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- BROADBAND CABLE CONTROL SOLUTIONS
- CISCO IOS SOFTWARE
- CONTENT NETWORKING
- INTERFACES AND MODULES
- LRE AND xDSL SOLUTIONS
- NETWORK MANAGEMENT
- OPTICAL NETWORKING
- SECURITY AND VPN
- STORAGE NETWORKING
- UNIVERSAL GATEWAYS AND ACCESS SERVERS
- VIDEO TELEPHONY, CONFERENCING
- VOICE AND IP COMMUNICATIONS
- WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
BROADBAND CABLE CONTROL SOLUTIONS
The Cisco Service Control solution allows providers to leverage their existing IP network infrastructure to differentiate between services like voice over IP, web browsing, music downloads, video streaming, or P2P traffic. Cisco Service Control accomplishes this by adding a programmable service layer to networks that allows operators to identify subscribers, classify applications, guarantee service performance, and charge for multiple IP services.
The Cisco SCE 1000 and 2000 Series Service Control Engines are network elements specifically designed for carrier-grade deployments requiring high-capacity stateful application and session-based classification and control of application-level IP traffic per subscriber.
The Cisco Service Control Application Suite for Broadband provides application and subscriber-level awareness for residential broadband, traffic optimization, incremental service security, tiered service, and premium IP service enablement. The suite is deployed on the Cisco SCE 1000 Series Service Control Engines and the Cisco SCE 2000 Series Service Control Engines.
CISCO IOS SOFTWARE
Cisco IOS Software Major Release 12.3 is the latest example of how Cisco software delivers benefits through innovation and integration. It is a consolidated release designed for Enterprise, Access, and Cisco channel partners. It delivers innovative, optimized features that enable easy access to Voice, Security, and Quality of Service (QoS), and the leading-edge functionality and platform support introduced in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2T. Release 12.3 is the first widely deployable release to power the Cisco 3700 Series Access Routers, the flagship full-service branch platform that integrates support for branch services into a single platform. Major Release 12.3 offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative technologies, advanced intelligent network services, and unparalleled scalability that is unmatched by any other industry software. Additionally, the stability of this release has been proven through extensive system testing, which will continue as part of Cisco's ongoing commitment to improve and increase reliability and quality.
Cisco 500 Series Content Engine is an edge delivery platform for branch office and regional office content delivery network deployments. Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software, which runs on the Cisco 500 Series, and the Cisco 500 Series combine the benefits of caching and content delivery in an appliance that offers superior network integration, facilitating the deployment of diverse content services including:
- Content acceleration (transparent and proxy caching)
- Content filtering
- Point of sale and service Web kiosks
- File distribution
- Streaming media
Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software offers enterprises and service providers that are hosting a managed enterprise content delivery network an integrated caching and content-delivery platform for new network services to help improve operations and reduce costs.
The Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switch is a high-performance, high-availability modular architecture for Web infrastructures. As the premiere switch for the Cisco Web Network Services Software, the Cisco CSS 11500 Series helps businesses to build global Web networks optimized for content delivery and e-commerce. By activating HTTP headers, the CSS 11500 Series helps to ensure availability, optimize utilization, reduce latency, increase scalability, and enhance security for Websites, server farms, cache clusters, and firewall systems.
The Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) adds advanced layer 4 to layer 7 content switching capabilities to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch or the Cisco 7600 Series Router providing high-performance, feature rich layer 4 to layer 7 load balancing to existing layer 2 and layer 3 features of the Catalyst platforms. The Cisco CSM offers a complete set of advanced features and benefits including investment protection in a high-density, scalable platform with proven reliability; reduced application response times, optimized service delivery, increased application uptime and service scalability for servers, firewalls, VPN devices, SSL termination devices and caches.
