Cisco® announces the availability of the Cisco Content Services Gateway 2 (CSG2). This next-generation content services gateway delivers best-in-class content-aware billing, content filtering, service control, traffic analysis, and data mining in a highly scalable, fault-tolerant package.
The Cisco CSG2 is part of the Cisco Service Exchange Framework for Mobile (Mobile SEF), an open platform that can readily interface to all the control elements in a mobile network, including multiple RANs, back-end billing systems, and content-filtering and compression solutions. Mobile operators can install and deploy Cisco Mobile SEF solutions without disrupting any services.
The Cisco CSG2 is an application deployed on the Cisco Service and Application Module for IP, which provides high-performance, scalable, distributed service processing for the Cisco 7600 Series Routers.
Table 1 lists the new features available with the Cisco Content Services Gateway 2. The Cisco CSG2 also supports all the features available in the Cisco CSG1 Release 7 feature set.
Table 1. Cisco CSG2 Features
Enhanced protocol consistency
Protocols are treated and billed in a similar manner, allowing for fewer special cases in billing and forwarding policies.
Support for IP fragmentation for all protocols
All protocols have support for IP fragmentation. The Cisco CSG1 only supported IP fragmentation for certain protocols.
New command-line options enhance billing capabilities for peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic.
Multiple accounting types per service
Allows operators to perform Layer 7 inspection for different protocols under the same service.
New MIB support
New MIB support enhances Cisco CSG2 monitoring capability.
Capacity and Throughput
The increased capacity and throughput of the Cisco CSG2 will enhance the productivity for mobile operators. The Cisco CSG2 delivers the performance, density, and scalability required for comprehensive IP service delivery in large-scale deployments.
The Cisco CSG2 starts shipping on June 29 2007. Customers can purchase this new product through normal Cisco sales channels beginning July 1, 2007.
Table 2 lists the ordering information for the Cisco CSG2.
Table 2. Ordering Information
Cisco Service and Application Module for IP
Service Application Module for IP 6 x PPCs w/ 1GB (Cryto)
Service Application Module for IP 6 x PPCs w/ 1GB Spare (Cryto)
No Application software load for SAMI
CSG2 R1 Basic SW L3/L4 and Noncommercial (Cryto)
CSG2 R1 Basic SW L3/L4 and Noncommercial Spare (Cryto)
Bundles (include Cisco Service and Application Module for IP)
CSG2 R1 Enhd SW (Active/Standby) + 2 SAMI Bundle (Cryto)
CSG2 R1 Prem SW (Active/Standby) + 2 SAMI Bundle (Cryto)
Technical support services are orderable on these products, through Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) programs. Service part numbers can be found on Cisco.com online ordering tools and price lists.