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Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)


What is Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)?

Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) series of routers are compact and designed for harsh environments. They are used to oversee a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) gateway tasks.

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December 22, 2023

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Monash implements the Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR IR800 routers within their inter-campus buses. The 4G connection supplies WAN connectivity back to Headoffice and the Wireless Access Point allows users in the bus to connect.
  • 4G connectivity
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Reliability
  • Regular power cycles put system into ROMMON... requires onsite visit
Great for in-vehicle connectivity back to the WAN. The system is well designed for permanent attachment to structures and small enough to be hidden easily.
  • Enabled connectivity between campuses for students.
  • Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) and Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
The Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR routers have proven to be more reliable than the standard ISR routers within moving vehicles.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
We use Cisco 831, 881, and 881w routers for small single computer sites. The 800 series used in Network Extension mode makes a great small office solution. enough ports for a PC, a printer and an IP Phone. The 800 series securely connect to our Cisco ASA headend by VPN over any internet transport available at the location.
We use the 800 series across all departments for any site location where we need a very small office.
The 800 series/ ASA combination makes locations financial feasible where where private lines would be much too expensive for the use case.
  • Connects local site to VPN headend
  • Securely adds a network subnet in remote locations
  • The security available in an inexpensive package makes these units a great value.
  • Programming can be complicated for new users
  • An easier VPN setup would be a good value add to this product
  • PoE for IP Phones requires an add-on daughter card
  • The daughter card add expense and requires that the 800 series unit be opened to install card
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.
  • 800 Series units are a great value for very small sites
  • The 800 series have allowed us to be agile in the opening of sites quickly in under-served rural areas.
  • The only downside is having to renew the support every few years.
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.
June 24, 2019


Jose Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
The Cisco Router Series 800 is used in all locations classified as small and medium, a total of 76 locations, providing end-to-end communication through DMVPN. We use ZPFW for security reasons too. The same router is also used for local internet output, making web access faster and more efficient. In the security layer we use the ZBFW solution. This router can be easily deployed due to its low cost and easy configuration.
  • Small factor
  • Low cost
  • Fast configuration
  • Switch port
  • Remote branch
  • Workshops
  • Congress
The Cisco 800 series routers are completely suitable in locations up to medium port, where their bandwidth is sufficient for proper operation. For larger locations the routers of the 4000 series are already better, due to their operating characteristics. Throughout the routing scenario Cisco routers can be used, always observing the proposed design.
  • Investment in education
  • High price
  • Easy material
Yes, compatibility with other devices is of vital importance in our environment. Today we have a fully Cisco network with security solutions such as ASA and Firepower, Catalyst line switches, 800, 4000 and ASR 1000 routers, as well as software solutions such as ISE, Umbrella, Cisco Prime. Because we are a government company, the fact that our entire park is Cisco also assists at the time of requesting no obligation to bid to maintain the compatibility of the environment.
We use almost all the security functions of the router. All LOG and NETFLOW events are collected in order to have a database for security analysis, all actions performed on the router are supervised through AAA and ISE, integrated into the company's AD. We also use the firewall function of the router, filtering the packets arriving at the local network.
Continuous access to a data network is provided across a Cisco network infrastructure from the Catalyst 2900 series access switch through the 800 or 4000 series router to a Nexus 9K series datacenter. All this communication is performed through VPN tunnels with DMVPN technology and routing protocols. All this access is vital to the operation of the company and I can say that with Cisco products we do not find any problems, on the contrary, the products help us to find other types of problems like access to application, database, among others...
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
  • Cisco ISR 1000 Series
  • Cisco ISR 4000 Series
  • Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)
They are critical in connecting our 100 WAN sites and edge connectivity.
  • Once they are configured you can basically forget them until your (NMS) network management systems notify you of an issue
  • Simple EIGRP configuration
  • Super cost effective
  • 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
I think that there is a Cisco router for every deployment.
  • Buying a router and a layer 2 switch in low bandwidth deployments can save hundreds of dollars.
  • The flexibility of the IR800 makes it the perfect edge processing IoT device. We would be able to change our backhaul method as needed with changing devices.
  • With the new port configurations we have been able to consolidate to single routers where before we had to use 2 or more.
We are mainly an EIGRP shop which makes compatibility a must-have requirement.
We tend to utilize firewalls for these functions.
The Cisco Router has given us the confidence and comfort to sleep at night knowing our customers are accessing the resources they need even when we are not in the office.
We have only used Cisco Routers, why trade a BMW for a Hyundai.
  • Internet Edge
  • WAN connectivity
  • Edge proccessing
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We are very familiar with how the devices work and have a long history of dependable deployments.
People have bad days and some things are deemed not critical enough to fix.
Edge and WAN connectivity
Network Engineers and network admins.
  • For traffic control connectivity.
  • We are investigating their role in IoT
  • High and low temp deployments
We are already looking at more purchases
I wouldn't.
  • Third-party professional service company
Change management was a major issue with the implementation
Give yourself an easy backout plan.
  • Found a bug that affects ssh.
The more you can plan in advance the easier the deployment will be.
  • Online training
  • Self-taught
My training was through a third party that had good knowledge but wasn't able to answer all of my questions.
Yes it was, Cisco has tons of Google-able materials and good forums that can help
We have onsite spares.
Cisco's advanced service dug in and solved our configuration problems when working a proof of concept around the IR829 routers.
  • Eigrp set up
  • T1 configuration, module installation and setup
  • Trunking to the switch
  • BGP configuration is a bit difficult if you don't have experience configuring it.
  • VPN setup can be confusing unless you have done a couple previously
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
Not every router can handle all situations and so you have to purchase the upgrade to do handle the new requirements.
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
Cisco routers can be configure and forgotten unless you are adding to the configuration or on the rare troubleshooting event.
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