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What do the Small Office Routers-Cisco 800 Series Deliver for You

December 21 2016 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Routers, #Cisco & Cisco Network

Updates: Cisco 800 Series Routers Overview

Looking for best-in-class routing, built-in voice, application visibility, and more? Need a router you can deploy at remote branch locations or at your home office? Need a machine-to-machine deployment for the Internet of Things (IoT)?

You can get the Cisco 800 Series Routers. The 800 Series Routers have all in one box. It is ideal for offices with 10 to 50 users. Yes, you can say: “Small office routers deliver big performance.”

Cisco 800 Series models include the 860 Series, 880 Series (the most popular one), 810 Series, 800M Series, 890 Series (the higher performance series).

 

What Benefits You can get from Setting Up Network with Cisco 800 Series?

  1. Diverse WAN connectivity: Enable a variety of WAN technologies, including xDSL, Ethernet, 3G and 4G, and fiber. The series offers a range of performance levels to meet your needs.
  2. Voice, video, wireless, and data in one box: Get voice connectivity and video traffic, and provide Wi-Fi. It's all in a single box, so you can cut capital expenditures.
  3. Enterprise-grade security: 800 Series routers provide encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering (cloud web security). That helps you safeguard your customers and data.
  4. Compact and quiet: These routers come in a small form factor for easy placement. They have a fanless design for quieter operation.

Compare the Hot Cisco 800 Models: Cisco 812 vs. 819 vs. 860VAE vs. 881 vs. 880VA vs. 888 vs. 880G

Cisco 800 Series Routers

812

819

860VAE

881

880VA

888

880G

Use Case

Typical deployment

Integrated wireless solutions (cellular plus Wi-Fi) for service providers and enterprises

Machine to machine and ruggedized small form-factor cellular deployments

Enterprise teleworker or service provider managed CPE

Small branch, retail, or managed CPE

Small branch, retail, or managed CPE

Small branch, retail, or managed CPE

Small remote office or ATM with cellular backup WAN

 

Typical number of users

1 executive up to 20 employees

1-20 remote teleworkers

1-10 enterprise teleworkers

1 executive up to 20 employees

1 executive up to 20 employees

1 executive up to 20 employees

1 executive up to 20 employees

 

Performance positioning

Up to 15 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps

Up to 10 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps

Up to 15 Mbps

 

WAN

Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000

Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000

Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000

Fast Ethernet 10/100

-

-

Fast Ethernet 10/100

 

VDSL2/ADSL2+

-

-

Multimode VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2 & ADSL1

-

Multimode VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2 & ADSL1

-

Multimode VDSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2 & ADSL1

 

SHDSL

-

-

-

-

-

Multimode EFM/ATM SHDSL

Multimode EFM/ATM SHDSL

 

Fiber

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

3G/4G LTE

3.7G HSPA+ or 3G EVDO

3.5G/3.7G HSPA+ or 3G EVDO or LTE

-

3.5G/3.7G HSPA+ or 3G EVDO

3.7G HSPA + or 3G EVDO

3.7 HSPA+

3.5G/3.7G HSPA+ or 3G EVDO

 

Serial

-

Cisco 12:1 Smart serial

-

-

-

-

-

 

LAN

Ports

-

4

5

4

4

4

4

 

802.11 wireless

Dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with DFS/CleanAir (Q4CY2012)

Dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with DFS/CleanAir (Q4CY2012)

Dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi (Q1CY2013)

2.4 GHz 802.11n integrated antenna; dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with DFS/CleanAir (Q4CY2012)

2.4 GHz 802.11n integrated antenna; dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with DFS/CleanAir (Q4CY2012)

2.4 GHz 802.11n integrated antenna

Dual-band concurrent 2.4/5.0 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with DFS/CleanAir (Q4CY2012)

 

Voice

-

-

-

4 FXS , 1 FXO, 1 BRI

4 FXS, 2 BRI

-

-

 

PoE

-

-

-

2 port integrated PoE

2-port integrated PoE

2-port integrated PoE

2-port integrated PoE

 

Software Features

Routing protocols

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

RIPv1, v2, BGP

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

RIPv1, v2, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

 

IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Advanced IP services

Default

Default

No

Upgradeable

Upgradeable

Upgradeable

Default

 

