The Cisco 2921 is a rack-mountable router that helps companies to unify their communications, integrating top-quality security features with wireless capabilities to provide small businesses with the capability to do business faster and more secure than ever before.
Like all of the routers in Cisco’s 2900 series, the 2921 provides acceleration of embedded hardware encryption DSP slots that enable voice and video signals to travel across the network, an optional firewall, protection against intrusions, as well as voicemail and call processing capabilities. A wide variety of connectivity options, including both wireless and wired, are supported by the 2921’s platform.
Cisco 2900 Series Software Configuration Guide
It features a Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), which allows the device to transmit Ethernet frames at a speed of one gigabit per second.
The Cisco 2921 has three integrated Ethernet ports (10/100/1000). One of its ports supports SFP or RJ-45 connectivity. The router has one slot for a service module, four slots for enhanced high-speed wide access network interface cards, one slot for an internal service module, and three slots for onboard digital signal processors. Its power distribution is fully integrated to modules that support 802.3af PoE (Power over Ethernet) and Cisco’s Enhanced PoE.
The router’s state-of-the-art security provides VPN encryption that is accelerated with embedded hardware, and provides businesses the capability to collaborate securely using three Cisco VPNs: the Group Encrypted Transport, the Enhanced Easy, or the Dynamic Multipoint.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers Data Sheet and Overview
Threat control in the Cisco 2921 is integrated via Cisco’s IOS content filtering, their IPS (IOS), their zone-based firewall (IOS), and their regular IOS firewall. It manages the identity of users with accounting, authorization, and authentication, as well as public key infrastructure.
Its packet voice DSP module is high-density and has been optimized to support video and voice applications, as well as voicemail. It enables companies with branches to have borderless networks at each of their branches.
There are currently no end-of-service nor end-of-support announcements for the Cisco 2921. It is a great choice for companies who want a cutting-edge router to facilitate the communications end of their business.