Cisco ISRs
June 20, 2018

Cisco ISRs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

  • Cisco ISR 4000 Series
  • Other
Allowing my company to process and serve customer products. We use Cisco Routers in our core environment and for our customer premise locations. We deploy these ISRs with MPLS Service Providers and DMVPN deployments. It allows us to extend services and support to our products at customer sites. They are currently used by several departments.
  • Stability.
  • Dependability.
  • Reliability.
  • Software.
  • Licensing.
  • Security.
  • They've allowed for maxium uptime. Uptime = $$$
  • Once we have a solid idea on how to configure a new ISR. Deployment times are quick. Time = $$$
  • Initial cost is $$$
Compatibility isn't much of an issue. We also use Nexus and Catalyst switches. We also run a mix of Cisco Wireless APs and some Meraki solutions. We run a multi vendor environment and have had little issue with other vendor's network equipment in the same production environment. Compatibility isn't much of a concern for us.
We currently use ASA firewalls and Anyconnect for our remote users. The ASAs have allowed for network segmentation, network isolation, threat protection, threat analysis, etc...
With hardware reliability and maximum uptime, that has allowed us to provide our internal users and customers continuous access to applications and data. If the network failed, so did access. Network equipment is vital in this process, that's why were a Cisco shop. That's we continue to use Cisco for ourselves and our customers.
They're great for reliability, once configured properly. We have hundreds of ISRs deployed with uptimes over 5 years. They work well with MPLS deployments. DMVPN Hub and Spoke is also a great technology option with these routers. We also utilize HSRP for hardware redundancy as well. We rarely have a Cisco ISR hardware failure, if any.