Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers vs. Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Cisco 1100 Series Industrial Integrated Services routers, or the Cisco IR1101, are presented as compact, modular, and ruggedized, with a design that is optimal for mission-critical cases. It boasts stronger industrial router security and simplified management with SD-WAN architecture, edge compute, and IOS XE. The IR1101 has modular and expandable hardware designed to extend product lifetime. Its internal and expansion modules enables users to add or upgrade WAN and storage components as…N/A
Cisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued)
Score 9.7 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. Cisco now recommends the Meraki Z4 Teleworker.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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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
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series RoutersCisco Meraki Z3 Teleworker (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(55 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(10 ratings)
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Usability
9.9
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
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Product Scalability
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8.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers bring a great technological advancement, so if you buy them, don't worry about inactivity, you won't have time to wait to maintain non-business communications, because you have a solid network. There is a link. We recommend it with great confidence, as we have obtained excellent results in our network. It is a very fast system with excellent quality and customization.
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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
  • Scalability provides the flexibility to add or update WAN and storage components.
  • Highly programmable with built-in multi-layer security, ideal for workflow automation and rapid service deployment
  • 5G-ready and dual WAN gigabit connectivity, Two cellular modules provide simultaneous connectivity to two cellular networks for WAN redundancy.
  • Provides a simplified data management system
  • The company maintains a stable internet flow.
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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
  • The configuration is not easy to do with the console. A more user-friendly approach would be appreciated.
  • When a problem occurs doing the configuration, the debug information is not very helpful.
  • WiFi capability would be great.
  • Maybe have a version with GPU to be able to run AI models on it.
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  • 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
They are positive routers for us, since they are highly durable and with minimal energy consumption, they generate great confidence to continue using them in the future. We are very happy because it has increased the positive aspects of our network and our technological security, since we can trust that our information will be completely safe with these routers.
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Usability
Cisco
If you acquire Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers, you won't have to worry about inactivity because you'll have a robust network. You won't need long to wait to preserve non-business connections since you'll have a solid network.
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Support Rating
Cisco
It is a technical support very capable of responding to each of our needs, they are fast and with adequate and very timely responses, from the beginning of the implementation they gave us good suggestions so that the routers were successful, the attention they gave us was great and no hiccups.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
I have not experienced performance from other networking platforms though Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers is very powerful and most effective in service delivery. The operational cost can be afforded by both small and large-scale businesses. Workflow automation enhances faster service delivery and creates room for the deployment of new services. I commend this platform to any organization that is struggling to realize development dream in networking programs.
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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
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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 high cost may be a barrier for some, but knowing that Cisco is the creator of these routers increases confidence and dispels doubts. The speed on our devices is much faster than when we didn't have these routers. The risk of losing information is minimal, as is the energy consumption, which is also minimal.
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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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