The Cisco Global Site Selector family, consisting of the Cisco GSS 4480 and Cisco GSS 4490, delivers advanced site selection services that are critical for Internet and intranet data center disaster recovery deployments. The Cisco Global Site Selector family globally load balances distributed data centers. Consider using the Cisco Global Site Selector family, the cornerstone of disaster recovery plans, when you deploy Cisco server load balancers such as Cisco CSS 11500 and CSS 11000 series content services switches, Cisco Content Switching Module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches and 7600 Series Router, Cisco IOS SLB implementations, and Cisco LocalDirectors.
Cisco IP/TV is the easily deployed solution for delivering networked video with superior ease of use and integration with IP network services. Cisco IP/TV supports live and scheduled video, video on demand, synchronized presentations and screen captures, and several other video management functions.
Cisco 2600, 2800, 3700, and 3800 series content-engine modules offer the industry's first and only router-integrated content-delivery system that combines demand-pull caching and prepositioning technologies to accelerate Web applications, objects, and streaming media. Running Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software, the Cisco 2600, 2800, 3700, and 3800 series content-engine modules help customers conserve WAN bandwidth for important branch IP services such as voice over IP (VoIP) and network security, while extending the value of their branch routers to deliver strategic new application services-with no performance degradation. These services include Web-content security, Web-application acceleration, Business video and Software distribution and server consolidation.
Cisco Hosting Solution Engine is a turnkey, hardware-based solution for e-business operations in Cisco powered data centers. Based on a proven Cisco internal IT operational GUI, it provides up-to-date fault and performance information regarding network infrastructure and Layer 4-7 hosted services, saving time and resources in daily operation. By leveraging its new flexible user security model, the Hosting Solution Engine is also able to offer tiered user access to server managers in different organizations for taking respective servers in and out of service as well as configuration of Layer 4-7 hosted services. For enterprise IT departments, Cisco Hosting Solution Engine enables centralized network and service operations with autonomous application management by individual business organizations. It easily integrates with existing upper layer NMS/OSS while extending manageability to e-business operations.
Cisco Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Services Module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series Internet Routers dramatically accelerates the performance and enhances the security of Web-enabled applications, providing comprehensive secure content networking while guaranteeing a swift and persistent customer experience. It accomplishes this by increasing the number of secure connections supported by a Web site by offloading the processor-intensive tasks related to securing traffic with the SSL protocol. SSL integration with the Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) provides for a high-performance, scalable, and secure server load balancing solution by accelerating both encrypted and non-encrypted traffic while offloading resource-intensive functions from Web servers.
INTERFACES AND MODULES
The Cisco 16-port and 36-port 10/100 EtherSwitch modules for Cisco 2600, 3600, and 3700 series routers offer branch office customers the option to integrate switching and routing in one platform. Combining robust Layer 3 flexible WAN routing with low-density line-rate Layer 2 switching, the EtherSwitch modules provide straightforward configuration, easy deployment and integrated management in a single platform.
Cisco offers a range of Gigabit Interface Converters (GBICs) and Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) for Gigabit Ethernet use. These small, modular optical interface transceivers offer a convenient and cost effective solution for the adoption of Gigabit Ethernet in data center, campus, metropolitan area access and ring networks, and storage area networks.
The Cisco 12000 Series 16-Port, 8-Port, and 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1c POS/SDH ISE Line Cards feature the ISE technology-a unique, edge-optimized, programmable adaptive network processor that combines the hardware performance of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with the flexibility of software. Together, the 12000 Series and ISE technology enable a broad range of edge services and accommodates future customer requirements with simple software upgrades instead of costly hardware replacement.
The Cisco NM-AIC-64 Network Module expands the capabilities of Service Provider and Enterprise networks by providing remote alarm monitoring and control of non-IP devices. By installing this network module into the Cisco 26xx, 3631, 3640, or 3660 Series routers, network managers have the capability of monitoring and controlling remote, unstaffed sites to provide increased security, reliability, and control of the network. For example, if a flood occurs at a service-provider remote site, the Alarm Interface Controller (AIC) issues an alarm. The network manager can then invoke a command to turn on a sump pump instead of wasting valuable time waiting for somebody to arrive at the facility. In the event of an unauthorized entry into a secure area, the AIC can initiate a visual and audible alarm. Further, if wired to a camera, the AIC can activate it for remote surveillance.
