Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) vs. Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000) are designed specifically for the harsh, rugged environments often found in the energy and utility industries.N/A
Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) series of routers are compact and designed for harsh environments. They are used to oversee a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) gateway tasks.N/A
Pricing
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Top Pros

No answers on this topic

Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Best Alternatives
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Small Businesses

No answers on this topic

No answers on this topic

Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.8 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 2000)Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
Read full review
Cisco
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.
Read full review
Pros
Cisco
  • Rugged construction
  • No special heating or cooling requirements
  • Part of the Cisco ecosystem, so no special maintenance
Read full review
Cisco
  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
Read full review
Cons
Cisco
  • 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
Read full review
Cisco
  • 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
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
We are already looking at more purchases
Read full review
Usability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
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
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Read full review
Performance
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Read full review
Support Rating
Cisco
Have not had to use support yet but would follow our current Cisco process.
Read full review
Cisco
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Read full review
Online Training
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
Read full review
Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
Read full review
Cisco
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.
Read full review
Scalability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Cisco
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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
Read full review
Cisco
  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Read full review
ScreenShots