Cisco bumps up ISR/ASR router performance and capacity

Cisco adds Terminal Services Gateway for network management

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With an eye towards easing potential performance and capacity constraints at the edge of the network, Cisco has bumped up the performance and configuration options for its workhorse router families.

The networking vendor rolled out a new pluggable switching module (SM-X) for the Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4000 branch and a pluggable Embedded Services Process module (ESP-X) for its Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 that promise improved switching, throughput and security features. And for on-premise or public cloud connectivity, management and security, Cisco added a 1100 Series Terminal Services Gateway.

According to Pat Vitalone product marketing manager in Cisco’s  Intent-Based Networking Group, the new modules address growing throughput and encryption performance needs in locations that serve as aggregation hubs at the cloud edge.

These locations need to be able to encrypt all traffic while delivering unhindered performance – whether it's remote work VPNs or automated IoT pinging the internet in a factory, Vitalone stated.

The improvements will also help customers that are reopening and want to incorporate more VPN tunnels into core locations as well as more egress from new apps, IoT/OT and more Vitalone stated.

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