SSM-20 models, the IPS throughput row should be represented differently than the other rows.
The tool is indeed very helpful. I have shared this link with some people recently and they found it very useful in selecting the correct product as per their requirements.
I have gone trough the Security section, as of now it is ok and saves a lot of time and efforts in getting product comparisons.
Also it would be better if you could add the Email and Web security Appliances (Ironport) comparisons.
This is a very nice tool - saves a lot of time searching through the product data sheets. I did find one small bug in the switch part though, as anytime I select a topology I get this:
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Line 1: Incorrect syntax near 'Topology'.
/ProductAdvisor/showswitches.asp, line 337
Could be the PC I'm using at the moment tho'