Lucent Router Enables Managed IP Services
The Access Point 1500 router allows allows service providers to offer managed IP services to enterprise customers.Following a trend toward more managed IP services, Lucent Technologies Inc. this week launched a new IP service router that allows service providers to offer managed IP services to enterprise customers. With the Access Point 1500 router, available now, service providers can offer enterprise customers in both large regional headquarters and small locations a range of services from basic routing to advanced IP services such as VPNs (virtual private networks), firewalls and bandwidth management, officials said. The Access Point 1500 is priced between $12,000 and $55,000. It provides IP forwarding rates of 700M bps, 3DES encryption rates of 155M bps and either as many as 1,500 IPSec site-to-site VPN connections or up to 5,000 remote-access VPN tunnels, officials said.
"In todays environment its important for service providers and large enterprises to deploy revenue-generating IP services without disrupting their existing IP infrastructure," Joe Raccuglia, a senior product manager at Murray Hill, N.J.-based Lucent, said in a statement.