Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000) vs. Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)
Score 7.2 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 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
Score 8.6 out of 10
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The Cisco 900 Series Industrial ISR (IR 900) series of routers are designed with an open platform to build a highly secure, reliable, and scalable field network infrastructure.N/A
Pricing
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Free/Freemium Version
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
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User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000)Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
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
No problems with any of the Cisco 900 Series [Integrated Services Routers] (ISR) platform features within the enterprise environment. Because these devices are running a version of IOS-XE as opposed to traditional IOS, some of the more 'basic' configurations can become more complex. In the end, the 900 Series is still able to provide the required functionality, but there is a learning curve.
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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
  • [It] works great full-featured, but [I recommend a] small router for remote sites.
  • [It] can handle more traffic than it even advertises!
  • [It has a] well-priced option for smaller or less critical sites.
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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
  • [It has a] pay as you grow model of licensing, but, [in my opinion, is] a pain to implement.
  • [The] service impacting license application [could be improved].
  • Configuration complexity [could be improved].
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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
I have similar feelings about the NCS 5500 Series Router. IOS-XR is great, but the need to upgrade components to support newer features seems like a planning oversight. 400G Linecards are great and needed.... but they need all new power supplies? Really? Also, the ability to use lags across multiple linecards would be nice. I'm pretty sure that's not available, but that is more understandable.
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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
  • Lots of money saved in downgrading from less useful and older full-sized routers at small sites
  • Time saved having to learn new commands (web GUI works great)
  • Saves time training staff to manage them
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