Routers

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WAN
  ISR ASR 900 ASR 1000 ASR 9000 NCS 5000 Series NCS 5500 Series NCS 6000
  ISR ASR 900 ASR 1000 ASR 9000 NCS 5000 NCS 5500 NCS 6000

Description

Ideal for branch office deployments. Converged platform with industry-leading network, compute, and WAN services. A modular metro aggregation, mobile pre-aggregation, and broadband aggregation platform Ideal for enterprises seeking network edge performance in a small form factor Best in class routing platform for Edge and Carrier Ethernet networks MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation and MPLS enabled data center networks Ideal for data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks Core, carrier-grade, programmable router that offers converged IP and optical networking
Operating System IOS IOS XE IOS XE IOS XR IOS XR IOS XR IOS XR
Branch Yes No No No No No No
Cloud access Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Industrial networking and
machine-to-machine
Yes No No No No No No
Data center interconnect No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Enterprise WAN Yes Yes Yes No No No
Internet edge Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Managed services Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
Mobile Internet Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Service provider core No No No Yes No No Yes
Service provider edge Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
3D Model(s)
2801 Integrated Services Router 3D Model ASR 901 (Ethernet & TDM) 3D Model ASR 1006 3D Model ASR 9001 3D Model NCS 6000 3D model
2851 Integrated Services Router 3D Model ASR 901 (Ethernet Only) 3D Model ASR 9010 3D Model
3845 Integrated Services Router 3D Model ASR 903 3D Model ASR 9922 3D Model
3825 Integrated Services Router 3D Model
3900 Series Routers 3D Model
  800 1900 2900 3900 4000
  800 1900 2900 3900 4451-X

Description

Ideal for telecommuters and small offices. Ideal for small offices requiring modular flexibility for highly secure mobility and customizable applications. Ideal for mid-range deployments requiring business agility, WAN flexibility, and secure collaboration. Ideal for large deployments requiring business continuity, WAN flexibility, superior collaboration capabilities, and investment protection. Revolutionary architecture delivers gigabit performance with services without compromise.
3G/4G Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
(Using external 3G/4G)
Integrated switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi Access Point Wi-Fi Access Point Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on SRE/Cisco UCS E-Series Wireless LAN Controller on Cisco UCS E-Series
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With Cisco UCS E-Series
Integrated Branch Computing No No With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series With UCS E-Series
VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application and WAN optimization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unified Communications Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet Medianet
Application visibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cloud connectors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  ASR1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800 NCS 5000 Series NCS 5500 Series
  ASR 1000 Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 6800 NCS 5000 NCS 5500

Description

Ideal for service providers and enterprises seeking leading performance with a compact form factor. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge. Ideal for convergence of campus and WAN in a single system. Extends services from the campus to the WAN edge; customized for 10 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE services. MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation and MPLS enabled data center networks Ideal for data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks
Operating System IOS XE IOS IOS IOS XR IOS XR
VPN Yes Yes (Sup720) Yes* Yes Yes
WAN optimization Yes with AppNav No No No No
Unified Communications (UC) No No No No No
IP/integrated security Yes Yes (ASA Services Modules) Yes (ASA Services Modules)* No No
Wireless LAN No Yes WiSM-2 Modules Yes - (WiSM-2) No No
3G/4G No No No No No
VDI No No No No No
Video Multicast and medianet Multicast and medianet Multicast and medianet No No
NOTES *Certain fixed models of the Catalyst 6800 Series do not support services modules.