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Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0

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PRODUCT BULLETIN

The network has become a critical business resource by enabling organizations to develop and introduce new services and applications, improve productivity and accessibility, and increase business opportunities and market competitiveness. As such, organizations require the visibility and ability to avoid costly network and application services disruptions. To meet business objectives, actionable information derived from analysis is used to drive automated or guided changes in the network. Cisco has network planning and analysis solutions to plan and implement strategies that strengthen business continuity through improved network and application resilience and optimization while reducing operating expenses.

Cisco Application Analysis Solution 1.0 (AAS) provides a visual and quantitative breakdown of the complex interactions among applications, servers, and networks to cost-effectively troubleshoot and reliably deploy networked applications. Cisco AAS rapidly illustrates whether performance problems are due to network versus application issues.
Cisco Configuration Assurance Solution 1.0 (CAS) automatically diagnoses device mis-configurations, policy violations, inefficiencies, and security gaps using a combined visualization of network topology, traffic, and configuration. Cisco CAS improves network availability and security, and documents compliance with best practices and important regulatory and IT Governance requirements.
Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0 (NPS) is a "what-if" impact analysis tool enabling users to optimize capacity and performance, ensure resiliency, plan for new technology deployments, improve application and service continuity and validate planned configuration changes. Cisco NPS reduces the risks associated with network growth, migration, and consolidation.

Table 1. Features Table Cisco AAS 1.0, Cisco CAS 1.0, Cisco NPS 1.0

Feature

Description

Cisco Application Analysis Solution 1.0
Profile Application Transactions

Parses an application trace and analyzes it at the application message level and network packet level, with their interdependency presented graphically

Diagnosis of End-to-end Performance Problems

Identify root cause of delay by breaking down multi-tier applications into component flows and automatically determining dependencies among application messages

Assessment of Alternative Solutions

Provides the ability to "test" a proposed solution of an end-to-end application performance problem, measured in end-to-end response time

Plan Application Deployment

Assess the ability of the infrastructure to support new applications and project the impact of increasing usage of the application over time, as well as changes in the infrastructure topology and capacity

Cisco Configuration Assurance Solution 1.0
Reduce Network Outages

Detect configuration problems before they disrupt network operations by using an extensive rules library to analyze individual devices, groups of devices, topology, and routing information

Ensure Network Security

Verify that network security policies have been implemented effectively by implementing "tests" that simulate unauthorized traffic flows in a virtual model of the production network, identifying security gaps and pinpointing mis-configured nodes that block valid connectivity

Verify Network Resiliency

Inspect complex back-up configurations across the network, diagnose latent problems by simulating failures to test network resiliency and predict change impact on applications, resources, and security

Demonstrate Compliance

Document compliance with operational best practices and regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and supports key processes from popular IT Governance frameworks including ITIL/BS15000, and ISO 17799

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0
Advanced Network Planning and Analysis

Uses an integrated, operationally-valid behavioral model of the underlying network infrastructure and allows for accurate traffic flow simulations, identifying bottlenecks and affect on traffic flow due to outages, as well as predicting the impact of deploying new technologies, protocols, or applications

Automated Network Design and Optimization

An integrated design framework with configurable models and repeatable actions is used for capacity planning, resilient link dimensioning and topology design

Rules-Based Configuration Analysis

Proposed network changes can be validated prior to deployment with a powerful rules-based engine that systematically checks the entire network model, diagnosing device mis-configurations, errors, policy violations, and inefficiencies

AVAILABILITY

Cisco CAS 1.0 and Cisco NPS 1.0 will be available beginning June 13, 2005. Customers interested in purchasing these products can place orders through their normal sales channels beginning June 8, 2005. Cisco AAS 1.0 will be available beginning July 15, 2005; orders can be placed starting June 30, 2005.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Table 2. Ordering Information for Cisco AAS 1.0, Cisco CAS 1.0, Cisco NPS 1.0

Part Number

Description

CAAS-1.0-UR-K9

Cisco Application Analysis Solution 1.0-Unrestricted

CAAS-1.0-R-K9

Cisco Application Analysis Solution 1.0-Restricted

CAAS-1.0-UP-LIC

Cisco Application Analysis Solution 1.0-Upgrade from Restricted to Unrestricted

CCAS-1.0-K9

Cisco Configuration Assurance Solution 1.0

CNPS-1.0-UR-K9

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0-Unrestricted

CNPS-1.0-R-K9

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0-Restricted

CNPS-1.0-UP-LIC

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0-Upgrade from Restricted to Unrestricted

CNPS-1.0-UR-ADD-K9

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0-1 Unrestricted License for additional concurrent user-VND server not included

CNPS-1.0-R-ADD-K9

Cisco Network Planning Solution 1.0-1 Restricted License for additional concurrent user-VND server not included

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Application Analysis Solution, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6362/index.html, Cisco Configuration Assurance Solution, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6364/index.html, or Cisco Network Planning Solution, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6363/index.html or contact your local account representative or netwrk-ap-mktg@cisco.com.
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205314.K_ETMG_LF_6.05Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205314.K_ETMG_LF_6.05Printed in the USA