Cisco routers provide access to applications and network-based services within the same technology.
Suitable Branch Equipment: Optimizing branch services on a single platform while delivering the ideal application experience with WAN infrastructure applications
Network Edge Equipment: Transforming your network into a high-efficiency, reliable and secure system for telecommunications, data centers and branch networks
Service Provider Equipment: Distinguish service and increase revenue by providing scalable end-to-end solutions and customer awareness services (Subscriber-aware)
The series of products in this category are:
- Cisco small business and Linksys Save switches
- Cisco catalyst 2960 series switches
- Cisco catalyst 3650 series switches
- Cisco catalyst 3750 series switches
- Cisco catalyst 3850 series switches
- Cisco catalyst 4500 series switches
US network equipment company headquartered in the city of San Jose, in the area known as Silicon Valley, California. The company designs networking and communications products and sells them to three different brands, including Cisco, Linkis and Scientist Atlanta.
At first, Cisco produced only a few protocol routers, but today Cisco products can be found everywhere, from the living room to the network service providers. The company provides products for the transfer of information, sound and image between buildings, open lands and around the world. These products are installed and deployed in corporate data centers, public centers, telecommunications companies, commercial companies and residential complexes.
Cisco is currently one of the largest switch, router and firewall companies in the world and has been producing servers for some time.
Some of the features of this series of devices include:
- Packet filtering
- State full filtering
- Application inspection
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Implemented as Layer 3 or Layer 2
- VPN support
- Object groups
- AAA support
- Botnet traffic filtering
- Advanced malware protection (AMP)
- High availability
Cisco has been producing the firewall for years, and in previous years it was marketed under the name PIX. With the advent of Cisco technology, a new device that had all the capabilities of PIX, and in addition to that added new ones, was launched under the name Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
ASA firewalls come in many sizes and shapes, but they all have the same capabilities. A device with a lower model number is usually lower powered. The model number of these devices starts with 55, are devices from the ASA family that install on switches like 6500 or virtual environments.