If you have some very specific circumstances, this may be for you.
February 05, 2021

If you have some very specific circumstances, this may be for you.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.
  • [We] saved money on [not having to buy] more pieces to bring [the] site online.
  • [We had] headaches getting the device to handle the advertised number of clients.
  • Some voice services can experience interruptions when [the] load is high.

Do you think Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) again?

Yes

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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.

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