Cisco Systems® announces the Cisco® Broadband Access Center (BAC) 2.7. Cisco BAC provides a centralized and automated subscriber device-management system for service providers to control and configure home gateways and the IP devices behind the gateways.
The Cisco BAC platform is highly scalable and reliable, with industry-leading performance. It supports multiple technologies and devices including DOCSIS®, PacketCable™, CableHome™, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), as well as providing the extensibility to support customer proprietary devices. Table 1 describes the new features of Cisco BAC 2.7.
Table 1. New Features of the Cisco Broadband Access Center 2.7
Improved Kerberos Protocol Server (KDC)
Performance improvements and support for multiple realms
Improved Cisco BAC Server Monitoring
Cisco BAC server-specific MIBs
Ability to use TACACS to log into Cisco Device Provisioning Engine (DPE) CLI
Supports latest DOCSIS standards and built-in support for managing heterogeneous networks of DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 devices
Promiscuous Mode Enhancements
Support for unique classes of service for each device behind a promiscuous device
Troubleshoot by MAC Address
Ability to turn on high log settings to troubleshoot a device without affecting system performance
Ability to apply lease reservations through the Cisco BAC API
DOCSIS Shared Secret
Granular DOCSIS shared secret assignment by Cisco DPE
Read-Only Admin Access
Provides additional level of access control
Cisco Broadband Access Center 2.7 will begin shipping July 7, 2005. Customers who want to purchase this product can place orders through their normal sales channels beginning July 7, 2005.
Table 2 provides ordering information for the Cisco Broadband Access Center 2.7.
Table 2. Part Numbers and Descriptions
Cisco BAC software components (regional distribution unit [RDU] software, Cisco Network Registrar® software, KDC software)