The single-port Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Network Module (part number NM-1GE) provides Gigabit Ethernet optical and copper connectivity for access routers. The module is supported by the Cisco 2691, Cisco 3660, Cisco 3725, and Cisco 3745 series routers. This network module has one gigabit interface converter (GBIC) slot to carry any standard copper or optical Cisco GBIC (see Table 1 for details). The flexibility to use different GBICs allows for making a choice depending on various factors, such as distance, cost, existing infrastructure, future expansion plans, and requirements.
Cisco 7600 Series 12-Port Channelized T3 (CT3) to DS0 Optical Services Module (OSM) for channelized services enable the rapid, efficient addition of circuits within existing electrical connections. Powered by Cisco PXF technology, an Adaptive Network Processor (ANP), the 12-port Channelized T3 OSM delivers up to 336 T1s or 1,000 DS0s coupled with WRED and hierarchical shaping with up to 8,000 queues for granular service delivery. Ideal applications include: Private line aggregation, high-speed Internet access and WAN edge aggregation.
The Cisco High-Density Analog and Digital Extension Module for Voice and Fax (EVM-HD) provides enterprises, managed service providers and service providers the ability to directly connect public-switched telephone networks (PSTNs) and existing telephony equipment to Cisco 2821, Cisco 2851, Cisco 3825, and Cisco 3845 integrated services routers. With support for up to 24 total voice and fax sessions, the Cisco High-Density Extension Module is ideal for networks with high analog (foreign exchange station [FXS], direct inward dialing [DID], and foreign exchange office [FXO]) and digital (Basic Rate Interface [BRI]) call-capacity requirements.
LRE AND xDSL SOLUTIONS
The Catalyst 2950 Long Reach Ethernet (LRE) Series Switches enable enterprises and service providers to extend intelligent Ethernet services over existing phone and legacy wiring. With a reach of up to 5000 feet, enterprises can deploy productivity enhancing applications across their entire network while avoiding the costs of rewiring. Also, service providers now have a cost-effective solution for delivering metro Ethernet services that leverages their existing copper infrastructure.
The Cisco 575, 576, and 585 LRE Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) are low-cost, compact devices that bridge Long-Reach Ethernet (LRE) and Ethernet traffic. They support Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) traffic, including digital phones, that co-exists over the same LRE line. The Cisco 575 and 585 LRE CPE operate only with the Catalyst 2900 LRE XL and Catalyst 2950 LRE Series switches as part of the Cisco Long-Reach Ethernet networking solution. The Cisco 576 LRE CPE operate only with the Catalyst 2950 LRE 997 Switch.
The Cisco Long-Reach Ethernet (LRE) 48 POTS Splitter is a cost-effective high-density device that is ideal for buildings with on-site PBX systems, and where Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) traffic must co-exist over the same copper wiring. The Cisco LRE 48 POTS Splitter enables the co-existence of LRE and POTS on the same telephone line.
Cisco 800 Series of Secure Routers are ideal for providing secure Internet and corporate network connectivity to small remote offices and teleworkers. The Cisco 800 Series of Secure Routers provide a wide range of rich integrated security services, advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features for high quality voice, video and data applications, and easy deployment and remote management features with Cisco IOS software.
The industry-leading Cisco 6000 series IP DSL switch enables a rich portfolio of multiservice applications with the most comprehensive set of IP+ATM managed-service and common multi-DSL technologies for central offices (COs), remote terminals, and multiple dwelling units.
Cisco 1700/2600/3600/3700 Series 1-Port ADSL WICs on the Cisco 1700/2600/3700 series routers deliver business class ADSL over basic telephone service or otherwise known as Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) (through WIC-1ADSL and WIC-1ADSL-DG) and ADSL over ISDN (through WIC-1ADSL-I-DG) services for small and medium-sized businesses to enterprise branch offices (Figure 1). These two ADSL WICs, combined with the Cisco 1700/2600/3700 Series routers, enable service providers and resellers to offer additional services by supporting features for business-class security, voice integration, differentiated classes of service, and managed network access with Cisco IOS Software. These value-added features, along with the manageability and reliability of Cisco IOS technology, provide the mission-critical networking that businesses require.
The Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) for UNIX is a high-performance, highly scalable, centralized user access control framework. Cisco Secure ACS offers centralized command and control for all user authentication, authorization, and accounting from a Web-based, graphical interface, and distributes those controls to hundreds or thousands of access gateways in your network. With ACS you can manage and administer user access for Cisco IOS routers, virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, dial and broadband DSL, cable access solutions, voice over IP (VoIP), Cisco wireless solutions, and Cisco Catalyst switches via IEEE 802.1x access control. In addition, you can leverage the same ACS access framework to control administrator access and configuration for all TACACS+ enabled network devices in your network. Advanced features include automatic service monitoring, database synchronization and importation of tools for large- scale deployments, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) user authentication support, user and administrative access reporting, dynamic quota generation, restrictions such as time of day and day of week, as well as user and device group profiles. ACS also offers complete coverage for all Cisco router, VPN, wireless, Broadband Service Manager (BBSM), and VoIP vendor-specific attributes (VSAs).
Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) for Windows provides a centralized identity networking solution and simplified user management experience across all Cisco devices and security management applications. Cisco Secure ACS helps to ensure enforcement of assigned policies by allowing network administrators to control:
- Who can log into the network
- The privileges each user has in the network
- Recorded security audit or account billing information
- Access and command controls that are enabled for each configuration’s administrator
CiscoWorks IP Telephony Environment Monitor (ITEM) is a suite of applications that continuously evaluates and reports the operational health of converged IP networks and IP telephony implementations, including the monitoring of Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data) and Cisco IOS Software-based IP telephony environments. CiscoWorks IP Telephony Environment Monitor provides:
- Tools to manage daily customer care responsibilities of help-desk personnel
- The capability to capture performance and capacity management data
- Specialized operations and security tools for large and small IP telephony implementations
CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of powerful management tools that simplify the configuration, administration, monitoring and troubleshooting of Cisco networks. It integrates these capabilities into a world-class solution for improving the accuracy and efficiency of your operations staff, increasing the overall availability of your network through proactive planning, and maximizing network security. These tools provide IT organizations with an integrated system for sharing device information across applications. This rich data environment allows the automation of device manageability tasks, visibility to the network's health and capability, and identifying and localizing network trouble.
CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution provides:
- A centralized system for sharing device information across all LMS applications, improving manageability and system-wide awareness of changes in the network
- Network discovery, topology views, end-station tracking and VLAN management
- Real-time network fault analysis with easy-to-deploy device specific best-practice templates
- Hardware and software inventory management, centralized configuration tools, and Syslog monitoring
- Network response time and availability monitoring and tracking
- Real-time device, link, and port traffic management, analysis, and reporting
- Flexible license model allowing CiscoWorks LMS to be effectively utilized in a wide range of enterprise deployments without restricting functionality or expandability
CiscoWorks SNMS is a part of the CiscoWorks family of products for managing small to large networks. CiscoWorks SNMS is a new Web-based network management solution for small to medium-sized businesses, with 40 or fewer Cisco internetworking devices such as switches, routers, hubs, and access servers. CiscoWorks SNMS can also monitor third-party IT assets such as servers, applications, services, and printers. CiscoWorks SNMS is a collection of Windows 2000-based network management applications that fill the needs of the technically savvy customer in the small to medium-sized business space. CiscoWorks SNMS allows users to monitor and set thresholds for numerous servers and third-party devices. It provides a powerful set of life-cycle functions including configuration management and troubleshooting tools for Cisco devices.
