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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) and Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

81%
2 Ratings
8.0

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
1 Rating

Availability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

73%
2 Ratings
7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

These may not be the fastest or latest [technology] when it comes to routers, but for their class, they are great. If you were you put a similarly priced router out in the places these things can run it would be dead within a year. Also, you don't need to have an elaborate networking closet to get these into. They work well in small, hot, or potentially dusty places with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The [Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)] is great when we need to add a small new site in a very short time.Our previous experience with these units makes the roll-out of new sites quick and almost seamless.The 800 series excels in locations where we want to tunnel all traffic back to the core site.Split tunneling for "SD-WAN" type use is not as functional as in other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Rugged construction
  • No special heating or cooling requirements
  • Part of the Cisco ecosystem, so no special maintenance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Cisco has some troubles with licensing hardware still unless you're on smart licensing
  • Price with Cisco equipment is usually high
  • Bugs found in the interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Most are single power supply
  • If they aren't a full 19" 1U device you have to purchase rack ears separately from the device
  • VPN tunneling can be a bit of a configuration challenge
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already looking at more purchases
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

We didn't look outside of the Cisco branded routers since we wanted to manage it as part of the enterprise and not have a "one-off" router.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The Meraki Z3 falls into roughly the same category as the 800 series and requires no daughter card for PoE.The Meraki MX are more expensive and require more infrastructure to support.The Meraki units also completely stop working when licensing is not renewed, and are more in the class of an SD-WAN product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)

  • Saved money on replacing standard routers that die in those environments
  • Saved time with the easy linking and connection options
  • Given us peace of mind that the device will continue to run without intervention
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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