The Cisco 878 Integrated Services Router extends the high-performance of Router capabilities of running secure concurrent services, including firewall, VPNs and WLANs, at broadband speeds to small offices. Easy deployment and centralized management features enable the Cisco 878 to be deployed in small office or teleworker sites as part of an enterprise network, by small to medium business customers for secure WAN and WLAN connectivity, or used by service providers to offer business-class broadband and WLAN services.
Cisco 878 of integrated services routers are fixed-configuration routers that support multiple types of DSL technologies, broadband cable and Metro Ethernet connections in small offices. They provide the performance needed to run concurrent services, including firewall, intrusion prevention and encryption for VPNs; optional 802.11b/g for WLAN networking; and quality of service (QoS) features for optimizing voice and video applications. In addition, the Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Web-based configuration tool simplifies setup and deployment and centralized management capabilities give network managers visibility and control of the network configurations at the remote site.
The Cisco 878 is ideal for small remote offices and teleworkers that need to be connected to larger enterprise networks. When extending corporate networks to numerous remote sites, network resources must remain secure while giving users access to the same applications found in a corporate office. This applies to both data and voice applications, where IP phones can be used to extend a corporate voice extension to the remote office. When users require WLAN access, visibility and control of network security is even more critical at the remote site. The Cisco 878 meets this need with a single device that combines integrated 802.11b/g capabilities with security features such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), including authentication with IEEE 802.1X with Cisco Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) and Protected EAP (PEAP) and encryption with WPA Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).