News Release

Cisco Announces New High-Performance Mid-Range Router

Cisco 4700 Router Optimized for ATM Backbone Access and IBM Data Link Switching (DLSw) Internetworking Solutions
Sep 11, 1995

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 1995 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced theaddition of a new RISC-based router to its Cisco 4000 series of mid-rangerouter products. Available immediately, the Cisco 4700, when used incombination with Cisco's ATM Network Processor Module announced in July 1995,is an ideal solution for providing local-area network (LAN) and wide-areanetwork (WAN) access to Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) backbones. The new Cisco 4700 router is also highly optimized for reliable IBM Data-Link Switching (DLSw) internetworking and routing of native Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN) traffic. The router will be unveiled at Cisco's booth at Networld+InterOp in Atlanta on September 25-29, 1995.

Equipped with a 133-megahertz, RISC-based CPU and a fast secondary cachemodule, the Cisco 4700 router is one of the industry's highest performingDLSw routers. When teamed up with Cisco's new ATM interface, the Cisco4700 router is also a superior method for providing a large number of LANswith low-cost ATM connectivity.

"As an added benefit, the Cisco 4700 supports the Cisco InternetworkOperating System (IOS), providing companies with a full array ofprotocols and services rather than the rudimentary IP-only support typicalof most competing router products," said Kevin Kennedy, product managementdirector of Cisco's Remote Access Products. "We're very pleased to make thisannouncement and feel that the 4700 puts Cisco in a strong competitiveposition."

The Cisco 4000 series of router products, which includes the high-performanceCisco 4700 router, features the industry's broadest set of connectivityoptions and are the industry's most widely used routers with more than80,000 units installed worldwide. Cisco Network Processor Modules availablefor this series include Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM, serial, ISDN BRI,and ISDN PRI interfaces.

The Cisco 4700 router is available immediately.

Cisco Systems, Inc.,headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is the leading globalsupplier of enterprisenetworks, including routers, LAN and ATM switches,dial-up access servers, and network management software. These products,integrated by Cisco's Internetwork OperatingSystem (IOS), linkgeographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks. Cisco is traded underthe NASDAQ symbol CSCO.

For more information about Cisco, please contact Cisco's headquarters in SanJose at (408) 526-4000 or (800) 553-NETS (6387).

Posted: Sep 11 14:14:27 1995