Cisco 1800 Series Router-Offering More Security and Reliability for Small and Medium size Businesses

Cisco 1800 Series Router-Offering More Security and Reliability for Small and Medium size Businesses

Cisco ISR series also include Cisco 1800 router series. Cisco 1800 Integrated Services Router series includes Cisco 1801, Cisco 1802, Cisco 1803, Cisco 1811, Cisco 1812 and Cisco 1841 router in it. These routers have the high performance processor which makes applications and the wireless processing faster. These routers offer more security and reliability for deployment in small and medium sized businesses and also for branch office deployment. These routers include the Wi-Fi connectivity feature and also they have 10\100 Fast Ethernet ports designed in them. Site-to-Site VPN connectivity features in added in these routers which makes these routers able to access branch offices and clients at remote locations to central area, which makes theses routers more cost effective than the other routers which access their clients with the wired connectivity. Cisco 1801, Cisco 1802 and Cisco 1803 do not have the USB port in them, while the other routers of 1800 series routers have the USB 2.0 ports designed in them which makes them capable of being used with USB drive for configuration. In these routers IOS image has the IOS Firewall which can be configured for URL filtering. The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature is included which protects the network from threats and generates alarms when threats are detected. ISDN S/T BRI is designed which is used for backup network connectivity in the case of primary network access failure. Cisco produce the best router and enhance the latest technology features in them, In these routers built in real-time clock is installed which maintains the correct date and time of the router for configurations.

Cisco 1800 series router front view
Cisco 1800 series router front view

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Ethernet Ports

Cisco 1801 router, Cisco 1802 router and Cisco 1803 router each have one Fast Ethernet port in them while the  Cisco 1811 router, Cisco 1812 router and Cisco 1841 router contain 3 Fast Ethernet ports in them while each of them have 8 LAN ports also.  Through these ports further devices are connected to the network. Integrated 10/100BASE-T WAN Ports are also designed through which DSL broadband OR LAN networks may be connected in case of wireless connectivity failure.

Fast Ethernet

Feature Cisco 1801 Cisco 1802 Cisco 1803 Cisco 1811 Cisco 1812 Cisco 1841

10\100 Fast Ethernet Ports

1

1

1

2

2

2

USB Ports

USB ports are designed in these routers which may be configured in future with USB device for the VPN credential in case of off-platform.

USB Ports

Feature Cisco 1801 Cisco 1802 Cisco 1803 Cisco 1811 Cisco 1812 Cisco 1841

USB 2.0 Ports

0

0

0

2

2

1

Auxiliary and Console Ports

In Cisco 1800 routers Auxiliary and Console ports are designed for access to the router for configuration. Auxiliary ports are used for accessing the network at remote locations and console port is used for connecting router with PC. The integrated auxiliary port gives access to configure and manage network at remote locations.

Cisco 1800 series router rear view
Cisco 1800 series router rear view

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auxiliary and Console Ports

Feature Cisco 1801 Cisco 1802 Cisco 1803 Cisco 1811 Cisco 1812 Cisco 1841

Auxiliary and Console Ports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power over Ethernet

Cisco 1800 router series is the best router series because 802.3af Power over Ethernet support is enabled in these routers which allows the passage of electrical power and data transmission through the Ethernet cable. Using this feature the IP telephones attached to routers get the electrical power through this Ethernet cable for their operation.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Feature Cisco 1801 Cisco 1802 Cisco 1803 Cisco 1811 Cisco 1812 Cisco 1841

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ADSL

Cisco Router 1800 series has ADSL connectivity feature enabled in these routers which allows connecting another ADSL connection which gives faster communication via copper lines than the conventional voiceband modem. ADSL uses the frequencies which the conventional voiceband modem cannot use.

ADSL

Feature Cisco 1801 Cisco 1802 Cisco 1803 Cisco 1811 Cisco 1812
ADSL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Admission Control

In 1800 Cisco Router series Network Admission Control is the major feature of these routers, this feature ensures that all the clients in the network are using the up-to-date and latest version of antivirus and if some users are using the old versions then it stops the harmful threats to the network and maintains the high security level of the data.

Auto Secure

Auto Secure is the feature of the Cisco IOS which makes the configuration of firewall and security policies rapid and the security optimization is now possible with this feature through just one command.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IPS) is the major feature of network security which monitors the network activities and prevents from malicious activities. The major function of IPS system is to monitor the network activities, detect the malicious activities, if found then stop/block them and report them.

Cisco IOS Firewall

Cisco IOS Firewall is the major security component of Cisco IOS image. These routers has the feature of URL filtering in their firewall which prevents the inappropriate websites to be accessed on the network.

Integrated IEEE 802.11

Integrated IEEE 802.11 standard support in these routers allows use of Wi-Fi frequencies like 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It supports the Wi-Fi certified, Cisco Aironet and the Cisco Compatible Devices.

Wireless VLAN

Wireless VLAN feature in these routers the support of accessing multiple wireless VLANs for remote location configuration to maintain security.

Conclusion

In the end, we come to know that Cisco 1800 series router are the best router for the small businesses as they have all the required features in them like security, wireless and fully featured IOS in them.

 

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