Video/medianet

Ready

Ready

No

Ready

Ready

Ready

Ready

 

Security

VPN support

GETVPN, DMVPN included

GETVPN, DMVPN included

Easy VPN, IPsec VPN on highly secure router

GETVPN, DMVPN with license

GETVPN, DMVPN with license

GETVPN, DMVPN with license

GETVPN, DMVPN included

 

ScanSafe

Ready

Ready

Ready, Secure Router

Ready

Ready

Ready

Ready

 

IPsec tunnels

20

20

10

20

20

20

20

 

SSL VPN

With license

With license

No

With license

With license

With license

With license

 

Content filtering

With license

With license

No

With license

With license

With license

With license

 

Application Experience

Integrated WAN optimization - Cisco WAAS Express

1.5 Mbps optimized; 50 TCP connections, license included with all 812 models

1.5 Mbps optimized; 50 TCP connections, included with 819H or with license for 819

No

1.5 Mbps optimized; 30-75 TCP connections; with license

1.5 Mbps optimized; 30-75 TCP connections; with license

1.5 Mbps optimized; 30-75 TCP connections; with license

1.5 Mbps optimized; 30-75 TCP connections; with license

 

Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

IOS high-availability features

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Physical Attributes

Maximum dimensions

2.01 x 8.95 x 9.49 in.

1.73 x 7.7 x 8.1 in.

1.75 x 9.5 x 9.0 in

1.9 x 12.8 x 10.4 in

1.9 x 12.8 x 10.4 in

1.9 x 12.8 x 10.4 in

1.9 x 12.8 x 10.4 in

 

Maximum weight

4 lb (1.8 kg)

3.2 lb (1.5 kg)

5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

5.5 lb (2.5 kg)

 

Fanless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Optional hardened form factor

No

Yes

No

No

    

More Resources such as models’ data sheet, End-of-Sale notices, Q&A, Case Studies, etc. you can read here http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/800-series-routers/index.html

 

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Fat, Thin, and Fit APs in WLAN Network

December 20 2016 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Wireless - Cisco Wireless AP, #Networking, #Cisco & Cisco Network

You should hear of the Fat, Thin, and Fit APs. What are they?

The terms thin and fat have been applied to WLAN access points (APs) in many different ways.

  • Some vendors use thin AP to refer to entry-level/residential-grade products with few advanced features, in comparison to fat APs rich with enterprise network features like VLAN tagging and SNMP-based management.
  • Some use thin AP to refer to products that can't be configured or used on their own, but instead are part of a WLAN switching system that governs both setup and operation. In this case, a fat AP is any stand-alone AP, no matter how extensive that AP's feature set.
  • Some use thin AP to refer to products that offload selected tasks to an upstream server -- for example, communicating with 802.1X Authentication Servers, generating encryption keys, acting as a VPN gateway, or re-routing traffic for cross-network mobility. In comparison, any of these tasks could be performed directly on a fat AP, without relying on an upstream server.

In the autonomous architecture, the WTPs (Wireless Termination Point) completely implement and terminate the 802.11 function so that frames on the wired LAN are 802.3 frames. Each WTP can be independently managed as a separate network entity on the network. The access point in such a network is often called a Fat AP.

FAT APs in Autonomous WLAN Network Architecture

 

During the initial stages of WLAN deployment, most APs were autonomous APs, and manageable as independent entities in the network. During the past few years, centralized architectures (discussed next) with ACs and WTPs have gained popularity. The primary advantage of the centralized architecture is that it provides network administrators with a structured and hierarchical mode of control for multiple WTPs in the enterprise.

Centralized Architecture

The centralized architecture is a hierarchical architecture that involves a WLAN controller that is responsible for configuration, control, and management of several WTPs. The WLAN controller is also known as the Access Controller (AC). The 802.11 function is split between the WTP and the AC. Because the WTPs in this model have a reduced function as compared to the autonomous architecture, they are also known as Thin APs. Some of the functions on the APs are variable, as discussed in the following section.

