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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

86%
23 Ratings
8.0

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

70%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.8

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

98%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

89%
6 Ratings

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

100%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

From my experience, I find that the ASR 1000s are excellent equipment to use in an MPLS network as a route reflector. ASR 1000s are also very good as a WAN aggregation router. WAN aggregation capable of supporting multiple Gigabit connections
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Cisco

Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker can be used as Gateway/VPN or Firewall
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Pros

Cisco

  • These routers are very good at performing 24x7! This is key to running an organization where employees are working 24x7.
  • The ZBFW feature works especially well to help lockdown and protect your network.
  • Having the ability to perform in-service upgrades is a key feature in keeping your network up at all times.
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Cisco

  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • VPN Device
  • Gateway Device
  • Firewall capabilities
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Cons

Cisco

  • The ASR 1000 series routers can, as with most devices, improve with additional memory capacity and upgraded chip sets for faster processing.
  • There seems to be limitations on the number of routing sessions the smaller ASR devices can handle, which can be overcome with proper planning and placement within the network.
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Cisco

  • When Internet is lost and come back we need to reset the Z3 device from the dashboard in order to register the IP Phone to CUCM
  • It would be nice to manage the Z3 device to a local web portal just for TS
  • Max Speed 100Mbps. It would be nice if it could run up to 1GB
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Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      Only ASR get EOL we would like to upgrade our routers to recomended replacements.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Cisco

      All our modular contingency service exercises use this equipment, it allows us to perform this type of exercises very easily, in a controlled and effective way. It is used at least once a month for these types of events. It also allows configuration replication in computers that are under the same model.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      We did not heavily engage with the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR1000) support function as we decide to switch the solution to a more cost-effective option, and this was primarily a price decision vs. any support related decision.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Cisco

      Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Before standardizing on the Cisco ASR 1000 we had explored the idea of using Juniper routers. Ultimately we felt the Cisco ASR 1000 was a better fit at the time. We have been very happy with this decision, but it might not be the right decision for everyone. It fit our environment and our needs very well, Juniper is also a very good choice.
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      Cisco

      With Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) you can establish VPN connections and maybe integrate the IP Phone to your CUCM; however, you need an expert in place; you need to configure it with tunnels GRE or VPNs for example; you also need to configure other VPN devices on the main site. With Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker you just connect it to the Internet and make some easy configuration from the Meraki Dashboard and are ready.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker acts not just as a gateway but also as a VPN and Firewall. The performance is great and it solves a lot of situations, that I mentioned before. I highly recommend buying and trying it.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • It is a healthy return on investment with planned packed size data. Average unicast latency is low and consistent with small and large packets (barring mid-sized).
      • Cisco devices last longer and also have a decent trade-in policy to recover some value when equipment is replaced.
      • Higher concurrent IPSec tunnels are offered, we tested for 1500+, fielding both encrypted and a mix of encrypted and cleartext traffic.
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      Cisco

      • Good visibility for IT team so we can monitor and validate the teleworker traffic
      • Zero Touch Provisioning so we do not need to send a Engineer to configure it.
      • Consumer-grade network security
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