The Cisco® Small Business Series of secure broadband routers addresses the needs of small businesses, providing affordable, easy-to-use, and secure broadband access for data-only applications. Setup is simple with Web-based tools and remote management is possible with features in Cisco IOS® Software that allow value-added resellers or service providers to centrally manage the routers. The Cisco Small Business Series gives small business customers a new option from Cisco---secure, managed Internet access at an affordable price.
Cisco Small Business Series secure broadband routers are fixed-configuration, small-office routers that support up to five users (Figure 1). They provide the required performance to run basic, secure services in small offices, including firewall and support for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based VPNs (Figure 2). In addition, an easy-to-use configuration tool, Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM), allows nontechnical users to quickly set up the router and its firewall configuration (Figure 3), while remote management capabilities in Cisco IOS Software facilitate easy deployment and centralized management for service providers or value-added resellers.
The Cisco Small Business 100 Series of secure broadband routers provides:
• An affordable Cisco router for data-only applications in small businesses offices with up to five users
• Asymmetric DSL (ADSL), ADSL over ISDN, or an Ethernet WAN interface with a 4-port 10/100 switch
• Secure connectivity with integrated stateful firewall
• Simple setup and remote management capabilities of Cisco IOS Software
Figure 1. Cisco Small Business 100 Series Router
Table 1 lists the routers that currently make up the Cisco Small Business 100 Series.
Table 1. Cisco Small Business 100 Series Models
ISDN (S/T) Port for Out-of-Band Management
Cisco Small Business 101
4-port 10/100 switch
Cisco Small Business 106
ADSL over ISDN
4-port 10/100 switch
Cisco Small Business 107
4-port 10/100 switch
Figure 2. Small Business Deployments
Features and Benefits of the Cisco Small Business 100 Series
Table 2 lists the features and benefits that the Cisco Small Business 100 Series provides.
Table 2. Features and Benefits of the Cisco Small Business 100 Series
Cisco Router Running Cisco IOS Software
Provides a proven, reliable network operating system used by companies of all sizes
4-Port 10/100 Switch
Allows multiple devices to be connected in a small office
Integrated Stateful Firewall
Offers a business-class firewall solution for secure Internet access
Web-Based Setup Tool
Cisco SDM allows nontechnical users to quickly set up the router and firewall
Allows value-added resellers or service providers to centrally manage the device, providing better support for small business customers
The Cisco Small Business 100 Series is best suited for deployment in small businesses, recommended for up to five users per site connecting to the Internet, and for multiple-site connectivity through MPLS-based VPNs. These types of offices can include small business professionals such as insurance agents, lawyer offices, or consultants that use data-driven applications. The integrated firewall provides essential security when connecting to the Internet. For simple multiple-site connectivity, users can take advantage of MPLS-based VPN networks.
The Cisco Small Business 100 Series is ideal for managed services---service providers and value-added resellers can use the centralized management features with the router as a platform to offer differentiated security services to small business customers.
Figure 3. Cisco SDM
The Cisco Small Business 100 Series provides secure broadband access to small businesses that need affordable, reliable, managed network connectivity at an affordable price. Service providers and value-added resellers can take advantage of a solution that can be easily set up at a remote site and then be remotely managed to reduce ongoing operational costs.
Tables 3 and 4 list software and hardware features of Cisco Small Business 100 Series routers.
Table 3. Software Features
Routing Protocols and GeneralRouter Features
• Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIPv2)
• Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF)
• Network Address Translation (NAT)
• Port Address Translation (PAT)
• RFC 1483/2684
• Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM (PPPoA)
• PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
• 802.1d Transparent, Learning Bridge Spanning Tree
• Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server/relay/client
• RADIUS/TACACS+ named method lists for authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
• Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
• Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), MS-CHAPv1, MS-CHAPv2, PAP
• Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
• CDP over ATM
• Dynamic DNS
• Access control lists (ACLs)
• Dying Gasp (Cisco Small Business 106/107 only)
Number of Users Supported
Up to 5 recommended
ATM Features (DSLmodelsonly)
• ATM Multilink PPP support on multiple virtual circuits
• ATM subinterface MIB, traps
• ATM Unspecified Bit Rate (UBR), Constant Bit Rate (CBR), Variable Bit Rate/non-real-time (VBR-nrt)
• ATM Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Support for F5 Continuity Check; segment and end-to-end loopback; and Interim Local Management Interface (ILMI) support
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