CiscoWorks Access Control List (ACL) Manager is an important component of the CiscoWorks family of products and an add-on application to Resource Manager Essentials. ACL Manager is a component part of the CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management solution bundle. It provides a Web interface to a set of applications that manage the access lists of Cisco devices in an enterprise network environment. ACL Manager dramatically reduces the time needed to develop new filters and maintain existing traffic filters in large-scale deployments of Cisco devices.
Internetwork Performance Monitor is a network response time and availability troubleshooting application. This application empowers network engineers to proactively troubleshoot network-wide performance to diagnose congestion and latencyproblems utilizing real time and historical statistics. IPM is available as a component within the CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution. As such, it can draw on device inventory information maintained by the CiscoWorks base applications. The server functionality of IPM is supported on either Solaris or Windows platforms.
The CiscoWorks Management Center for Firewalls features the look-and-feel of the PIX Device Manager (PDM) but offers centralized management scalability of up to 1,000 Cisco Firewalls. The Management Center for Firewalls provides entire SAFE coverage and features centralized management of access rules, network address translation, intrusion detection and EZVPN on Cisco Firewalls. The Management Center for Firewalls supports centralized management of virtually any Cisco Firewall security network including remote access, DMZ, SOHO, voice networks, storage networks, wireless networks, Internet security and management security provider scenarios.
CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution (SIMS) is a solution that collects, analyzes, and correlates security event data from across the enterprise. Delivering these capabilities using the award-winning netForensics SIMS v3.1 software, CiscoWorks SIMS can help you can identify and respond to more threats, more effectively, without adding additional staff.
CiscoWorks SIMS delivers:
- Complete event monitoring for the SAFE Blueprint and all multivendor security environments
- Real-time event correlation to detect both known and unknown threats
- Advanced visualization for fast and intuitive security monitoring
- Integrated risk assessment to understand the overall vulnerability of any particular asset within the enterprise
- Comprehensive reporting and forensics for all levels of security operations
- Network Admission Control (NAC) event analysis and reporting
The Cisco ONS 15600 Multiservice Switching Platform (MSSP) simplifies bandwidth management in the metro core by allowing service providers to integrate their metro core and metro edge networks, providing carrier-class availability, serviceability, software, and management throughout the network. The Cisco ONS 15600 MSSP combines the functions of multiple metro systems, including SONET/SDH multiplexers and digital cross-connect network elements, together in one easy-to-use platform. It also supports all metro topologies, including point-to-point, linear add/drop, rings, and mesh.
The Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) provides reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and intelligent dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) functions, which help ensure that flexibility and ease of use are now characteristics of the photonic layer of metropolitan and regional networks. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP solution provides a comprehensive suite of transparent wavelength service interfaces, including:
- DCN and SAN: 1- and 2-Gbps Fibre Channel, ESCON, FICON
- Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN/WAN)
- Optical: SONET/SDH: OC-3/STM-1 to OC-192/STM-64
- Intelligent DWDM: D1, HDTV, and wavelength-based data services
The Cisco ONS 15327 is the first metro edge optical transport platform, supercharging SONET/SDH with integrated optical networking and unprecedented multiservices on demand. The Cisco ONS 15327 combines industry leading bandwidth capacity and service diversity in a tiny footprint to enable service providers to achieve radical economics at the metro edge.
The Cisco Transport Manager (CTM) is the industry's most advanced optical transport domain manager. It delivers the full power of the Cisco Optical Networking System (ONS) 15000 Series products to the operations personnel and back office systems of today's customers. A carrier-class EMS that lowers the cost of optical network operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning, CTM provides fault, configuration, performance, and security management capabilities on a robust client/server-based platform that scales to manage thousands of NEs and a large number of simultaneous users. Using CTM's network provisioning, surveillance, and performance monitoring features, customers can more rapidly roll out and maintain revenue-generating services that are built on Cisco Optical Networking Systems.
The Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System is the industry's first carrier routing system offering continuous system operation, unprecedented service flexibility, and system longevity. The Cisco CRS-1 is powered by Cisco IOS XR Software, a unique self-healing and self-defending operating system designed for always-on operation while scaling system capacity up to 92 Tbps. The innovative system architecture combines the Cisco Silicon Packet Processor, the first programmable 40-Gbps ASIC, with the Cisco Service Separation Architecture for unprecedented service flexibility and speed to service. The Cisco CRS-1 marks a new era in carrier IP communications by powering the foundation for network and service convergence today while protecting investments for decades to come.
Cisco Router Security solutions integrate Cisco IOS Firewall, VPN, and Intrusion Prevention (IPS) services across Cisco's router portfolio, redefining best-in-class routing by delivering the industry's most comprehensive, robust, and adaptable security solutions. Merging 20 years of routing innovation with best-of-breed security functionality, integrated security solutions provide customers the following benefits:
- "Use What You Have" - Leverages existing network infrastructure, enabling new security features on the router through Cisco IOS without deploying additional hardware
- "Deploy Security Where You Need It Most" - Provides the flexibility to apply security functionality, like Firewall and IPS, anywhere in the network to maximize security benefit
- "Protect Your Gateways" - Allows best-in-breed security functionality to be deployed at all entry points into the network
- "Save Time and Money" - Reduces the number of devices, lowering training and manageability costs
- "Protect Your Infrastructure" - Protects the router, defending against attacks targeted directly at the network infrastructure, like DDoS attacks
The Cisco 12000 Series routers make up a portfolio of intelligent routing solutions that scale from 2.5 Gbps/slot to 40 Gbps/slot capacity, enabling carrier-class IP/MPLS core and edge networks. These reouter solutions use advanced silicon and software technologies, delivering high standards of routing performance and quality of service capabilities, comprehensive high-availability support, ATM/Frame Relay transport, and an integrated core and edge feature set. With a fully upgradable modular switch fabric, the Cisco 12000 Series routers help provide investment protection and low total cost of ownership.
SECURITY AND VPN
The broad portfolio of integrated Secure Connectivity solutions from Cisco Systems, an essential element of the Self-Defending Network, protects the privacy of all information and allows organizations to:
- Control costs and increase flexibility
- Reduce the deployment burden and increase control with centralized management and policy enforcement
- Lower total cost of ownership by using existing infrastructure and knowledge base
- Increase profitability through enhanced productivity and business efficiency
Working in concert with Cisco Guard DDoS mitigation appliances, Cisco Traffic Anomaly Detectors detect the presence of a potential DDoS attack, divert traffic destined for the targeted device, and identify and block malicious traffic in real time, without affecting the flow of legitimate, mission-critical transactions. As a result, business operations of targeted organizations continue running, even while under attack, ensuring critical corporate assets are always protected.
Cisco Clean Access is an easily deployed software solution that can automatically detect, isolate, and clean infected or vulnerable devices that attempt to access your network. It identifies whether networked devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, even game consoles are compliant with your network’s security policies and repairs any vulnerabilities before permitting access to the network. Networks with Cisco Clean Access can realize benefits such as:
- Minimized network outages
- Enforcement of security policies
- Significant cost savings with automated device repairs and updates
The Cisco PIX Security Appliance plays a vital role in the Cisco strategy to use integrated security to build a Self-Defending Network. From compact "plug-and-play" appliances for small and home offices to modular carrier-class gigabit appliances for enterprise and service-provider environments, Cisco PIX Security Appliances provide robust, enterprise-class integrated network security services to create a strong multilayered defense for fast-changing network environments.
The Cisco IOS Firewall, provides robust, integrated firewall and intrusion detection functionality for every perimeter of the network. Available for a wide range of Cisco IOS software-based routers, the Cisco IOS Firewall offers sophisticated security and policy enforcement for connections within an organization (intranet) and between partner networks (extranets), as well as for securing Internet connectivity for remote and branch offices.
