Allied Telesyn's router connects branch offices

Allied Telesyn unveiled a low-cost router for connecting branch offices to a main corporate site.

The AT-AR740 is intended to sit in a corporate headquarters and aggregate branch or regional office traffic. It supports ISDN, frame relay and up to four T-1 lines.

The 19-inch (1u), rack-mountable device has two 10/100M bit/sec Ethernet ports, two port interface card slots, and a network service module bay, which can support two more PICs. The device can support up to four T-1 ports or six ISDN ports.

The AT-AR740 is a good choice for setting up a WAN without spending a lot of money, says James Mustarde, marketing director for Allied Telesyn. He says that the router's base price, listed at $2,695, beats competitive products, such as Cisco's 2621, by up to 15%.

The device also serves as a VPN termination point, with support for Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol. It also can be installed with Triple-DES and firewall software for added security. Mini accelerator cards (MAC) that do hardware-based Triple-DES and compression also are available.

T-1 PICs cost $795; and ISDN, Ethernet, synchronous and asynchronous PICs are priced at $255 each. The Network Service Module with its four additional PIC slots costs $995. The DES software costs $495, and the Nemesis firewall software costs $255. Triple-DES MACs for encryption only, and compression plus encryption, cost $395 and $495 respectively. The AT-AR740 is available now, along with all of the listed hardware and software. According to Mustarde, a voice-over-IP module will be available in the first quarter of next year.

This story, "Allied Telesyn's router connects branch offices" was originally published by Network World.

Top 10 Hot Internet of Things Startups
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies