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Data Sheet

Business-Class Security for Internet and VPN Access

Low Deployment and Life-Cycle Cost

Easy to Deploy and Set Up

Video, Voice, and Traffic Management

Proven Reliability and Manageability of Cisco IOS Software

Regulatory and Standards Compliance

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Safety Certifications

Physical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight Specifications

Environmental Operating Ranges

Router Power


Data Sheet


Cisco 806 Broadband Router

Secure and manageable VPN access with the power of Cisco IOS technologies for small offices and teleworkers

Figure 1

The Cisco 806 Broadband Router

The Cisco 806 Broadband Router is an Ethernet-to-Ethernet router providing secure Internet and corporate network access with digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable modems. The Cisco 806 Router includes a stateful inspection firewall, optional VPN IP Security Triple Digital Encryption Standard (IPSec 3DES) encryption software, and quality of service (QoS) features for voice and video traffic management. Featuring the proven reliability of Cisco IOS® Software, the Cisco 806 Router is easy to deploy and provides a secure, manageable access solution for teleworkers and small remote offices.

The Cisco 806 Router is ideal for teleworkers or small remote offices (recommend up to 20 users) because it meets mission-critical business requirements, including:

Business-class security for Internet and VPN access

Low deployment and life-cycle costs

Voice, video, and traffic management

Proven reliability and manageability with Cisco IOS Software

The Cisco 806 Router benefits businesses of all sizes. Small to medium-sized businesses can use the Cisco 806 Router to provide secure, reliable multiuser access with affordable broadband connections. Enterprises can use the Cisco 806 Router to standardize on one secure, manageable device to connect teleworkers or agents to the corporate network. Service providers and systems integrators can utilize the Cisco 806 Router to provide remotely managed access and security services (refer to Figure 1).

Business-Class Security for Internet and VPN Access

To take advantage of unprecedented opportunities offered by Internet-based communications and commerce, private information must remain secure. Cisco IOS Software provides many features to enable network security in the Cisco 806 Router, including a stateful inspection firewall, the Cisco IOS Firewall. This firewall includes state-of-the-art security features, such as stateful, application-based filtering (Context-Based Access Control), defense against network attacks, per-user authentication and authorization, and real-time alerts. A stateful firewall provides the level of protection businesses require, offering more than simply hiding addresses behind Network Address Translation (NAT). Additionally, Cisco IOS Software includes additional perimeter security features such as standard and extended access control lists (ACLs); Lock and Key (dynamic ACLs); router and route authentication; generic routing encapsulation (GRE) tunneling; as well as NAT. These perimeter security features control traffic entry and exit between private networks, intranets, extranets, and the Internet.

Beyond firewall security, the Cisco 806 Router also supports optional data encryption for VPNs. VPNs allow secure communications over a public infrastructure such as the Internet. Whereas a firewall provides perimeter network security for a given location, VPNs protect the data that is actually sent from one site to another, such as a branch office to corporate headquarters. VPNs use data encryption and secure tunnels to protect the integrity of data traveling over public connections. The Cisco 806 Router supports IPSec 3DES encryption, the most secure form of data encryption, to prevent hackers from gaining access to corporate information.

To simplify the setup of VPNs at remote locations, the Cisco 806 Router supports Cisco Easy VPN Remote. This feature allows a Cisco router with a static or dynamic IP address to automatically establish, communicate with, and maintain a VPN tunnel between a remote site and a central site, greatly simplifying the deployment and configuration of VPNs. This provides the same ease of configuration and ongoing policy management of VPNs that traditionally were provided only by software VPN clients on individual PCs. For remote offices or teleworkers, Cisco Easy VPN Remote is initiated by entering password and connection information in the integrated Cisco Router Web Setup tool (CRWS). This cost-effective Easy VPN solution is ideal for remote offices with few IT resources, and large customer premises equipment (CPE) deployments, such as teleworkers, where it is impractical to individually preconfigure and manage multiple remote devices.

Low Deployment and Life-Cycle Cost

Easy to Deploy and Set Up

The Cisco 806 Router includes the Cisco Router Web Setup tool (CRWS) tool, a Web-based configuration tool for simplified installation and setup. To configure the router, users simply point a Web browser to the IP address of the router and follow a few simple steps. This allows the Cisco 806 Router to be readily installed by nontechnical personnel or end users and allows a user to easily enable the stateful firewall. For no additional cost, Cisco Configuration Express is used by service providers, system integrators, and enterprises for large deployments where uniquely configured, plug-and play-ready devices are drop-shipped directly to the end user from Cisco's factory. Cisco Configuration Express eliminates the cost of deployment logistics and product warehousing. Custom configurations and address ranges are entered during the ordering process, and then merged to produce a uniquely configured Cisco IOS router with a unique asset tag and customized labels.

