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Cisco 805 Series Serial Router
The Cisco 805 Serial Router offers enhanced network security and reliability through the power of Cisco IOS® Software technology tailored for small offices.
The Cisco 805 Serial Router gives small offices enhanced security, superior reliability, and safe investment with low cost of ownership.
The Cisco 805 Serial Router extends the power of Cisco IOS Software technology to small offices. Cisco IOS Software offers enhanced security, reliability, and safe investment, combined with low cost of ownership, to enable customers to benefit from increased productivity, simplified communication, and reduced costs (Figure 1). The Cisco 805 Serial Router enables customers to benefit from value-added services such as managed network services, virtual private networks (VPNs), point-of-sale (POS) applications, and secure Internet access.
Benefits of Using Cisco 805 Serial Router
Taking advantage of its expertise and leadership in Internet solutions, Cisco Systems offers solutions for small-office routing solutions that provide secure and reliable access to the Internet or corporate networks.
The Cisco 805 Serial Router has enhanced security features such as an integrated stateful firewall and IP Security (IPSec) encryption to enable VPNs. These features allow small offices and telecommuters to conduct business over the Internet while protecting valuable resources.
Because the Cisco 805 Serial Router is based on the same proven Cisco IOS Software technology used throughout the Internet, small offices can depend on it just as enterprise customers take advantage of Cisco reliability. In addition, a Cisco 805 Serial Router provides Internet access to multiple users without being tied to a server or dedicated PC. This means if a server on the LAN crashes, other users remain connected to the Internet.
Safe Investment and Low Cost of Ownership
The Cisco 805 Serial Router offers memory options that can be upgraded in the field so the latest networking features can be added when necessary. With an advanced processor and memory architecture, they can support future applications as customer networking needs expand. Table 1 provides a summary of Cisco 805 Serial Router hardware features.
With Cisco IOS Software, customers using the Cisco 805 Serial Router can reduce operational costs for training, management, installation, and deployment.
To take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities offered by communications and commerce over the Internet, companies need to secure private information. Cisco Secure Integrated Software provides many technologies to build a custom security solution. The elements of security services include perimeter security, identity, monitoring, privacy, firewalls, IPSec encryption, and VPNs.
Perimeter security refers to the control of traffic entry and exit between network boundaries, such as between private networks, intranets, extranets, or the Internet. Cisco IOS Software perimeter security technologies provide a highly flexible, superior solution with features such as:
•Standard and extended access control lists (ACLs)
•Lock and key (dynamic ACLs)
•Router and route authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) protocols such as Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) or Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), and MS-CHAP
•Network Address Translation (NAT) (including multi-NAT)
•Token card authentication with Cisco Secure authentication
NAT eliminates the need to re-address all hosts with existing private network addresses and hides internal addresses from public view. For businesses that want to allow selected access to the network, NAT can be configured to allow only certain types of data requests such as Web browsing, e-mail, or file transfers.
•Dynamic firewall—Companies increasingly rely on internal networks and servers to access company data. To use the Internet as a key business tool, companies must connect their internal networks to the Internet, while keeping sensitive internal data secure. Company data can be protected against unauthorized access with stateful firewalls. The integrated Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set is a stateful firewall that provides:
–Stateful (dynamic) ACLs (application or context based)
–Denial-of-service attack detection and prevention
–Real-time alerts and audit trails
Dynamic firewalls provide these vital enhanced security features. The term firewall is used by many vendors, but not uniformly referred to as stateful firewalls. Firewalls that are not dynamic do not provide these enhanced security features.
