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Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

I can tell that ISR 4541 can be suited perfectly for an environment like the one we have for internet connectivity. It supports O365, DMZ, Zscaler GRE tunnels, VPNs, all of them with 0 issues during more than 4 years, these models are also installed on our network for hybrid connection MPLS and internet circuit.
Eric Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

I noticed that this solution is very simple to manage through the vManage portal. The main dashboard affords customers valuable insights into what is happening at any of the company's sites.
Katie vonErden | 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, powered by Viptela

  • SD-WAN is very powerful and user-friendly.
  • It is especially useful if your organization has a large number of sites.
  • The zero-touch deployment saved so much time and freed up a lot of technical resources which can really quickly add up.
  • The instant tech support was unparalleled and really helped with the installation questions that many of our employees had.
Katie vonErden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • Consolidate sd-wan + voice gateway features in the same hardware. Voice gateway is a key feature for us as well as sd-wan.
  • Reduce the cost of the solution. Sometimes the business is not strong enough to invest in it, which breaks our strategy.
  • Sometimes it’s hard to identify what’s the best product for each situation. For example: what’s the benefit of using a router instead of an encs?
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

  • I read on another review that Cisco’s refuses to participate in an SD-WAN test, which makes me question the product.
  • Worried about an increase in hardware upgrade costs.
  • When you offer too many features and only limited power that makes for products that could appear good but in the long run they are lacking in the real-world applications.
Katie vonErden | TrustRadius Reviewer

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, powered by Viptela

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Usability

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 7.9
Based on 2 answers
Its easy once you break the knowledge plane
Bert Schepler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

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Support Rating

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.7
Based on 11 answers
We have consistently be very happy with Cisco TAC support whenever we've had to open cases. The one negative we've encounter with regards to the Cisco ISR 4000 series routers, in particular, is that compared to the previous routers we've used (Cisco ISR 2800, 3800, 2900 and 3900 series) we've had to upgrade code more frequently. Part of this may be due to the added complexity and/or running IOS-XE instead of IOS, but it has definitely been the case.
Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Based on my previous responses, I gave it this rating because it really connected the organization and was, for the most part, a streamlined process of getting the system online and integrated into the company operations.
Katie vonErden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.3
Based on 2 answers
Its a good idea to have an active Smartnet contract before each larger deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

The 4300 is much more cost effective for medium sized branch offices, which do not require the horsepower of an ASR. Compared to an ASA, the ISR does not really compare, since it is not a dedicated firewall. Using the IOS firewall would not be an ideal solution, but it would work in a pinch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela stacked up well against other competitors. It was selected due to raving reviews, fast customer service response time and sufficient data proving results with other customers.
Katie vonErden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

  • The CSRv router has caused us to look at functions, features, and solutions outside of our enterprise standard due to cost of Cisco license and then AWS costs on top of it.
  • Meraki MX devices have given us an easy solution to several of our sites where we don't own the building or the infrastructure. In those cases we can deploy the device with cellular service and continue to operate as normal. All of the other ideas were significantly more expensive and all came with more limitations.
  • Using the MX device as a VPN concentrator has been a huge success. Using the Meraki devices to handle the vpn overhead has reduced the workload on the laptop, reduced user error while remote, and improved stability. It also allows for metrics and visibility to assist remote workers with more confidence and ease.
Jared Mcmillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

  • In my previous company, we had several production facilities across the US using Cisco's SD-WAN and it allowed the company to continue to provide for employees and our end customers when problems arose with circuits.
  • As I mentioned previously, vManage allowed the company to track when there are circuit outages in a really simple portal. Before Cisco's SD-WAN, we had to spend money on 3rd party monitoring.
  • Whenever there was an issue with the server, an employee could request assistance from anywhere instead of worrying about whether or not there was an IT employee present.
Katie vonErden | 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

Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela

General

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

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