Cabletron Systems Inc has formalized its remote access strategy under the name CyberSwitch, and announced several new remote access products. Heading up the new offerings for central site applications is the CSX7000, a chassis-based 16-slot switch which is stackable up to 10 units high, and which is said to support ISDN, digital modem, Frame Relay, […]
Cabletron Systems Inc has formalized its remote access strategy under the name CyberSwitch, and announced several new remote access products. Heading up the new offerings for central site applications is the CSX7000, a chassis-based 16-slot switch which is stackable up to 10 units high, and which is said to support ISDN, digital modem, Frame Relay, dedicated lines, and X.25 remote access options. Using ISDN modules, it is said to support up to 48 Basic Rate Interface connections, or up to 12 Primary Rate Interfaces within one chassis. Shipping now, it costs $13,000, with the modules costing from $1,500 to $6,000. Also new are two bridge-router interface modules designed for use within the company’s existing MMAC, MicroMMAC, and ESX products. The Bridge-Router Interface Module WB4 has supports four Basic Rate connections, while the WP2 has a single Primary Rate Interface connection: both are to ship within 90 days, with pricing to be announced. For branch offices, the company has launched the CSX6000, CSX1200, CSX400, and CSX200. The high end of these models, the 6000, is basically an eight-slot version of the CSX7000, and accepts the same modules. It is also shipping now for $10,000. Next up, the 1200 family comes in various configurations, supporting ISDN Basic Rate, ISDN Primary Rate Interface, or Frame Relay-, Point to Point Protocol-, or X.25- based permanent connections. A single 10Base-T interface is also provided, with support for IP and IPX routing, and two expansion slots. With one Basic Rate Interface the cost is $4,240, rising to $7,000 for Primary Rate communications. Both models are due to ship in 30 days. Still for branch offices, the CSX400 comes with two full duplex 10Mbps Port Interface Modules and two Wide Area Physical Interface Modules with remote access communications via Point-to-Point Protocol or Frame Relay. To ship in 60 days, it will be priced at $5,105. The CSX200 is a 12-port Ethernet repeater that incorporates one wide area network interface for either Point-to-Point or Frame Relay, with the option of T1, synchronous and Digital Data System ports. Prices range from $4,090 to $4,240. Finally, the company is targeting the small office market with the CSX150 and CSX100 family of ISDN bridge- routers. The products come with 10Base-T and European S/T or USU interfaces for telephony communications, and have the option of IPX routing. Shipping now, the products range in price from $650 for the basic model, to $1,041 for IPX support, and two standard telephone interfaces. In terms of management, Cabletron is launching the SecureFast Virtual Remote Access Manager for use with the 7000 and 6000: Windows NT-based and shipping now, it is said to provide centralized security, connection configuration, management accounting, and reporting, and will cost $5,000 for the Manager Server, $1,000 for the device license.