Encryption and Tunneling
The Cisco 805 Serial Router provides IPSec encryption technology to enable small offices and telecommuters to deploy VPNs. IPSec encryption provides privacy, integrity, and authenticity for transmission of sensitive information over the Internet. The unique end-to-end Cisco offering allows customers to implement IPSec encryption transparently into the network without affecting individual PCs. The Cisco 805 Serial Router with IPSec encryption allows significant cost savings by using the Internet to create secure connections between small offices and teleworkers. As a component of the Cisco VPN solution, the Cisco 805 Serial Router supports:
•IPSec tunneling with 128- or 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES or Triple DES [3DES])
•Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
•Generic routing encapsulation (GRE)
The Cisco 805 Serial Router supports management by a wide range of platforms and applications. Cisco ConfigMaker (Microsoft) and CiscoView (UNIX) applications provide superior capabilities for configuration and security management, as well as performance and fault monitoring. The Cisco 805 Serial Router supports centralized administration and management using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Telnet, or local management through the router console port.
Small offices with limited time, money, and staff need to know their technology investments are safe. Field-expandable DRAM and Flash memory allow small offices to take advantage of new Cisco IOS Software feature enhancements. And because the Cisco 805 Serial Router incorporates an advanced processor and memory architecture, it can support future applications as customer networking needs expand.
Companies using the Cisco 805 Serial Router can take advantage of Cisco industry-leading support options that help to ensure the router stays up and running. These support services include:
•Cisco IOS Software updates in features such as protocol, security, and bandwidth
•Full access to Cisco.com for technical assistance and product information
•Twenty-four-hour access to the industry's largest dedicated technical support staff, with the first 90 days included at no charge
Installation and Configuration Tools
The Cisco 805 Serial Router also supports configuration with the Cisco ConfigMaker application. Cisco ConfigMaker is a software tool designed to configure a small network of Cisco routers, switches, hubs, and other network devices from a single PC using Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0. It is designed for resellers and network administrators of small and medium-sized businesses that are proficient in LAN and WAN fundamentals and basic network design.
For additional setup ease, the Cisco 805 Serial Router has color-coded ports and cables to help users make proper connections. Quick Reference Guide documentation provides easy-to-follow installation instructions. Key features and benefits of the Cisco 805 Serial Router are defined in Table 2, and Table 3 lists Cisco 805 Serial Router hardware specifications.
Table 3 Cisco 805 Serial Router Hardware Specification
10BASE-T Ethernet port
Provides connection to a 10BASE-T (10 Mbps) Ethernet network, compatible with a 10/100-Mbps device
Provides connection to EIA/TIA-232, EIA/TIA-449, EIA/TIA-530, EIA/TIA-530A, X.21, and V.35 DTE or DCE
RJ-45 console port
Provides connection to terminal or PC for software configuration and for router troubleshooting
Router provides 4 MB of Flash memory1
Router provides 8 MB of DRAM1
Ease of installation
Color-coded ports and cables reduce the chance of error
Cisco IOS Software
Router supports a subset of Cisco IOS Software
Provides a way to physically secure router
Locking power connector
Locks power connector in place
Brackets on router bottom provide a way to mount router on wall or vertical surface
1 An additional 4 or 8 MB of Flash memory and DRAM can be added at the factory or later. You can order upgrade kits and have qualified personnel add the memory. The Cisco product number for the 4-MB Flash memory upgrade kit is MEM805-4U8F, for the 8-MB Flash memory upgrade kit it is MEM805-4U12F, for the 4-MB DRAM upgrade kit it is MEM805-8U12D, and for the 8-MB DRAM upgrade kit it is MEM805-8U16D. (Because of the height of the actual DRAM component, you must order the additional DRAM from Cisco.)
Cisco IOS Software Feature Sets
Five Cisco IOS Software feature sets are available on the Cisco 805 Serial Router:
For detailed feature support and memory requirements by model, by Cisco IOS Software image, or by Cisco IOS Software version, consult the Cisco Feature Navigator at the following URL or consult your Cisco authorized representative:
For more information on the Cisco 805 Serial Router contact:
•United States and Canada: 800 553-NETS (6387)
•Europe: 32 2 778 4242
•Australia: 61 2 9935 4107
•Other: 408 526-7209
The Cisco 805 Serial Router is orderable and available today.