Cisco Systems today announced new wireless-enabled integrated services routers,
delivering highly secure concurrent services for broadband access to small
and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enterprise small offices and tele-workers.
will enable Cisco to offer new services including wireless local area network,
advanced security and management for the entire Cisco integrated services
routers supports built-in or modular wireless 802.11 LAN coverage with industry-leading
security. They are available as wireless models and wireless interface cards
are available for the Cisco modular integrated services routers like the Cisco
1841, Cisco 2800 series and Cisco 3800 series.
high performance wireless into the routers provides customers maximum business
agility in an easy-to-set-up and deploy form factor.
routers are also part of the ''Cisco self-defending network'' security strategy
and offer the industry''s most comprehensive portfolio of embedded network-security
services. Cisco integrated service routers are able to deliver adaptive threat
defence with advances in application security, anti-x protection, and network
containment and control. This provides customers with a single, resilient
platform to rapidly deploy highly secure networked business applications.
to Ranajoy Punja, vice president, marketing, Cisco Systems, India and Saarc,
"Enterprises today, medium or small are looking for a one box approach
to networking giving them the flexibility of scale, simplicity of ease of
use and manageability and the benefit of a converged network. Cisco introduced
the first family of integrated services routers in September 2004 and the
introduction of the enhanced integrated services router marks Cisco''s continued
commitment to provide customers a router portfolio engineered for highly secure,
wire-speed delivery of concurrent data, voice and video services."
new fixed-configuration Cisco 1800 and Cisco 800 integrated services routers
are shipped with embedded virtual private network (VPN) encryption and acceleration
hardware supporting IPSec AES and 3DES encryption. Cisco IOS security is designed
to protect the company''s entire router portfolio for pervasive security throughout
the network, including stateful firewall, inline intrusion prevention, network
admission control (NAC) and URL filtering and support for MPLS- based VPNs
or VPNs utilising IPSec AES and 3DES high speed encryption.
Security Device Manager (SDM) version 2.1 supports all models of Cisco routers
from the Cisco new 800 series to the Cisco 7301, providing customers an easy-to-use,
web-based interface for secure set up and management of router features including
wide area networking (WAN), local area networking (LAN), security and WLAN.
high-performance new routers, the company says, take full advantage of their
broadband connections while providing key features for small offices such
as advanced security, remote management and backup WAN links.
integrated services routers will be included in Cisco SMB-class and
enterprise business ready solutions. Cisco channel partners will also have
opportunities to introduce integrated-network solutions and services that
meet customer needs.