34 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
125 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) and Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

78%
16 Ratings
9.0

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

90%
60 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

91%
2 Ratings
8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

82%
3 Ratings
8.2

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

82%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

87%
8 Ratings
8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

91%
2 Ratings
8.3

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

83%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

This is effective for businesses who need a network solution that works more or less out of the box, without having to coordinate multiple additional devices in the configuration process. Correspondingly, users with needs for more advanced functionality or configurability, or modification may benefit from a different model or different product line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

With many WAN connections, Cisco ISR 4000 Series is a good fit for large businesses. It can be used to automatically switch between different internet connections. It's capable of managing everything from computation services to virtual private networks (VPNs). The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Routers are very capable. Its ability to establish site-to-site VPNs has also been beneficial to us. This router line is something I definitely recommend.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Seem to be well made and quality hardware and software
  • Setup is simple and has a great wizard for initial config
  • Well priced for a product in its category
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • Easy to use, simple to operate, highly predictable. IOS/IOS-XE is well known and there is a virtually limitless pool of engineers who know this platform and if not having direct experience, can apply knowledge from other IOS/IOS-XE with very little adjustment.
  • Extremely flexible due to wide variety of interfaces. NIM and SM-X provide a great deal options: TDM, E&M, FXO, FXS, switches and servers are all options.
  • Robust IP feature set: Routing protocols, NBAR, Netflow, QoS, DMVPN. This large IP feature set gives us the ISR makes it a highly re-usable router, capable in many different use cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Possibly higher port count on built in switch.
  • External WiFi antenna connection to allow bigger WiFi coverage.
  • More robust wall mount setup using screw slots, currently only 2.
Jurek Plona | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • Super expensive to purchase and maintain licensing for
  • Even with a big player like Cisco you get bugs in the software but hey, at least they're quick to fix them
  • Sometimes you do feel like guinea pigs testing out beta software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They have proven themselves to be flexible, reliable and are a leader and standard in the industry.
David East | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.8
Based on 3 answers
We renew Cisco end of life devices with current models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I would rate these routers useability as 9/10 - I've designed and deployed Cisco solutions for the last 20 or so years, so, therefore, know what I am buying and try to get an understanding of the capabilities before deploying. The Cisco 1000 series Integrated Service Router is a rock-solid investment with great throughput "out of the box".
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Very easy to use, and very effective on our environment. Scalable, stable, and can support all routing protocols needed in most manufacturing environments. The security license is very effective.
Michael nabil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 8.7
Based on 8 answers
With any Cisco product, you are very well supported by the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC). This is one of the major plus points when selecting Cisco networking products - working in IT for the last 20years you soon appreciate that it is impossible to know everything and that there are people within Cisco you can lean-on when you need assistance.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.8
Based on 24 answers
There is always room for improvement with support, but Cisco support has been good to me over the years. Being able to call or submit online TAC cases makes it so I can get my issues or questions answered faster. They have even added the TAC bot for TAC cases to get to support even faster!
Jeremy Shupick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Train and practice!
Eric Parks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Learn and experement first then roll out
Bert Schepler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

We have used DLink and Fortinet Routers. I find Cisco superior in management, reliability and overall network performance over the two. I will say Fortinet has not experienced any failures and does provide very similar functionality, I simply find Cisco to be my preferred Router hardware. I further base this on support. When things go wrong and they often can in networking, they Support team is excellent in helping identify and resolve the issue quickly
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

We did not compare the Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers to other competitors as we used Cisco for a long period of time already. We selected this product as we used a lot of CISCO products in the past and with good support. Other products don't have the protocols that CISCO products have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Once they are installed they just work. Even when a device enters EOL/EOS they keep chugging along.
  • Good lifetime - they don't retire models so often that you can't keep up.
  • Good extended support, this allows us to keep them in place as long as possible (or practical) and increases our ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • We have had several times where we purchased assets and needed to add a remote site quickly for new staff to work. This is very quick to spin up and provides agility to business demands
  • Allows for agility to failover network access when primary Internet services fail. We have near 100% uptime due to the ISR configuration we use. Even in the most remote locations.
  • Since we adopted Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) as our de facto WAN hardware, we have cookie-cuttered our WAN infrastructure, which makes it easy to manage, upgrade, and alter with minimal impact to users and IT.
Trevor Harley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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