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Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Any organization with a robust IT support network and with 100+ users, all the way up to international conglomerates with millions of workers. The only situation I can see where it might be harder is if you have a very small business with limited technical know-how. Otherwise, it's honestly the no-brainer choice.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Excellent integration with the Citrix Cloud Connector makes it a breeze to use.
  • Access control is locked down with biometric security and easy password creation.
  • License usage is always 100% secure.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Sometimes the interface is a bit slow to load. That's honestly about it!
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

No score
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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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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Support

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) 8.9
Based on 10 answers
In general Cisco had always the same policy for support, but I have the feeling that routers are less problematic when talking about bugs and in general the TAC engineers are more skilled compared to other areas. Not considering the huge problem of Cisco clock of 4331 in 2018 (we had to replace all of them due to an hw issue), the support for routers is rather good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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Implementation

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

After a lengthy vendor selection process we determined that CloudBridge was the best solution—although as always with demos it was difficult to tell if we'd really made the right decision. Since selecting CloudBridge—hough I have had lots of input from colleagues who use other systems—I feel very happy with our choice. The feature set alone is just far superior.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Tremendous savings from high uptime percent.
  • Keeping our remote users engaged and stable at work means we can hire anywhere on earth.
  • Access control keeps our IT team from constantly being tied up with password resets.
Clinton Verley | 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

General

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

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