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Cisco 1921 Series ISRs for the Enterprise: Pricing, Specs & Review

Cisco 1921 Integrated Service Routers

The Cisco 1921 series builds on the best-in-class offering of the Cisco 1841 Integrated Services Routers, bringing 25 years of router design experience to today’s market.

Perfectly suited for branch office environments, the Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers offer embedded hardware encryption acceleration, optional firewall, intrusion prevention and the latest, advanced security services.

In addition, the platforms support the industry’s widest range of wired and wireless connectivity options such as Serial, T1/E1, xDSL, Gigabit Ethernet and third-generation (3G) wireless, addressing the scalability and agility needs of today’s tech-driven companies.

Top Features Include:

  • Rich-media collaboration for branch office environments.
  • Latest support for videoconferencing and VoIP.
  • Network agility and scalability.
  • Energy efficiency, which reduces data center footprint.
  • Maximum OPEX savings.
  • Investment protection.
  • Optimal memory and protection.

Model Info

  • 1921/K9: The base model offers innovative wireless and security integration features.
  • 1921-SEC/K9: A step up, the SEC costs more, but offers enhanced encryption.
  • 1921DC/K9: The modular router of the group, this router includes a DC power option.

1921 ISR Specs

Price

Sticker price is a little higher on the 1921 series integrated routers compared to competitors. However, companies who invest in a Cisco router will immediately begin to see ROI due to the increased efficiency and security inherent in these products.

Companies find solace in Cisco’s years of experience and router testing, usually finding that an investment now guarantees reliable years of performance ahead.

Cisco also provides investment protection because IT can:

  • Reuse several existing modules supported on the original ISRs.
  • Enjoy Cisco IOS Software features that are carried forward from original routers and delivered in the Universal image.
  • Flexibly configure network as business evolves and grows.

Security

1921 series routers include access to Cisco’s IOS software Security tech package, which offers admins increased visibility, granting advanced threat detection and protection.

Companies with collaborative communications enjoy the 1921 series’ enhanced protection features like group-encrypted transport VPN, dynamic multipoint VPN (DMVPN)  and easy VPN (EzVPN).

Deployment

With a single Cisco IOS Software Universal image, businesses can quickly deploy added features without having to download a new image, and companies can deploy a 1900 series router in a high-speed WAN environment with concurrent services enabled up to 15 Mbps.

Scalability

Great for companies with smaller IT budgets that expect future growth, the 1921 is scalable as needed, allowing IT to add new interfaces as needed.

A large default memory supports new capabilities, and routers’ modular architecture offers optimal performance as companies grow. The modular interfaces also offer increased bandwidth, diverse connection options and network resiliency.

Mobility

With 3G wireless WAN access, the 1900 series ISRs combine traditional enterprise functions with mobile capabilities. Routers can replace or work with landline infrastructure like dial-up, Frame Relay and ISDN.

Support and Management

Management is crucial to lowering OPEX and optimizing the network. Cisco users can simplify their day-to-day tasks through automation features available in all 1900 series ISRs.

With “day-one device support,” IT receives immediate manageability support, which allows for quick deployment, network monitoring and troubleshooting.

Top embedded features include:

  • Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements.
  • Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager
  • NetFlow
  • Simple Network Management Protocol

Know what is happening in your network at all times with the clear visibility of Cisco and third-party management applications.

Cisco 1921 ISR Review

“Put one at each of our dealerships. they are connected via our ISP’s network running OSPF. We pump all of our dealerships’ traffic over them and they perform well and are very stable. We used them to replace unstable VPN gear. When we did use them as VPN routers they performed very well also. Cisco is my go to for network equipment.”

Cisco 1921 Series Pricing

The price tag for a Cisco enterprise router is going to vary depending on the model and configuration. If you would like to get pricing for your specific IT project, speak to one of our sales engineers by calling 734.408.1993 to get a quote today.

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