In addition, the Cisco 3600 series shares modular WICs with the newly announced Cisco 1600 series, delivering cross-platform solution flexibility and further protection of investment.
As networking technology continues to move beyond the enterprise environment and into remote user sites, customers require secure, flexible solutions that deliver investment protection and a clear path toward future growth," said Kevin Kennedy, vice president and general manager of the Access Business Unit at Cisco.
The Cisco 3600 series provides customers with the ability to cost-effectively deploy advanced Internet/intranet applications and scale those solutions to meet their growing and changing remote access requirements.
The Cisco 3600 series is fully supported by a host of Cisco IOS software features, including dial access connectivity, LAN-to-LAN routing, security and WAN optimization features.
In addition, the Cisco 3600 series will also support advanced multimedia protocols, including Resource Reservation (RSVP), Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), ensuring customers can immediately deploy advanced Internet/intranet applications as they become available.
Dial access security is enhanced through a rich set of Cisco IOS software security features, including firewalling capabilities and future payload encryption.
With the addition of the Cisco 3600 series, Cisco now offers the most comprehensive line of end-to-end remote access solutions available today.
The Cisco 4500/4700 series delivers high-performance ISDN connectivity and is ideally suited for environments where high-speed LAN connectivity over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) or Fast Ethernet is required.
With the addition of the Cisco 3600 series to our dial access product line, we are now capable of fulfilling the connectivity requirements of any size branch office -- whether solutions require the integrated modems of the Cisco AS5200, the high- or low-density ISDN of the Cisco 3600 or a combination of ISDN and async, or async only," said Kevin Kennedy.