The Cisco 806 Router is based on Cisco IOS technology so enterprises, service providers, and resellers can take advantage of their training and investment in Cisco IOS Software to reduce the total costs of supporting Cisco 806 routers. Many enterprises, resellers, and service providers already use Cisco IOS Software to operate larger networks, and they can take advantage of their knowledge of the Cisco IOS Software command-line interface (CLI) for small office and teleworking applications.

Video, Voice, and Traffic Management

The Cisco 806 Router employs IP QoS features that can give priority to voice and video traffic over lower-priority applications such as Web surfing. By efficiently allocating bandwidth, voice and video communications are better managed. With traffic policing features on the Cisco 806 Router, service providers and resellers can differentiate traffic and guarantee service levels or fix bandwidth usage by application or user. For example, data from the customer service department may be prioritized over that from the marketing department.

Proven Reliability and Manageability of Cisco IOS Software

Cisco 800 Series routers are based on proven Cisco IOS technology used on most of the routers that make up the Internet. Because Cisco IOS Software is the industry-standard application for mission-critical enterprise networks, small business and enterprise teleworkers can also depend on the Cisco 806 Router for the same level of reliability.

The Cisco 806 Router supports centralized administration and management via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet, and local management through the router console port. Cisco IOS Software provides many debug features that allow a service provider or IT manager to remotely diagnose network problems. Cisco network management software such as the Cisco VPN Solutions Center, Cisco VPN/Security Management System (VMS), and Cisco Security Policy Manager can be used to support the Cisco 806 Router. Tables 1 through 4 list Cisco 806 Router features, benefits, hardware requirements, and software requirements.

Table 1  Key Product Features and Benefits of Cisco 806 Router

Key features
Benefit
Multiuser access

 

NAT/PAT1

Creates multiple private IP addresses from a single valid public IP address

 

Allows multiple users to share a single broadband connection

PPPoE2

Ensures compatibility with service provider network requirements

Business-class security

 

Stateful inspection firewall (Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set)

Offers internal users secure, per-application dynamic access control (stateful inspection) for all traffic across perimeters

 

Defends and protects router resources against denial-of-service attacks

 

Checks packet headers, dropping suspicious packets

 

Protects against unidentified, malicious Java applets

 

Details transactions for reporting on a per-application, per-feature basis

Basic security with Cisco IOS Software, including: ACLs, NAT/PAT, Lock and Key, dynamic ACLs, and router and route authentication

Provides perimeter network security to prevent unauthorized network access

Optional IPSec 3DES/DES encryption

Ensures confidential data integrity and authenticity of origin by using standards-based encryption (up to ten simultaneous tunnels)

 

Provides WAN encryption for all users on the LAN without configuring individual PCs

Cisco Easy VPN Remote

Offers easy deployment and maintenance of VPN connections with auto-IPSec tunnel initiation and pushed policy acceptance

Multiuser IPSec pass-through

Allows IPSec tunnels to pass through the router when VPN PC Software clients are required

 

Support for PPTP3 tunnels, encrypted or unencrypted, initiated at the PC

Traffic management

 

Multicast technology

Reduces redundant traffic, conserves bandwidth, enabling corporate communications, distance learning, and distribution of software, stock quotes, and news applications

 

Protocol independent multicasting supports IP and other protocols

IP QoS—low-latency queuing, WRED4 ,

CAR5 , Class-based traffic shaping

Ensures consistent response times for multiple applications by intelligently allocating bandwidth

 

Allows for classification of applications and gives the most important applications priority use of the WAN line

 

Provides congestion avoidance by telling certain TCP sessions, depending on priority to throttle down

Enhanced management capabilities

 

Cisco IOS Software management

Enables remote management and monitoring via SNMP, Telnet, or HTTP and local management via console port

Cisco IOS Software interactive debug features

Allow service providers or system administrators to remotely or locally diagnose network problems in detail (for example, via Telnet into the router)

Cisco IOS Software CLI

Allows customers to use existing knowledge of Cisco IOS Software CLI for easier installation and manageability without additional training

Cisco IOS Software technology

Offers technology that is used throughout the backbone of the Internet and in most enterprise networks

Cisco Router Web Setup (CRWS) tool

Allows nontechnical users to complete installation by simply pointing a browser at the router and providing user information

Support by Cisco VPN Solution Center, Cisco VMS Cisco Secure Policy Manager

Allows for network management and security policy management

Cisco IE 2100 Intelligent Engine

Provides a repository for Cisco IOS configuration updates; remote sites are configured to contact this centrally located device for updates

SSH6

Provides a secure, encrypted connection to a router similar to an inbound Telnet session

