Cisco 4200 Series/ISR 4221-A Router Built for SMB Networking

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life date for the most popular Cisco
1941 and 1921 routers. And the Best replacement for Cisco 1941/1921 is the Cisco
4221 Integrated Services Router.

Learn more: Migrate from Cisco 1941/1921 to ISR 4221

The Cisco 4221 Integrated Services Router is the latest addition to the Cisco
ISR 4000 Series.

This versatile, value-priced 1RU desktop router provides enterprise-class network
performance, services, and security.

The ISR 4221 is many networking tools in one, including:

 Wireless WAN (3G/4G LTE and Cat6 LTE Advanced)

 Support for IWAN functionality

 Wireless LAN

 Integrated switch ports

 VRF-aware -rewall and NAT

 Multicore hardware VPN acceleration

 Network contention control

 Application services

 Built-in security

Keeping Your Network Safe
To help protect your branch network and users, the Cisco 4221 ISR provides
enterprise-class security features:

1. IPSec VPN services

2. Snort IPS
3. Anomaly detection and machine learning with Cisco Stealthwatch Learning
Networks

4. Cisco Umbrella Branch protection at the DNS layer

5. Cisco TrustSec

A Technical Triumph for SMB Networking

The Cisco 4221 ISR offers performance and capabilities on par with an enterprise
router, delivered in a desktop-sized package that’s ideal for SMB ecosystems:

The Cisco 4221 ISR: Full-Service Networking

Offering the best price-for-performance in its class, the Cisco 4221 ISR is the ideal
“Swiss army” router for your network.

The Cisco 4221 ISR enables consistent business-driven and policy-based operations
across network domains, including for microbranches, ATMs, kiosks, pop-up
locations, and IoT use cases.

Features ISR 4221
Form factor 1 RU Desktop
Integrated WAN Ports GE / SFP
GE
Performance 35Mbps
Upgradable to 75 Mbps
Network Interface Modules (NIM) 2
Enhanced Services Modules (SM- N/A
X)
Integrated Services Card (ISC) N/A
slots
USB Ports (type A) 1
Default/max Flash 8 GB
Default/max DRAM 4 GB
Power supply type External: AC
Redundant power supply No
Module online insertion and No
removel (OIR)
Server virtualization platform N/A
(UCS E-Series) and Network
Compute Engine (NCE)
Zone-based firewall and NAT VRF-Aware Firewall and
services Network Address
Translation (NAT)
Hardware VPN acceleration(DES, Yes
3DES, AES)
IPSEC VPN services FlexVPN, Easy VPN
remote server,
Enhanced Easy VPN,
Dynamic Multipoint VPN
(DMVPN)
Group Encrypted
Transport VPN (GET
VPN), V3PN, MPLS VPN
SSL VPN No
Intrusion prevention Yes (Snort for
Singnature Based and
FirePower as nGIPS)
Anomaly Detection and Machine Cisco Self Learning
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
Cisco Umbrella Branch Support Yes
Cisco Cloud Web Security Yes
Identity-based networking No
Cisco TrustSec Security Group Tag
Exchange Protocol
(SXP), SGT over
GETVPN
SGT over IPSEC
SGT over DMVPN
SGT-based ZBFW
Port/Layer 3
interface/IP/subnet-to-
SGT mapping
SGT export in Flexible
NetFlow
Local conferencing N/A
Digital signal processor support N/A
Cisco Unified Survivable Remote N/A
Site
Telephony support N/A
Cisco Unified Communications N/A
Manager Express support N/A
Cisco Unity Express N/A

(NM, SM, or ISM) N/A

Cisco Unified Border Element N/A
(CUBE)
(SIP/H.323 sessions) N/A
nano Cisco Unified Border Element N/A
(nanoCUBE)
(sessions) N/A
Digital voice and video (T1/E1 N/A
channels)
Analog/BRI voice N/A

IPv4 routing protocols RIP v1/v2, EIGRP,
OSPF, BGP, PBR, PfR
Multicast routing protocols PIM-SM, mroute (static
route), and MLD
IPv6 routing protocols EIGRP, RIP, OSPFv3,
IS-IS,
BGP and PBR
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n access N/A
point
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n access N/A
point
Unified and autonomous mode N/A
RP-TNC connectors for field- N/A
replaceable
optional high-gain antennas N/A
Diversity (dual antennas) N/A
Wireless LAN controller module N/A
3G /4G LTE cellular Yes
Cat 6 LTE Advanced Yes†
GPS Support Yes
Indoor Antenna Yes (Various antenna
using 2 x TNC
connectors supporting
MIMO)
Outdoor antennas N/A
Maximum switched Ethernet ports 2x8
Maximum switched Ethernet LAN 0
ports with PoE
PoE support (wattage) N/A
PoE support (wattage) N/A
EtherSwitch Service Module type N/A
(width)
Intelligent Path Control PfR
SD-Access Yes
Network Contention Control QoS, HQoS
Application Visibility NBAR v2
WAN Optimization N/A
Akamai Connect N/A
Cisco Application Centric Application Policy
Infrastructure Infrastructure
Controller (APIC) with
Enterprise Module
ISR4221/K9 priced at just $590 USD now (List Price: US$1,195, 51% OFF).

ISR4221-SEC/K9 priced at just $1,152 USD now (List Price: US$2,095, 45%
OFF)

More info from

https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/solutions/small-business/routers/4221-router-
infographic.pdf

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