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125 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Cisco SD-WAN

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco SD-WAN is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

90%
60 Ratings
9.7

Cisco SD-WAN

97%
42 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
3 Ratings

Cisco SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

82%
4 Ratings
9.1

Cisco SD-WAN

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
24 Ratings
7.3

Cisco SD-WAN

73%
36 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

83%
4 Ratings

Cisco SD-WAN

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is well designed for organizations that want to have full control or make their cloud and digital transformation easily. [Cisco] SD-WAN gives adaptability to use various transport links like 4G, 5G, or internet dedicated line, and WAN links can be used effectively. The troubleshooting is very fast and efficient and saves us lots of time, energy, and costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Cisco SD-WAN provides ultra-modern analytics, monitoring, and automation for any associate networking.
  • Cisco SD-WAN helps our organization fulfill optimal speeds and the best staging speed boost-up.
  • One of the major reasons to buy this application is that it empowers major augmentation in cybersecurity while also reducing overhead costs and simplifying operations, etc.
  • SD-WAN provides elucidation to our organization that cuts out high-priced routing and drags back on hardware costs while contributing to our business the elasticity to access multi-cloud services.
Syed Asad Siddique | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • The minimum subscription time is three years, which makes the initial investment of the projects more expensive.
  • The types of subscriptions that determine the accumulated bandwidth of the transport links generate a limitation to the additional solution that the hardware supports.
  • Access to the Vmanage administration console must be from a previously established IP address, which removes flexibility of access to the cloud.
Oswaldo Tirado Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Cisco SD-WAN

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

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

Cisco SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is the best solution on the market.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN 7.3
Based on 36 answers
Al ser soluciones integradas del portafolio de soluciones de Cisco, el soporte es transversal a cada uno de los componentes implementados, teniendo el cliente la capacidad de resolver sus inconvenientes bajo una misma infraestructura que está totalmente homologada, satisfacciendo de esta manera, las necesidades del cliente asi como permitiendo, que este se concentre en su negocio. Since the Cisco SD-WAN tools are a part of Cisco’s broader portfolio of solutions, support cross-cuts to each of our deployed components, with our company as the customer having the ability to solve our problems through the same, approved infrastructure. Their support team easily satisfies the customer’s needs so that they continue to focus on business functions.
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Cisco SD-WAN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is the simplest to implement with graphical user interface full configuration. There [are] also many automated parts of [the] configuration, like tunnels configurations and routes propagation. Cisco also brings its SD-WAN solution as a complementary solution to users already using Cisco equipment like Meraki and Firepower firewalls. This could be an advantage also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco SD-WAN

  • Managing to use business applications efficiently causes us to get more value from our cloud subscriptions
  • Able to use streaming services improved employees' morale and increased their performance
  • Able to combine multiple connections, helped reduce costs, and prevented us from investing in only the most expensive WAN supplier
  • Instead of relying on one supplier when one connection was down, we managed to carry on with another broadband solution
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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