New Router Aims For Ciscos Achilles Heel
Tasman Networks is hoping to unseat rival Cisco with a router designed to address a possible performance weakness in Cisco's remote branch office routers.Tasman Networks Inc. last week, biting at rival Cisco Systems Inc.s ankles, launched a new router designed to address a possible performance weakness in Ciscos remote branch office routers. The Tasman 3120 CSR (Converged Services Router), designed to beat incumbent router players such as Cisco in price and performance, aims to provide wire-speed line rates even when advanced security and QOS (quality of service) functions are turned on in the routers.
"The 3120 can do frame relay, TCP, VPN, firewall, full routingall the services. But as you activate those, it still maintains wire speed, even with short VOIP [voice over IP] packets," said Paul Smith, president and CEO of the San Jose, Calif., company.