14 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
22 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

60%
2 Ratings
6.9

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

69%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

91%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

Well suited for10G aggregation at network edge. Small managed networks such as school districts or distributed enterprise campus. Not well suited to RPHY aggregation at network core — queuing in NCS540 results in jitter and poor RPHY performance. Allow port license purchases in smaller units. Better support for SLA performance monitoring capabilities would allow use as a box for 10G aggregation for Carrier Ethernet NNI handoff.
Ben Wiechman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco [800 Series Integrated Service] Routers, [specifically] 819 routers, are well suited for small offices like remote teleworker sites, and a very perfect solution for operating automated teller machines (ATMs) at locations where the only source of network connectivity is via a mobile network operator where one has to use a SIM card. The fact that the router supports dual SIM makes it a great solution. However, I guess because one has to configure the embedded modem to function as desired, it takes some time to get used to [the] chat scripts and so on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

  • Switching.
  • Routing.
  • Access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • [Cisco 800 Series Integrated] Routers can form tunnels over a cellular network via the SIM inserted into it.
  • With an external antenna attached to it, their coverage is very good, making them suitable for remote sites where network coverage from ISPs is a concern.
  • They function as a switch and router in one device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

  • MPLS feature set on NCS520
  • Full support for RFC2544, Y.1564 across the product line
  • Greater clarity of the impact of smaller buffers on NCS540 when compared to other Qumran chipsets — some use cases like RPHY aggregation at network core are not a good fit.
Ben Wiechman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • Being one of the most versatile routing/switching platforms available, it fulfills most functions one would need in a compact appliance.
  • I have not experienced lack of functionality in any areas we use the appliance for.
  • One small feature I would like to have is 19" rack mount.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Cisco has provided a real diverse router in a small package that meets the needs of our current environment. I highly recommend this product and should feel the to consider this type of solution, you would have made the right decision
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
This router is easy to use and manage. It provides the features, most important the security our organization requires to function properly. There is also cohesion between the HQ router we are currently using.
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I think Cisco is a good product that offers a huge list of options where you can get support from. I find that forums, blogs and communities really assist wit resolving any issues that you might come across.
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Implementation of this router is relatively easy. What i can say is plan your implementation and consider the the environment you are going to use it for.
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

Higher 10G port density on NCS540Availability of 25G/40G/100G provides greater flexibilityGood choice when full line rate is not neededGood choice when full capabilities of ASR9000 are not required
Ben Wiechman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

We looked into setting up Site to Site VPN with either Cisco ASAs or [Fortinet] FortiGate Firewalls. We were unable to find a product that didn't also require us to set up an LTE modem separately. It would have forced us to have a mess of cables and multiple devices. Our kit for the field with the Cisco 800 [Series Integrated Services Router] is simple: router, power cables, and wireless access point. Everything is labeled and attached plugs into one device. Any field user can follow the instructions [to] get up and running quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 500)

  • Relatively low cost access layer device.
  • Very cost effective means of getting 10G interfaces.
  • Some features available on other devices out of the box are more complex or absent on the NCS without licensing or assistance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

  • The long-term stability is great, we have very few problems, resulting in low maintenance costs.
  • Configuration for almost all routers in the basics is the same, so there's a very short learning curve per model.
  • Running some models of Router for more than 10 years of stability, so the ROI with the devices is greater than expected on starting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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