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Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

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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.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We've been using it as a managed solution and the managed services as well. So when we use the Cisco product, we sell to the customer as a bundle where we do the engineering of the product and do the accreditation and lifecycle before we sell this to the customer. So the scope will involve the lifecycle and also the support pre-sales and post-sales.
  • It's modularity and flexibility and I would say a wide support for a lot of different integration with cloud networking and legacy stuff as well.
  • We can suggest it's more on the ease of usage. So I see some sort of complexity in terms of activations at customer sites. For example, like zero touch provisioning, which is, Cisco still claims that it supports, but it's not as good as what we expect usually compared to other products. So that's one sort of place where we seek the Cisco can improve.
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.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco 800 Series [Integrated Services] Routers (819 in particular) is being used by a few of our remote sites. The major reason is because of its feature to insert a SIM card into it and even use an external antenna on it. Some of our remote sites are in locations where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) cannot provision circuits for us to connect to the Internet.
  • [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.
  • For the 819 [Cisco 800 Series Integrated Service] Routers, I observed that their maximum supported bandwidth is 2Mbps. It would be nice to see an 819 router doing more than that.
  • For the 819 [Cisco 800 Series Integrated Service] Routers, I noticed that the router becomes very slow when the number of users connecting to it for [the] network [is] more than 4. I think the router should be able to handle more users.
  • Configuring an 819 router to support cellular usually comes with a lot of configuration issues, probably due to its integration and support for cellular connectivity. Most times I have had to use EEM scripts to achieve some automation. I think the 819 [Cisco 800 Series Integrated Service] Routers should have some ease of configuration and management, especially when dealing with the modem embedded in [them].
Cisco [800 Series Integrated Service] Routers, [specifically] 819 routers, are well suited for small offices like remote teleworker sites, and a very perfect solution for operating automated teller machines (ATMs) at locations where the only source of network connectivity is via a mobile network operator where one has to use a SIM card. The fact that the router supports dual SIM makes it a great solution. However, I guess because one has to configure the embedded modem to function as desired, it takes some time to get used to [the] chat scripts and so on.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We operate a large construction site with dozens of large offices, some without the ability to connect back to our primary data center via LAN. Our Cisco 800 Series [Integrated Services] Router allows us to ensure devices in those locations are able to reliably connect to our internal network seamlessly whether they have a dedicated microwave link or rely on LTE communications.
  • Dynamic routing
  • LTE failover
  • Multiple interface options (Copper and SFP options)
  • Better PoE capabilities
  • More powerful equipment (larger locations can get some slowdown with heavy usage)
  • More reliable power supplies
Recommending this device completely depends on the use case. If you are looking for a device that can be easily configured to dump clients on your private network, these are the ones to get. We've sent them home with users, sent them to small offices, or just for a meeting off-site. You can turn almost any internet connection into a home office. It's been very helpful during COVID-19 as we have needed to set up multiple offices outside of our normal area. Setup in the field does not require a technical person, just plug in and you are up and running.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have a few of these [Cisco] ISR 800 Series Routers. Mainly for off-site locations that are too far to get fiber run to. In these cases, the site operates mostly independently, but that was proving to be a problem for administrators being able to get the users functioning as if they were on the network. These routers mostly fix that issue!
  • [It] helps smaller sites tie into HQ network services.
  • [It] bundles a lot of higher-end features into a cheaper box.
  • [It is] easy to set up and get running.
  • [It] can't handle huge workloads.
  • [It] needs monthly reboots to keep operating at good levels (I think log files are filling, causing memory errors).
  • Most bug patches are a headache to perform.
They do have their place in the overall scheme of things. When you're not trying to host 1000 clients at a major site, and just need to get a smaller group of individuals either tunneled back to the network or on their own with a decent router, I'd recommend this [for] those types of scenarios for sure.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The main goal of purchasing these devices [was] to get some of our buildings that don't connect directly to the main network to be as safe and secure as the rest of the network. Typically, this isn't a problem if you set up an SDWAN or Metro-E, but when you are forced to put these sites on their own they can sometimes feel under-protected. The [Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)] is the little brother of the ISR 2XXX and 4XXX that we use elsewhere, but [we] hoped to get similar features with its use.
  • Great price in comparison to its higher end siblings
  • Not a ton of setup pains for initial configuration
  • Cisco backed devices that are well made and fairly easy to operate
  • Cannot expand functionality with add-on modules
  • Not a ton of processing power compared to other models
  • Maybe a little light on advanced features
I would be likely to recommend [Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)] (or other devices in the series) as a means to protect external parts of your business. Not that there aren't other options out there that can do very similar functions, but being able to get a Cisco branded device that does it at these price levels is pretty nice.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At two remote sites outside our main head quarters we are using these 800 series Cisco ISR routers. Initially purchased as a VPN tunnel only device to bring the remote site back to the network, we were having bandwidth issues. When we changed over to a metro-E connection and used this device as its own firewall and router it really helped us get those sites back online in a smoother way.
  • All-in-one device makes management easier.
  • [There are] many connection types, even wifi and LTE.
  • Some models can incorporate VOIP and other voice telephony options.
  • They lack a bit in processing power and speed.
  • VPN tunnel is lacking in overall bandwidth.
  • If you have a larger site, you may need to step up to [a] more powerful line.
Only in very specific circumstances would I recommend this to a colleague. Mainly [would recommend this when] they have a situation where a smaller remote site needs a VPN tunnel backhaul, or better yet, a Metro-E connection. Even a cellular connection is possible, but you would not really want to push many devices through it if you have bandwidth concerns.
Ricardo Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our current setup is HQ with two branch offices. The 800 Series router is installed at the branch offices.
  • Ease of Use
  • Has adequate security feateres
  • All around good product
  • Needs to improve performance a bit
  • Not agile enough
  • Be sure to note your requirements before purchase
I think it is best suited for a small to medium business with branch offices. Our current enviromement is best suited for the 800 Series routers. It's simple with no complexity and great features. Cisco has offered a robust unit that is extremely versatile.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco 890 ISRs is one of the most common platforms supporting smaller sites within in our network.
It provides wired and wifi connectivity between branches and HQ.
  • Routing, switching, wifi support etc.
  • It is a very versatile platform deployed in many of our locations.
  • Great solution for networks with an on-the-go setup.
  • 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.
In order to support wifi functionality well, It is well suited for it to be deployed close to the users. One additional feature it could support would be a connector for an external wifi antenna.
Alexander Battaglia, CCIE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco routers are used at the perimeter of our environment to terminate our ISP connections. While all internal users and our customer utilize these devices they are managed solely by a single department. We utilize Cisco routers due to their BGP convergence performance and our engineers' familiarity with IOS.
  • BGP convergence
  • Intuitive CLI
  • Feature-rich
  • Expensive
  • Embedded packet captures are not very intuitive
  • Rollback options/commit-confirm type commands found in Juniper and IOS-XR routers would be very helpful to see in IOS and IOS-XE
Cisco routers are the go-to router for any mid-size or large company network. The various model types make it easy to find a device that suits the companies use case and the industry understanding of Cisco makes it very simple to support. Cheaper options to Cisco exist which make Cisco harder to recommend for smaller companies.
Andrew Larkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[We're] Using this router as a CPE device for our ISP segment to terminate multiple WAN link types.
  • Right price point
  • Right features
  • Right from factor
  • Support for legacy tunneling in base license instead of additional license
  • Well suited for link termination for broadband customers and SME fiber services.
  • A full featured, flexible endpoint platform is critical for our segments.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use these small routers to build up the PPPoE dialers with multiple public IPs behind it.
Mostly we connect a Cisco ASA firewall behind it and give one or more public IPs directly to the other companies of suppliers at the customer site.
This device makes it possible to use one fiber PPPoE session to serve multiple suppliers for one customer.

