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CISCO IOS Comparison of CISCO and Juniper® Routers

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4. Typical applications of Cisco® Routers and Switches:

VPN solutions with secure connectivity for small offices

  1. VPN solutions with secure connectivity for small officesIntranet and internet routing solutions
  2. Secure HTTP (HTTPS), FTP, and Telnet authentication proxies
  3. WLAN applications using 
    1. WiFi Certified products
    2. Secure WLAN 802.11b/g option
    3. WECA interoperability
    4. PoE for IP phones or external wireless access points
  4. Applications requiring advanced security with 
    1. Frewall, 
    2. Virtual Private Networks, 
    3. Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS),
    4. Antivirus support through Network Admission Control (NAC) and enforcement of secure access policies
    5. DMVPNs, and others.
  5. High availability features including the following:
    1. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) (RFC 2338)
    2. Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
    3. Out-of-band management with external modem through virtual auxiliary port
    4. Dial backup with external modem through virtual auxiliary port
  6. WAN services including T1/E1/ xDSL, and broadband
  7. Multiservice voice/video/fax/data integration
  8. Dial concentration with async, ISDN, or analog modems
  9. IP telephony solutions
  10. Content Networking
  11. Remote office, branch-office, and central offices networking, and Routing

Note that the applications examples provided above are not exhaustive, and it is strongly recommended to consult the manufacturer for detailed specifications and uses.

CISCO IOS Comparison of CISCO and Juniper® Routers

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