The new Cisco Integrated Services Routers - recommendations?
Posted on 2004-11-15
For growth and reliability, I am looking at Cisco products for a small company. The corporate site has 30-40 users, a T1 and existing Netopia router, but needs a VPN solution and a decent firewall for incoming public traffic for their own customer's web use. There are three other small branch offices with 2-10 computers, each with a smaller DSL connection which need VPN access to corporate. Initially I had thought of using a 515E pix with VPN support and the smaller pix's at the remote sites, but now am looking at the newer Cisco Integrated Services Router, like 2821 at corporate. I believe VPN is included (obviously supported) , but I can't figure out the best package. First, anyone with experience on the product? And second, what package has VPN services included? (will also need a T1 WIC, but won't need the voice services). Suggestions on which Cisco products to use?