News Release

Cisco Systems Announces New Routed WAN Management Solution

Ciscoworks 2000 Product Family Adds Enhanced Integration of Applications Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Traffic Performance
Nov 09, 1999

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 9, 1999 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the Routed WAN Management Solution, a cost-effective set of management tools designed to significantly improve the manageability of wide-area networks. This collection of integrated enterprise management applications implements key functions on wide area network (WAN) edge devices to enhance an administrator's monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.

As wide area enterprise networks continue to grow, it is imperative that reliable, high performance Internet and Intranet connections exist to effectively deliver mission-critical applications and services throughout the enterprise. WAN links are among the most costly areas of the network to manage, therefore close monitoring of this traffic is required for optimal efficiency.

This Internet-standards based solution reinforces Cisco's continuing commitment to implementing "Management Intranets". With the introduction of the new web-based version of CiscoView, customers can easily access WAN management information via a web browser.

"The Routed WAN Management Solutions is key to Cisco's commitment in providing customers full management solutions" said K.C. Clawson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Cisco Systems. "It focuses on a wide range of WAN management challenges including access security, router optimization, connection responsiveness and associated wide area management activities, as well as analyzing traffic statistics gathered from strategically placed WAN probes."

The Routed WAN Management Solution contains the following components:

  • Access Control List (ACL) Manager 1.1: Provides more simplified management and administration of access control lists for improved traffic filtering and device access control.

  • Internetwork Performance Monitor (IPM) 2.0: A proactive network response time and availability troubleshooting application used to identify network bottlenecks, provide analysis in response time trends, and determine device availability.

  • TrafficDirector 5.7.2: A comprehensive network traffic monitoring and troubleshooting application that gives network managers early visibility into WAN network issues before they pose any threat to service interruption. When used in conjunction with Cisco WAN probes, network managers gain end-to-end network monitoring capabilities.

  • Resource Manager Essentials 3.0: A powerful suite of web-based network management applications fundamental in building a "management intranet," providing network inventory and device change management, network configuration, software image management, network availability and syslog analysis.

  • CiscoView 5.0: A new web-based version of Cisco's popular graphical device management application enables network managers to access real-time device status and operational and configuration functions.

  • CiscoWorks2000 Management Server: Consolidates key management services and provides a flexible web-based desktop that simplifies the secure web integration of third party and other Cisco management tools.

Pricing and Availability

The CiscoWorks2000 Routed WAN Management Solution will be available in mid-November for Solaris and Windows NT and it is priced at $14,995 USD. This new solution compliments the existing CiscoWorks2000 Campus Bundle, which provides tools for optimizing Cisco System's award winning Catalyst switches.

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