Cisco is one of the world’s largest technology corporations. They design and sell networking, voice, and communications technology and services, with more than half of their revenue coming from routers, switching products and services. Whether they know it or not, millions of people use Cisco’s routers and switches everyday: routing is used for many kinds of networks, including the telephone network, the Internet and transportation.
Needless to say, networks play a critical business role. Businesses today are increasingly looking to cloud services and outsourced IT services to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and help them concentrate more on their business and less on how to configure their network routers.
The ISR G2 (Integrated Services Router - Second Generation) is one of Cisco’s leading router products. End users for the ISR G2 are typically Enterprise IT organizations - from large scale Fortune 500 companies to small/medium businesses. These organizations buy these routers not only from Cisco directly, but from Cisco’s major Service Provider partners (AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, etc), who add cloud and managed IT services on the router.
As different Service Providers have different business objectives, the ISR G2 delivers three distinct value propositions:
- Security - Businesses require their information and communications to be authenticated, reliable and secure. The ISR G2 is designed to monitor, protect and block targeted attacks across your entire network in real-time.
- Video/Rich Media - Businesses require video and rich media to better communicate and collaborate with anyone at any time using any device, but this also increases demands on the network. ISR G2 enables the network to deliver seamless video, voice, and data allowing IT to provide a smooth end user experience by simplifying deployment, managing capacity and enhancing performance.
- Cloud Readiness - As businesses move to the cloud, they need networks that can deliver agile, optimized, and secure cloud services. ISR G2 enables these cloud-ready network by providing the management and services to connect devices, easily secure cloud services, and optimize applications to end-users that respond to critical business needs.