Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) vs. Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
Score 8.9 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 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) are designed to supply data, security and wireless capabilities in a simple to use form.N/A
Pricing
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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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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
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8.1
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Likelihood to Renew
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9.1
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Usability
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9.1
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Support Rating
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9.1
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Implementation Rating
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9.1
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User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
This tool is suitable for smart grid environments where remote monitoring and control is required, and arguably it may be a little less appropriate for organizations with limited resources for initial implementation and configuration. But in general it can help improve the efficiency of the electrical grid. Its advanced security, scalability and analytical capabilities distinguish it from other similar programs.
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Cisco
More suited is where we need more flexibility in terms of diagnosing the issues and also troubleshooting, which makes it easier for us because we have a more transparent way of diagnosing faults and fixing the issues. So that's a good one. I'm not too sure what is the less appropriate areas, but I could see less appropriate, probably not in places where it's a quick deployment on the cloud side. So probably that's right, I think. And all the security solutions as well
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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
  • [Cisco 800 Series Integrated] Routers can form tunnels over a cellular network via the SIM inserted into it.
  • With an external antenna attached to it, their coverage is very good, making them suitable for remote sites where network coverage from ISPs is a concern.
  • They function as a switch and router in one device.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Improve integration with other systems
  • Some advanced features may require complex configuration
  • Some functions take a long time
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Cisco
  • Being one of the most versatile routing/switching platforms available, it fulfills most functions one would need in a compact appliance.
  • I have not experienced lack of functionality in any areas we use the appliance for.
  • One small feature I would like to have is 19" rack mount.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
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Cisco
Cisco has provided a real diverse router in a small package that meets the needs of our current environment. I highly recommend this product and should feel the to consider this type of solution, you would have made the right decision
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Usability
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Cisco
This router is easy to use and manage. It provides the features, most important the security our organization requires to function properly. There is also cohesion between the HQ router we are currently using.
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Support Rating
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I think Cisco is a good product that offers a huge list of options where you can get support from. I find that forums, blogs and communities really assist wit resolving any issues that you might come across.
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Implementation Rating
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Cisco
Implementation of this router is relatively easy. What i can say is plan your implementation and consider the the environment you are going to use it for.
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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 looked into setting up Site to Site VPN with either Cisco ASAs or [Fortinet] FortiGate Firewalls. We were unable to find a product that didn't also require us to set up an LTE modem separately. It would have forced us to have a mess of cables and multiple devices. Our kit for the field with the Cisco 800 [Series Integrated Services Router] is simple: router, power cables, and wireless access point. Everything is labeled and attached plugs into one device. Any field user can follow the instructions [to] get up and running quickly.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Improvement in operational efficiency
  • Reduced downtime
  • Greater reliability in the electrical network
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Cisco
  • The long-term stability is great, we have very few problems, resulting in low maintenance costs.
  • Configuration for almost all routers in the basics is the same, so there's a very short learning curve per model.
  • Running some models of Router for more than 10 years of stability, so the ROI with the devices is greater than expected on starting.
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