  • Stability on routing.
  • HA solutions like HSRP.
  • Easy to manage remotely and through custom scripts.
  • GUI for configuration like ASDM for ASAs, so it will be a more manageable first line support.
  • Make it easier to build op Site2Site VPNs and adjust the profiles.
We stopped using other router equipment than Cisco. Our business relies on the stability of Cisco routers.
We are supporting over 250 locations with only three network engineers, so we need routers that are reliable and stable to be able to support so many devices.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use all Cisco Routers across the entire organization. They address WAN configuration as well as creating multiple Vlans to different areas of our business. We also have them setup to fail over multiple internet services at each of our locations for uptime purposes. We are confident they are very secure and provide us with a robust back end for our network.
  • Uptime has been very high.
  • Remote diagnostics and reporting is great.
  • They work very well talking to our other Cisco Routers throughout our organization.
  • We would like to see more of the Cisco Routers with ability to connect to the cloud without investing in new routers.
Cisco is a enterprise-grade router and they are rock solid and dependable.

June 14, 2018

ISR in VoIP network

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For our VoIP infrastructure which is also Cisco.
  • Route
  • DHCP for a small network
  • ISR for smaller networks
  • Updates of CME/SRST functions
We only use them in our VoIP networks currently. We like how they perform for remote site survivability. Can't really offer much for other scenarios where they don't work well.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Routers just work. You design, implement, and with regular maintenance, they keep going and going. Very reliable pieces of hardware.

  • GRE Tunnels
  • WAN
  • Route
  • LOS
  • Bugs
  • Price
Suited for WAN aggregation
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