Good Value and Ease of Deployment
December 10, 2020

Good Value and Ease of Deployment

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)

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
  • 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.

Do you think Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 800 Series Industrial ISR (IR 800) again?

Yes

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.