Compare Cisco Products and Solutions

Cisco has a very big family of network hardware and solutions that meet a variety of organizations, such as small offices, branch offices, campuses, hospitals, factories, enterprises, etc.. It’s hard to tell the detailed functions and features between different Cisco products, because some of them can be alternated, for example, a Cisco switch in a network sometimes can be replaced by a Cisco router; in a way Cisco wireless access points can do some routing…maybe that’s a little complicated for newbie to recognize who is who, what is for what, where to start and so on…

So here we refer to the Cisco’s page to compare the main Cisco products to help new users get a general idea of them.

Cisco Products for Its Target Markets

Cisco Products for Its Target Markets01

  ISR 

 

ASR 1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800 ASR 9000 CRS
Description Ideal for branch office deployments. Converged platform with industry-leading network, compute, and WAN services. Ideal for service providers and enterprises seeking leading performance with a compact form factor. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus and WAN in a single system. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus with customized services up to 100G. Industry’s highest-density Carrier Ethernet system with superior edge and aggregation performance. Offers industry-leading performance and scale for service provider core applications.
Branch Yes No No No No No
Cloud access Yes No No No No No
Industrial networking and
machine-to-machine
Yes No No No No No
Data center interconnect No Yes Yes (Sup720 and Sup2T) Yes Yes Yes
Enterprise WAN Yes Yes Yes (Sup720) Yes Yes No
Internet edge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Managed services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Internet Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Service provider core No No No No No Yes
Service provider edge Yes Yes No No Yes No

 

For Branch-Cisco ISR G2 Router FAMILY

For Branch-Cisco ISR G2 Router FAMILY~

  800 

 

1900 

 

2900 

 

3900 

 

4000 

 

Description Ideal for telecommuters and small offices. Ideal for small offices requiring modular flexibility for highly secure mobility and customizable applications. Ideal for mid-range deployments requiring business agility, WAN flexibility, and secure collaboration. Ideal for large deployments requiring business continuity, WAN flexibility, superior collaboration capabilities, and investment protection. Revolutionary architecture delivers gigabit performance with services without compromise.
3G/4G Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
(Using external 3G/4G)
Integrated switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi Access Point Wi-Fi Access Point Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on Cisco UCS E-Series
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With Cisco UCS E-Series
Integrated Branch Computing No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series
VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application and WAN optimization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unified Communications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet
Application visibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud connectors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

WAN Purpose- ASR1000, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800

WAN Purpose- ASR1000, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 6800

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