The Enterprise Router is a low-cost workhorse with premium features like
dual processor support, redundant power supplies, and hot-swap cooling fans. The
Enterprise Router can handle the most challenging TCP/IP routing applications
as it delivers wire-speed performance with T1/E1, DS3/E3 and OC3 circuits.
Enterprise Router includes a steel 5U chassis that mounts in a 19-inch rack, a
high-performance industrial computer, high-speed error-correcting memory, and
a 10/100 ethernet port. The Enterprise Router is highly scalable with 18 PCI slots
and a system board that supports two high-speed processors. In addition, the Enterprise
Router is highly reliable, employing flash storage with no moving parts and four
200 W redundant power supplies.
The PCI slots accept LAN and WAN adapters
including all Industrial Series network cards, ethernet cards with up to four
ports, and token ring cards. With these add-on cards, the Enterprise Router can
interconnect multiple IP networks using 56/64 K DDS, fractional and full T1/E1,
fractional and full DS3/E3, OC3, token ring and ethernet connections.
Enterprise Router takes advantage of ImageStreams Standard Architecture
for Network Drivers (SAND), which includes modular support for WAN protocols including
PPP, Cisco HDLC, frame relay and ATM. SAND also makes it easy to troubleshoot
LAN and WAN connections by providing real-time port status and performance monitoring.
The Enterprise Router is ImageStreams low-cost flagship for applications
that require wire-speed performance with superior scalability and built-in power
supply redundancy. The Enterprise Router supports IP firewall security and IPsec
virtual private networking (VPN), and it works where most Cisco 4000 and 7000
series routers are used.
The Enterprise Router is commonly used by Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) as a core router for multihomed networks where dynamic
routing, high-density T1/E1 lines, and multiport DS3/E3 and OC3 connections are
deployed. The Enterprise Router is a low-cost, full-featured router for midrange
ISP applications and corporate networks where scalability and redundancy are mandatory.