Comparision of Cisco ISR 4000 routers

Model Comparison of Cisco Router ISR 4000 Series

ISR 4000 series

Basic models :

Technical Specifications ISR4461/K9 ISR4451-X/K9 ISR4431/K9 ISR4351/K9 ISR4331/K9 ISR4321/K9 ISR4221/K9
Aggregate Throughput 1.5Gbps 1 Gbps to

2 Gbps

500 Mbps to

1 Gbps

200 Mbps to

400 Mbps

100 Mbps to

300 Mbps

50 Mbps to

100 Mbps

35 Mbps to 75 Mbps
Total onboard WAN or LAN 10/100/1000 ports 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
RJ-45-based ports 4 4 4 3 2 2 2
SFP-based ports 4 4 4 3 2 1 1
Enhanced service-module slots 3 2 0 2 1 0 0
Doublewide service-module slots 2 1 (assumes no singlewide SM-X modules installed) 0 1 (assumes no singlewide SM-X modules installed) 0 0 0
NIM slots 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
OIR (all I/O modules) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Onboard ISC slot 1 1 1 1 1 1 No

 

Detail Comparison:

Models 4221 4321 4331 4351 4431 4451 4461
Features
Form factor 1 RU Desktop 1 RU Desktop 1 RU 2 RU 1 RU 2 RU 3 RU
Integrated WAN Ports GE / SFP GE / SFP GE / SFP 2 PoE GE / SFP 2 PoE GE / SFP 2 PoE GE / SFP 2 x PoE GE/SFP; 2 x GE/SFP; 2 x 10 GE SFP+
GE GE GE / SFP GE / SFP 2 GE / SFP 2 GE / SFP
Performance 35 Mbps 50 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 1.5 Gbps
Performance with Performance license 75 Mbps 100 Mbps 300 Mbps 400 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3 Gbps
Performance with Boost license 1.2 Gbps 2+ Gbps 2+ Gbps 2+ Gbps 4+ Gbps 4+ Gbps 10+ Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES 256) 75 Mbps 100 Mbps 500 Mbps 500 Mbps 900 Mbps 1.6 Gbps 7 Gbps
Management port 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band) 1 GE RJ-45 (Integrated out of band)
Network Interface Modules (NIM) 2 2 2 3 3 3
Enhanced Services Modules (SM-X) 1 x single wide 2 x single wide or 1 x double wide 2 x single wide or 1 x double wide 3 x single wide; 2 x double wide; or 2 x singlewide plus  1 x doublewide
Integrated Services Card (ISC) slots 1 x PVDM 4 1 x PVDM 4 1 x PVDM 4 1 x PVDM 4 1 x PVDM 4
USB ports (type A) 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 3.0
Default/maximum Flash 8 GB 4 GB/8 GB 4 GB/16 GB 4 GB/16 GB 8 GB/32 GB 8 GB/32 GB 8 GB/32 GB
Default/maximum DRAM 4 GB fixed DRAM 4 GB/8 GB 4 GB/16 GB 4 GB/16 GB 4 GB/16 GB 4 GB/16 GB 8 GB/32 GB
Power supply type External: AC External: AC, PoE External: AC, PoE External: AC, PoE, or DC Internal AC, AC-PoE, or DC Internal AC, AC-PoE, or DC Internal AC, AC-PoE, or DC
Redundant power supply Yes, internal RPS Yes, internal RPS Yes, internal RPS
Module online insertion and removal (OIR) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Module online insertion and removel (OIR) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server virtualization platform (UCS E-Series) and Network Compute Engine (NCE) N/A 4-core NCE 2-core single-wide, 2-core NCE 2-core single-wide, 2-core NCE 4-core NCE 2-core single-wide, 2-core NCE 2-core single wide, 2-core NCE
4-core single-wide, 4-core NCE 4-core single-wide, 4-core NCE 4-core single-wide, 4-core NCE 4-core single wide, 4-core NCE
4-core double-wide 4-core double-wide 4-core double wide
6-core double-wide 6-core double-wide 6-core double wide
8-core double-wide 8-core double-wide 8-core double wide
12-core double-wide 12-core double-wide 12-core double wide
Full IOS XE SD-WAN support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Security
Cyberthreat protection through Trustworthy Systems framework Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zone-based firewall and NAT services VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT) VRF-Aware Firewall and Network Address Translation (NAT)
Hardware VPN acceleration (DES, 3DES, AES) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IPsec VPN services FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
FlexVPN, Easy VPN remote server, Enhanced Easy VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GET VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
SSL VPN
Intrusion prevention Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS) Yes (Snort for signature-based and Firepower as NGIPS)
Anomaly detection and machine learning Cisco Self Learning Networks (SLN) Cisco Self Learning Networks (SLN) Cisco Self Learning Networks (SLN) Cisco Self Learning Networks (SLN) Cisco Self Learning Networks (SLN)
Network foundation protection ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2 ACL, FPM, control plan protection, control plane policing (CoPP), QoS, role-based CLI access, source-based RTBH, uRPF, SSHv2
Cisco Umbrella Branch Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cisco Cloud Web Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Identity-based networking