1 Network Address Translation/Port Address Translation

2 PPP over Ethernet

3 Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

4 Weighted Random Early Detection

5 Committed Access Rate

6 Secure Shell Protocol


Table 2  Hardware Specifications of Cisco 806 Router

Hardware specifications
Cisco 806
Processor

MPC 855T RISC

Processor speed

50 MHz

Default DRAM memory

32 MB

Maximum DRAM memory

32 MB

Default Flash memory

8 MB (12 MB on board, 4 MB used with Web Flash for Web configuration tool)

Maximum Flash memory

8 MB

Ethernet (one port WAN, four ports LAN)

10 Mbps

Console

RJ-45

LEDs

10

Hub/No Hub connection switch

Yes

External power supply

Universal 100-240 VAC


Table 3  Memory Requirements and Software Feature Sets for Cisco 806

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco 806 feature sets
Cisco 806 memory requirements
 

Flash

DRAM

Default memory configuration with IP firewall

8 MB

16 MB

IP plus

8 MB

16 MB

IP/firewall plus IPSec 3DES

8 MB

20 MB


Table 4  Cisco 806 Software Feature Sets

Protocols and features supported by Cisco 806 Software feature sets—basic protocols/features
Default IP firewall
IP plus
IP/firewall plus IPSec 3DES
Routing/bridging

 

 

 

PPPoE

X

X

X

Transparent bridging

X

X

X

IP

X

X

X

Hostname entry for some cable services

X

X

X

Routing protocols

 

 

 

IP Enhanced IGRP1

 

X

X

RIP2 , RIPv2

X

X

X

Security

 

 

 

Route and router authentication

X

X

X

PAP3 , CHAP4 , local password

X

X

X

GRE tunneling

 

X

X

IP basic and extended access lists

X

X

X

Stateful inspection firewall

X

 

X

IPSec 56-bit encryption

 

 

X

IPSec 3DES encryption

 

 

X

Easy VPN Remote

 

 

X

Multiuser IPSec pass-through (TCP and unencapsulated)

X

X

X

Multiuser PPTP pass-through

X

X

X

RADIUS5

 

X

X

TACACS +

 

X

X

QoS

 

 

 

Low-latency queuing

 

X

X

IP policy routing

X

X

X

NetMeeting V.2.10/1,3.01

X

X

X

CAR

 

X

X

Class-based traffic shaping

 

X

X

Bandwidth optimization and management

 

 

 

IP multicast through protocol independent multicasting

 

X

X

Fast switching

X

X

X

STAC compression

X

X

X

Ease of use and deployment

 

 

 

Cisco RWS tool

X

X

X

Cisco Easy VPN Remote

 

 

X

Management

 

 

 

SNMP, Telnet, console port

X

X

X

Syslog

X

X

X

NTP6 client and server

 

X

X

TFTP7 client and server

X

X

X

DHCP8 client and server

X

X

X

DHCP relay

X

X

X

Address conservation

 

 

 

NAT many to one (PAT)

X

X

X

NAT many to many (multi-NAT)

X

X

X

IPCP9 address negotiation

X

X

X

DHCP client address negotiation

X

X

X

1 Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

2 Routing Information Protocol

3 Password Authentication Protocol

4 Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol

5 Remote Access Dial-In User Service

6 Network Timing Protocol

7 Trivial File Transfer Protocol

8 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

9 IP Control Protocol


Regulatory and Standards Compliance

The Cisco 806 Router complies with the following requirements:

Electromagnetic Compatibility

EN 55022, 1998 Class B

CISPR22, 1997 Class B

CFR47, Part 15, Subpart B, 1995, Class B

EN61000-3-3

CISPR24, 1997

EN 55024:1998

Safety Certifications

CSA/NRTL and C Approval to UL 1950, 3rd ed./CSA 22.2 No. 950-95, 3rd ed. (United States, Canada)

ACA/A2LA Approval to TS001-1997, AS/NZS 3260 (Australia/New Zealand)

CB Cert./Report from CSA to IEC 60950 with all country deviations

CCIB Approval to GB4943-9 (China)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.0 x 9.7 x 8.5 in. (5.1 x 24.6 x 21.6 cm)

Weight: 1.48/1.5 lb (0.67/0.68 kg)

Environmental Operating Ranges

Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 149°F (-20° to 65°C)

Nonoperating humidity: 5 to 95%, relative humidity (noncondensing)

Nonoperating altitude: 0 to 15,000 ft (0 to 4570m)

Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Operating humidity: 10 to 85%, relative humidity (noncondensing)

Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m)

Router Power

AC input voltage: 100 to 250 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz

Power consumption: 6 to 10W (idle-maximum consumption)

Power supply rating: 15