34 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
37 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 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

78%
16 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

91%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

82%
3 Ratings

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

87%
8 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

81%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.1

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

97%
10 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 Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN can be adapted to any type of scenario. Everything depends on the needs of the business and the complexity in terms of routing and treatment of links, but nevertheless, where it is best adapted is for the retail and hospitality sector. Where I would not recommend it is for service provider scenarios or where it is required to have [...] more granular control of the quality of the service.
Anonymous | 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 Meraki SD-WAN

  • The natting function works really well. Even if you are behind a router with NAT, it still translates the traffic.
  • Security is a big benefit as you can define that only certain elements go across the VPN (SD-WAN).
Reon Smith | 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 Meraki SD-WAN

  • Customized, esoteric configurations were very hard to get connected and configured.
  • We had hoped to configure all sites filtering in one place, but each site has to be configured separately. this is prohibitive with a large number of sites.
  • Network visibility does not work as well as I would like.
  • The MX appliances do not work well with voice VLAN when using the appliances as a small office router/switch.
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 Meraki SD-WAN

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 Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
Based on 4 answers
Fast and efficient. The only issue currently is that the support is only overseas support and not in South Africa, which causes delays in resolution for some cases. Escalating issues is quite simple and the opening of new cases from the dashboard is easy. I have never had a support issue that could not be resolved.
Reon Smith | 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 Meraki SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is a way better option due to the fact that there is only one point of management and the way how you can integrate the entire network. A very important focus point is the security of the network from the beginning to the end. The visibility of the traffic and the way you can trace any failure and report it
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 9.7
Based on 10 answers
Because [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN has fulfilled the required functionality with the easy deployment of the configuration of new sites and growth, in addition to one of the integrations that Meraki has in general as a platform and the centralized management of everything through a single Dashboard. [...] The best thing is that [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN is included from the enterprise licensing of the MX.
Ruben Lara | 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 Meraki SD-WAN

  • All positive impacts. Easy to deploy, easy to manage. Z3 defects are rare.
  • ROI in 18 months.
  • All our hubs use Z3 embedded Wi-Fi.
Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

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