Gartner Research

Cisco Systems VPN 5000 Concentrator

Published: 30 August 2001

ID: G0095365

Analyst(s): Patrick A. Worms

Summary

Virtual private network (VPN) solutions are one way carriers can expand their service offerings. The Cisco Systems VPN 5000 Concentrator product line includes three purpose-built VPN products targeted at the carrier-class market. The VPN 5008 Concentrator is a modular, eight expansion-slot chassis capable of supporting 40,000 simultaneous tunnels with an encryption throughput of 700 Mbps. The VPN 5002 Concentrator is a modular, two expansion-slot chassis capable of supporting 10,000 simultaneous tunnels, with an encryption throughput of 190 Mbps. The VPN 5001 Concentrator is a fixed-configuration product capable of supporting 1,500 simultaneous tunnels and has an encryption throughput of 50 Mbps.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Connectivity
    • Encryption, Throughput, and Encryption Service Processor (ESP) Cards
    • Tunneling and Routing Protocols
    • Authentication and Accounting Services
    • Software and Management
    • Other Capabilities
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
  • Strengths
    • Support for a Wide Range of Client Operating Systems
    • Client Software Management, Support, and Redundancy
    • Cisco CVC Pro Software
    • Solid-State Design
    • NEBS Compliant and High Availability
    • Encryption Service Processor (ESP) Cards
  • Limitations
    • Limited Interfaces, Redundancy, and Scalability With the VPN 5001 Concentrator
    • Lack of Security/Firewall Integration
    • No Windows 2000 Support
    • No Single-Client Access
    • No VRRP Support
    • Limited Tunneling Protocols and Encryption Services
    • Limited WAN Interface Support
  • Insight

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