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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

80%
3 Ratings
9.3

MikroTik Routers and Switches

93%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

91%
1 Rating

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
1 Rating
9.0

MikroTik Routers and Switches

90%
1 Rating

Availability

8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
2 Ratings
8.5

MikroTik Routers and Switches

85%
3 Ratings

Online Training

7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
1 Rating

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

82%
2 Ratings

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.3

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

73%
1 Rating

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The [Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)] is great when we need to add a small new site in a very short time.Our previous experience with these units makes the roll-out of new sites quick and almost seamless.The 800 series excels in locations where we want to tunnel all traffic back to the core site.Split tunneling for "SD-WAN" type use is not as functional as in other products.
Anonymous | 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 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
Jose Almeida | 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 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Most are single power supply
  • If they aren't a full 19" 1U device you have to purchase rack ears separately from the device
  • VPN tunneling can be a bit of a configuration challenge
Hawkinson, John | 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 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

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 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are already looking at more purchases
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
My experience is that there is always something that proves to be just a bit tedious to get figured out but once you do it is easily duplicated
Hawkinson, John | 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

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Hawkinson, John | 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

Online Training

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

The Meraki Z3 falls into roughly the same category as the 800 series and requires no daughter card for PoE.The Meraki MX are more expensive and require more infrastructure to support.The Meraki units also completely stop working when licensing is not renewed, and are more in the class of an SD-WAN product.
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

Scalability

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Jose Almeida | 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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