Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) vs. Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) are designed to supply data, security and wireless capabilities in a simple to use form.N/A
Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker is an enterprise class firewall, VPN gateway and router. Each model offers five gigabit ethernet ports and wireless for connectivity. Each model is designed to securely extend the power of Meraki cloud managed networking to employees, IT staff, and executives working from home.N/A
Pricing
Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
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Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

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Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
Chose Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
With Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) you can establish VPN connections and maybe integrate the IP Phone to your CUCM; however, you need an expert in place; you need to configure it with tunnels GRE or VPNs for example; you also need to configure other VPN …
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
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8.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
More suited is where we need more flexibility in terms of diagnosing the issues and also troubleshooting, which makes it easier for us because we have a more transparent way of diagnosing faults and fixing the issues. So that's a good one. I'm not too sure what is the less appropriate areas, but I could see less appropriate, probably not in places where it's a quick deployment on the cloud side. So probably that's right, I think. And all the security solutions as well
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Cisco
The Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker appliance was ideal for scenarios where the remote worker spent the majority of their time remote. It alleviates the need for VPN software and gives the IT staff additional visibility into the connectivity of the user. We often encountered scenarios where the users broadband was having issues vs the Meraki network and the tools Meraki provides help to work through these scenarios. The case for the Meraki devices is not as strong for occasional users who cannot justify the cost of the appliance vs just logging in via VPN.
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Pros
Cisco
  • [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.
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Cisco
  • Easy setup for remote worker
  • Versatility with WiFi and cable connections
  • Safe to outages with dual wan setup
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • When Internet is lost and come back we need to reset the Z3 device from the dashboard in order to register the IP Phone to CUCM
  • It would be nice to manage the Z3 device to a local web portal just for TS
  • Max Speed 100Mbps. It would be nice if it could run up to 1GB
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
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
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Usability
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Cisco
At the time of implementation, we were not aware of a comparable product from Cisco or comparative vendor. We had initially deployed the Z1 appliance and had so much success that the transition to the Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker was a quick and easy fit for us. The device is easy to deploy and just works.
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Scalability
Cisco
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Cisco
The product is very scalable due to its implementation to the Meraki cloud and SD-WAN capabilities.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • Good visibility for IT team so we can monitor and validate the teleworker traffic
  • Zero Touch Provisioning so we do not need to send a Engineer to configure it.
  • Consumer-grade network security
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