Cisco 1000 - Not the most cost effective solution
February 04, 2020

Cisco 1000 - Not the most cost effective solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

We were using it firmwide to protect our network hardware from intruders as well as malware to move our data past our internal WAN perimeter. We have very heavy traffic and were searching for a solution to help us manage this data without interruption in our always-on network.
  • Allowed us to move beyond WAN
  • Handles heavy traffic
  • Ease of installation/deployment
  • Not most cost effective solution
  • Did not justify the investment
  • Found more cost effective solutions available from competitors
We initially selected the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR100). However - when we needed to purchase additional equipment and upgrade the system, we ended up going a different route. We found a more cost-effective solution and did not continue to order incremental Cisco products - we feel this was a much better investment/use of resources.
We did not heavily engage with the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR1000) support function as we decide to switch the solution to a more cost-effective option, and this was primarily a price decision vs. any support related decision.

Do you think Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)'s feature set?

No

Did Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) again?

No

We found the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) very useful towards protecting our network hardware both internally and externally in a manner that manages this data without interruption. In terms of improving the scenarios, we feel it could perform better are in areas of extremely high traffic/workload - when we are running many times our typical network requirements