A security-specific, value-add option for Cisco IOS Software, the Cisco IOS Firewall enhances existing Cisco IOS security capabilities, such as authentication, encryption, and failover, with state-of-the-art security features, such as stateful, application-based filtering (context-based access control), defense against network attacks, per user authentication and authorization, and real-time alerts.
Cisco IP Solution Center (ISC) is a family of intelligent element management applications that help reduce overall administration and management costs by providing automated resource management and rapid profile-based provisioning capabilities that enable fast deployment and time to market of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Metro Ethernet technologies. The applications can operate alone or as a suite; capabilities include provisioning and troubleshooting for MPLS VPNs, ATM/Frame Relay/Ethernet over MPLS VPNs, ATM/Frame Relay transport over Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol version 3 (L2TPv3) VPNs, Metro Ethernet VPNs, and planning and configuration of MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE). The Cisco IP Solution Center also offers a scalable and reliable architecture for large-scale operations by providing a four-tiered system, Web GUI, and open application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable integration of IP services operations into existing service provider operations support systems (OSSs).
The CiscoSecure Authentication Agent (CAA) sits on a remote SOHO site client PC or a dial-in client PC served by a host network and provides a user GUI for end users to access and manage their ISDN or dial-in connections to their host network with CiscoSecure ACS for Windows NT or CiscoSecure ACS for UNIX installed.
The Cisco Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is designed to efficiently protect your data and information infrastructure. With the increased complexity of security threats, achieving efficient network intrusion security is critical to maintaining a high level of protection. Vigilant protection ensures business continuity and minimizes the effects of costly intrusions. Cisco IDS advancements include four essential elements that when combined provide a secure, efficient, and comprehensive intrusion protection solution.
The Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) is an intuitive, Web-based device management tool supported on Cisco 830 series to Cisco 7301 routers. Cisco SDM is shipping on Cisco 1800 series, Cisco 2800 series and Cisco 3800 series routers pre-installed from factory. Cisco SDM is a great productivity enhancing tool for both network and security administrators. Cisco channel partners can utilize SDM for faster and easier deployment of Cisco routers for integrated services like dynamic routing, WAN access, firewall, VPN, IPS, QoS, etc.
Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is an in-line, deep-packet inspection-based solution that helps enable Cisco IOS Software to effectively mitigate a wide range of network attacks without compromising router performance. With the intelligence and performance to accurately identify, classify, and stop malicious or damaging traffic in real time, Cisco IOS IPS is a core facet of the Self-Defending Network, enabling the network to defend itself. While it is common practice to defend against head-end attacks by inspecting traffic and installing firewalls, it is also critical to stop malicious traffic close to its entry point by protecting the branch offices. Deploying inline Cisco IOS IPS at the branch enables gateways to drop traffic, send an alarm, or reset the connection as needed to stop attacking traffic at the point of origination and quickly remove unwanted traffic from the network.
Cisco Easy VPN greatly simplifies virtual private network (VPN) deployment for remote offices and teleworkers. Based on the Cisco Unified Client Framework, the Cisco Easy VPN solution centralizes VPN management across all Cisco VPN devices, thus reducing the management complexity of VPN deployments. Cisco Easy VPN solution helps enable an integration of VPN remote devices--such as Cisco routers, Cisco PIX Security Appliances, the Cisco VPN 3002 Hardware Client, or the Cisco VPN Client--within a single deployment and with a consistent policy and key management method, which simplifies remote side administration.
The Cisco 7400 series routers are compact, single-rack unit (RU) routers ideal for application specific routing deployments in service provider and enterprise networks. Powered by Cisco's innovative adaptive network processing technology, the Cisco 7400 series delivers a premium suite of hardware-accelerated network services. The Cisco 7400 series is widely deployed for pay-as-you-grow broadband aggregation supporting up to 8,000 simultaneous subscriber sessions.
