Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) vs. Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) provides software-defined WAN and integrated security features.N/A
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) provides a scalable, flexible foundation so you can quickly integrate leading IT initiatives like SD-WAN and edge compute, while meeting the explosive network performance need driven by cloud-based application adoption.N/A
Pricing
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Chose Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
These devices are still supported unlike most ISR800's, faster and cheaper than ISR 4000's. They are a true all in one box solutions. The IR1800 and IR1100 are great for DC power solutions, but are costly if environmentally hardened devices are not required. Coupled with a …
Chose Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
both are good product but I think a physical router is in some use cases better
Chose Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
The Cisco ISR 1000 series of router is a fixed configuration device which means that it is deployed in sites where there is unlikely to be changes in Wan or internet termination type. You do however have the flexibility that is built into the features of the Cisco IOS operating …
Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Chose Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
We have been more than satisfied with the Cisco product line so we only considered Cisco routers and the 4000 series met the needs that we had. This was a fairly easy process. One in production we have had no issues with the product and I would install it again.
Chose Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
The lower-end Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) are not quite on the same price or feature level as the Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000), obviously, but you can see other huge gains in almost every category. Speed, interface, and …
Chose Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
We have always used Cisco for all our infrastructure and for our customers. We know the quality and efficiency that Cisco equipment offers us.
Chose Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
We were planning to replace our old 800 Series routers as we were expanding the business and we opened a few more offices. My manager had worked at Cisco for years, and when he joined the company, he had already evaluated different platforms for branch routers and he …
Chose Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Best capacity and throughput matchbing
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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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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(21 ratings)
9.5
(70 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(6 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(5 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(7 ratings)
10.0
(15 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
Actually if we place it into the internet gateway, we do nothing in front of the firewall. Yes, it's working well also, if we put into the routing, it works well. But we should not use it instead of switch. Because some people tend to use the router instead of layer three suite. So yes, I try to use it.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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
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Cisco
  • The ISR 4000 is an excellent router for our voice services. We purchased CUBE licensing in order to do this.
  • The ISR 4000 is an excellent router for security purposes as well. We purchased the security license with the router and that allowed us to run a Zone-Based Firewall.
  • The ISR 4000 is very simple and straight forward to configure.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Right now in the ASR nine twenties, we're having an issue with its shooting out power adapter errors when there really isn't any. And we're not really sure we're working with Cisco Tex to see if it's a bug and if there's a bug fix.
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Cisco
  • A greater number of onboard WAN ports would be an improvement over the model we purchased, which only had two. [This] means we'll have to buy more expensive network cards to get more convenience.
  • The small router was a plus in some branches, but it was a hindrance in others. Its width is about half the size of the rack, so we had to keep it on top of another device.
  • When compared to its competitors, the rack mounting kit is unreliable and expensive to purchase.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
Based on the Cisco brand reliability and outstanding support
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Cisco
We renew Cisco end of life devices with current models.
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Usability
Cisco
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".
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Cisco
Cisco Integrated Services 4000 series routers are very easy to use and manage. With the use of integrated management controllers, you can deploy new sites within minutes
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
We found it always available with limited to no downtime
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Cisco
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Performance
Cisco
Excellent performance, no reported issue by the users
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Cisco
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
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!
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Online Training
Cisco
It was very helpful
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Cisco
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
The implementation basically works, you configure it and it's easy to use, the problem with implementation using this kind of products is the fact that complex things require very complex configurations and the troubleshooting is too complicated due to a missing web interface or missing integrations that simplify that part. troubleshooting consist only in debugging via CLI.
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Cisco
If you planning on upgrading your network to software defined networks, Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are the best. To successfully implement the project you need to plan and communicate with all your stake holders
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
These devices are still supported unlike most ISR800's, faster and cheaper than ISR 4000's. They are a true all in one box solutions. The IR1800 and IR1100 are great for DC power solutions, but are costly if environmentally hardened devices are not required. Coupled with a low cost, what is not to love.
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Cisco
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.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cisco
Very Fair
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Cisco
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Scalability
Cisco
We found it reliable and on par with what we expected
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • Can be used for ISE, Meraki access point, FTD firewall, works well, no worry about integration with any third party product. As this device can be multipurpose, ROI is faster and usable for longer period of time, as no EOL any time soon
  • This is an integrated modular device so even if my small offices are closed over a period of time, this can be re-purposed for other requirements within organization
  • This device supports WAN optimization within software. This reduces the requirement of that specific optimization device, which reduces my overall cost for a branch network
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