Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) vs. Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
Score 8.3 out of 10
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The Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) are ruggedized routers for sub-stations, pole tops, and other harsh environments, for utilities providers.N/A
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)
Score 8.7 out of 10
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The Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) are designed specifically for the harsh, rugged environments often found in the energy and utility industries.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
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8.1
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Support Rating
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7.3
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User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Routers do well at everything from small home office networks that require basic security to large scale service provider implementations that include SD_WAN security. Their routers scale well and they have everything from small 4 port access routers to large enterprise Core routers that function as the backbone of very large networks.
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Cisco
These may not be the fastest or latest [technology] when it comes to routers, but for their class, they are great. If you were you put a similarly priced router out in the places these things can run it would be dead within a year. Also, you don't need to have an elaborate networking closet to get these into. They work well in small, hot, or potentially dusty places with ease.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Segments the network.
  • Provides security through the use of Access Control Lists.
  • Makes routing decisions using routing protocols such as OSPF, RIP, BGP etc ...
  • Provides fault tolerance.
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Cisco
  • Rugged construction
  • No special heating or cooling requirements
  • Part of the Cisco ecosystem, so no special maintenance
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Cons
Cisco
  • Cisco Routers are more expensive than other competitors.
  • Cisco Routers require leaning of the command line interface, complicated stuff for non-technical people.
  • Interchangeability is limited with some other manufacturers because Cisco sometimes uses proprietary protocols.
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Cisco
  • Cisco has some troubles with licensing hardware still unless you're on smart licensing
  • Price with Cisco equipment is usually high
  • Bugs found in the interface
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Cisco
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
Cisco and HPE Routers are comparable products. Both do the job well without many differences. I would say HP Routers are easier to configure but come with a small performance hit compared to Cisco routers of the same size/scope. Cisco has the brand recognition and many more certified professionals using them though.
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Cisco
We didn't look outside of the Cisco branded routers since we wanted to manage it as part of the enterprise and not have a "one-off" router.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Cisco products have 99.9999% up time availability and it allows a quick ROI in terms of our production network being available when its needed.
  • Cisco routers perform network security tasks well and keeps our network secure without slowing down our business transactions.
  • Cisco productrs last longer than our previous vendors, this ROI has been significant in lower replacement costs.
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Cisco
  • Saved money on replacing standard routers that die in those environments
  • Saved time with the easy linking and connection options
  • Given us peace of mind that the device will continue to run without intervention
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