Cisco 1000 Series ASR - Router Reliability
August 20, 2021

Cisco 1000 Series ASR - Router Reliability

Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

We have several ASR routers currently in our organization. We are using these routers not only as our internet routers, but also as our WAN routers in several of our branch offices. We rely heavily on these routers to perform well for our organization.
  • These routers are very good at performing 24x7! This is key to running an organization where employees are working 24x7.
  • The ZBFW feature works especially well to help lockdown and protect your network.
  • Having the ability to perform in-service upgrades is a key feature in keeping your network up at all times.
  • One room for improvement on these routers would be better QA testing on the software before it's released. We have had several IOS images that have had major bugs in them.
  • The ZBFW (zone based firewall)
  • The 10 GB SFP ports
  • The ability to perform in-service upgrades
  • We have been able to get a lot of life out of these routers, which is huge for our ROI.
  • A negative business impact would be when upgrading the router software and running into a bug in the software that causes downtime for our environment.
  • Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 4000)
We haven't used any other manufacturer other than Cisco. [H]owever, we have used different models that Cisco offers. The ASR has a little more horsepower than the ISR. Both are very good routers though.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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?

Yes

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These routers are very well suited in branch offices where you can enable the ZBFW and help protect the network at that office. Having two 10 GB ports on the router are also a key feature on these routers.