Vanguard Networks' 3460 ASG Overview

  • Small footprint, modular branch or retail outlet Access Services Gateway (ASG) with two daughter card slots supporting a variety of IP, TDM and Serial Interfaces
  • Embedded voice processing delivering toll-quality analog and digital voice capabilities for connections to centralized SIP server or IP PBX and the public switched telephone network (PSTN)
  • Modular and flexible architecture allowing customers to run existing applications on today’s networks while, enabling seamless migration to IP carrier services without “ripping and replacing” non-IP applications or peripheral devices
  • Extensive support of transactional applications using protocols like BISYNC and SNA for various serial transaction devices (ATMs, bank controllers, POS devices, etc.)
  • Integrated stateful firewall and SSH support for network security standards compliance
  • Robust QoS and bandwidth management capabilities enable traffic prioritization for VoIP and other critical applications

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Advanced modular architecture delivers enhanced, integrated data, voice and security services The 3460 platform with its modular, flexible chassis supports a full portfolio of WAN and data daughter cards thus enhancing investment protection and provides maximum configuration flexibility for future growth.
Robust Routing Capabilities BGP4 and Multicast capabilities, along with multiple managed, routable Ethernet ports for WAN access. Remote management capabilities allow deployment of simplified managed services for remote branch locations.
Full-featured Voice-over-IP (VoIP) or Voice-over-FR (VoFR) or SIP Access Gateway Standards-based interoperability with voice enabled IP networks. Reduce toll and long distance charges. Added connectivity possible to the traditional PSTN. Pure VoIP support with quality of service to ensure the proper prioritization and integrity of voice traffic. Other applications supported include Hosted VoIP, SIP Trunking, web based call centers and calling features— Caller ID and Call Hold—without requiring a PBX at the branch.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Supports advanced IP and MPLS VPNs, BGP, IPSec, and hardware-based encryption, for reliable and secure connectivity between larger office sites, intra-company remote branch sites, and business partners, thus enabling a true e-business environment.
Two 10/100 BaseT Routable Ethernet Ports Enables migration to high-speed LANs and new broadband services such as DSL or cable.
VLAN Configuration Reduce management complexity of enterprise LAN networks while enabling differentiated IP services. The Vanguard routers will prioritize LAN traffic flows and direct them between appropriately, thus ensuring data integrity and satisfactory throughput.
Advanced, embedded security functions Stateful packet inspection firewall and multiple encryption options ensure the highest levels of security without sacrificing throughput performance.
Firewall Protects sensitive internal data while allowing bi-directional access to trusted sources
Hardware-based Encryption Ideal for highly secure applications requiring excellent real-time performance
Network Authentication Allows greater use of secure extranets for business-to-business enterprise network transactions
User Authentication End user access authentication acts as gatekeeper to keep out unauthorized users
Application Protocol Conversion Enables support of existing serial transactional applications in an IP network protecting existing investment in serial applications and devices
Standards-based design for VoIP, security and packet transport Ensures interoperability in multi-vendor environments. With Vanguard Networks, customers can choose best-of-breed devices offering numerous benefits over monolithic, proprietary solutions provided by a single vendor.
Advanced Quality of Service/Traffic Management Granular class definition and multiple enforcement mechanisms provide efficient bandwidth utilization and low latency for VoIP and other high priority traffic.
Multi-link capability Allows for dynamic load balancing across multiple WAN connections
Multiple Configuration Management and Monitoring Features Enables easy and quick configuration along with custom image build, and software image load, all contributing to reduced deployment time and costs
Management via SNMP for standard-based management access. Alternate access via Telnet and Console Port for added visibility into configuration, monitoring, and diagnostics information.