News Release

Cisco Debuts LAN2LAN for ISDN in the United States: Software-Based ISDN Router

IRVINE, CA, MARCH 20, 1995 -- Cisco Systems today
Mar 20, 1995

IRVINE, CA, MARCH 20, 1995 -- Cisco Systems today demonstrated itscommitment to the burgeoning ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)market by adding a new product to its flagship software router family:LAN2LAN for ISDN.

"As the industry's premier internetworking supplier, Cisco increasinglyfinds that organizations are looking to offer ISDN dial-on-demand solutionsto their remote offices," said Larry Stephenson, Vice President and GeneralManager of Cisco Systems' Access Business Unit. "

Key Features and Benefits

For customers that use ISDN as the primary method of communication,LAN2LAN for ISDN performs dial-on-demand routing, which savestransmission costs by invoking the ISDN connection only when necessary.

In order to maintain acceptable network response times during periodsof heavy traffic, LAN2LAN's ISDN software supports bandwidth-on-demand,which initiates multiple simultaneous calls to a single destination. Adial backup feature enables ISDN to serve as a backup technology at siteswhere the primary link is a leased line.

Security features include calling line identification, which verifiesacceptable incoming calls and prevents intrusion by unauthorized personnel.Calling line identification can be used in conjunction with thePoint-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol(CHAP).

LAN2LAN for ISDN multiprotocol software-based routers work withoff-the-shelf LAN adapters, are available in Remote-Office and Enterpriseconfigurations and route TCP/IPand Novell IPX. LAN2LAN also supportsbridging over ISDN. Data compression is included to reduce response timesand increase bandwidth. Product upgrades allow PPP, X.25 and Frame Relayto run concurrently with ISDN.

LAN2LAN for ISDN supports PC platform configurations with multiple ISDNnetwork interface cards, each of which can have one or four ISDN Basic RateInterfaces, allowing simultaneous support of up to 24 ISDN B Channels.

Pricing and Availability

LAN2LAN Remote Office for ISDN costs $1,915. LAN2LAN Enterprise forISDN starts at $2,610. ISDN upgrades for existing LAN2LAN customers areavailable. Further information is available by calling (800) 368-6533.

Cisco Systems,Inc. is the leading global supplier of enterprisenetworks, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up accessservers,Ethernet switches and network management software. These products linkLANs, WANs and IBM networks. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,and in the U.S. is traded under the NASDAQ symbol CSCO.

Posted: Mar 20 08:57:24 1995