Thin APs in Centralized WLAN Network Architecture

 

Distributed Architecture

In the distributed architecture, the various WTPs can form distributed networks with other WTPs through wired or wireless connections. A mesh network of WTPs is one example of such an architecture. The WTPs in the mesh can be linked with 802.11 links or wired 802.3 links. This architecture is often used in municipal networks and other deployments where an outdoor component is involved. This article does not address the distributed architecture.

WTP Functions Fat, Thin, and Fit APs

To understand the autonomous and centralized architecture, it is useful to look at the functions performed by the APs. We start with the Fat APs, which form the core of the autonomous architecture, followed by the Thin APs, which were specified as part of the WLAN switch- or controller-based centralized architecture. The article will then outline the functions of a new variant called the Fit AP, an optimized version of the AP for centralized architectures.

Fat Access Points

Figure1 shows an example of an autonomous network with a fat access point. The AP is an addressable node in the network with its own IP address on its interfaces. It can forward traffic between the wired and wireless interfaces. It can also have more than one wired interface and can forward traffic between the wired interfaces similar to a Layer 2 or Layer 3 switch. Connectivity to the wired enterprise can be through a Layer 2 or Layer 3 network.

It is important to understand that there is no backhauling of traffic from the Fat AP to another device through tunnels. This aspect is important and is addressed when discussing the other AP types. In addition, Fat APs can provide router-like functions such as the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server capabilities.

Management of the AP is done through a protocol such as the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for Web-based management and a Command-Line Interface (CLI). To manage multiple APs, the network manager has to connect to each AP through one of these management schemes. Each AP shows up on the network map as a separate node. Any aggregation of the nodes for management and control has to be done at the Network Management System (NMS) level, which involves development of an NMS application.

Fat APs also have enhanced capabilities such as Access Control Lists (ACLs), which permit filtering of traffic for specific WLAN clients. Another significant capability of these devices is configuration and enforcement of Quality of Service (QoS)-related functions. For example, traffic from specific mobile stations might need to have a higher priority than others. Or, you might need to insert and enforce IEEE 802.1p priority or Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) for traffic from mobile stations. In summary, these APs act like a switch or router in that they provide many of the functions of such devices.

The downside of such APs is complexity. Fat APs tend to be built on powerful hardware and require complex software. These devices are expensive to install and maintain because of the complexity. Nevertheless, the devices have uses in smaller network installations.

Some Fat AP installations still use a controller at the back end for control and management functions. These controllers lead to a slightly scaled-down version of the Fat AP, called, not surprisingly, a Fit AP, discussed later.

Thin Access Points

As their name indicates, Thin APs are intended to reduce the complexity of APs. An important motivation for this reduction is the location of APs. In several enterprises, APs are plenum-mounted (and thus in hard-to-reach areas) so that they can provide optimum radio connectivity for end stations. In environments like warehouses, this is even more evident. For such reasons, network managers prefer to install APs just once and not have to perform complex maintenance on them.

Thin APs are often known as intelligent antennas, in that their primary function is to receive and transmit wireless traffic. They backhaul the wireless frames to a controller where the frames are processed before being switched to the wired LAN (see the Figure ‘Thin APs in Centralized WLAN Network Architecture’).

The APs use a (typically secure) tunnel to backhaul the wireless traffic to the controller. In their most basic form, Thin APs do not even perform WLAN encryption such as Wired Equivalence Privacy (WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2). This encryption is done at the controller the APs just transmit or receive the encrypted wireless frames, thereby keeping the APs simple and avoiding the necessity to upgrade their hardware or software.

The introduction of WPA2 necessitated encryption on the controller. Although WPA was hardware-compatible with WEP and required only a firmware upgrade, WPA2 was not backward-compatible. Instead of replacing APs across the enterprise, network managers could just backhaul the wireless traffic to the controller where the WPA2 decryption was done, and the frames were sent on the wired LAN.

The protocol between the AP and the controller for carrying the control and data traffic was proprietary. Also, there is no capability to manage the AP as a single entity on the Layer 2/3 network it can be managed only through the controller, to which the NMS can communicate through HTTP, SNMP, or CLI/Telnet. A controller can manage and control multiple APs, implying that the controller should be based on powerful hardware and often be able to perform switching and routing functions. Another important requirement is that the connectivity and tunnel between the AP and the AC should ensure low delay for packets between those two entities.

