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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

84%
2 Ratings
6.9

Cisco Small Business RV Series

69%
9 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Cisco Small Business RV Series

77%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

No problems with any of the Cisco 900 Series [Integrated Services Routers] (ISR) platform features within the enterprise environment. Because these devices are running a version of IOS-XE as opposed to traditional IOS, some of the more 'basic' configurations can become more complex. In the end, the 900 Series is still able to provide the required functionality, but there is a learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

It's best suited for small offices 10-25 users. Any more and its best to move away to a more higher tier. It will be less appropriate for a mid level company with a large staff. It's best for a small business with a limited budget and less strenuous security functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • [It] works great full-featured, but [I recommend a] small router for remote sites.
  • [It] can handle more traffic than it even advertises!
  • [It has a] well-priced option for smaller or less critical sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series is aimed for SMB use cases
  • Simple setting and easy deployment
  • Can be integrated with Cisco security on cloud such as Umbrella
  • Provides advanced security features with license
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • [It has a] pay as you grow model of licensing, but, [in my opinion, is] a pain to implement.
  • [The] service impacting license application [could be improved].
  • Configuration complexity [could be improved].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Wireless is slower than a dedicated wireless module.
  • Some of the lower-end Cisco RV models can't handle high traffic load.
  • GUI interface is really slow sometimes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Small Business RV Series

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

No score
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Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco Small Business RV Series 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The features are good. The support is good. The resources to deploy, manage, and operate it are good. Customer's feedback and testimonials are good. The updates in terms of zero day vulnerabilities are good and timely. But, I still give an 8 out of 10 because I think the pricing, licensing, and GUI can be improved more.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

Cisco Catalyst Switches are technically faster and easier to deploy but don't provide the same flexibility when it comes to 10Gbps services or advanced routing. There are corner cases where having IOS-XE on the 900 series ISRs provides the functionality required for complex applications whereas the Catalyst cannot. Having the option to scale the number of active ports on the 900 series ISR helps in keeping costs at an appropriate level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco's power really stems from its brand reputation and honestly not much else. No one ever got fired for deploying Cisco, and that's why it stands out. The Cisco Small Business RV Series is no exception there; the unit is built well and does the job. However, much more powerful alternatives for routers are out there—the biggest competitor being Ubiquiti. The UniFi routers are significantly more powerful in all regards, including routing speed, IPS/IDS speeds, and VPN functionality. Support for those is admittedly rather lackluster though, so if your network is critical, you are effectively self-insuring your equipment. For some that may be fine, but for others, that risk of extended downtime is just not worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 900 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)

  • Lots of money saved in downgrading from less useful and older full-sized routers at small sites
  • Time saved having to learn new commands (web GUI works great)
  • Saves time training staff to manage them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Remote sales staff easily make use of the included VPN
  • Wireless access is built in and convenient
  • The form factor contributes no noise and negligible heat to our data closet
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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