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Cisco SRP 521W Services Ready Platform
Flexible, Cost-Effective Customer Premises Equipment for Small Business
Part of the Cisco Small Business Pro Series
Demand for managed services is expected to grow dramatically over the next four years, with small businesses--
those with fewer than 100 employees--expected to make up more than half of this market opportunity. These
companies may have complex IT needs but generally don’t have the technical staff or expertise needed to keep up.
They look to service providers for a flexible infrastructure and simplified management, along with better quality and
reliability than they can achieve in-house. To meet this opportunity, service providers are transforming their
networks, using services-ready platforms to deliver an array of profitable IP-based communications services.
SRP 500 Series Services Ready Platforms are flexible, cost-effective fixed-configuration customer premises
equipment (CPE) with embedded intelligence to enable service providers to create, provision, and deploy premium
revenue-generating services--a variety of high-quality IP voice, data, security, wireless, and application services--to
small businesses on an as-needed basis. These platforms will help enable service providers to deliver differentiated,
converged service offers that increase bandwidth usage and average revenue per user while reducing customer
The Cisco SRP 521W Services Ready Platform includes:
Embedded intelligence to support a variety of high-quality voice, data, security, wireless, and application
Integrated voice ports and an industry-leading voice Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack to deliver clear,
high-quality voice service.
Integrated stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall and high-speed IP Security (IPsec) VPN capabilities with
support for Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) to help keep small business data safe.
4-port managed Ethernet switch to connect devices in the office. VLAN support allows for highly secure
segmentation of network resources.
Integrated 802.11n wireless access point to enable employees to connect to the network while away from
Third-generation (3G) readiness with built-in 3G USB modem drivers.
Interoperability with industry-leading soft switches, and voice gateways to enable scalable, end-to-end
multiservice network deployments.
Support for industry-standard TR-069, TR-104, and XML-based provisioning for zero-touch deployments.
Easy integration with other Cisco Small Business Pro Series products to enable adaptability as customer
Figure 1 shows the Cisco SRP 521W Services Ready Platform.