Cisco intros single-box business services solution for cable operators

Thu, 06/22/2006 - 7:41am
Brian Santo, CED

Cisco Systems today unveiled a single-box solution for cable operators looking to target small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises with branch operations.

Cisco’s Integrated Business Service solution consists of a Cisco 815 cable integrated services router (ISR) and Cisco high-speed WAN interface cards (HWIC-CABLE-D-2 and HWIC-CABLE-E/J-2).

The integration means MSOs will no longer need to deploy two customer premise devices – a cable modem and a router – in order to deploy business services.Cable operators can now deploy a single, compact device that includes the broad Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) feature set and provides the high level of performance and manageability that MSOs and their business customers require.

The Cisco 815 Cable ISR is a fixed-configuration router with a single F connector for DOCSIS connectivity and four 10/100 Ethernet ports. Security features include capabilities such as hardware-based virtual private network (VPN) acceleration, firewall and intrusion prevention.


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