The Cisc0 4000 Family Integrated Services Router (ISR) revolutionizes WAN communications in the enterprise branch. With new levels of built-in intelligent network capabilities and convergence, it specifically addresses the growing need for application-aware networking in distributed enterprise sites. These locations tend to have lean IT resources. But they often also have a growing need for direct communication with both private data centers and public clouds across diverse links, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs and the Internet.
The Cisc0 4000 Family contains the following platforms: the 4461, 4451, 4431, 4351, 4331, 4321 and 4221 ISRs.Features and Benefits Cisc0 4000 Family ISRs provide you with Cisc0® Software Defined WAN (SDWAN) software features and a converged branch infrastructure. Along with superior throughput, these capabilities form the building blocks of next-generation branch-office WAN solutions.
Cisc0 Software Defined WAN
Cisc0 SDWAN is a set of intelligent software services that allow you to reliably and securely connect users, devices, and branch office locations across a diverse set of WAN transport links. SDWAN-enabled routers like the ISR 4000 dynamically route traffic across the "best" link based on up-to-the-minute application and network conditions for great application experiences. You get tight control over application performance, bandwidth usage, data privacy, and availability of your WAN links - control that you need as your branches conduct greater volumes of mission-critical business.
Cisco Converged Branch Infrastructure
The Cisco 4000 Series ISRs consolidate many must-have IT functions, including network, compute, and storage resources. The high-performance, integrated routers run multiple concurrent services, including encryption, traffic management, and WAN optimization, without slowing your data throughput. And you can activate new services on demand through a simple licensing change.
Cisc0 Intent Based Networking and Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA)
The last few years has seen a rapid transformation and adoption of digital technologies. This puts pressure on the on the Network teams supporting this changing infrastructure - especially when provisioning, managing, monitoring and troubleshooting these diverse devices. Additionally innovations such as Software Defined WAN (SDWAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Open APIs and Cloud Management show great promise in transforming Organizations IT networks. This transformation raises further questions and challenges for the IT teams.
The Cisc0 Digital Network Architecture (Cisc0 DNA) is an open, extensible, software-driven architecture that provides for faster innovation, helping to generate deeper insights, and deliver exceptional experiences across many different applications. Cisc0 DNA relies on intent-based networking, a revolutionary approach in networking that helps organizations automate, simplify, and secure the network.
Aggregate Throughput (Default)
Aggregate Throughput (Performance License)
Aggregate CEF Only Throughput (Boost License)
Total onboard WAN or LAN 10/100/1000 ports
OIR (all I/O modules)
Onboard ISC slot
Default memory DDR3 ECC DRAM (data plane)
Maximum memory DDR3 ECC DRAM (data plane)
Default memory DDR3 ECC DRAM (control/services plane)