Cisco 2600 Series
The Cisco 2600 series modular architecture offers network managers
and service providers a branch office solution that provides the versatility
needed to adapt to changes in network technology, as new services and applications
become available. With full support of the Cisco IOS software, Cisco 2600 modular
architecture provides the power to support the advanced Quality of Service (QoS),
security, and network integration features required in today's evolving enterprise
and service provider networks.
The Cisco 2600 series shares modular interfaces with the Cisco
1600, 1700, and 3600 series, providing a cost-effective solution to meet today's
branch office needs for applications such as:
- Secure Internet/intranet access with Firewall protection
- Multiservice voice/data integration
- Analog and digital dial access services
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) access
- Inter-VLAN routing
- Routing with Bandwidth Management
The Cisco 2600 series features single or dual fixed LAN interfaces.
a network module slot, two Cisco WAN interface card (WIC) slots, and a new Advanced
Integration Module (AIM) slot. LAN support includes single and dual Ethernet
options; 10/100 Mbps autosensing Ethernet; mixed Token-Ring and Ethernet; and
single Token Ring chassis versions. WAN interface cards support a variety of
serial, ISDN BRI, and integrated CSU/DSU options for primary and backup WAN
connectivity, while available network modules support multiservice voice/data/fax
integration, departmental dial concentration, and high-density serial options.
The AIM slot supports integration of advanced services such as hardware-assisted
data compression and in the future, encryption. All Cisco 2600 series routers
include an auxiliary port supporting 115Kbps Dial On Demand Routing, ideal for
back-up WAN connectivity.
Because the Cisco 2600 series is modular, interface configurations
are easily customized to accommodate a wide variety of network applications.
Some of these applications include the following:
- Multiservice Voice/Data/Fax Integration
- Analog and Digital Dial Services
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access and Firewall Protection
- Serial Device Concentration
- Mixed WAN services
- LAN-to-LAN services
- Evolving Business Applications