125 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
21 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • MikroTik Routers and Switches 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
9.3

MikroTik Routers and Switches

93%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
3 Ratings

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

82%
4 Ratings
9.0

MikroTik Routers and Switches

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.8

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

88%
24 Ratings
8.5

MikroTik Routers and Switches

85%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.3

Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)

83%
4 Ratings

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
  • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
  • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
  • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
Alex Anwar | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
Adrian Takacs | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik Routers and Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
Alex Anwar | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik Routers and Switches 8.5
Based on 3 answers
There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
Umair Ali Khan | 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

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
  • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
  • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
Marcin Chabowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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