Cisco TrustSec Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN Security Group Tag Exchange Protocol (SXP), SGT over GETVPN
SGT over Ipsec SGT over Ipsec SGT over Ipsec SGT over Ipsec SGT over IPSEC SGT over IPSEC
SGT over DMVPN SGT over DMVPN SGT over DMVPN SGT over DMVPN SGT over DMVPN SGT over DMVPN
SGT-based ZBFW SGT-based ZBFW SGT-based ZBFW SGT-based ZBFW SGT-based ZBFW SGT-based ZBFW
Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping Port/Layer 3 interface/IP/subnet-to-SGT mapping
SGT export in Flexible NetFlow SGT export in Flexible NetFlow SGT export in Flexible NetFlow SGT export in Flexible NetFlow SGT export in Flexible NetFlow SGT export in Flexible NetFlow
Unified Communications
Local conferencing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes With PVDM4 on NIM module installed
Digital signal processor support PVDM4 PVDM4 PVDM4 PVDM4 PVDM4 With PVDM4 on NIM module installed
Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony support Up to 50 Up to 100 Up to 750 Up to 1200 Up to 1500 Up to 1500
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express support Up to 50 Up to 100 Up to 250 Up to 350 Up to 450 Up to 450
Cisco Unity Express (NM, SM, or ISM) Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE Use Cisco Unity Connection on UCSE
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) SIP/H.323 sessions 100 400 1000 3000 6000
Nano Cisco Unified Border Element (Nano CUBE) sessions
Digital voice and video Up to 8 T1/E1 ports Up to 12 T1/ E1 ports Up to 24 T1/ E1 ports Up to 24 T1/ E1 ports Up to 40 T1/ E1 ports Up to 48 T1/ E1 ports
Analog/BRI voice Up to 8 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI) Up to 12 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI) using NIM; or 8 ports using NIM and up to 24 FXS and 4 FXO using SM-X slot Up to 20 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI); or 12 using NIM and up to 48 FXS and 8 FXO in SM-X slot; or 12 using NIM and up to 72 FXS in SM-X slot Up to 12 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI) Up to 20 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI); or 12 using NIM and up to 48 FXS and 8 FXO in SM-X slot; or 12 using NIM and up to 72 FXS in SM-X slot Up to 24 ports (FXS, FXO, E/M, BRI); or 12 using NIM and up to 24 FXS and 36 FXO in SM-X slot; or 12 using NIM and up to 144 FXS in SM-X slot
Routing and Multicast
IPv4 routing protocols RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR RIP v1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR
Multicast routing protocols PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD PIM-SM, mroute (static route), and MLD
IPv6 routing protocols EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3, IS-IS, BGP, PBR
Wireless LAN
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n access point
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n access point
Unified and autonomous mode
RP-TNC connectors for field-replaceable
Optional high-gain antennas
Diversity (dual antennas)
Wireless LAN controller module Available on UCS E-Series Available on UCS E-Series Available on UCS E-Series Available on UCS E-Series Available on UCS E-Series Available on UCS E-Series
Wireless WAN
3G/4G LTE cellular Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cat 6 LTE Advanced Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GPS support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indoor antenna Yes (Various antenna using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO) Yes (various antennas using 2 x TNC connectors supporting MIMO)
Outdoor antennas
Integrated Switching
Maximum switched Ethernet ports 2 x 8 16 40 72 24 72 120
Maximum switched Ethernet LAN ports with PoE 16 40 72 24 72 120
Maximum PoE power without PoE boost 120W 250W 500W 250W 500W 360W
Maximum PoE power with PoE boost 260W 500W 950W 530W 990W 720W
EtherSwitch Service Module type (width) 1 x single wide 2 x single wide or 1 x double wide 2 x single wide or 1 x double wide 3 x single wide; 2 x double wide; or 2 x single wide plus 1 x double wide
Application Services
Intelligent Path Control PfR PfR PfR PfR PfR PfR PfR
SD-Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Contention Control QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS QoS, HQoS
Application Visibility NBAR v2 NBAR v2 NBAR v2 NBAR v2 NBAR v2 NBAR v2 NBAR v2
WAN Optimization ISR-WAAS ISR-WAAS; vWAAS on UCS E-Series ISR-WAAS; vWAAS on UCS E-Series ISR-WAAS ISR-WAAS; vWAAS on UCS E-Series ISR-WAAS; vWAAS on UCS E-Series
Akamai Connect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) with Enterprise Module

 

 

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