Cisco 890 series integrated services router combines Internet access, comprehensive security, and wireless services in a single, secure device that is easy to deploy and manage. The best-in-class Cisco 890 series architecture has been specifically designed to deliver high performance with concurrent services, business continuity, and investment protection for enterprise small branch offices and service provider managed services applications.
- Increased performance for concurrent services
- Integrated Gigabit and Fast Ethernet WAN ports
- Integrated WAN backup
- Real-time clock
- Enhanced security
- Separate console, auxiliary, and USB ports
- Unified wireless management
- Secure network connectivity
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- Metro Ethernet connectivity
Cisco 890 series routers are ideal for service provider deployments as Metro Ethernet customer premises equipment (CPE). Cisco 892 Integrated Services Routers include two onboard WAN interfaces, one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, and one Fast Ethernet WAN port to support the high-bandwidth demands of Metro Ethernet deployments. The router also provides failover protection and load balancing. The Cisco 890 series provides significant value to customers by simplifying deployment of Ethernet WAN services with end-to-end OAM, SLA monitoring and verification, and configuration management, resulting in increased operational efficiency and reduced operating expenses (OpEx).
- High availability
Cisco 890 series routers enable customers to deliver high-performance and high-availability, mission-critical business applications. These capabilities include Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) (RFC 2338), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Multigroup HSRP (MHSRP), and dial backup with external modem through a virtual auxiliary port. Cisco 890 series routers are integrated with ISDN BRI for a secondary WAN backup connection. If the primary Ethernet-access WAN is disconnected, the router detects this failure and fails over to the secondary backup WAN.
- Integrated Wireless LAN capability
The Cisco 890 series is ideal for enterprise small branch offices and small businesses that need to be connected to larger enterprise networks. These routers help extend corporate networks to secure remote sites while giving users access to the same applications found in a corporate office. They provide increased reliability for diversity of wireless data, voice, and video applications. When users require WLAN access, visibility and control of network security are even more critical at the remote site. The Cisco 890 series meets this need with a single device that combines integrated 802.11 a/g/n capabilities with security features such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), including authentication with IEEE 802.1X with Cisco Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) and Protected EAP (PEAP), and encryption with WPA Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).