The Cisco Wireless Security Suite provides robust wireless LAN security services that closely parallel the security available in a wired LAN. It fulfills the need for consistent, reliable, and secure mobile networking by delivering industry-leading WLAN security services. This enterprise-class solution mitigates sophisticated passive and active WLAN attacks, interoperates with a range of client devices and provides reliable, scalable, centralized security management. It allows network administrators to deploy enterprise WLANs with scalable problem-free security administration that does not increase the burden on the IT staff.
The Cisco Threat Defense System is a collaboration of security solutions and intelligent networking technologies that identify and mitigate both known and unknown threats from inside and outside your organization. This unique systems approach protects your business' productivity gains through flexible, customizable deployment of security and network services, providing comprehensive coverage throughout the network, from the network data center, to the branch offices, and down to the end points.
Cisco Security Agent provides threat protection for server and desktop computing systems, also known as endpoints. It identifies and prevents malicious behavior, thereby eliminating known and unknown ("Day Zero") security risks and helping to reduce operational costs. The Cisco Security Agent aggregates and extends multiple endpoint security functions by providing host intrusion prevention, distributed firewall capabilities, malicious mobile code protection, operating system integrity assurance, and audit log consolidation, all within a single product. And because Cisco Security Agent analyzes behavior rather than relying on signature matching, it provides robust protection with reduced operational costs.
Cisco Identity Based Networking Services (IBNS) is an integrated solution combining several Cisco products that offer authentication, access control, and user policies to secure network connectivity and resources. Cisco IBNS solution enables greater security while simultaneously offering cost-effective management of changes throughout the organization.
The Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch integrates Fibre Channel and IP into a single form factor, providing fourteen 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet ports which can be configured to support either Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for long distance SAN extension or iSCSI for cost-effective SAN expansion. As the storage network expands, Cisco MDS 9000 Family modules can be migrated from the Cisco MDS 9216i into Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors, providing smooth migration, common sparing, and outstanding investment protection.
The Cisco MDS 9000 Multiprotocol Services Module offers fourteen 2-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Supported in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series of fabric switches and Cisco MDS 9500 Series of directors, the module enables Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) for long distance SAN extension and Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI) for Ethernet attached servers without sacrificing Fibre Channel port density. Hardware-assisted compression and encryption on the Gigabit Ethernet ports help ensure optimal utilization of available IT infrastructure and highly reliable and secure data exchange.
Cisco is redefining the Fibre Channel storage switch. The Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS Software layers multiprotocol and multi-transport support with a rich set of intelligent network and storage services, and integrated management applications for efficient storage network administration. The Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS is the underlying system software that powers the award-wining Cisco MDS 9000 Family Multilayer Switches. Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS is designed for storage area networks in the best traditions of Cisco IOS Software to create a strategic SAN platform of superior reliability, performance, scalability, and features.
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch delivers secure, converged services from the wiring closet to the core, from the datacenter, to the WAN edge. From 48 to 576 10/100/1000-Mbps to 1152 10/100-Mbps Ethernet ports, hundreds of millions of packets per second (mpps) network cores supporting multiple gigabit and 10-Gbps trunks, the Catalyst 6500 Series provides the scalable intelligent multilayer switching performance for both enterprise and service-provider networks.
The Cisco BPX 8600 Series Multiservice switches provide a scalable set of solutions to cost-effectively deliver ATM, Frame Relay, voice, circuit emulation and IP services in medium sized PoPs or small COs. The Cisco BPX 8600 Series is comprised of the Cisco BPX 8620 for broadband ATM services, the BPX 8650 Multiservice switch which supports broadband and MPLS for IP services, and the BPX 8680 Universal Service Node which offers broadband, narrowband and MPLS services.
The Cisco MGX 8900 Series Multiservice Switch is a high-end multiservice switch designed to scale multiservice networks to OC-192c/STM-64. The Cisco MGX 8900 Series offers service providers the greatest level of choice and control over extensions of existing infrastructure as well as providing a seamless path to future services.
The IGX 8450/SES (Service Expansion Shelf) Multiservice Switch