Cisco ISR 4431 EOL Replacement Guide

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The Cisco ISR 4431 is an enterprise branch services router from Cisco’s Integrated Services Router product line. The ISR 4431 integrates with the Cisco DNA infrastructure management platform and the Catalyst SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) solution. Its modular design also makes the ISR 4431 extensible with Cisco’s Network Interface Modules (NIMs) to add storage, Ethernet switching, out-of-band (OOB) console server management, and other capabilities.

Cisco announced end-of-sale and end-of-life (EOL) dates for select ISR 4400-series models, including the ISR 4431. Its Cisco-recommended replacement option is the Catalyst C8300, which offers some improvements over the ISR but still suffers from some management, automation, and scaling limitations. However, there are other options on the market that fill these gaps with secure, vendor-neutral, all-in-one branch networking solutions. This guide compares Cisco ISR 4431 EOL replacement options and discusses the advanced features and capabilities offered by Cisco alternatives.

Click here for a list of ISR 4431 EOL products and replacement SKUs.

Upcoming Cisco ISR 4431 EOL dates November 6, 2024 – End of routine failure analysis, end of new service attachment August 31, 2025 – End of software maintenance releases and bug fixes February 5,

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