Cisco 800 Series [Integrated Services Routers]: Connects Remote Users Easily
May 05, 2021

Cisco 800 Series [Integrated Services Routers]: Connects Remote Users Easily

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800)

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
  • LTE capabilities
  • LTE failover
  • Dynamic routing
  • Ease of use in the field
  • [It] drastically cut our costs for remote offices. In the past, we needed to rent towers and have microwave links tunnel traffic back to our primary offices.
  • [It provides] connectivity in locations otherwise unserviceable.
We looked into setting up Site to Site VPN with either Cisco ASAs or [Fortinet] FortiGate Firewalls. We were unable to find a product that didn't also require us to set up an LTE modem separately. It would have forced us to have a mess of cables and multiple devices. Our kit for the field with the Cisco 800 [Series Integrated Services Router] is simple: router, power cables, and wireless access point. Everything is labeled and attached plugs into one device. Any field user can follow the instructions [to] get up and running quickly.

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

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.