With Thin APs, QoS enforcement and ACL-based filtering are handled at the controller not a problem because all the frames from the AP have to pass through the controller anyway. Centralized control functions for ACLs and QoS are not new they were implemented in networks with Fat APs too. Such installations have controllers that act as the gateway for managing traffic from APs to the wired network. However, the controller function takes on a new dimension with Thin APs, especially with respect to the data plane and forwarding functions. The controller function subsequently was integrated into Ethernet switches that connected the wireless and wired LANs the motivation for the family of devices known as WLAN switches.

The Wireless MAC architecture in this scenario is known as the Remote MAC architecture. The entire set of 802.11 MAC functions is offloaded to the WLAN controller, including the delay-sensitive MAC functions.

Fit Access Points

Fit APs are gaining in popularity in that they try to take advantage of the best of both worlds that is, the Fat APs and the Thin APs. A Fit AP provides the wireless encryption while using the AC for the actual key exchange. This approach is used for newer APs that use the latest wireless chipsets supporting WPA2. The management and policy functions reside on the controller that connects to multiple APs through tunnels.

Also, Fit APs provide additional functions such as DHCP relay for the station to obtain an IP address through DHCP. In addition, Fit APs can perform functions such as VLAN tagging based on the Service Set Identifier (SSID) that the client uses to associate with the AP (when the AP supports multiple SSIDs).

Two types of MAC implementations are possible with Fit APs, known as the Local MAC and the Split MAC architectures. Local MAC is where all the wireless MAC functions are performed at the AP. The complete 802.11 MAC functions, including management and control frame processing, are resident on the APs. These functions include time-sensitive functions (also known as Real Time MAC functions).

The Split MAC architecture divides the implementation of the MAC functions between the AP and the controller. The real-time MAC functions include functions such as beacon generation, probe transmission and response, control frame processing (for example Request to Send and Clear to Send RTS and CTS), retransmission, and so on. The non-real time functions include authentication and deauthentication; association and reassociation; bridging between Ethernet and Wireless LAN; fragmentation; and so on.

Vendors differ in the type of functions that are split between the AP and the controller, and in some cases, even about what constitutes real time. One common implementation of a Fit AP involves local MAC at the AP and control and management functions at the AP.

Reference from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/press/internet-protocol-journal/back-issues/table-contents-13/wireless-lan-switches.html

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Cisco VoIP and Video Phones to Meet a Range of Needs

December 6 2016 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco IP Phones

Do you have an “easy to use” Cisco IP Phone, such as Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series? Cisco always adds new IP Phones-the cost-effective IP communications to replace traditional phones. What are they? There are 4 main types of VoIP and Video Phones to meet your business needs.

The four series include:

  1. Unified SIP Phone 3900 Series
  2. Unified IP Phone 6900 Series
  3. Cisco IP Phone 7800 Series
  4. Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today's business environment, your organization must meet the needs of a wide range of endpoint users with different communication styles and distinct workspaces. Some users want to communicate through their desk phones. Others prefer wireless devices. Still others lean toward soft clients.

The portfolio of Cisco IP phones includes user-friendly, full-featured IP phones to meet the needs of your entire organization, in areas ranging from:

  • The company lobby to the desks of your busiest managers
  • The manufacturing floor to the executive suite
  • The home office to the branch location and corporate offices, both small and large

Many Cisco IP Phones in the portfolio deliver new modes of collaboration, such as integrated HD voice, video, web conferencing, USB peripherals for extensibility and Bluetooth.

The portfolio includes:

Single- and Multi-Line VoIP Phones
These support a range of communication needs, from low-use to the most active-use environments

Basic to Full-Featured IP Phones
Our phones use Cisco Collaboration Solutions to cost-effectively meet your corporate objectives and boost profits.

HD Video Communications (Select Models)
See how this helps you reduce your travel costs and speed decision-making

Applications from Cisco Developer Partners
Enjoy a more personalized and productive IP phone experience with an array of business applications.

Your Choice of Deployment Options
Support for on-premises, from the cloud, or use a hybrid deployment of the two, based on your business needs

Centralized Management
Simplify administration with remote access. On some models, employees can register and activate phones themselves.

 

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What You can Do with Cisco AVB?

December 1 2016 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall, #Cisco Technology - IT News

Cisco Simplifies Digitization of Audio Video Networks with IEEE Audio Video Bridging

Do you want more audio-video flexibility without spending too much money? If yes, you can try Cisco’s new AVB. What is Audio Video Bridging?

Audio video (AV) equipment deployments have traditionally been single-purpose, analog, point-to-point connections with one-way links. As AV deployments migrate to digital, they have continued to retain this inflexible point to-point architecture. This dedicated connection model also results in a mass of cabling that is difficult and costly to manage. In contrast, an open-standards based Ethernet infrastructure enables flexibility and transparent interoperability of multi-vendor AV equipment and integration of new services.

How did AVB come about, and what does it all mean? AVB is a set of technical standards created by the IEEE Audio Video Bridging Task Group. The IEEE AVB Task Group is a part of the IEEE 802.1 standards committee. IEEE 802.1 defined a set of standards that provided the means for highly reliable delivery of low-latency, time-synchronized AV streaming services through Layer 2 Ethernet networks.

The IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard enables this digital transition and accelerates the adoption of Ethernet-based AV deployments that are interoperable. The IEEE 802.1 AVB defines a mechanism whereby the endpoints and the network function as a whole. This allows high-quality AV streaming of professional AV over an Ethernet infrastructure. Instead of one-to-one, the network transport enables many-to-many seamless plug-n-play connections for multiple AV endpoints including talkers and listeners. This helps corporations lower total cost of ownership through fewer cables (CapEx) and no license fees for any proprietary technologies (OpEx). It also provides higher quality, time-synchronized AV with more scalability. This scalability includes a more efficient deployment, installation and management enabling new capabilities.

If you want to see how each standard interacts with AVB and for more about the subject, read the “Cisco Audio Video Bridging Design and Deployment for an Enterprise Network” white paper.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/nexus-7000-series-switches/white-paper-c11-736890.html

Cisco simplifies digitization of AV networks with AVB support on industry leading switches. With the Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.3, Cisco has introduced support for the IEEE 802.1 AVB standard on select Cisco Catalyst 3850 and select Cisco Catalyst 3650 switches. It delivers the highest-capacity 1-,10- and 40-Gigabit Ethernet ports in the industry.

Cisco implements the AVB standards on select Catalyst 3850 and 3650 Series Switches.

The Catalyst 3850 and 3650 Series Switches include our widely deployed, industry leading managed access and aggregation switches. They are designed to deliver a comprehensive set of features to provide the best application experience, the highest levels of security, precise control and management of the network. They offer industry-leading scalability in the fixed configuration category of switches. As a result, they can be deployed as aggregation or access switches in large networks or as core switches in smaller networks.

Cisco’s Unified Access Data Plane application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) powers the switches and can enable uniform wired-wireless policy enforcement, application visibility and control (AVC), flexibility and application optimization. Cisco Catalyst 3850 and 3650 Series Switches support full IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet, modular and field-replaceable network modules, RJ45 and fiber-based downlink interfaces, redundant fans and power supplies and innovative power-sharing functions to achieve a flexible and advanced redundant configuration. With speeds that reach 10 Gbps, Cisco Catalyst 3850 Multigigabit Ethernet Switches support current and next-generation wireless speeds and standards—including 802.11ac Wave 2—on existing cabling infrastructure.

Quite simply, these switches are designed to deliver a comprehensive set of features to provide the best application experience, the highest levels of security, and precise control and management of the network.

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 and 3650 switches offer industry-leading scalability in the fixed configuration category of switches. As a result, they can be deployed as aggregation or access switches in large networks or as core switches in smaller networks.

 

Cisco has also added rich next-generation capabilities to this platform.

Some examples include:

  • Programmability
  • AVB
  • MPLS
  • Services discovery gateway
  • Network as a sensor and enforcer
  • Encapsulated remote switchport analysis

Try using a Cisco Catalyst 3850 and 3650 Series switches to provide AVB. Whether you're in hospitality, government, enterprise or another industry, Cisco AVB is an ideal solution. Deploy it into your current audio-video setup: in conference rooms, auditoriums, and more.

Reference From http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/switches/at-a-glance-c45-737488.pdf

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